Teaching your son to be the best Christian man he can be

CHRISTIAN MENWe all grow up and get married, have kids, and pray that they will grow into the best person that they can be. So how do you make sure your son will grow into a god fearing Christian man that can take care of his family in a godly way? Well we lead him by example. One way to do this is to teach him god’s word. Teach him right from wrong. Show him with actions how to treat his wife and kid’s. By raising your children in a church environment with a god fearing lifestyle you can lead your kids in the right direction. Many men are pressured with the task of raising a man to be a hunter, a builder, a provider, and a preacher.

 

 

 

Teach your son to hunt for his food

The way of the world is that you don’t deserve anything you didn’t work for. So teach your son how to hunt for his food, whether it be fishing, hunting, or even doing a hard labor job to get the money to buy his food. This was how they provide the meals to nourish their wife’s and children. If the man didn’t make a kill then his family went hungry. By making his first kill and gutting the animal and using every part that is edible teaches him the way of nature and how god intended the world to be. Provide your son with the best tactical knife so that he can have experiences that show him what a man’s responsibilities are.

Teach your son to build

Teaching your son to build with his won two hands will help your son be able to repair his own property and show him the benefits of hard work and dedication. They need to learn the lesson of hard work, dedication, and responsibility of caring for their property. A man should be able to fix his leaky faucet, or replace the flooring in their house, or even do an oil change in the car or truck. Every man should know how to work on a car or truck. They should also know how to do basic repairs on bicycles, lawn mowers, home repairs, and many other things that go with having a family, a home, and a car.

Teach your son to preach

Teaching your son to preach about Jesus Christ and how he gave his life to wash away our sins is one of the most important steps to becoming a man. A man is the head of the household and he should be a god fearing man, with morals, and values that represent Gods word. Without these values and morals he is living a sinful life. As the head of the household he owes it to his wife and children to represent god in everything he does, to give himself fully to god, and follow the way of the bible. This will ensure that he will have a place in the kingdom of heaven when he passes. His children will look up to him and be raised in the way of the lord and his wife will be proud to call him her husband. This will help the whole family be true Christians and treat others with love, respect, and honesty.

Raise your son right and he will grow into a wonderful man that will make you proud to call him your son.

 

Trim Down Gluttony: Getting Healthy the Christian Way

GETTING HEALTHYThe Bible says gluttony is a sin as much as the next one. Whether you’re a real couch potato, or could just do with shedding a few pounds, getting in shape is something all Christians should look to do. Your body is a temple after all, and it isn’t right to let it go to waste. If you’re thinking of getting healthy, then you need to look into the Vitamix Creations Elite blender. Blending your food is a great way to get healthy, and here we outline just a few of the ways the Vitamix Creations Elite will help get you there.

–       Light and Durable

The Creations Elite weight just over eleven pounds, which is light enough for you to move it with ease but not light enough that the blades will knock it over. The base is smaller than some other models which allows for easier storage, and the cord to plug it in is over six foot long, which means it can reach most sockets. And all this comes with a warranty, which you can extend for up to three years.

–       Powerful

This blender has a motor with 2.2 horsepower capabilities. This means the internal blades whirl at over 270 miles per hour, or 28,000 revolutions a minute. That’s an incredible speed. If you’re used to blenders sticking on the juice or getting caught up with bits and tendrils then this is the blender you need. At that speed, no foodstuff can overcome your machine.

–       High Capacity

Because this blender has such a powerful motor, it uses a large chamber of forty eight ounces which you can throw loads of healthy food into at once. You don’t need to be cautious, you can be bold and get that healthy food into you.

–       Easy to Clean

Cleanliness is next to Godliness, that’s what they say, and this blender can be cleaned in a cinch. The best way of cleaning it is to fill it half way with some soapy water and turn it on as though you were blending it. Easy peasy. With this blender you can get healthy life off to a great start. So look after that God-given body and get in shape. Start eating right, and start it with the Creations Elite blender

5 Ways To Keep God In Your Day

RELIGIONWe all get busy with our day-to-day lives. Between family, work and community activities, it can be difficult to take a moment to remember what is so important about faith. Even if we are just taking a moment to say thanks or turn a bad thought into a good one, there are many ways we can incorporate God into our busy schedules and keep our faith strong. Here are five easy tips for keeping God in your day, whether it’s a good one or a bad one.

