Lazaro’s hamstring injury forces Vicente to tap Macandili as replacement

first_img2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings READ: Macandili replaces Lazaro in SEA Games lineupLazaro was chosen as the team’s libero a month before they suited up for the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship, but the former Ateneo Lady Eagle suffered a hamstring injury in July that hampered her performance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Atenean was still able to play in the Asian Championship, but Macandili slowly emerged as the team’s first choice as she eventually earned the tournament’s 2nd Best Libero award.Vicente added that their choice to put in Lazaro, who was initially a reserve player, was a hard pill to swallow for Lazaro. MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Denden Lazaro (13) of the Philippines receives the ball as teammate Alyssa Valdez looks on. Photo from asianvolleyball.netKUALA LUMPUR—A day after arriving in Malaysia for the Southeast Asian Games here, national team head coach Francis Vicente and his staff announced that Dawn Macandili has replaced Denden Lazaro as the squad’s libero.“It was hard for us coaches because there was a change in the roster,” said Vicente in Filipino Saturday at Seri Pacific Hotel here in Kuala Lumpur. “And we also need to carefully explain to Denden why she was replaced.”ADVERTISEMENT PH boxers make rousing 2017 SEA Games debuts 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Teen gunned down in Masbate Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as hercenter_img Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “As a player, that change hurt,” said Vicente. “But it was understandable because she was expecting to play but we can’t force her into the role because of medical reasons.”Vicente added Macandili’s award wasn’t part of their decision and that they can’t put Lazaro in further danger because of the injury.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Training, capacity building needed for regional auditors – IIA Chairman

first_img2016 Auditor General ReportWith several accounting officers admitting before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) when it recently met to various financial infractions, concerns are being raised that this points to a systemic lack of standards.In an interview with Guyana Times, financial consultant John Seeram noted that capacity building among the various regional administrations would go a far way to minimising the flagrant abuses identified in the Auditor General’s 2016 report.Seeram, who is also the Chairman of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Guyana chapter, acknowledged that the administrations of the 10 Regions have internal auditors. At the same time, he questioned their efficiency.Institute of Internal Auditors Chairman John Seeram“They need more training. And in so doing, they must be able to know that they must work along with management in order to meet the financial goals of the Region. And that is where the Institute of Internal Auditors come in, because we normally mount at least three to four seminars a year on pertinent topics relating to the practice of accounting and auditing in the public service.“And I believe that once they attend those seminars, that could be a way of professional development for our internal auditors. As it stands right now, I would venture to say that there is need for more training for the internal auditors so as to minimise the comments made by the Auditor General in his report,” Seeram stated.Fiscal abuseRecently, a showdown had ensued at the PAC between Committee Chairman Irfaan Ali and Regional Executive Officer (REO) Rupert Hopkinson over the Region Two administration’s financial indiscretions.Prior to the meeting, Hopkinson had made an official response to the 2016 Audit Report’s findings. Ali had pointed to a number of disturbing trends from the explanations. He cited a section of the foreword of Hopkinson’s response, where he noted the administration was not disputing it used current allocations to fund capital projects.Under fire from Ali, the REO had claimed that these were all projects of an emergency nature. At this point, Ali had slammed Hopkinson for being aware of breaches to the law yet going ahead with the projects out of the belief that they were in the best interest of the Region.The projects included the construction of a bus shed at Dartmouth, construction of the Anna Regina Health Centre, construction of a fence at Unity Park Phase One, construction of a fence at Unity Park Phase Two, and construction of a sitting area at Cotton Field and landing at Liberty, Pomeroon.Hopkinson’s contention is that the works were of an emergency nature, requested from the heads of programmes within the regional administration. In his official response, he has also stressed that the projects would have benefited residents.Notably, Hopkinson, in his explanation, had stated: “We seek pardon for any contravention of policy, on the grounds that the Region saved $500 million from 2016 to date… on this score, the administration of Pomeroon-Supenaam Region is of the opinion that the Region should be commended for its judicious spending of Government budgetary allocations…in the face of a culture of dishonesty.”City Hall was also placed in the limelight earlier this year after complaints from Auditor General Deodat Sharma over his inability to access certain documents during a previous audit. Following threats to seek criminal charges, the Council provided these documents at a subsequent PAC meeting.Under a barrage of questions, City Treasurer Ron McAlmont had resolutely refused to provide an explanation for the delay in the handing over of information auditors have been after since the initial audit in 2017.The Audit Office of Guyana had found that as at December 31, 2016, $396.5 million was expended. From the start, City Hall’s financial status, how it spent almost $175 million and its failure to submit documentation dating from 2005 posed a challenge to the PAC.Then, the PAC had clashed with the Guyana Water Inc (GWI) last month over the fact that a programme that was approved by the National Assembly was revised despite works already commencing.GWI Executive Director for Project Implementation, Ramchand Jailal had faced the brunt of questioning from the PAC. He related that during 2016, the original programme was revised.While GWI and the Communities Ministry had held out that no wrongdoing was done when it revised the terms of the Hinterland Water Supply programme, the Auditor General had informed them of their liability in the matter.“Mr Chair, that’s a breach of the Fiscal Act. The FMA [Fiscal Management and Accountability] Act says unspent balances must be refunded to the Consolidated Fund. But you only got the approval on 29 of December. So you are covering yourself afterwards. So that’s a breach,” Sharma had explained.PAC Chairman Ali has already made calls for harsher penalties for those who commit financial crimes, besides what the Fiscal Management and Accountability Act already provides for.last_img read more

