When I was 15 years old, I was inspired by an old preacher to write down 100 Goals for my life. Recently, I completed the book detailing my journey, simply called "The 100 Goals". This blog is dedicated to developing a network of friends who embrace The 100 Goals philosophy, and have dedicated themselves to pursuing personal excellence!

To be a member of this group, please visit our web-site at http://www.the100goals.com

Friday, September 19, 2008

Sky Angel Wins Economic Development Council's Excellence in Industry Innovation Award

MEDIA ADVISORY, Sept. 18 /Christian Newswire/ -- Sky Angel U.S., LLC recently earned recognition as an organization of excellence by the Economic Development Council of Collier County in Naples, Fla. The company was nominated and won in the Innovation Category for Mid-Sized Businesses. This award is given annually to a company that "exemplifies innovative leadership through product or process."

Photo: (L-R) Tom Scott, Sky Angel President & COO, accepts EDC Innovation Award from Collier County Commissioner Tom Henning

Tom Scott, Sky Angel's President and COO, accepted the Innovation Award on behalf of the company at the Award Ceremony held at the Sugden Theatre in downtown Naples.

"Sky Angel is honored to receive the Innovation Award from the EDC of Collier County. Our company has always utilized innovative technology and we have embraced IPTV as a way to provide our national subscribers with over 70 channels of great programming. We are proud of the entire Sky Angel team who worked tirelessly during this transition from satellite to IPTV and are excited to continue to introduce IPTV technology throughout the U.S."

In February 2008, Sky Angel U.S. LLC became the first to launch a national multi-channel platform of television programming utilizing encrypted Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) technology. Programming is delivered over the internet to a set top box to bring video and radio programming to television sets nationwide.

Sky Angel IPTV is also compatible with existing satellite or cable service and the company makes it easy to add on to those services.

With IPTV technology, the ability to add new television and radio channels to the lineup is virtually limitless and more cost-effective than traditional formats. Sky Angel IPTV also features a 48-hour playback option on the faith-based TV channels plus an ever-expanding library of free and fee-based Video-On-Demand programs.

Sky Angel U.S. LLC, shares the pioneering spirit originated by its founder, Robert W. Johnson, Sr., when he began the sister satellite company known as Dominion Video Satellite, Inc., more than 25 years ago.

Sky Angel offers over 70 channels of reasonably priced programming starting at only $14.99 per month. To learn more, visit www.skyangel.com or call 1-800-SKY-ANGEL (1-800-759-2643).

About Sky Angel:
Sky Angel® U.S. LLC is a Christian-owned multi- channel provider of faith-based and family-friendly television and radio programming. Using the latest technology, Sky Angel IPTV offers television viewers the widest variety of Christian-based channels available, plus family, sports and news programming through a high-speed Internet connection. Sky Angel IPTV also provides subscribers with value-added features including 48-hour playback on all faith-based TV channels plus an ever-growing Video-On-Demand library with free and fee-based selections.

Founded by Robert Johnson Sr. more than 25 years ago, Sky Angel was created to provide a Christ- centered and family-friendly alternative to the standard television fare. Since then, his vision has grown into a service providing quality television and radio programming to all corners of the United States. Sky Angel's mission is to build and operate a global communications system to assure the Gospel will penetrate every nation, culture and people.

Sky Angel also carries the Parents Television Council's® prestigious Entertainment Seal of Approval (TM), which recognizes excellence and social responsibility in programming.

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Catholic Priests and Former Abortionist Confront Congress

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 /Christian Newswire/ -- On the heels of controversies involving House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Joseph Biden's comments on the Catholic Church and abortion, Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, today ended three days of visits to the offices of members of Congress, challenging them to admit what abortion is.

"The abortion debate often lacks a starting point, because the word has lost practically all its meaning," Fr. Pavone stated. "We've been visiting Congressional offices, bringing diagrams of the procedure and quotes of abortionists, and then have asked, 'Is this what you mean when you say abortion?'"

Joining Fr. Pavone in these Capitol Hill meetings were Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino, Fr. Denis G. Wilde, O.S.A., Fr. Peter J. West, Fr. Victor Salomon, and the Coordinator of Priests for Life's Lay Missionaries, James J. Pinto. The details of the "Is This What You Mean?" campaign, along with the quotes and diagrams, can be found at www.priestsforlife.org/isthiswhatyoumean.

"The last thing that abortion supporters want to talk about is abortion," Fr. Pavone added. "But this campaign puts the words of the abortionists before the public, so that those who vote in favor of abortion can no longer hide from its violent reality."

Priests for Life is the nation's largest Catholic pro- life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org .

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The Public Also Wants Porn Filtered on Flights

NASHVILLE, Sept. 18 /Christian Newswire/ -- Girls Against Porn is sending a letter, co-signed by organizations, to American Airlines, stating it is in the airline's best interest to filter porn as part of its in-flight Internet. The leaders of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants voiced concern over being designated "moral police" of the in- flight service. They want it filtered. Blogs and complaints from the public concur. Porn is indecent; hardcore pornography can be prosecuted under federal obscenity laws.

The coalition letter expresses concern for children and passengers who are exposed to pornography. Seating is already confined. It isn't fair if someone has to sit next to someone viewing porn. In fact, many passengers will not tolerate this! Flight attendants and customers have already complained. This leads to the risk of security issues aboard a flight given that confrontations will arise.

The letter details, "the airlines are taking a risk, opening themselves up to lawsuits from customers who are exposed to porn or the effects." American Airlines has already been sued for $200,000, by a passenger who alleges while sleeping woke up to find a substance in her hair, from another passenger masturbating. Porn and masturbation go hand in hand and the airlines run the risk of having this happen repeatedly if Internet isn't filtered. In January 2007, the family of an 11 year old girl sued Delta Airlines alleging she was molested by a male passenger.

The letter states, "If passengers who view porn, decide to act upon that, if there is a child flying in that row, airlines have opened the door for traumatic experiences and lawsuits." Airlines should be taking precautions to protect passengers from similar incidents. Concerned citizens will be supporting airlines that have taken the passenger safe stance by applying filters, such as Jet Blue, Continental, and Qantas.

This is a call to the public, and parents, who should e- mail American Airlines Communications: corp.comm@aa.com, or call AA headquarters at, 817- 963-1234, and press 0. Tell them to correct this mistake and insist they apply filters to Internet services immediately.

Girls Against Porn (www.girlsagainstporn.com ) is an on-line resource and action coalition for women who have a loved one involved in porn, and for anyone who wishes to get involved in the fight against porn and enforcement of obscenity laws.

