Wednesday, December 31, 2008

IM GOING IN FOR A NOTHER DRUG FREE YEAR

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Compliments of the Season

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WOW 2008 was good...


The one word that comes to mind when I think of 2008 is, WOW! Yes 2008 has been a truly good year for me. I have achieved so much this year by the grace of The Almighty God and I know the words are going to fail me when I try to express the gratitude that's in my heart.


This year has been a drug free year for me and for some of you have read some of my other blog posts will know where I have come out of. I have grown so much spiritually and personally and to that I have to thank everybody that has stood by me throughout this year and who have contributed to my growth.


More importantly this has been a full year that I have been serving Jesus Christ who is my saviour and my redeemer and without Him none of the things I achieved would have been possible.


I am looking forward to spending 2009 with The King and walking in his favour. Father I place my life into your hands and may everything I do in 2009 bring glory to your name.


Have a blessed new year.

Heroin




COCAINE

DANGERS OF DAGGA..

FURTHER SIDE-EFFECTS OF DAGGA
Brain damage
Amnesia
Sterility
Emphysema / Lung deceases
Emotional and Spiritual problems
Lowered Libido
Weakened Liver functions
Overall deterioration in health
Dagga has a negative effect on the short-term memory and users thereof become anxious, which leads to paranoia. The long-term use of Dagga can lead to lung cancer and various sources have been quoted to state that Dagga is more damaging to the lungs than normal cigarette smoke. It has a definite effect on the development of the body and can harm unborn babies. The metabolites of Dagga stay in the lungs for a very long time and also affect the immune system.
The users of Dagga are usually very apathetic and their performance at work and at school will deteriorate drastically. Dagga is a dependence forming substance and causes the tolerance effect where people who smoke Dagga have to increase their use of this drug to create the same effect (High).
It was also found that with certain individuals Dagga has a stimulating effect. As an example: in the beginning of the Century, the Chamber of Mines instituted more breaks during working hours, in order to give the opportunity to the workers to smoke Dagga in order to improve their work performance.
There are certain cases where individuals, especially juveniles, hallucinate after using Dagga
DAGGA OR CANNABIS Dagga or Cannabis is well known in South Africa. It is surrounded by various myths, of which the following is mentioned often:

"Dagga is derived from the earth and is therefore a natural product"
"My child can rather use Dagga than stronger drugs"
Dagga however, is extremely dangerous. It hampers the physical development of a child and can lead to psychological defects. The greatest danger of Dagga is that it is a forerunner for harder drugs, therefore it is known as the "Gate Way Drug".
It has been proven time and again (both during interviews and court cases) that nearly every drug offender started by experimenting with Dagga.

My 3 little rascals




Wedding Bells

My sisterAnthea and her husband Gavin on their wedding day. Accompanying them are Anthea's parents.

They got married on 03 February 2007.

Alot has changed

This Craig and Monique 4 years ago...




They are both serving Jesus Christ now!

Translations of GODs Word


International Standard Version (©2008)
Jesus said to them, "I tell you with certainty, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne in the renewed creation, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, governing the twelve tribes of Israel.

New American Standard Bible (©1995)
And Jesus said to them, "Truly I say to you, that you who have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on His glorious throne, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)
Jesus said to them, "I can guarantee this truth: When the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne in the world to come, you, my followers, will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

King James Bible
And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

American King James Version
And Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you, That you which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, you also shall sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

American Standard Version
And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, that ye who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Bible in Basic English
And Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you that in the time when all things are made new, and the Son of man is seated in his glory, you who have come after me will be seated on twelve seats, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus said to them: Amen, I say to you, that you, who have followed me, in the regeneration, when the Son of man shall sit on the seat of his majesty, you also shall sit on twelve seats judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jesus said to them, Verily I say unto you, That ye who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit down upon his throne of glory, ye also shall sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

English Revised Version
And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, that ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jesus said to them, Verily I say to you, that ye who have followed me in the regeneration, when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Weymouth New Testament
"I solemnly tell you," replied Jesus, "that in the New Creation, when the Son of Man has taken His seat on His glorious throne, all of you who have followed me shall also sit on twelve thrones and judge the twelve tribes of Israel.

