Like it or not, if you are an American you have more than likely seen the classic film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. From chocolate rivers to disturbing, little orange men, Willy Wonka no doubt yielded some interesting characters! One such character was a spoiled little girl named, Veruka Salt. Her quest for a “golden egg laying goose” within the walls of the famed Chocolate Factory eventually led to her demise ( … or dismissal … or, whatever happened). Her enabling father went as far as to say that he would get her this magic goose — just not at the time she wanted. One musical score and awkward dance later, Veruka’s last words would be, “I want it NOW!”
It has always been said that how you are PERCEIVED is how you are eventually RECEIVED. What does that mean you ask? Simply put, if someone thinks you are a mean person, they will treat you like a mean person. If someone thinks you to be positive and fun, more than likely you will have quite a few more friends than someone who isn’t.
Hopelessness is everywhere. Experts predict that depression will be the second-leading reason to see a physician by 2020. It is spreading like a virus... what can we do? The answer is the Word of God (2 Timothy 316). The Bible not only contains hope - but it is hope! It is powerful, it is profitable, it is purposed and comes with a promise...
"of some have compassion, making a difference." Jude 22 Not long ago, off the coast of the Dominican Republic, a couple was attempting to break the free-diving record (a sport of testing how deep a person can go on one gulp of air). After Audrey had descended to the predetermined depth of 561 ft, her … Continue reading Be a Difference-Maker