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There is Another Reason to Object to the 'Oprah Winfrey Protect Act,' Namely That it Fails to Deal with the Whole Problem

NEW YORK, Sept. 18 /Christian Newswire/ -- In a program earlier this week, Oprah Winfrey put the weight of her TV talk show behind passage of Senate Bill 1728, entitled the "Combating Child Exploitation Act of 2007." MIM President Robert Peters had the following comments:

On its face, Senate Bill 1728 is a laudable effort to curb sexual exploitation of children. Republican Senator Coburn, however, has objected to the Bill because it spends too much money. Senate Majority Leader Reid is now also attempting to make political mileage from the Bill by attaching it to package of unrelated bills. Oprah Winfrey's motives have also been questioned since the Bill's prime sponsor is Joe Biden and Barack Obama is a co-sponsor.

If S. 1728 comes up for a vote, it will pass easily because Congress can't do enough to curb sexual abuse of children. But if Congress is ready to spend hundreds of millions of additional dollars to curb sexual abuse of children, why doesn't it also spend several million to fight "adult" obscenity?

When I say "adult" obscenity, I am talking about hardcore pornography that does not depict actual children under age 18. Adult obscenity, however, does depict youth who are 18 to 19 and who often look even younger. A citizen complaint made recently to the www.ObscenityCrimes.org tip line included links for "XXX Teen Movies" and "Hardcore Real Babysitter Videos."

For the most part, the Justice Department and FBI focus almost exclusively on child pornography and predators. The refusal to devote little more than token resources to the war against adult obscenity, however, is undermining government efforts to curb sexual exploitation of children.

The explosion of adult obscenity contributes to sexual exploitation of children in a number of ways. First, child molesters use adult obscenity to arouse, desensitize and instruct their child victims. See, e.g., K. Lanning, "Child Molesters: A Behavioral Analysis," National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, pp. 55-57, 70 (2001).

Second, many men arrested on sexual exploitation of children charges begin their downward spiral by viewing not child pornography but adult obscenity. See, e.g., L. Michel & D. Herbeck, "Confessions of a child porn addict" (Buffalo News, 10/17/07), where we read:

"Clarence once enjoyed the adult pornography sites he viewed on the Web. But after a while, the thrill was gone. So he started clicking on some of the ads that popped up on his computer above the naked adults he was watching. He was seeing something new - young teenagers and even young children, posing in the nude, having sex with each other, or being molested by adults. At first, [Clarence] was appalled. But once the shock wore off, he couldn't get enough. Like thousands of other men...he was hooked."

Third, many men who are addicted to adult obscenity use prostitutes to act out their porn fueled fantasies. See, e.g., J.W. Kennedy, "Help for the Sexually Desperate" (Christianity Today, Mar. 2008) ("Viewing pornography is nearly always accompanied by masturbation...'If a guy masturbates to something it would take a prostitute to do, he's more likely to find one.'"). To the extent that addiction to pornography helps maintain or increase the demand for prostitutes, it also helps maintain or increase the demand for children trafficked into prostitution.

Fourth, addiction to adult obscenity is also destroying countless marriages, which puts children at greater risk for sexual abuse. See, e.g., "One-parent Households Double Risk of Child Sexual Abuse," ScienceDaily.com, 3/14/07.

In addition to protecting children from sexual exploitation, the Justice Department and FBI should also be doing all they can to protect children from exposure to Internet obscenity. In the late 1990s, Congress twice enacted legislation to protect children from Internet pornography, but the Supreme Court invalidated the CDA in 1997, and COPA has been tied up in the courts since 1998.

The Congressionally created COPA Commission concluded in its October 2000 Final Report: "Law enforcement resources at the state and federal level have focused nearly exclusively on child pornography and child stalking. We believe that an aggressive effort to address illegal, obscene material on the Internet will also address the presence of harmful to minors material."

Unfortunately, S. 1728 does not authorize one nickel for combating illegal obscene material.

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World Premiere Documentary Helps Launch 40 Days for Life's Fall 2008 Campaign, Largest Pro-life Mobilization in History

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 /Christian Newswire/ -- "This Sunday, a brand-new, world premiere documentary about 40 Days for Life - filmed by an Emmy-winning director - will be airing in 128 million homes around the world," said David Bereit, national campaign director of 40 Days for Life. "This installment of the award-winning beingHUMAN series airs Sunday on the EWTN global network at 9 PM Eastern."

This program, part of the beingHUMAN series, will help launch the fall 40 Days for Life campaign, which is scheduled in communities from coast to coast beginning next Wednesday, September 24 and continuing through November 2.

"We are overwhelmed with the outpouring of involvement in 40 Days for Life," said Bereit, noting that more than 170 communities in 47 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa and two Canadian provinces are participating this fall, making this campaign the largest and longest coordinated pro-life mobilization in history. The full list of locations is online at www.40daysforlife.com/location.cfm.

40 Days for Life is a community-based campaign that features 40 days of prayer and fasting, round-the-clock peaceful vigil outside an abortion facility and grassroots educational outreach. Simultaneous campaigns will be conducted coast-to-coast - and internationally - as part of a unified outreach.

This episode of beingHUMAN interviews volunteers, national leaders, and former abortionists on how 40 Days for Life is renewing hope in communities across the nation. "It focuses on the stories and successes that prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil have accomplished through 40 Days for Life campaigns that have spread hope around the globe," said Bereit. "This show is a great opportunity to get new people involved in this life-saving initiative."

The first installment of this series of high-quality documentary programs helped launch the first national 40 Days for Life campaign in the fall of 2007. The program was honored with a Telly Award for television excellence. "The documentary helped to spread the word about a new approach to pro-life outreach," said Bereit, "an approach that relied on prayer, fasting and peaceful action. It's an approach that has been successful in reducing abortion numbers and bringing more people into pro-life work."

Previews of the new program, as well as additional information about the production of the documentary, are available online at http://www.beinghumanshow.com.

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Two Pro-life Catholics Released from Jail While Awaiting Trial

More Cathedral "literature drops" planned nationwide; Will Bishops arrest fellow Catholics, or leave them in peace to promote the Gospel of Life?

MEDIA ADVISORY, Sept. 18 /Christian Newswire/ -- Schedule for future Cathedral Literature drops can be seen at www.humbleplea.com, as well as a PDF of the flyer, "Is it Immoral to Vote for Obama for President."

Randall Terry, Founder, Operation Rescue, states:

"In the Spirit of 'The Gospel of Life,' we are begging Bishops to boldly declare: 1) No Catholic can vote for the Obama/Biden ticket in good conscience, because of their stated intent to continue the abortion holocaust; 2) No Catholic politician (such as Joe Biden or Nancy Pelosi) will be served communion who supports legalized child-killing; and if they present themselves for communion, they will be denied the Eucharist until they publicly repent.

