Beginning With Him – March 2009


A note from doug:
From time to time, at the beginning of the month, I like to send out a compilation message of various items I…ve accumulated over time.

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“It’s good to have money and the things money can buy, but it’s good too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven’t lost the things money can’t buy.”
— George Horace Lorimer

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Over time you will learn that there are a variety of “delivery systems” for God’s Word. At times you will simply HEAR the Word as someone like your pastor speaks on Sunday. At times you might READ through large sections of the Bible as you would an exciting novel. As you begin to grow you will probably find yourself wanting to understand the Bible at a more significant level, so you will begin to STUDY it like a textbook. Your study might become so exciting that you find a verse or passage that you want to MEMORIZE…When God begins to speak to you through the Bible you will find yourself stopping to contemplate and reflect on what you are hearing. This is the practice of biblical MEDITATION. These five delivery systems will help get a handle on God’s Word.

Dr. Bob Beltz

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“Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.”

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There are some important things that your teachers didn’t teach you in kindergarten, and that you didn’t learn anywhere in school. Following
are 10 essential rules of life:

RULE 1: Life is not fair; get used to it.
RULE 2: The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
RULE 3: You will not make $40,000 a year right out of high school. And you won’t be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.
RULE 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss. She doesn’t have tenure.
RULE 5: Flipping burgers is NOT beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping; they called it opportunity.
RULE 6: If you screw up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes. Learn from them.
RULE 7: Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes, and listening you talk about how cool you are. So before you save the rain forest from the blood-sucking parasites of your parents’
generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.
RULE 8: Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off, and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. Do that on your own time.
RULE 9: Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
RULE 10: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.

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This is a Tuit. Guard
it with your life as Tuits
are hard to come by, especially
the round ones. This is an indispen-
sable item. It will help you become
a more efficient worker. For years we
have heard people say, “I’ll do it as
soon as I get a Round Tuit.” Now
that you have one, you can ac-
complish all those things
you put aside until
you got a Round

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As always, I encourage you to forward the E-Mail Ministry messages to family, friends, work associates, etc. Here is a reply from Darlene that shows the purpose of this ministry. “Douglas, just wanted you to know how much I enjoy this site. Some days it just makes my whole day. I work two jobs, one part time and one full time. It’s just like a breath of fresh air to receive my mail from this site. God bless you, and keep up the good work.
ps- I’ve been sharing a lot of the stuff with my co-workers that aren’t exactly what you would call practicing Christians. I really think something is going on….people that have not gone to church in years are asking me questions and even going to church some…..thanks again…Darlene”

You can make a difference in someone’s life. Follow God’s lead on who you should send the messages to!

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E-Mail Ministry is now in Facebook and LinkedIn. There is a group in each of these social networking sites. Here is the web information:
Click here for the Facebook group
Click here for the LinkedIn group

If you have a profile in Facebook or LinkedIn, feel free to join the groups … and invite others. My prayer is that this will stimulate more interest in the E-Mail Ministry messages.

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The past month has been a very difficult one for me personally … my prayer is the new month will be better.

Working on E-Mail Ministry not only ministers to you (I hope) but also ministers to me. And your notes to me also are very helpful.

I would like to thank all of you for allowing me to perform this ministry. I have enjoyed it greatly. I pray that you, and your loved ones, will continue to enjoy it.

God Bless All of You!

Have a blessed day!

— doug boebinger

— The Entire “Staff” of E-Mail Ministry

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