Month: November 2018

“Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.” (Author Unknown)


Jakarta, 18 November 2018

Frans Indrapradja

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WATCH: First Lady Melania Trump Speaks at Liberty University Town Hall on Opioid Addiction


First lady Melania Trump called the opioid epidemic the “worst drug crisis in American history” in a rare speech Wednesday at a “town hall” on addiction that featured participants as varied as ex-Fox News star Eric Bolling, Demi Lovato’s actress/author mother Dianna Hart and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.

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What Our Giving Reveals About Our Hearts

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National-Day-of-Giving-How-To-Make-Meaningful-ContributionsTo me one of the most savage verses in the bible is from the apostle john (one of the closest of the 12 most closest followers of Jesus) who pierces our hearts with a question:  

“If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?” – 1 John 3:17

What does he mean by this?   

In this verse and passage it comes from (the book of 1 John, Chapter 3, was initially written as a letter in the late 1st century to circulate amongst the churches in the Roman provinces of Asia, in modern day Turkey) John is making the case that our actions reveal the reality of our hearts.  

So if there really is love in our hearts it is demonstrated by action.  In the verse that…

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