"The idea that Catholic laity and Clergy cannot oppose candidates by name on Church property is historically and theologically incorrect. The Church has always 'named names;' righteous prophets, bishops, and martyrs have denounced heretics, public malefactors, and tyrants by name. For example; Moses rebuked Pharaoh, Elijah rebuked Ahab and Jezebel, John the Baptist rebuked Herod, St. Justin Martyr rebuked Caesar, and Sts. John Fisher and Thomas More rebuked Henry VIII. To refuse to courageously 'name names' in this life and death struggle is not a mark of spirituality or prudence, but rather a mark of fear, retreat, and surrender, and a gross dereliction of duty.

"The argument that the Churches 'tax-exempt status' would be jeopardized is equally specious; the Laws of God and the Dogmas of the Church provide the 'guidelines' for our speech - not the IRS. Jesus is Lord of the Gospel of Life, not a government that tolerates or champions the culture of death. We mustn't put allegiance to 'Caesar' and 'Mammon' ahead of allegiance to God, His Laws, and the lives of babies made in His image.

"If Catholic Bishops and priests would fearlessly declare - 'No Vote, No Communion, No Compromise' - it would create an atmosphere in which we would end this holocaust of children in a few short years.

"But if our Bishops will not herald the Gospel of Life, they should not hinder or harass us while we do. We will not join you, your Excellencies, in your silence."

Randall Terry, Founder, Operation Rescue

Mr. Landry's trial is October 14; Mr. Sherwood's is October 28.

Joseph Landry states: "I can't imagine Peter and Paul getting the permission of the Pharisees to preach the gospel on the steps of the Temple or a synagogue. It was illegal, but they did it anyway and were arrested. They could have gone outside the walls to preach but chose the Temple because of what it represented. I was willing to risk arrest because I love the Catholic Church will all my heart, even when she is suffering from cowardice and treachery in our country."

Brian Sherwood states: "I passed out flyers at the Cathedral to make a point; namely, some Bishops will go out of their way - even having faithful Catholics arrested - to avoid addressing child-killing on a political level...all for the love of money. We will continue exposing these Bishops and Clergy and pressuring them to speak out - until the killing of babies is made illegal again."

We are asking the faithful to call the Cathedral and politely insist that the charges be dropped at 410-547- 5437. (Allegations that Messrs Landry and Sherwood were in the Cathedral are false, as shown in the story below.)

(Full story of arrests below found in the Catholic Newspaper, The Remnant)

http://www.remnantnewspaper.com/Archives/2008- 0930-scandal_in_baltimore.htm
To Speak with Mr. Terry, Mr. Landry, or Mr. Sherwood, Call 904 687 9804

Source and Contact: Randall Terry, Washington DC.

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

OneNewsHow Headlines 9/18/08

Swift agrees to Muslims' demands for prayer times
The founder of a messianic Jewish ministry says it's outrageous that a meatpacking company has caved to the demands of Muslims who wanted to take breaks to coincide with an Islamic religious period.

Palin hacked, authorities investigate
Hackers broke into the Yahoo! e-mail account that Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin used for official business as Alaska's governor, revealing as evidence a few inconsequential personal messages she has received since John McCain selected her as his running mate.

Google gives a go to godly ad
Internet giant Google has bowed to litigation over an ad by a Christian pro-life group in England.

Arkansans may be footing school bill for illegals
A member of the Arkansas legislature has asked that state's attorney general to clarify the law regarding illegal immigration and higher education.

In an 'unprecedented' move, NOW endorses Obama
The political action committee of one the country's leading abortion advocacy groups has "proudly" endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president.

Tony Evans: Vote should reflect 'Kingdom values'
A well-known preacher and Bible teacher says Christians must vote according to Kingdom values, instead of the world's values.

'ViewTube' a home-schooling resource
A new networking and teaching tool for home schoolers by home schoolers has hit cyberspace.

Lawmakers fight 'parachute' money
A conservative lawmaker in the U.S. House is promoting legislation that would prevent executives of failed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from receiving excessive severance packages.

The message from Ike-battered Galveston: Stay away
GALVESTON, Texas Officials were stung by an ill fated attempt to let residents and business owners "look and leave" their hurricane battered city, ...

Israel poised for first female leader in 34 years
JERUSALEM Israel's foreign minister declared victory Thursday in a tight race to replace Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as the head of the governing party, getting ...

Russian markets closed until Friday
MOSCOW Russia ordered its main stock exchanges closed for another day Thursday as President Dmitry Medvedev called for pouring 500 billion rubles ($20 billion) into financial markets in an ...

Asian markets tumble as financial fears deepen
Business Writer HONG KONG Asian stocks tumbled Thursday, tracking declines on Wall Street as investors feared more companies could succumb to the global financial crisis that forced the U.S. ...

12 more arrested in China's tainted milk scandal
SHIJIAZHUANG, China More than a 1,000 parents anxious over tainted milk powder on Thursday rushed their infants to hospitals for health checks as the government announced ...

Author Enables a Growing Demographic to Age with Dignity

ENUMCLAW, Wash., Sept. 18 /Christian Newswire/ -- According to the U.S. Census Bureau, over five million American citizens are 85 years and older. Almost two million live in nursing facilities and that number is expected to increase dramatically in the next 25 years.

According to the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging:

· By 2026, the population of Americans ages 65 and older will double to 71.5 million.

· Between 2007 and 2015, the number of Americans ages 85 and older is expected to increase by 40 percent.

· By 2020, 12 million older Americans will need long- term health care.

A Registered Nurse, Virginia Garberding has more than 20 years experience with the geriatric population. For the past 10 years, she has also functioned as a nurse educator for the Wealshire, a pioneering facility in the care of persons with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

Garberding's new book, "Please Get to Know Me" (WinePress, 2008), addresses the many needs and questions of patients heading into the nursing care stage of life.

Says Garberding, "The elderly is the fastest growing demographic segment of our population. As we hear of more and more people reaching that hundred mark, their children or potential caregivers are themselves in their 70's and 80's. The aging of America will be taking on a whole new meaning."

"Please Get to Know Me", is written from the standpoint of a professional health care worker and from personal experience. Virginia's mother is currently a nursing homes resident, she knows firsthand the questions of concerned patients and their families.

"Elderly people want what everyone else wants. They want to be known for who they are, where they have been, recognized for what they have done and the comfort of living with those who know them. Coming to the understanding of this and seeing my mother become a nursing home resident compelled me to write my book, 'Please Get To Know Me'."