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Senior Flyers change up schedule

first_imgThe Flyers recently announced they will be holding nine separate tryout sessions for this year’s team, which Tuesday, was reduced to seven, eliminating ice times on both October 27 and 29.Another change in the schedule will be the date the Flyers first take to the ice this season. Originally scheduled for November 1, the new schedule reads the Flyers will make their on ice return Saturday, October 27 in Grande Prairie.The November 1 game against Hythe is still on the Senior Flyer’s schedule, who will hit the North Peace Arena ice for the first time November 2 against rivals the Dawson Creek Canucks.- Advertisement -The first tryout session for the team was held this past Saturday, October 6, with the second one booked for tomorrow evening, beginning at 8:15 p.m. at the North Peace Arena.last_img read more

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Hosts UAE snatch disputed late draw in Asian Cup opener

first_img0Shares0000Late show: United Arab Emirates’ Ahmed Khalil scores from the penalty spot © AFP / KARIM SAHIBAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Jan 5 – Hosts United Arab Emirates survived a scare to salvage a controversial 1-1 draw in their Asian Cup curtain-raiser against Bahrain on Saturday.Substitute Ahmed Khalil smashed home a late penalty harshly awarded for a handball after Mohamed Alromaihi had given Bahrain a shock lead in Abu Dhabi. “The crowd was like a 12th man for us, so I wish we could have given them the victory,” said UAE coach Alberto Zaccheroni.“But we will have to take this lesson and move on. The important thing is to evolve gradually from one game to the next and grow into the tournament.The Emirates scored after just 14 seconds when the two teams met at the 2015 Asian Cup in Australia but there was little danger of that in a scruffy first half.UAE’s Ismail Alhammadi fired tamely at goalkeeper Sayed Alawi after six minutes before Ali Mabkhout blazed wildly over.Bahrain went close just before halftime when Komail Alaswad fizzed a free kick just over the bar.The home side’s profligacy continued as Mabkhout lashed wide from point-blank range.That wastefulness came back to haunt the UAE after 78 minutes when Alromaihi bundled home after his initial header appeared to have crossed the line.Sami Alhusaini almost equalised five minutes from time, only for Alawi to pull off a stunning block.But Jordanian referee Adham Makhadmeh pointed to the spot five minutes from time for what appeared to be an unintentional handball to offer the hosts a lifeline.Khalil, appearing in his 100th international, displayed nerves of steel as he stepped up to rifle the spot kick into the top corner and send a raucous crowd of 33,000 wild.– ‘Hard luck’ –Bahrain coach Miroslav Soukup kept his counsel after the late setback, refusing to criticse the referee.“You could maybe say it was hard luck,” said the Czech. “I didn’t see it and I haven’t seen the video, but the players were in the locker room saying it wasn’t a deliberate handball — so it’s bad luck.”Zaccheroni steered Japan to the continental title in 2011, but his Emirates side have flat-lined in the run-up to this year’s competition, scoring just 10 goals in 18 games under the Italian.Their hopes of going deep into the tournament have not been helped by the loss of mop-top talisman Omar Abdulrahman through injury.They take on India and Thailand in their next two Group A fixtures.However, they will need to improve if they have designs on emulating their run to the last four in 2015 when they stunned holders Japan in the quarter-finals.The Emiratis were beaten finalists the last time the country hosted the Asian Cup in 1996, losing on penalties to Saudi Arabia but appeared to be stifled by the pressure in Saturday’s opening match.“We had our chances but just couldn’t take them,” shrugged Zaccheroni.“We struggled to supply the forwards at times and the players were getting a little frustrated. But we will have to deal with the pressure and be brave.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Rooney smashes winning goal from inside his own half