World English Bible
Jesus said to them, "Most certainly I tell you that you who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of Man will sit on the throne of his glory, you also will sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jesus said to them, 'Verily I say to you, that ye who did follow me, in the regeneration, when the Son of Man may sit upon a throne of his glory, shall sit -- ye also -- upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel;

SUPPORT

Picture Jesus in your situation. How would he respond when tempted with what you are facing?
Ask him to help you resist and follow his example.

Translation Of Matthew 19:19


International Standard Version (©2008)
honor your father and mother,' and 'you must love your neighbor as yourself.'"

New American Standard Bible (©1995)
HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER; and YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF."

GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)
Honor your father and mother. Love your neighbor as you love yourself."

King James Bible
Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

American King James Version
Honor your father and your mother: and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

American Standard Version
Honor thy father and mother; and, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

Bible in Basic English
Give honour to your father and your mother: and, Have love for your neighbour as for yourself.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

Darby Bible Translation
Honour thy father and thy mother, and Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

English Revised Version
Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Webster's Bible Translation
Honor thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

Weymouth New Testament
Honour thy father and thy mother'; and 'Thou shalt love thy fellow man as much as thyself.'"

World English Bible
'Honor your father and mother.' And, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'"

Young's Literal Translation
honour thy father and mother, and, thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.'

Translation of Ephesians 1:5

New American Standard Bible (©1995)
He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will,

King James Bible
Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

American King James Version
Having predestinated us to the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

American Standard Version
having foreordained us unto adoption as sons through Jesus Christ unto himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who hath predestinated us unto the adoption of children through Jesus Christ unto himself: according to the purpose of his will:

Darby Bible Translation
having marked us out beforehand for adoption through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

English Revised Version
having foreordained us unto adoption as sons through Jesus Christ unto himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

Webster's Bible Translation
Having predestinated us to the adoption of children to himself by Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will,

World English Bible
having predestined us for adoption as children through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his desire,

Young's Literal Translation
having foreordained us to the adoption of sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will

RICHES

Regardless of the size of your bank account, house, and pile of earthly goods, you are rich in God's grace. Stack God's riches next to the world's the difference is infinite.

DICISIONS

  • Small decisions can have a great impact on you working towards your goal. Remember that your goals are your road maps to success in life. Without them, you can lose your way. Although you can always retrace your steps, you might not have the time, opportunity, energy or resources you once had when you could have made your goals happen one by one.


Tanslation Of John 1:5

New American Standard Bible (©1995)
The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

King James Bible
And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

American King James Version
And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

American Standard Version
And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness apprehended it not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the light shineth in darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

Darby Bible Translation
And the light appears in darkness, and the darkness apprehended it not.

English Revised Version
And the light shineth in the darkness; and the darkness apprehended it not.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

World English Bible
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness hasn't overcome it.

Young's Literal Translation
and the light in the darkness did shine, and the darkness did not perceive it

BE POSITIVE

  1. Be positive when stating your goals. Instead of saying, “I am not going to miss my exercise routine today,” say “I’m really busy, so I’ll probably just make time for 20 minutes on the treadmill.” Stating your goal positively will help you view it as a good thing to do, and not as a byproduct of what you had to avoid.

HOW TO SET GOALS FOR YOURSELF

You have to decide what you want first of all. The problem with so many people is that they do not know what they really want. In other words they are not at all clear about what they want in life. Setting your goals, needs you to make a decision about that which you want, and determine when you want to have achieved that thing. In other words you must put a deadline to what you currently want. Get clear about what you want.#Have a good plan of attack. Ask yourself:
  • What do I know about this?
  • What information do I have?
  • What information do I need? Where can I get it?
  • What skills do I need to master?
  • What other resources should I use?
  • Is this the best way to do it, or is there some other way?