Virginia and her husband Gerald live in Indian Creek, Illinois. The Garberdings have been married for over forty years and are the proud grandparents of four grandchildren.

To order visit www.winepressbooks.com or call 877- 421-7323. For a review copy or to schedule an interview please contact Adam Cothes at 360-802- 9758 or adam@winepressgroup.com.

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Priests for Life Visit African American Congressional Leaders and Ask, 'When You Say Abortion, is This What You Mean'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 /Christian Newswire/ -- Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life (PFL), and a team of pro-life activists today completed meetings with Congressional members and committee leaders, including members of the Congressional Black Caucus, to "redefine the abortion discussion."

Fr. Pavone, joined by Priests for Life's Director of African American Outreach Dr. Alveda King, Director of Hispanic Outreach Fr. Victor Salomon, Director of Missionary Outreach James Pinto, and Pastoral Associates Frs. Peter West and Denis Wilde, visited Capitol Hill offices this week presenting graphic diagrams and detailed descriptions of abortion procedures to members of the House and Senate.

Dr. King explained that the purpose of the meetings was to clarify in the minds of leaders exactly what abortion is. "Just as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and William Wilberforce insisted on graphically demonstrating the plight of the oppressed in their days, we are compelled to follow their example. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said, 'America will not reject racism until America sees racism.' Today we say, 'America will not reject abortion until America sees abortion.'"

Dr. King said that she told those with whom she met, "These images are gruesome, yet they are real. We ask you, 'When you say the word abortion, is this what you mean?' Your constituents are asking us this question and we want to give them your reply."

The Priests for Life team visited both pro-life and pro- abortion Members of Congress. They stressed the importance of clarifying that the word "abortion" is not just an issue or a concept, but that it refers to the taking of a human life.

"While it is becoming increasingly apparent that women are secondary victims of abortion, it cannot be denied that babies in the womb are our weakest and most vulnerable Americans and they need advocates. Their civil rights and very lives are at stake," said Dr. King, who herself is post-abortive and speaks on abortion healing from the platforms of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign and Rachel's Vineyard. "I am honored to work with the valiant warriors of Priests for Life and I invite members of the African American community to join us in promoting the Culture of Life."

During her Capitol Hill visits, Dr. King also released an open letter on abortion from fellow black leaders to the Congressional Black Caucus.

Priests for Life is the nation's largest Catholic pro- life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.

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Gods Work Ministry Inspirational and Encouragement E-Mail 9/18/08

Dear Friend,

It is a great encouragement to know that God is in the restoration
business.  Many times we get down and discouraged because we fall short
and sin and think God will never forgive us.  The truth is God waits with
open arms to forgive and receive us unto Himself again, but we must
recognize our faults and repent before Him.  Just as a son apologizes to
his father for a past mistake, so must we repent and ask God's forgiveness.
The Bible says God is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins and
cleanse us from all unrighteousness, so never think God is mad at you or
will not forgive you. (1 John 1:9)

This is an encouraging story that was written by Dr. Billy Graham.  I
found great comparison with this story and the forgiveness that God has
towards His children.  I hope you will be encouraged and uplifted by this
simple story that shows a second chance is always available from the Lord.


Georgia Tech played the University of California in the 1929 Rose Bowl.
In the game a player recovered a fumble, but became confused and ran the
wrong way.

A teammate tackled him just before he would have scored a touchdown against
his own team.  At halftime all of the players went into the dressing room
and sat down, wondering what the coach would say.  This young man sat by
himself; put a towel over his head, and cried.

When the team was ready to go back onto the field for the second half, the
coach stunned the team when he announced that the same players who had
started the first half would start the second.  All of the players left the
dressing room except for this young man.  He would not budge.  The coach
looked back as he called him again, and saw that his cheeks were wet with
tears.  The player said, "Coach, I can't do it.  I've ruined you.  I've
disgraced the University.  I can't face that crowd in the stadium again."

Then the coach put his hand on the player's shoulder and said, "Get up and
go back in.  The game is only half over."

When I think of that story, deep inside I say, "What a coach!" When I read
the story of Jonah [in the Bible], and the stories of thousands like him,
I say, "To think that God would give me another chance!"

By Billy Graham

It is very important that we realize that God is a just and loving God and
wishes for us to live an abundant and overcoming life.  The enemy of hell
wishes for exactly the opposite in every person's life and wants us to
blame God for the things that we do not understand, instead of trusting
the Lord and knowing that God has us perfectly centered in the palms of
His hand.  Even though we may fall short, God is waiting for us to get
back up so that He can put us back in the game of life and do better then
we have done in the past. (2 Peter 3:9) (Psalm 103:10-14) (John 10:10-11)

If you are stuck in a rut of unforgiving yourself, I encourage you to get
up, shake yourself off, and get back into your life and fulfill the destiny
that God has for you.  Always remember that our God is a God of second
chances.  He will not condemn you because you fell short.  Once you repent
and ask His forgiveness, it will be as if you have never sinned in the
eyes of the Lord.  God truly forgives and forgets and that is motivation in
itself to get back up and start afresh and make God proud. (2 Cor. 5:17-21)

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

1 John 1:8-10 "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and
the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to
forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say
that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us."

Jeremiah 29:11-14 "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith
the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Then shall ye call upon Me, and ye shall go and pray unto Me, and I will
hearken unto you. And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search
for Me with all your heart. And I will be found of you, saith the LORD."

Isaiah 1:18-19 "Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD:
though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though
they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and
obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land."

Psalm 103:10-14 "He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us
according to our iniquities. For as the heaven is high above the earth, so
great is His mercy toward them that fear Him. As far as the east is from
the west, so far hath He removed our transgressions from us. Like as a
father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear Him. For
He knoweth our frame; He remembereth that we are dust."

All scriptures can be found in the King James Version.

In Christ's Service,

Dwayne Savaya
Gods Work Ministry

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U.S. Religious Leaders Invite Iranian Dictator to Dinner

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 /Christian Newswire/ -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been invited to a dinner put on by American religious leaders during his visit to the United Nations, scheduled for September 25. The event is touted as a dialogue by the Mennonite Central Committee, World Council of Churches, and the Quaker group American Friends Service Committee. Representatives of the Episcopal Church and other mainline denominations plan to attend the dinner.

Representatives of the churches previously visited Iran in February of 2007 and hosted a similar event for Ahmadinejad with the National Council of Churches in September of 2007 at the United Methodist Womens' Building in New York.