first_img0Shares0000Wayne Rooney scores a breathtaking goal from inside his own half for the DC United © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP / Patrick McDermottLOS ANGELES, United States, Jun 27 – Wayne Rooney scored a sensational goal with a blast from his own half for his US club DC United that triggered social media storm of applause across the globe on Thursday.His ‘goal of the season’ lifted United to a 1-0 victory over Orlando City on Wednesday and saw the veteran former England striker dance an excited little jig. The ex-Manchester United star hammered a 68-yard strike over the head of Orlando goalkeeper Brian Rowe and into the back of the net in the 10th minute.“I thought it was nice and it was special to score the goal this evening,” Rooney told the DC United web site.Rooney was the most advanced DC United player as his team defended in depth. When the ball was hoofed clear, two City men converged but only deflected it into Rooney’s path.Facing the Orlando goal and with the ball bouncing in front of him, Rooney saw Rowe was out of his 18 yard box and smashed a first-time shot.As the ball swerved and dipped over the despairing goalkeeper, Rooney broke into a brief dance. He spread his arms wide in celebration as the ball curled inside the near post for one of Major League Soccer’s goals of the year.“It’s something that I’ve practised so many times,” Rooney said. “Different managers and teammates are, like, why are you practising this, you won’t score from this position, but for nights like tonight that’s why I do practise it.”The training had paid off in the past. In 2017, Rooney rifled a shot past Joe Hart from his own half for Everton against West Ham. In 2014, Rooney lobbed a goal from just inside the opposition half for Manchester United, also against West Ham.The DC United star’s goal sparked a Tweet-storm of applause across the world and drew attention back in Britain where Rooney’s former Manchester United team mate Rio Ferdinand woke up, saw the video and retweeted it along with the comment “Morning Wazza…” and a string of emoticons.Rooney, along with former Manchester United players Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Nani, is part of the July MLS All-Star exhibition squad to face Atletico Madrid in Orlando on July 31.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Desperately seeking Paul

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – Rosie Campos drives by a certain address once a week. She never stops. She never gets out. She does not want to intrude. She just wants a glimpse of the man she fell in love with 42 years ago. When she was a fourth-grader at Longfellow Elementary, she was going to marry Paul McCartney. There’s nothing to see from the street except a large hedge, so her best chance is to catch him coming or going. Once, she pulled up alongside a jogger. It wasn’t him. “I don’t want to stalk the man,” she said on a recent trip by the house. “I just want to see him.” At slumber parties she and her friends would tell “Beatle stories” – elaborate fantasies about meeting the Beatles and dating their favorite one. There were many variations, but Rosie always ended up with Paul. “Paul was my man,” she said. “He was the cutest.” They have since gone their separate ways. Paul has become the most successful songwriter of all time, married twice (the first time, Rosie’s 14-year-old heart broke) and been knighted. Rosie, too, has married. She’s had three children and three grandchildren, and divorced (happily, she says). She worked briefly as a hair stylist, and for the past decade, has handled paperwork for Team Chevrolet on East Colorado Boulevard. The Beatles’ breakup was a traumatic moment, and she didn’t follow Paul much through his solo years. She stowed away all of her memorabilia – the photos, the John Lennon quilt and the Beatle trading cards. The crush seemed like a dead artifact of adolescence. But in retrospect, it was only dormant. Last year, a friend invited her to the McCartney concert at Staples Center, and Rosie – now 51 years old – fell for him all over again. This time, there was one important difference. He was rumored to have a house in Pasadena. This time, she could meet him. “It’s something that as a child I always wanted, but it was never available,” she said. “Right now, there’s a chance.” Rumors of McCartney’s residency in Pasadena have been circulating for nearly a year. Some people say he had rehearsed for his tour here and liked it. Others say he needed to stay in a warm, dry climate, perhaps for his wife’s health. He’s been seen in Old Pasadena, on South Lake Avenue, and at the Good Earth restaurant in Studio City. It was reported, falsely, that he had bought the Batman house on South San Rafael Avenue. Most of the rumors now have McCartney spending at least part of the year in a mansion near the Ritz Carlton, Huntington Hotel, probably on Hillcrest Avenue. But property records do not confirm this (it’s of course unlikely the house would be listed under McCartney’s name) and some of his supposed neighbors have never even heard the rumor, much less seen the Beatle in the flesh. In her search for McCartney, Campos drew on her contacts in the Pasadena area. A friend in San Marino who “knows everybody” made a call, and came up with an address. It was wrong, but a few more conversations – one with a landscaper who used to have the house’s account – led her to a driveway. It twists behind a bush and out of view. She is certain McCartney is on the other end. She lives in Arcadia now, so the drive to Oak Knoll takes her a little out of her way. It’s worth it, though – a little weekly thrill. “This is the kind of place where if you parked, they would call the police,” she said. “I don’t want to get in trouble. If people are walking up the driveway, that, to me, is crossing the line. I don’t want to cross the line.” gene.maddaus@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4444last_img read more