WOW 2008 was good...


The one word that comes to mind when I think of 2008 is, WOW! Yes 2008 has been a truly good year for me. I have achieved so much this year by the grace of The Almighty God and I know the words are going to fail me when I try to express the gratitude that's in my heart.


This year has been a drug free year for me and for some of you have read some of my other blog posts will know where I have come out of. I have grown so much spiritually and personally and to that I have to thank everybody that has stood by me throughout this year and who have contributed to my growth.


More importantly this has been a full year that I have been serving Jesus Christ who is my saviour and my redeemer and without Him none of the things I achieved would have been possible.


I am looking forward to spending 2009 with The King and walking in his favour. Father I place my life into your hands and may everything I do in 2009 bring glory to your name.


Have a blessed new year.

Zecheriah 4:6

New American Standard Bible (©1995)
Then he said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel saying, 'Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,' says the LORD of hosts.

King James Bible
Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.

American King James Version
Then he answered and spoke to me, saying, This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, said the LORD of hosts.

American Standard Version
Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of Jehovah unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith Jehovah of hosts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he answered, and spoke to me, saying: This is the word of the Lord to Zorobabel, saying: Not with an army, nor by might, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.

Darby Bible Translation
And he answered and spoke unto me, saying, This is the word of Jehovah unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith Jehovah of hosts.

English Revised Version
Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then he answered and spoke to me, saying, This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.

World English Bible
Then he answered and spoke to me, saying, "This is the word of Yahweh to Zerubbabel, saying, 'Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says Yahweh of Armies.

Young's Literal Translation
And he answereth and speaketh unto me, saying: 'This is a word of Jehovah unto Zerubbabel, saying: Not by a force, nor by power, But -- by My Spirit, said Jehovah of Hosts

GUIDENCE

What life-issues boggle your mind? What decisions slow you down? What problems harass your steps? Look to the Lord for guidance. You can rely on him.He won't zap you to your destination, but he will guide you along the way.

WORLD MAGAZINE

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GOD'S HOLINESS

When you feel desperate and hope for a miracle, to whom do you turn? Do you acknowledge that the Lord alone is Holy that He is the only ne who can answer your request?
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GOD'S FATHERHOOD

Have you trusted Christ as Savior? do you call God Father? Do you fear respect him? then know that he deals with you with compassion. Admit you are frailties and confess your sins.Run to his embrace give him your hand let him teach you his ways and lead you on the path of righteousness.

FRIENDSHIP

when you feel all alone and don't know which way to turn, turn to God. He will answer, because Jesus has called you friends. He is always there when you need him, and he always will be.

CHAD EASTLAND

Today is a good day to make someone smile.I wanna write about a brother called Chad.I am sure everyone at the Impact centre will agree when i say our lives have been deeply impacted by Chad.

The first time I met him,I must confess,I thought this bra is not right in his head.As time past I realized I was the one who needed to take a look in the mirror.

HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD!!

GOD's alive and well, ablazed with energy.
He made it all, knows it all, owns it all and cares about it all.
He's Large and in change. Amazingly, HE loves us.
The Bible describes his love like this:
The LORD compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
As high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear HIM" (Psalm 103.)

"FACT vs TRUTH"

I ask a friend of mine if she was happy.
She replied by asking me what i meant.

I then ask her,when you wake up in the
morning and it feels like there is no reason for living,
can you still get up and smile.

"Most people Ive asked this question to,answered,no"

That is a fact but not the truth.
"The truth is"
I am weak but in Him I am strong.
I am poor but in Him I am rich.
Weeping may endure for the night but joy comes in the morning.