UM Action Executive Director Mark Tooley commented,

"These confused prelates will undoubtedly minimize, if not ignore, the evils of the Iranian police state theocracy that brutalizes all who do not share its particular brand of Shiite Islam. They are more worried about what the U.S. might do to Iran than what Iran's deranged president, filled with apocalyptic dreams of destroying the U.S. and Israel, might do to the world.

"The problem is not only the personality of one man, rather than the consistent policies of a 28 year old repressively theocratic regime.

"Iran has been censured by almost the entire international community through the United Nations. It will be interesting to see if the religious leaders confront Ahmadinejad on his Holocaust denials and nuclear ambitions, or merely 'engage' him with pleasantries and anti-American rhetoric.

"Hopefully the dinner organizers will confront Iran's threats to wipe out Israel. In the past, these church leaders have said nothing about the religious freedom of Christians and other religious minorities in Iran. Indeed, there has been no professed concern about human rights in Iran. IRD challenges the leaders to speak up for religious freedom of Iranian Christians and for all people in Iran, since the Iranians themselves are not free to speak plainly."


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Spinal Cord Victim Finds Himself at Spiritual and Physical Crossroads

ENUMCLAW, Wash., Sept. 17 /Christian Newswire/ -- According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, approximately 11,000 individuals suffer a spinal cord injury every year in the United States through sports, auto, or work-related accidents. Over half of these accidents occur to men under thirty years old.

Thanksgiving Day, 1999, at age twenty seven, Andrew Reid suffered a spinal cord stroke, lost all feeling below the belly button, and realized his surfing days had come to an end.

Four years later, while laying in a hospital bed, ravaged by a critical pressure sore along with a preexisting drug problem, a family friend challenged Andrew to consider his eternal future. He agreed to read "The Purpose Driven Life", by Rick Warren; afterwards Andrew surrendered his life to Jesus Christ. Immediately, the blood started to circulate through his atrophied legs, causing him to feel something he hadn't in almost half a decade: intense, chronic pain.

Reid - a self proclaimed adrenaline junkie - describes his first book, "Keel Over & Die", as a real-time memoir recording his struggle from drug addiction to sobriety. Written five years after his stroke, Reid details the difficulties he faced with religion, drug addiction, paralysis, chronic pain, temptation, and his tendencies towards self-destructive behavior.

"I am subconsciously preconditioned to self-destruct. So reconnecting with God is ultimately the only way to resolve the conflict, obtain wisdom, throw obsessions away, resist temptations, to defeat Satan."

"Keel Over & Die" chronicles Andrew Reid's journey from utter hopelessness to faith in Jesus Christ. Though still living with chronic pain, Reid has completed a Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling at the Hazelden Graduate School. Andrew continues to rebuild his leg muscles with the assurance that he will walk again soon.

To order visit www.winepressbooks.com or call 877- 421-7323. For a review copy or to schedule an interview please contact Adam Cothes at 360-802- 9758 or adam@winepressgroup.com.


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Gospel Music Heritage Month Going Strong on GMC

ATLANTA, Sept. 17 /Christian Newswire/ -- More of the greatest names, past-present-and-future, in gospel music will be seen on Gospel Music Channel (GMC) television network as GMC's on-air celebration of the country's first-ever Gospel Music Heritage Month this September heads for home.

GMC has been proclaiming and celebrating the heritage of gospel music everyday during the month in September. Upcoming highlights (ALL TIMES ET/PT) include:

Saturday, September 20:
· 7pm: Bill Gaither's Best featuring George Beverly Shea (Billy Graham's worship leader)
· 8pm: The Best of The Doves hosted by Steven Curtis Chapman
· 9pm: Faith & Fame: Michael W. Smith
· 10pm: Hometown Gospel: Atlanta featuring Dottie Peoples, Dorothy Norwood, Casting Crowns

Sunday, September 21:
· 7pm: Mahalia Sings! hosted by Dorothy Norwood
· 8pm: Bobby Jones Next Generation featuring Debra Killings and Aaron Sledge
· 9pm: The Gospel According to Al Green (1984) The Reverend's story is told in this widely-hailed documentary

Saturday, September 27:
· 7pm: Bill Gaither's Best featuring The Cathedrals, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Statler Brothers and Sandi Patty
· 8pm: The Best of The Doves hosted by Steven Curtis Chapman
· 9pm: Faith & Fame: Steven Curtis Chapman
· 10pm: Hometown Gospel: New Orleans featuring Trin-i-tee 5:7, Rush of Fools, Bishop Paul S. Morton

Sunday, September 28:
· 7pm: Mahalia Sings! hosted by Dorothy Norwood
· 8pm: Bobby Jones Next Generation featuring Ricky Dillard and Antwaun Stanley
· 9pm: Say Amen Somebody 1982's acclaimed documentary featuring Thomas Dorsey and "Mother" Willie Mae Ford

For complete Gospel Music Heritage Month listings, visit http://www.gospelmusicheritage.com.

In June, Gospel Music Channel joined with Senators, Members of Congress, The Recording Academy® and the Gospel Music Association to launch the "Gospel Music Heritage Month" initiative. The dual legislation in the House of Representatives (H.Con. Res. 370) and the Senate (S. Res. 595) designated September 2008 as "National Gospel Music Heritage Month," honoring gospel music for its valuable long-standing contributions to American culture. The initiative was created by the Gospel Music Channel, the country's first and only television network devoted to all forms of Gospel/Christian music.

Gospel Music Heritage Month honors a true American art form for its vast contributions to our culture, bringing a message of hope and inspiration to people of all racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds. Celebrate Gospel Music Heritage Month by attending concerts, events, watching and listening to gospel music, learning and reading about gospel music and more. Gospel Music Channel is the fastest-growing network in television today and can be seen in nearly 40 million homes on various cable systems around the country and on DIRECTV on channel 338.

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Marriage Proponents Physically Assaulted in Santa Rosa, California

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Sept. 17 /Christian Newswire/ -- Volunteers with the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property (TFP) were assaulted on September 5th while distributing literature in support of traditional marriage at Santa Rosa Junior College.

TFP volunteers are participating in a 30-day tour of cities and colleges across California to educate the public on the importance of preserving traditional marriage.

After shouting obscenities at a TFP volunteer, a supporter of same-sex marriage slapped him as he filmed the demonstration. Although he managed to avert the blow, the assailant hit his camera disabling the settings.

In a separate incident at the same demonstration, another supporter of "gay marriage" threw hot coffee at the face of a different volunteer.

"This shows the contempt for First Amendment rights of proponents of gay marriage," said Cesar Franco, TFP Asst. Student Action Director. "While demanding tolerance for what they call 'diversity,' they are utterly intolerant of opposing viewpoints."