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Donegal man remanded after being found with gun in hotel

first_imgA 31-year-old man Lifford man has been refused bail after appearing in court charged with a firearm offence following an incident at a bar in Claudy at the weekend.Leon Kelly, of Beechwood Drive, appeared at Derry Magistrates’ Court today. The BBC has reported that police had responded to an “ongoing disturbance” at the Beaufort House Hotel at about 10pm on Saturday.It was alleged that Mr Kelly injured people, including security staff.The defendant is also accused of damaging a 200-year-old mirror which was described as “irreplaceable”.Police found Mr Kelly at a caravan park at about 02:00 where he was seen holding a gun after officers entered a caravan.He threw the weapon down after being ordered to by police.A police officer told the court that the defendant said during interview that it had been his intention for police to shoot him.The charges included assault occasioning actual bodily harm, disorderly behaviour and possession of a firearm, namely a rifle, in suspicious circumstances.Mr Kelly was remanded in custody until 19 September.Donegal man remanded after being found with gun in hotel was last modified: August 29th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Cranes players recieve 16m in allowences ahead of Zimbabwe game

first_img Tags: AFCON 2019Ahmed HusseinEmmanuel OkwiGroup Apatrick kaddutopUganda Cranes Cranes players and staff in a meeting on Tuesday night. (PHOTO/fufa)AFCON 2016Uganda vs ZimbabweCairo International Stadium, CairoWednesday, 26-06-2019 @8pmUganda Cranes players and staff have received a major boost ahead of their 2019 AFCON game against Zimbabwe on Wednesday evening.The allowances of UGX 16.6m received by each person comes as bonus for the victory over Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday afternoon.Uganda got off to a flying start at this year’s AFCON edition, defeating the Leopards 2-0 at the Cairo International Airport.A goal in either half by Patrick Kaddu and Emmanuel Okwi was enough to earn the Cranes their maiden victory at the competition, in 41 years.The win on Saturday was Uganda’s first at AFCON in 41 years. (PHOTO/file)On the eve of their second game, the Cranes who are camped at Radisson Blu Cairo Helioplis, received their bonuses.The development happened on the match eve to the Zimbabwe Warriors encounter at the team’s Radisson Blu Cairo Heliopolis hotel base.“We held a meeting with the players and officials, narrated FUFA Media manager Ahmed Hussein.“Everything progressed well including their allowances and bonuses.“The players and the technical department are all focused for the game with Zimbabwe on Wednesday night.”With the money now in their pockets, the players are expected to maintain high spirits as they bid to reach the knock out stage for the first time since 1978.Forward Abdu Lumala who suffered a knock in the win of DR Congo has been past fit and will be available for selection on Wednesday night.Head coach Sebastien Desabre is expected to make only one change to the line up with Murushid Juuko who has not been training consistently, expected to drop from the starting team.Comments last_img read more

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Sense of Purpose Uplifts Society