Who is this "Him" I am speaking about?
"He is JESUS"
The fact is,life does not always go the way we want it to go.
Life many times brings heart ache and pain.
Sometimes it feels as if there is nothing good to this life.
That is a fact but not the truth.
The "Truth" is.
With" Jesus" in my boat,I can smile at the storm.
The "Truth" is.
After every dark cloud,there is a silver lining.




"Who am I"

"Who am I"

This is a rhyme about the ALMIGHTY.
I found a Cd called DJ mag(mixed tape)
about six years ago.Some one stole it.
But the word was already planted in my heart.
It made an impact in my life,I believe it will
impact yours too.

People cant ignore,
the way He makes the thunder roar,
the lightning flash,
He separates the sun,moon and stars.

Many still wonders about there purpose and cause,
Hes got it in His book of rhymes,
Hes has an infinite time.

He is the amazing,never changing,ever remaining.
If you wanna step to my GOD,you cannot face Him.
Let there be, just one MC,
cause if we clever we will reverence to respect
"Him"

"Whats His name"
author, finisher,Alpha and Omega.
There is no "One" greater.

"Whats His name"
everlasting,mic blasting,King of glory,none before
"Him"

"Whats His name"
He walked amongst the ages,He saw time faded,
no "One" can,
rock the mic persistently with the same truth blazing.

Tell me have you ever heard of someone so
"AMAZING"


Summer Fun


This is Meeka ( front ) My niece Jayden ( back ) relaxin after a nice swim

THE CURE FOR FAS

Prevention Is the Key

FAS can be completely prevented by not drinking any alcohol during pregnancy.

FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME

When a woman drinks alcohol during pregnancy, she risks giving birth to a child who will pay the price — in mental and physical deficiencies — for his or her entire life.

Mother and Daughter


This is myself and my daughter Meeka spending some quality time together

WHAT IS SOCIAL MEDIA

Many of you interested in search engine optimisation or internet marketing may have heard of the term social media. It is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot nowadays in the search engine marketing world but, upon questioning, many people do not know what social media actually is and what types of websites are classed as social media websites.

So what is social media?

Essentially, social media incorporates the online technology and methods through which people can share content, personal opinions, swap different perspectives and insights into world issues and generally discuss the evolution of media in itself.

Social media website content can come in many shapes and forms:
  • Text - text is often used to put across opinions or write blog posts.
  • Images - images and photos can display anything from holiday photos to shots by professional photographers.
  • Audio - social media lets you create podcasts for users to download.
  • Video - video sites mean that you'll be able to record a video of your child's birthday for friends all over the world to see.

Prayer does wonders

This is my uncle Pastor Adams Praying over the couple's marriage

The Big Speech


This is my sister giving to family and friends

WHAT IS A BLOG?

‘A blog is basically a journal that is available on the web. The activity of updating a blog is “blogging” and someone who keeps a blog is a “blogger.” Blogs are typically updated daily using software that allows people with little or no technical background to update and maintain the blog. Postings on a blog are almost always arranged in cronological order with the most recent additions featured most prominantly

Chef's hard at work

These are my aunt's busy preparing dinner

The Reception Table


The reception was stunning

My sister's Alana's Wedding day

This is me (Far right ) witnessing my sister getting married at Home affairs

ACCIDENT ON THE N1


To all the road users be careful and keep your eys's on the road and don't drink and drive
keep a save following distance and keep the recommended speed limit.

in this pis is a accident just outside the Hugonoot Tunnel towards Worcester one person was killed the body is just in front of the police.

have a save journey in Jesus Name....

Motivation

Motivation For Today....

Standing for what you believe in regardless of the odds against you,
and the pressure that tears at your resistance
...is Courage.



Keeping a smile on your face when inside you feel like dying,
for the sake of supporting others
...is Strength.



Stopping at nothing and doing what's in your
heart that you know is right
...is Determination.



Doing more than is expected, to make another's life a little more bearable,
without uttering a single complaint
...is Compassion.



Helping a friend in need, no matter the time or effort,
to the best of your ability
...is Loyalty.