TFP, a Catholic organization, was distributing flyers titled "Ten Reasons Why Homosexual 'Marriage' Is Harmful and Must Be Opposed." It calls on Californians to firmly and peacefully resist the advance of the so-called gay-rights movement.

In June, the California Supreme Court forced same- sex "marriage," on the state. Tradition Family and Property believes the decision will undermine the family unit, harm the nation's moral foundation and jeopardize the innocence of children.

The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property was founded in 1973 by a group of concerned Catholics to lead an intellectual resistance to liberalism, socialism and communism, and to affirm the positive values of tradition family and property.

Visit www.tfp.org for more information on the activities and philosophy of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property.

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Finding the Perfect Match


ENUMCLAW, Wash., Sept. 17 /Christian Newswire/ -- If you Google the phrase "perfect match" a majority of the million and a half search results (literally) will lead to on-line dating services like eHarmony, as well as personality tests, articles and books on how to find that special someone. The popularity of finding love on the Internet has led to sites for specific groups including Christians, Catholics, those over 40 and men and women who prefer to be matched according to astrological sign. One ad promises six month free membership if you don't find love within six months of joining their service. In a country where 50% of marriages still end in divorce men and women of all ages want love, even if they must look for it in cyberspace. Sadly many of these relationships will end in heartbreak.

"Love is the hardest subject to learn when you have not been taught," says Bill Thompson, author of "First Choice, Only Choice: Relationships that Last Forever". As a Baby Boomer he found that most of his friends divorced and the majority of his kids' classmates were from broken or single-parent homes. According to Thompson, a background of divorce and failed relationships can create an emotional handicap. "You have not seen first hand how real love endures. Your experience has shown you that love fails and commitments are not strong bonds." The sadness of this reality prompted him to provide a foundation for those just beginning the quest for love. He calls his book "First Choice, Only Choice" a relational primer for teens and college-age singles. Opening with the account of the first husband and wife--Adam and Eve-- Thompson illustrates God's design for life-long marriage. The book stresses the idea that God created us for relationships--that there is someone out there for each of us. So how can you prepare your heart for this person, recognize when you have found him, learn commitment and what it means to truly bond with someone for life? Bill Thompson hopes to show young people the way.

"My purpose is to make a difference in the lives of teens and young adults. I believe they are hungry for answers about how to form long-lasting happy relationships."

To order visit www.winepressbooks.com or call 877- 421-7323. For a review copy or to schedule an interview please contact Adam Cothes at 360-802- 9758 or adam@winepressgroup.com.

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'Chad's Triumph' -- Comfort and Encouragement for Hurting Families

MEDIA ADVISORY, Sept. 17 /Christian Newswire/ -- "Chad's Triumph", released a little over a year ago and published by a small Christian organization in Oklahoma, is a story of actual events that took place thirty years ago and gained national media attention.

The story is about young Chad Green's life and the Chad Green Case that was heralded as the largest Parental Rights Case of it's time. "Chad's Triumph" tells of the struggle between young parents, a seriously ill child, and a very highly esteemed medical profession in Boston, Mass. The couple were guests on the "Good Morning America" show as well as appearing on "The Donahue Show" three times in different locations. Donahue was the largest talk show host of his era much like Oprah is today.

Chad's story is unique in many facets, but it is also a current event topic that continues to appear in the headlines with new names and faces such as that of Abraham Cherrix from Accomac, VA; Katie Wernecke from Corpus Christie, TX; and Anael L'Esperance from Quebec, Canada. All of these families chose alternative cancer treatments from 2005-2007 with varying degrees of legal entanglements and consequences. Their stories have been newsworthy additions to the topic that this book covers in great detail. In fact, "Chad's Triumph" is the pre-eminent predecessor to all of these life events shared by other cancer patients. However, after thirty years of reflection and raising children the authors conclusions may conflict with those who are still opting out of medical treatments for their offspring.

Diana J. Meyer has been invited to and completed several local book-signings. The book's release was a feature article on the front page of our local newspaper, 'The Hastings Tribune'. A reporter from Massachusetts made the announcement of the book on the front page of 'The Patriot Ledger' as well. Diana was also a guest on 'Today in the Heartland', which is a weekly human-interest section of the news on KHAS TV and she will be a guest on a local broadcast of 'Praise the Lord' airing from a station in St. Joseph, MO in November of this year. Diana's hope for this book is that through sharing about the hard learned lessons during Chad's brief life, many others will be ministered to, comforted, and encouraged.

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Authors Share the Facts and Fiction of Wicca with Christians

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 17 /Christian Newswire/ -- Abunga.com, the family- friendly online bookstore, hosted an online chat today with Marla Alupoaicei and Dillon Burroughs about the growing religion of Wicca and how Christians can respond. Alupoaicei and Burroughs are co-authors of the new book, "Generation Hex: Understanding the Subtle Dangers of Wicca."

"[Wicca] is very prevalent, yet somehow this growth has managed to happen 'under the radar' of most Christians," said Alupoaicei. "Wicca is the fastest- growing religion in America, set to be the third largest religion by 2012. The numbers of adherents are doubling every 30 months."

During the Abunga.com chat, the authors explained that Wicca is the most popular form of witchcraft. Founded on a pagan earth-based belief system, Wiccans hold two major tenets - the Wiccan Rede which states, "An ye harm none, do as ye will," and the Rule of Three, which says that any action or spell a person does, whether positive or negative, will return to that person three times.

"Many Christians simply avoid Wiccans," said Burroughs. "People tend to avoid stuff they don't understand. This is why part of our goal with 'Generation Hex' is awareness. If you know what Wicca is, maybe you won't be so scared to strike up a conversation with someone wearing a pentacle or pentagram." According to Burroughs, the idea of experiencing spiritual power or the supernatural is a big incentive for many to embrace the religion.

"I think there are many draws [to Wicca], especially for women," Alupoaicei said. "About two-thirds of Wiccans are women. First of all, Wicca is a very community- oriented religion. As our culture becomes more and more isolated and busy, and as real relationships are replaced by texting, IM, etc., young people are starving for real relationships and true community, as well as for a powerful experience of faith. People want a supernatural experience.

"The Christian life is an abundant, supernatural life in which we experience the power of God," continued Alupoaicei. "Yet, we are not communicating that very well to the world. In addition, the cafeteria-style spirituality of Wicca and the 'comfortableness' of it - little challenge, little accountability, an acceptance of homosexuality and other lifestyles - draw people in, as well."

In addition to answering many questions about the growing religious movement during the one-hour Abunga.com chat, the co-authors also provided practical information for Christians who want to reach out to Wiccan followers.

