Do You Trust The Media?

We are living in a perilous era, where even the media cannot be trusted. Influential powers, such as politicians, have been observed to have swayed the media into reporting biased news, in favour of such influential powers. This is not only true to local news stations, but is also true on a global and international scale. Many tactics have been utilised, such as fake news, clickbait headlines, and a genuine lack of fact-checking.
In this era where our culture is veering further and further away from God’s order and His truths, it is so important to be aware of what you are consuming and filling yourself with. Proverbs 4:23 warns us to “Guard [y]our heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” If you are fed up with so many biased news stations, then it is time to start empowering yourself with knowledge by doing your own research.

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Best-Selling Author And Spiritual Leader

New York Times best-selling author Francine Rivers has published numerous novels—all best-sellers—and she has continued to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the globe. Her Christian novels have been awarded or nominated for many honours and in 1997, after winning her third RITA Award for inspirational fiction, Francine was inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. In 2015, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).
Francine’s novels have been translated into over 30 different languages, and she enjoys bestseller status in many foreign countries. She and her husband, Rick, enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren. Rivers has just completed her latest novel, The Masterpiece, where she returns to her romance roots with this unexpected and redemptive love story, a probing tale that reminds us that mercy can shape even the most broken among us into an imperfect yet stunning masterpiece.

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Are We Turning Healthy Kids Into Patients?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) are modern, chronic conditions affecting millions of children and often continues even into adulthood. ADHD / ADD includes a combination of symptoms such as difficulty sustaining attention, hyperactivity, and impulsive behaviour.


• Sugar and refined carbohydrates
According to information in the book, Nutritional Healing, researchers conducting oral glucose tolerance tests on 261 hyperactive children found that 74 percent of their graphs showed abnormal glucose tolerance curves, suggesting a connection between hyperactive behaviour and sugar intake. I agree that “food” such as soft drinks, sweets, and snacks that are full of sugar is one of the main contributing factors causing these childhood ‘dis-eases’. The central nervous system (CNS) was not designed to function with abnormally elevated blood sugar levels. The brain responds differently and irregularly if it is continually exposed to these modern high blood sugar levels. However, these ‘dis-eases’ are not only caused by sugar. White flour products (refined carbohydrates) such as bread, pizza, pasta, etc. are also contributing factors and lead to a massive blood sugar rush. It also causes many other health problems such as obesity, diabetes, tooth decay, osteoporosis, inflammation, acidosis, and many more.

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An Important Message From Priscilla Shirer

“All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you’re tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you. The enemy always fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion. The Armour of God, more than merely a Biblical description of the believer’s inventory, is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalised strategy to secure victory.”
These are the warning words with which Priscilla Shirer, American author, evangelist, and motivational speaker, starts her Armour of God Bible study, and she is spot on. We tend to forget that the spiritual battle is a stark reality; it is not imaginary.

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