Holding your head high
And being the best you know you can be when life
seems to fall apart at your feet,
...is Fortitude.



Facing each difficulty with thoughts that
time will bring you better tomorrows,
And never giving up...
...is Confidence.

Have A Great Day!!!

Get Connected

Cell phones help us contact people anytime,anywhere.We also have a Spiritual cellphone, connecting us to God.Jesus is the sim card.The Holy Spirit is the charger.Prayer is the way we make calls.Free minutes are unlimited
GET DIALLING RIGHT AWAY!

GOLDEN VALLEY LODGE


I had the privileged to go and relax at Golden
valley Lodge it was very nice

Carry the Couch

A father wanted to carry a big table.He could have done it on his own,but asked his five-year old son to help him.The son carried 5% of the weight,while his dad carried 95%.The boy felt really special ,because he and his dad did it together.God can change this world all by himself,but he has lovingly decided to do it with his children

2 Corinthians6:1
As God's fellow workers we urge you not to receive God's grace in vain

Water is LIfe

Water is absolutely crucial for survival Man,Plants and Animals
Your spititual life can suffer,unless you drink of the water that Jesus offers you,If you want your life to have purpose,take deep draughts from the fountain of living water that christ offers you, and so I say keep in touch with the source
through Prayer and meditation then you will grow spiriyually
He invites you,

John 3:37

If anyone is thirsty,let him come to me and drink.

CRAYFISH PERMIT


In this pic i am applying for my crayfish permit.

You cannot do it on your own

It is a painful experience For you as a christian to discover that all your efforts
have been in vain.You have been working faithfully,yet the result is unsatisfactory.

If you are experiencing such a time right now,there are a few questions that you should ask yourself regarding the areas where you have failed:Did you follow your own selfish heart or did you honestly seek the will of God before you started? Did you make time for prayer,asking God if that was really what He expected of you - or did it merely fit in with your own plans

If you practice intimate fellowship with God on a daily basis,submitting all your plans and ideas to Him for approval and guidance,you will experience how the Holy Spirit takes over and guides you in the way that you should go.

John 15:4

"Remain in me,and I will remain in you.No branch can bear fruit by itself;it must remain in the vine.Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in M

The Road to Love and Life

Most of us have the human tendency to want to lead our own lives,and then still expect God's blessing.When things go wrong,we wonder how God could have allowed it.
The problem is that we did not seek God's approval or blessing for the plans that we made in the first place.We rush along the paths that we plan for ourselves with our own blind hearts and then wonder why things go so horribly wrong.

God's way to true life and love requires us to sacrifice every impure desire.Because His way is always the right one,it is the only safe way for the follower of Christ.

Psalm 86:11

Teach me Your way,O Lord,and will walk in Your truth;give me an undivided heart.

Be Sensible

There are many sincere people who can find it difficult to be tolerant towards people who differ from them.Their love is limited by their small-mindedness and often their ill feelings cause relationships with their fellow men to be damaged.
Such a disposition limits your spiritual growth,if you are one of these unfortunate people who stubbornly maintain that you cannot forgive,because of an injustice done to you.Take stock of your disposition,Who are you really hurting?
If you ruin relationships by keeping old wounds fresh,you will find that your own spirit becomes so bitter and perverse that even kindly disposed people will avoid you,and regardless of how deep your hurt is,and if you feel too severe to forgive,The cost of unforgiveness is too high and the price you pay is separation from God

1John2:9
Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in the darkness.

Running the race

Being a Woman ,I always have running list of things to do,Goals to set,Tasks waiting to be accomplished.Just when I checked off a few,I realize that I've added more to the list - Never ending

Thank God that his mercies are never ending
I encourage you let's run the race,Laying aside every weight,including the lists of things waiting to be done and the things that keep us from him.
Let's fix our eyes on JESUS,and run hard after him.In doing so we will run straight
into the Father's Loving Arms.