"First, emphasize how Christ can help Wiccans now," Burroughs said. "Since there is no agreement on the afterlife, appeal to how Jesus can change them today. Second, the focus is on Christ rather than a religion. Most Wiccans are pretty eclectic and even anti- institutional in some cases. If they smell membership or formal religion, they will run. Third, appeal to their interests in the environment, for spiritual power, and for friendship. Some Wiccans left Christianity because they did not experience these things in their churches. If they see Christians who care about the earth, live a vibrant Christianity, and offer real friendship, you can be very effective in influencing that person for Christ. Finally, pray. We fail to mention it sometimes, but without God's Spirit at work, nothing happens."

The informational discussion was part of the weekly "Authors at Abunga" online chats held every Wednesday from 2-3 p.m. EDT at Abunga.com/AuthorsAtAbunga. Next week's chat on Sept. 24 will feature Dr. Robert A. Emmons to discuss the psychology of gratitude and how it can make a difference in one's life, a subject he has extensively researched and writes about in "Thanks! How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier." Authors scheduled for future chats also include William P. Young of "The Shack" on Oct. 22 and Kay Warren, AIDS advocate and author of "Dangerous Surrender," on Oct. 29.

Abunga.com is an online bookstore founded to provide families a protected shopping environment. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., Abunga.com offers more than 1.8 million family-friendly books, savings through distributor-direct prices and support to nonprofit organizations by donating 5 percent of each transaction to a customer-selected charity. For more information, visit www.Abunga.com.

Note to Editors: For more information about Abunga.com, please visit www.Abunga.com/media.

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Christian Apologist Steps Out in Support of Ex-Gays


MONROE, Va., Sept. 17 /Christian Newswire/ -- Debbie Thurman, Christian apologist and author, has come out of the closet' and asks others to follow suit.

A former struggler with same-sex attraction, Thurman has launched a new Web site: http://www.TheFormers.com. Called a place of fellowship for those who have overcome same-sex attraction, as well as for strugglers, friends and supporters, the site offers an open forum, news and commentary, answers to tough questions, resources for help, a pastor's corner and testimonies from former homosexuals.

"I saw a need to gather those who are fellow overcomers into a meaningful, edifying and active community," Thurman said. "Our numbers are greater than people realize. We are the red-headed stepchildren of the gay community, feared because we understand it from the inside out and outcasts because we are no longer in bondage to our former brokenness."

Recently, GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin and her home church drew media attention and the ire of gay activists when they learned the church was promoting an "ex-gay" conference (Love Won Out) put on by Focus on the Family.

"Unfortunately, Focus on the Family is relentlessly demonized and the same false statements are continually circulated about their outreach to those desiring to walk away from homosexuality," said Thurman.

Like most who have waged a personal war with homosexuality -- win or lose -- Thurman was reluctant for many years to talk about her past struggles. "That changed when I saw how much gay activism had impacted the culture and I realized the risks to young people who are being indoctrinated into the gay-is- normal lie," she said.

Thurman said she basically thought to herself: If not me, who? If not now, when? "I know there is only one authentic road to wholeness, and that is through Jesus Christ," she said. "It is not through the 'religion' of pro-gay advocacy."

TheFormers.com takes a redemptive approach to homosexuality, drawing a distinction between same- sex orientation and homosexual acts. "The one is temptation, no worse than the many temptations we all face," Thurman maintains, "while the other is sin and something we are compelled to counter with compassionate truth."

To learn more, visit http://www.TheFormers.com. To interview Thurman or book her to speak, call (434) 929-8002 or e-mail info@theformers.com. She is available on short notice in the event of cancellations.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Would Jesus Eat a $28,500 Dinner While People are Homeless from Hurricanes and Struggling to Keep a Roof Over Their Heads

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /Christian Newswire/ -- Shameful $28,500 per plate fundraiser by Senator Obama is a slap in the face to the middle and working class of America and betrays faith values.

It clearly shows how out of touch Senator Obama is with middle class America.

Senator Obama's recent fundraiser in Beverly Hills, after dramatic loses in the stock market and corporation bankruptcies, demonstrates he has little respect or regard for struggling people in America.

This fundraiser is also taking place while tens of thousands of people have lost their homes from Hurricane Ike and Gustav and are living in shelters and eating emergency rations.

The question must be asked, how much time has Senator Obama spent in Louisiana and Texas helping the victims of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike?

As a candidate of faith who talks about reaching out to the poor and needy, Senator Obama's opulent fundraiser dinner clearly proves his spirituality is more concerned about raising millions of dollars for his political campaign then raising the hopes of millions of suffering Americans.

Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, comments, "It is absolutely shameful and disgraceful, that while millions of people are struggling to keep a roof over their heads and thousands in Texas and Louisiana actually have no roofs over their heads, Senator Obama is holding this $28,000 per plate fundraiser in Beverly Hills. This is a slap in the face to every struggling American during these challenging financial times and shows how out of touch Senator Obama is.

Senator Obama is clearly more interested is raising millions of dollars for his political campaign than raising the hopes of suffering Americas. The question must be asked, how much time has Senator Obama spent helping the victims of Hurricane Ike and Gustav over the past couple of weeks? The reality is, Senator Obama has spent more time raising millions of dollars for his campaign and eating extravagant meals with Hollywood producers then working to help rebuild the lives of those torn apart by recent hurricanes.

It is a mockery for Senator Obama to extol his Christian faith and dedication to the poor while showing a cavalier disregard and disrespect for the struggling and broken. While Senator Obama is dining on the most expensive and extravagant food in America, thousands in Texas and Louisiana have lost everything.

I would suggest to Senator Obama instead of quoting Matthew 25 as his favorite Bible verse, that he begins to live it and starts reaching out 'to the least of these.' Faith and social justice are not commodities to get votes during a Presidential election but principles that should daily govern our lives."

For more information or interviews call: Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney 202.547.1735 Cell: 540.538.4741

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The Upcoming National Elections Could Decide Whether This Country will Remain Free or Not -- A Call for National all Night Vigils of Prayer on the Eve of the Elections

MEDIA ADVISORY, Sept. 16 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following is submitted by Kenneth M. Fisher, Founder & Chairman, Concerned Roman Catholics of America, Inc.:

The Concerned Roman Catholics of America are calling on all Catholics and Christians to ask their Pastors to allow them to conduct an all night vigil of prayer to ask Our Lord to give victory to truly God loving and fearing candidates throughout our Nation so that the present course of moral decay, so evident today in our society, can be reversed and "One Nation Under God" can be once again established, especially the "inalienable right to life."