 1) Morning Prayer

Many people pray at night before bed, but seldom do they wake up and think of God. Try starting your day with a quick prayer of thanks for the morning sun and a chance to excel on this new day. Jump starting your morning with a shot of positive prayer can do wonders for your spirit.

 2) Be Thankful

Whenever you find a moment to pause, think about one thing in your day that has made you thankful. Even if it’s something small like not missing your bus or a kind smile from a co-worker, share your thanks with God for the small miracles in your day. It’s a nice way to remember how the little things count and not to take everyday awesomeness for granted.

 3) Turn a Negative into a Positive

We’ve all had moments when a negative thought slips into our mind. It’s hard to constantly think positive but it really does help to lift your mood if you can catch that negative thought and turn it around into something good. For example, if a co-worker was impatient with you or your classmates excluded you from a project, it’s easy to think something nasty and tell yourself that they aren’t that great anyway and you don’t need them. That is when your thoughts can turn around and instead ask for His strength. As opposed to thinking the person is rude, think of something you like about them and ask for the strength to focus on that. As you can see here, turning a negative into a positive just brightened your day instead of making it worse.

 4) Accept Your Faults and Ask Forgiveness

Try as we might, those negative thoughts may stream in faster than we can stop them. If that’s the case then it may be one of your weaknesses and that’s okay. We all have faults and we all need forgiveness from God to become better people. No one is perfect and He knows that. He is here for us when we need him so accept your fault and seek His forgiveness for what we cannot change. After all, tomorrow is a new day and we can always try again to patch up those weak points and become stronger in faith and in life.

 5) Fill Your Heart with Patience and Love

There are times in everyone’s day where someone tries your patience without even knowing what they’re doing. I could be an aggressive driver on your way to work, a pushy customer at your job or your children not listening to your words of wisdom. Whatever the case may be, take a step back when that happens and breath. Fill your lungs and your heart with good feelings of patience and love. The positivity will be returned to you tenfold more often than not. Don’t let your days wear you down. Envision the Lord and His plan for you and keep smiling. Tomorrow is a new chance to shine.

Christmas pictures for Christian families

CHRISTMAS

 

 

Every year we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Day. It is a special occasion and a great opportunity to take a family portrait to send to all our friends, and family. This is also a great time to teach your kids about the act of giving, the reason for the season, and the benefits of being a Christian.

There are many options for taking pictures for your Christian Christmas card. When taking pictures ask around to family and friends that share your same morals and values for some family picture ideas. Suggest that you want to incorporate the church into your family pictures. Talk with the preacher about using the sanctuary as a background for your family pictures or take the pictures on the steps of the church. Maybe the church has a magnificent tree that they will allow the parishioners to use for family photo opportunities. This would be a great way to incorporate Jesus into your family photos. Showing your family and friends that you truly believe in the birth of Jesus Christ and the meaning behind the Christmas season is a great way to celebrate this season. Send along a scripture that represents your family’s favorite moto from the bible or something that you think will help them along their journey to be truly better Christians. These are all great ideas for your next Christmas card.

Instead of presents ask that everyone donate an hour of their time to the less fortunate for your children’s or families gifts from family. This will show your kids that donating to the less fortunate and volunteering on holiday’s shows the world that they truly care about it and wish the very best for those people on this glorious holiday season.

Start now preparing for your next holiday gift family photo by picking out a great photographer that shares your values and morals so they can be more acquainted with the image that you would like portrayed in your family photo. Get some practice photos done so that you know you’re going to like the work that this photographer produces. Make sure you have all your arrangements made and have scheduled time with the preacher to talk about using the sanctuary or churches Christmas tree for your photos background. Line up the color scheme you want to use in your photos and if you’re using handmade clothes make sure you have purchased the fabric and start working on the outfits so that they are ready. You can make the boys ties and the girls matching dresses to coordinate the family together.

Even though this is July Christmas sneaks up on us and sometimes we get so busy with the holiday season that we can’t get everything done the way we want to so planning in advance is the best way to guarantee that it will be all set and scheduled for you when the time comes.

Christmas time is the best time of the year and a family portrait is the best gift to give to a Mother in Law or Grandma.

