Beginning With Him – May 2010


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.

This month I start off with an update on the state of E-Mail Ministry.

The economy continues to be difficult around the world as well as with E-Mail Ministry.

While donations do come in from a handful of dedicated, much appreciated people, the donations do not total more than the costs.

Previously I mentioned that funds would run out at the end of last year. However, donations have sustained it through this month.

However, within the month, E-Mail Ministry will be out of money. My prayer is that I can continue this ministry.

Last December, this ministry started its 12th year of supporting and encouraging thousands of Christians and Seekers around the world.
I would like to thank all of you who have sent in donations. If you have been blessed by this ministry, please ask God how He would have you support it. There are three key ways this ministry needs your support:

1) Please forward the messages onto others. E-Mail Ministry does not advertise but relies upon you to tell your friends, family and work associates about this ministry. You can also use the E-Mail Ministry “Tell A Friend” web page at:

2) Please pray for this ministry. Pray that this ministry will reach seekers and believers around the world.

3) I realize that in these difficult economic times, supporting charitable organizations is difficult. E-Mail Ministry does all it can to keep expenses low. The messages are free, but the method of conveying the messages is not. Please support this ministry with your financial gifts. Contributions can be made by check or online donation.

Contributions by check can be sent to:
E-Mail Ministry, Inc.
P.O. Box 6293
Plymouth, MI 48170

Online donations can be made via PayPal from the link at:

All I ask is that you prayerfully consider supporting E-Mail Ministry however you can – by forwarding the messages onto others, in prayer, and/or financially.

E-Mail Ministry is exclusively supported by its subscribers. I do not accept any wages for my efforts with this ministry. Donations are solely used to offset the growing costs of this ministry. It is my prayer that, like God’s grace, EMM always remains free. So far this year, expenses have been more than donations. However, I am confident that God will provide to keep this ministry active.

E-Mail Ministry, Inc. is a recognized 501(c)(3) organization. For those who don’t speak the U.S. tax code, E-Mail Ministry is a recognized non-profit organization and all donations made to E-Mail Ministry are tax deductible on your U.S. federal income taxes.

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Without GOD, our week would be: Sinday, Mournday, Tearsday, Wasteday, Thirstday, Fightday & Shatterday.

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A boy and a girl were playing together. The boy had a collection of marbles. The girl had some sweets with her. The boy told the girl that he will give her all his marbles in exchange for her sweets. The girl agreed.

The boy kept the biggest and the most beautiful marble aside and gave the rest to the girl. The girl gave him all her sweets as she had promised..

That night, the girl slept peacefully. But the boy couldn’t sleep as he kept wondering if the girl had hidden some sweets from him the way he had hidden his best marble.

Moral of the story:

If you don’t give your hundred percent in a relationship, you’ll always keep doubting if the other person has given his/her hundred percent. This is applicable for any relationship like love, employer-employee relationship etc., Give your hundred percent to everything you do and sleep peacefully

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This is an excellent video about how anyone and everyone can make a difference:

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Look back and thank God.

Look forward and trust God.

Look around and serve God.

Look within and find God.

God closes doors no man can open and

God opens doors no man can close

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Always remember to forget
the things that made you sad,
But never forget to remember
the things that made you glad

Always remember to forget
the friend’s that proved untrue,
But never forget to remember
those that have stuck by you

Always remember to forget
the troubles that passed away
But never forget to remember
the blessings that come each day.

— Authors Unknown