first_imgAustralia’s young adults are setting themselves up for major depression and social upheaval. Here’s why.A sense of purpose and meaning in life, often derived from sincere faith in a loving and good Creator, produces measurable health benefits. But what does lack of faith produce?The God of small things (James Cook University, Australia). The purpose-filled life doesn’t just look at the big picture for evidence of God. According to Jonathan Ramsay, a lecturer at JCU’s Singapore campus, the faith that improves health in people sees the hand of God in small things, too.Dr Ramsay said the results show that all people, but especially religious people, regularly assign significance to unremarkable events—such as discussing hobbies with a work colleague, receiving a small but unexpected gift, or spending time with a family member.“We found the more people gave meaning, purpose, and significance to such events the more they experienced positive emotions such as gratitude and contentment,” he said.Friending God increases purpose in life in the socially disconnected (Michigan State). Some psychologists assume that community is vital for developing a sense of purpose in life. That helps, but an MSU doctoral student found that even the socially disconnected find a sense of purpose in life when they can look to God as a friend. While not discounting the importance of friendship with other people for mental health, Todd Chan looked at the responses of 19,775 people, and concluded that even lonely souls can benefit from a sense of purpose when God is central in their lives.Chan and colleagues say that having a belief system that adequately “substitutes” for some of the functions of human relationships, like having a God that values and supports them, may allow socially disconnected people to restore some of this purpose.“For the socially disconnected, God may serve as a substitutive relationship that compensates for some of the purpose that human relationships would normally provide,” Chan said.Steep decline in student belief that God created humans, 32-year Australian study reveals (Science Daily). The title says it all: more and more Australians are walking away from belief that God created mankind.Every year since 1986, the researchers polled first-year biology students at UNSW Sydney about their views on evolution and creationism. In 1986, 60% of students believed a god had something to do with the origin of humans, while only 29% held this view in 2017. In contrast, the percentage of students convinced that a god had nothing to do with the origin of humans increased from 25% in 1986 to 62% in 2017.The findings — published today in Evolution: Education and Outreach – are the longest continuous annual survey of opinions about creationism versus evolution among first-year university students world-wide.Putting it All TogetherThese findings can be summarized as follows:Purpose in life is important for positive emotions such as gratitude and contentment.Friendship with God, and belief in Him as our Creator, brings a strong sense of purpose in life.Lack of belief that God had anything to do with the origin of humans is on the rise among students and young adults.Conclusion: Australia is setting itself up for a major societal crisis: meaninglessness, hopelessness, and despair.Corollary: America, with its Darwin-only teaching policy, is heading down the same path. Evolutionists, quick! You must do something about this. Your students are becoming depressed, leading lives where everything seems pointless, as if they are wandering through a world that shows blind, pitiless indifference toward them and everybody else. Natural selection must have selected for humans who find purpose in life by believing in God. If so, they must be the fittest. Then help the fittest: you need to teach less Darwinism, and more Bible. This is vital for the health of society!But wait; that would imply that natural selection teaches people to believe in lies. Maybe belief in natural selection is a lie, too; would you have any way of knowing? And by choosing to do something about the crisis of purposelessness in your society, wouldn’t you be assuming that you are a free moral agent with a conscience? Wouldn’t making an effort to solve the crisis amount to your own purpose in life? [Cue sound of short circuit.]Let’s get back to the wisdom of God’s word. Purpose—the intelligent plan of God—permeates the Bible from first verse to last. In a magnificent passage, Paul tells the former pagans in Ephesus about the purposes of God. Look at all the purpose words in this one passage, that relate to our ability to have a sense of purpose individually in a purposeful, created universe:Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.  In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all. (Ephesians 1)Paul said to the Romans, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28). He is indeed the God of small things! He works His purposes in us every day, for judgment on sinners, but for goodness and joy to those who trust Him. Think of how richly meaningful it can be to walk with God as your closest Friend. (See Site Map.)Jesus said, “I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” [John 10:9-10; read whole chapter.] God the Son—the Lord Jesus Christ who gave His life for us—purposes good for us: abundant life. Who is the thief, but the one who steals away people’s hope in God? Who is a worse thief than Charles Darwin and his disciples, who preach that there is no God at all, but just a material universe of blind, pitiless indifference? We need to see Darwinians as not just wrong, but evil, merciless thieves!To learn to love God and appreciate His purposes for us, go to TheJohn1010Project.com, which takes its name from the passage above about abundant life. Watch the 50+ free videos that will build your confidence in God, answer hard questions, and enrich your life with the joy our Creator intended for us.Exercise: Compare the purposelessness of an atheist astronomer in this short film, “God and the Astronomer,” with the confidence of Joni Eareckson Tada, who had to struggle with God’s purposes when she became paralyzed in an accident. Watch her abundant life come to light in “Can God Bring Good From Suffering?“After watching these two episodes, you will likely want to watch many others. They’re easy to share on social media, and they are all free. If you are blessed by the films, subscribe to the page and support what Illustra Media is doing. This will increase your joy in having a sense of purpose, too.The sponsoring organization for Creation-Evolution Headlines, incidentally, has a purposeful name: Master Plan Association.(Visited 325 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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