Working with your hands like Jesus did

Jesus was a carpenter and he was skilled in building wooden floors, furniture, houses and other things with wood. You too can be a carpenter like Jesus was with a little training. The best thing to do when you need carpentry work is to try it out yourself, since learning a new skill is always a plus, or hire a licensed professional. If you’re not skilled in carpentry you can search for a Johannesburg based professional carpenter to help you with your carpentry needs. Maybe you’re looking for some fantastic bespoke furniture produced out of South Africa, the best way to do this is to search online for it or order some plans and build it yourself. You never know if you can until you try. RELIGION

 There are many people out there that work with their hands. They build houses and exquisite furniture. This is a great way to make a living. Working with your hands is one way to feel proud of your work. You get to see the end result and know that you have done this work with just a few tools and your bare hands. It takes a lot of knowledge to work with your hands especially when it comes to building things from scratch. To take something as simple as a bunch of boards and nails and build a house or furniture is not only creative but amazing. You have to be super smart to know how to build a house or furniture from nothing.

Furniture building is a great passion and craft to get into. Not only is it fun to do but it’s very profitable if you make really nice stylish furniture that others love. Not everyone has a need for handmade furniture, but everyone needs furniture in their home. The best furniture is not the store bought furniture, it’s the handmade furniture that people have put their blood, sweat, and tears into just like Jesus Christ. Although Jesus was born in a time period when electronic carpentry tools where non-existent, he was considered to be a master craftsman. He built things with his own hands and worked hard for his family. The same way many people do today. Being a hard worker and supporting your family and their needs financially, spiritually, and emotionally is the best way to get closer to god.

When you work for others you are doing a service and helping others with stuff that they need. Helping others is another way to get closer to Jesus. Jesus was not only a carpenter but he was also the son of God. He sent missionaries to spread the word of God. To help heal the sick and the weak. Jesus was such a great person that he not only helped people build their houses and furniture but he help them build their spirituality as well. We should all be working towards being closer to Jesus and helping others. Using our passions and craftiness to help others will bring us closer to God and secure your place in heaven amongst God and the Angels.

 

 

A Good Christian Career

HEALTHCAREEvery Christian struggles with the thought that maybe they aren’t giving enough for God. Obviously, we all want to be the best Pastor or missionary that we can be, but not all of us are cut out for that kind of work. Some people are simply better at teaching the Word of God than others. Some of us work well with kids, some work well with our hands, and some of us are book people. If you’ve always been book-smart, if you’ve got a strong head for ideas and knowledge, then why not look into a career in healthcare?

–       Why Healthcare?

Healthcare  (not to mention healthcare income) is not only an admirable profession for any Christian, but it’s a steady, stable and secure job, too. If you are thinking of starting a family or you already have, then you’ll want a job that you can’t just lose in the morning. Healthcare is that kind of job. Not only is it safe, but you can travel with it too. You can take those qualifications with you wherever you want, helping people all along the way like the Good Samaritan. Need more information? Click here.

–       Where Should I Focus?

If you are thinking of getting into healthcare, you should look into becoming an allergist. These guys take home over a hundred thousand dollars a year, which is all money you can put back into your church, your community and your family. They also do some extremely important work. More and more people are being diagnosed with allergies every year. We’re becoming more allergic to an ever increasing variety of things. And nobody knows why. You could be on the team that helps solves these vital questions of humanity.

–       How Do I Do It?

Of course it’s always going to be a tough slog to get into the medical profession. It can take nine years to finish your studies. But the good news is if you really want it, and if you think it’s your calling, then the only thing stopping you is you. Hard work and dedication are two of the biggest factors in qualifying as an allergist. Of course it costs money, and you might have to live out of home, and the time taken can be daunting, but this is a job with rewards beyond money. You can truly change someone’s life. An allergist saves lives and improves the quality of life, without them, we’d be far worse off. You could make the difference today.

How to volunteer with the elderly in a godly way

VOLUNTEERThere are millions off elderly that have no one to help them with getting to the doctor or to the pharmacy to pick up their prescriptions. But one thing that no one ever thinks about when it comes to the elderly is how do they clean up their houses? Many elderly are unable to do basic maintenance on their home such as sweeping and moping the floors and cleaning out the fridge. But there are ways to help out with this problem. By looking for tenancy cleaning in London you can find many services that will cater to the elder and there needs for a cleaning service. One way to get closer to God is to help the elderly. Lots of elderly have no one to take care of them and really need to be taken care of. Some of them are trying to live on their own but have no means of transportation and are getting very sick from old age. They need the help that a family would provide but not all elderly have family to help them and there are a lot of elderly that are shut in’s and can’t get out of the house due to medical reasons or other issues. We should all help those that need it the most so that we can show them that they are still important and loved.