Hebrews 12:1-2

Therefore,since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses,let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.Let us fix our eyes on Jesus,the author and Perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

CRAIG "king" ROSS

When I Think About the Lord

When I Think About the Lord,
How He Saved Me, How He Raised Me,
How He Filled Me, With the Holy Ghost.
How He Healed Me, to the Uttermost.

When I Think About the Lord,
How He Picked Me Up and Turned Me Around,
How He Placed My Feet On Solid Ground

Chrous*

It Makes Me Wanna Shout,
Halleilujiah,
Thank You Jesus,
Lord, Your Worthy, of All the Glory, and All the Honor,
And All the Praise... (Repeat*)

I'm Excited For Tonight

We will be hosting an 'GOD Encounter' for the youth tonight at 7:30pm in Cape Town, Athlone, Bridgetown in 66 Tarentaal Road

We will be having an awesome time in GOD presence just worshiping GOD an praising HIS Holy Name

Come an join tonight at the Impact Centre when you enter Bridgetown in 66 Tarentaal Road an u can't seem to find the place ask anyone they'll know where you want to be

GOD Bless

That's What You Are To Me

Lord I Love To Call You Holy
Holy Is What You Are To Me
Lord I Love To Call You Holy
Holy Is What You Are
Yes Holy Is What You Are
Yes Holy Is What You Are To Me

Lord I Love To Call You Holy
Holy Is What You Are To Me
Lord I Love To Call You Holy
Holy Is What You Are
Yes Holy Is What You Are
Yes Holy Is What You Are To Me

Lord I Love To Call You Father
Father Is What You Are To Me
Lord I Love To Call You Father
A Father Is What You Are
A Father Is What You Are
A Father Is What You Are To Me

Lord I Love To Call You Faithful
Faithful Is What You Are To Me
Lord I Love To Call You Faithful
Faithful (That’s What You Are)
Faithful (That’s What You Are)
Faithful (Morning By Morning New Mercies We See)
Faithful (Great Is Your Faithfulness To Your People Lord)
Faithful (Faithful)
Faithful
Faithful (Is What You Are To Me)


Glory Song
Glory To Your Name
It Is To You
Shabach
That's What You Are To Me
There Is A Name
The Presence Of The Lord Is Here
Thou Art A Shield For Me

God has delivered us from the power of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. Colossians 1:13-17

hUMILITY

Definition : Humble
The Dictionary says that Humble means to have or show a low estimate
of one's own importance

This definition is helpful but it doesn't say completely what we mean by being humble.We are not unimportant - God thinks we are extremely important.we are important in our christian community too.we should show a low estimate of our importance and have a high regard for the importance of others.This means putting others first.

Phillipians 2:5-11
Jesus was important but he showed Humility.He put others first,including you and me.

A.C.T.S

This system is based on an acronym ( When the letters in a word stand for something )
and the acronym is nice and Biblical - it is ACTS




A is for Adoration
This is where we start - Loving , Adoring and Praising God.

C is for Confession
After praising God for how Great he is , we can see how unworthy we are.
So we ask him forgive you for the wrong stuff we've done today.

T is for Thanksgiving
Having received forgiveness , We can thank God for all the
Blessings he has given us.

S is for Supplication
We've thanked him for all we have , now we can ask.
We should ask for others , for both friends and enemies.
This is also called intercession.Finally we can ask God for ourselves,
all our Hopes , Joys and Fears our Dreams and our Needs.

Patience

We live in an instant world,most of us turn on a tap and get water.We flick a switch and have electricity.We have what we need when we want it .Sometimes , this attitude effects our whole life, including our spiritual life. How often do we expect an instant answer from God


Next time we pray for something,Why not also ask for PATIENCE ?

God is listening and will answer , but you may need to be patient.


Psalm 40:1


I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry.