For Catholics, it would be wonderful to have the Most Blessed Sacrament exposed for this occasion, but it is not absolutely necessary. All that is necessary is for Catholics to spend the night before these crucial elections before the Most Blessed Sacrament.

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Homeschool Update from HSLDA 9/16/08

1. Two Families Illustrate Challenges for German Homeschoolers

The Gorbers continue to fight for custody of their children while the Dudeks face a new round of criminal charges. Read more >>

2. Washington Times Op-ed—California Court Reverses Decision

Across the country, homeschoolers have been celebrating the most significant victory for homeschool freedom in 14 years. Read more >>

3. Leaders Conference Focuses on International Homeschooling

International homeschooling was an important theme at the 21st annual HSLDA-sponsored leaders conference held in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Over 600 people attended, and 12 countries were represented. Read more >>

4. Homeschooling thru High School—SAT/ACT

It's time to plan for the SAT/ACT college admission tests. Register online for these tests at the College Board website or the ACT website. Test schedules and fees are listed there as well.

A word to the wise—encourage your teen to prepare before taking these tests. On HSLDA's website you can find test prep resources and tips or purchase an SAT/ACT prep CD. Remember, HSLDA members are always welcome to call or email the high school coordinators with questions.

5. Anniversary Contest Deadline Approaching

As part of our series of 25th anniversary contests, we're asking children to depict their favorite place to homeschool. The entry can be in the form of a drawing, photo, or 75-second video. Email your entry by September 30 to celebrate25@hslda.org. Read more >>

6. Home School Heartbeat: Teaching Math—Interview with Dr. Fred Worth

If math is the bane of your homeschooling existence, this week's program is for you! Math professor Fred Worth discusses why your students might struggle with this difficult subject and how you can improve their performance. A solid foundation in math can prepare your child for life success! Read more >>

7. Generation Joshua: Student Election Workers Wanted

Help shape our country's future! Join Generation Joshua's student action teams and campaign for candidates who pledge to protect homeschooling and support parental rights. In a tight race, your efforts could make all the difference. Read more >>

Gods Eye World Outreach Solves Great Commission Outreach Dilemma

NEW YORK, Sept. 16 /Christian Newswire/ -- Full service faith-based Media Production Company and Internet broadcaster provides solution to the problems of redundant marketing and promotion that US Internet podcasters face. The business structure of an informational website and Interactive Internet TV station is what Gods Eye World Outreach, Inc. uses to provide the marketing solution for faith based organizations and access to new people and markets in the United States and other countries.

The problem is that the US consists of less than 5% of the world's population and 76% of Internet users, yet statistics show that the Internet outreach of most ministry websites is local. Therefore, to obtain a greater outreach and impact as a worldwide ministry they turn to popular faith-based Internet podcasters for exposure. However, according to Alexa (a top Internet traffic rating website) the US viewership of many faith- based podcasters can be as high as 92% and with the popularity of big screen TV, small podcasts are difficult to view for any length of time. So the task of accomplishing the Great commission and reaching the people of the world with the Gospel is not happening as much as some may think. In addition, many ad campaigns of Christian singers, writers and movies are not as successful due to the inability of their advertisers to effectively market and promote their content outside of the United States. GEWO, Inc. advocates downloads.

The firm's unique business structure provides the perfect solution because the Internet TV station resides at the wi-fitv.com Social Networking and business web portal where there are over 500 multi- language Internet TV stations and tens of thousands of members and viewers. Wi-FiTV's Alexa rating is 61% US and 38% non-US viewers. Leveraging this existing worldwide market and ratings verses its competition is what GEWO, Inc. offers to ministries that want to expand their outreach within the US and potentially into over 194 countries including, recently opened China without the added expense of bandwidth cost.

The firm is now evaluating Christ centered ministries through a free trial broadcast offer.

Some advantages of an Internet TV station vs. Podcasting are; larger screen, full screen viewing, TV set viewing, professional broadcast clarity, live chat during broadcast and a worldwide platform. "This three-in-one marketing phenomenon GEWO, Inc. is a powerful vehicle for faith-based organizations that want to have a greater impact in the Great Commission," says Mr. Sampson CEO. Website: http://www.godseyewo.com.

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Pro-Life Organizations Launch Nationwide Campaign Against Planned Parenthood

CHICAGO, Sept. 17 /Christian Newswire/ -- This Thursday, September 18, leaders from more than 20 pro-life organizations will come together in Rosemont, Ill., to draft a joint resolution, expected to outline a plan to de-fund and shut down Planned Parenthood.

The pro-life advocates will gather at the "Planned Parenthood: BAD for America" summit, organized by the Pro-Life Action League, of Chicago, to share techniques that have proved successful in impeding Planned Parenthood's objectives across the country. This is the first time so many pro-life groups from across the country have gathered in a single location to address fighting Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider.

"Each pro-life group emphasizes different strategies for effectively reducing abortion, but we all share a common goal - to stop abortion forever," says Eric Scheidler, PLAL communications director. "Even as the abortion rate declines nationally, Planned Parenthood's abortion numbers are on the rise - and now Planned Parenthood has launched a major expansion, aggressively targeting the young and vulnerable of our nation. Today more than ever, the pro-life movement must stand together to oppose Planned Parenthood."

Scheidler led the effort last year to oppose the opening of a massive new Planned Parenthood facility in Aurora, Ill. - called "Ground Zero" by Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards -- and has advised other pro-life groups around the country on mobilizing grassroots resistance to Planned Parenthood's designs on their communities.

The summit agenda includes presentations by experts who are veterans from the pro-life battlefield, including the following:

"Fighting Planned Parenthood in the Courtroom" with Tom Brejcha, chief counsel of Thomas More Society/Pro-Life Law Center, which has litigated cases against Planned Parenthood in state and federal court.

"Exposing the True Face of Planned Parenthood to the American Public" with Kristan Hawkins, executive director of Students for Life of America, which has exposed Planned Parenthood's willingness to accept racially motivated donations through a series of widely viewed YouTube videos.

"Planned Parenthood's Vision for the Future" with Jim Sedlak, executive director of STOPP Planned Parenthood, the nation's leading Planned Parenthood watchdog group, which has charted Planned Parenthood's expansion effort.

Scheidler and his father, Joe Scheidler, renowned pro- life advocate, will facilitate discussion and drafting of a joint resolution on steps the pro-life coalition will take to combat Planned Parenthood in the coming years.

"Planned Parenthood is a huge organization, flush with cash, but no enemy is too big when we work together," the younger Scheidler says. "When all of these pro-life groups gather on Thursday, America will see a unified front in the battle to save unborn babies from their number-one enemy, Planned Parenthood."

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