By helping the elderly with their grocery shopping, their cleaning, and their pharmacy needs you are truly living God’s word of love one another. Volunteering to help others is the best way to be a true Christian person. We should all help the less fortunate and should truly love doing it. When we volunteer for the joy of helping others we are blessing those less fortunate with the blessing of kindness, love, respect, and telling them that they are important and that there is someone who truly cares about their wellbeing.

The more good you do in the world without expecting something in return the closer you will be to god and his holy kingdom. The best thing about truly living for Jesus is to show your love for all things in the world. Jesus loves the world and he wants you to love the world. Be appreciative of all the blessing you have by offering blessings to others without expecting them to return the favor. Many people will do good deeds but expect recognition for doing those good deeds. The ones that don’t expect recognition and don’t ask for appreciation for what they do are the silent ones that are truly doing good deeds for the act of being kind to others. These are the ones that are truly close to Jesus and represent all that is good with the world.

Showing others that we care for them and don’t expect anything in return is one of the best ways to live your life. Everyone should volunteer at least once in their lifetime. Many people will volunteer for their Christmas or Thanksgiving holiday at soup kitchens or with feeding the hungry or clothing the needy when it’s cold out. Volunteering is one of the best things to do with your time.

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How To Throw A Great Wholesome Party

church_christmas_party_s1In our modern lives, it can often feel like it’s getting harder to have some good clean fun. If you’re looking to plan an event with your church or community members and would like to keep the Holy spirit in mind, here are some tips on how to throw a great party while still keeping the faith.

 

 

Backyard Parties

A party in someone’s backyard is always fun because it adds that safe, homey touch to the event where everyone feels embraced and loved. It can be the backyard of a community member’s home or perhaps the backyard of your church or community center. Depending on your yard space, you may even have the luxury of a pool being there too. Pools are instant fun and a great way to stay cool in the summer heat. The trees of backyards provide much-needed shade and there is always a kitchen to use which makes food preparation and delivery much easier.

 Trampolines

Trampolines are fun for the whole family. Now that you’re in that backyard, let’s get some fun fitness happening. With a trampoline, you get a work-out and most times, it doesn’t even feel like you’re trying! Often we hear about trampoline accidents but if you secure your trampoline properly there is virtually no risk at all. The key is to keep it away from outdoor furniture or walls. Be sure to place the trampoline on a surface that won’t be too slippery and to cover the hard parts (like the springs) with shock-absorbing material. Once you’re set up, you’re ready to jump. If you’ve got the room in the backyard and are considering buying or renting a trampoline for the family, there are bigger trampolines you can buy that are made specifically for outdoor use. The outdoor styles have more varieties to choose from and often offer more safety features like netted walls, no-spring designs and methods for securing the legs into the ground. It doesn’t have to be the most expensive trampoline on the market, but if you’re thinking of buying one then take the time to consider your options.

 Potluck

Potluck parties are when everyone agrees to bring one item of food to the event and between all the partygoers, all the food will get made you get to enjoy the cooking talents of your fellow believers. Usually two families or more will agree to cook the main dish, as in a roasted chicken, turkey or perhaps some honey glazed ham or a roast. Once the main dishes are sorted, the others attending will often offer to bring something complementary to the main dish, like a freshly made coleslaw or potato salad. The party doesn’t have to fancy either. Hamburgers and hotdogs are always fun and if one person brings the patties, another can supply the buns. Another will secure the ketchup and mustard and the list goes on. You’ll often find that people are extremely generous and will bring hand-cut fruits and veggies for appetizers, along with home made dips that taste of gourmet calibre. There will often be a bunch of food left over after the party and if everyone has had their fill, the food can always be packed up and sent to some families who may be less fortunate or who couldn’t make it over. This kind of good clean fun mixed with team effort and communal spirit will ensure your party is a popular one.

Helping Your Community is Doing God’s Work

 

 

 

The saying that when you do good for people, you’re doing god’s work is really true. And when you hear doing good, don’t just think of charity, donations and giving money away. If you want to reach to wider groups of people and to really make an impact the way to do so is to teach people things. Nowadays if you want to make someone a real favor, the best way to do it isn’t by throwing money at them and although money could help, they could also destroy someone. Giving money to poor people would only throw them deeper into the emotional hole they’re already in. There have been studies that people that beg for money will grow accustomed to this way of living and never make anything out of themselves.
There have been some really inspiring stories though of people that have taught others how to earn their money in a legal way which has lead to an amazing turn into the lives of these people who had no other hope before.

 

For instance, I recently read here about about a young guy who taught a homeless person how to code and create web applications. He even gave him a laptop for free just to restore our faith in humanity. The story from what I remember started with the boy asking the homeless person when he saw him begging for money whether he’d like to get 100$ right now, or get a thousand dollars worth of courses for free from him along with a free laptop. Although most homeless people that you have seen would probably go for the 100$ bill, this person called Leo Grand was the exception of the rule. The young coder who saw his potential’s name was Patrick and although I don’t recall of his last name, I do know that this person is someone, that all of us should take example of. He was definitely doing god’s work by our standards and there have been some other amazing examples on how a man’s life could be turned upside-down in a really short time.

 

I recently stumbled upon another story of a war veteran who became homeless, but after a makeover he became the face of a suit manufacturing business, as he had a great posture and after the makeover looked like a million dollars.  Although this was more of an experiment on how a makeover could change someone’s appearance, the fact is that this homeless person’s life was turned around and he’s now living a better life.

 

And such stories are also coming from other parts of the world as well. An article that I recently read was about a person from the United Kingdom who had taken an approach similar to the one of the programmer Patrick. He decided to give people who had lost their jobs recently the chance to become property developers or work as consultants for people who were looking to get into this industry. He did an open event where such people could attend for free and showed everyone how to be a professional property developer. This gave these people a chance to turn their lives just like the other stories I told you about. Most of the times, giving the gift of knowledge is far more precious than giving someone money.

 

But there are other ways to contribute to your community too. If you’ve had a big family dinner, but you’ve made too much food, go and give it to an elderly neighbour or someone who hasn’t anything to eat. Feeding the people in need is definitely something that could be considered as God’s work. The overall idea which I have in mind is that giving is great, but sometimes you do have to think of what you’re giving as some gifts are more precious than others.

 

What Profession Should a Christian Choose?

Woman in her graduationThere are many roles for Christians in this life. Some have the gift of prophecy and tongues, some have a gift for connecting to people, and some have the gift of hard work and dedication. The bible teaches that your body is a temple and you should look after it. But of course, there has to be someone to do the looking after. If you’re a Christian and you’re not sure which profession suits you, why not look into becoming a dentist?

–       What Is Dental Hygiene?

If you’re thinking of going into dentistry, you’re going to need a lot of information. There’s so much more to dental hygiene than you might think. It’s not just pulling teeth and adding dentures, there’s a whole range of career paths and specialisations that you can take. Getting in is tough, staying in is hard, and getting the degree the hardest part of all. And of course, there’s the question of what to do once you’ve got the piece of paper! But don’t worry, there are sites out there to help you get admitted to dental hygiene school.

–       Why Dentistry?

Dentistry is a profession that is rewarding in two senses. On the one hand, it offers you the chance to help people. You can fix their dental issues and be sure that you’re doing a good deed. You could even take this skill to developing of underdeveloped countries and work with the poorest of the poor. On the other, it is a high-status job with the payroll to back it up. As a Christian, it is important to give back to the community and be charitable. And of course, the more you earn, the more you can give back. You also want to be hardworking in your lifetime. You only get one chance, so you may as well make the best go of it that you can, and dentistry is a challenging and rewarding profession that will stimulate your mind and make your career worth doing.

–       What Do the Sites Do?

These sites go through the ins and outs of what it means to start your career path in dental hygiene. They are in depth, detailed and informative. You don’t want to sign up for something without all the information. You’ll end up either not getting in or getting in to something you didn’t sign up for. Gather all the facts to you, think about it, pray on it, and then make you mind up. If you think it’s for you, then sign up, find the right course and get the ball rolling. You never know, this could be the path God wants you to take, and toay could be the day you take that first step down the road you’re meant to walk. So get thinking, get praying, and get into dentistry.

 

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