Faith is key

We are all unique,being a Christian doesn't mean conforming to what other people think we should look like,or following religious rules in order for God to accept us.
It is all down to faith in Jesus .

Philippians 3:9
'... Now I am right with God, not because I followed the law, but because I believed in Christ.
God uses my faith to be right with him.'

The heavens INDEED declare the Glory of God! Psalm 19:1

The Good News:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made. John 1:1-3

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14

God demonstrated His love by sending His promised Son, the Savior and Messiah, Jesus Christ, and allowing Him to be crucified. God paid for our sins Himself. The Lord is good, just and merciful beyond our understanding.

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life". John 3:16

Seek God now. Humbly ask Him to forgive you of your sins. Jesus Christ paid the full price for sin on a Roman cross almost 2000 years ago. Seek His free gift of forgiveness and unending love.

Jesus Christ said: "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened." Matthew 7:7,8


Planning ahead without fail

Planning ahead without fail. Concentrating on the remaining effort can help reinforce commitment. Some might think they’ll get discouraged, however I haven’t found this to be the case because my tasks are bite sized and easy to finish. I’ve found it really helps to look at my goals and task lists periodically, so I can assess how much time it’ll take to do something and determine the best time to sit down and work on it.

Breaking things into bite sized chunks

Breaking things into bite sized chunks. Having broad high level goals are good but having an actionable plan is essential. A plan can identify how you can get from where you are to where you want go. Breaking goals into smaller actionable chunks (tasks) is great - it gives me motivation to start and allows me to get things done in one sitting.

Having well defined goals

Having well defined goals. I can’t stress the importance of this too much. Having goals which are well defined along good guidelines is key. I’ve found writing my goals down really helps. Whenever I get distracted, I read my goals and I’m reminded of what I am trying to do and why.

Salvation





John 3:16
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,that whoever believes in him shall
Not perish but have eternal life"

We have to acknowledge in our daily lives that Jesus have died for our SINS

NB: What has Jesus done for you today ? leave comment

Yesterday

At the end of each year we turn with eagerness to all that God has for the future, and yet anxiety is apt to arise when we remember our yesterdays. God will keep watch so that we will not be tripped up again by the same failures, as would undoubtedly happen if He were not our rear guard.

TALKING ABOUT HIV/AIDS

HIV is a virus that damages human immune cells. It weakens the immune system and, without treatment, leads most infected people to develop AIDS. Like all viruses, HIV infects the cells of a living organism in order to make new copies of itself. HIV can only be transmitted in certain ways and the purpose of this page is to explain how you can and can’t become infected.

HIV cannot live for long outside the body, so to be infected you need to allow some body fluid from an infected person to get inside your body.

HIV is found in blood and other body fluids such as semen and vaginal fluids. It cannot live for long outside the body, so to be infected with HIV you need to allow some body fluid from an infected person to get inside your body. The virus can enter the body via contact with the bloodstream or by passing through delicate mucous membranes, such as inside the vagina, rectum or urethra.

The most common ways that people become infected with HIV are:

  • having sexual intercourse with an infected partner.
  • injecting drugs using a needle or syringe that has been used by someone who is infected.
  • as a baby of an infected mother, during pregnancy, labour or delivery, or through breastfeeding.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A CHAMPION

Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them -- a desire, a dream, a vision.


Champions keep playing until they get it right.

All Things in Heaven and on Earth

International Standard Version (©2008)to usher in the fullness of the times and to bring together in the Messiah all things in heaven and on earth.
New American Standard Bible (©1995)with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him
GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)He planned to bring all of history to its goal in Christ. Then Christ would be the head of everything in heaven and on earth.
King James BibleThat in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
American King James VersionThat in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
American Standard Versionunto a dispensation of the fulness of the times, to sum up all things in Christ, the things in the heavens, and the things upon the earth; in him, I say,
Bible in Basic EnglishThe ordering of the times when they are complete, so that all things might come to a head in Christ, the things in heaven and the things on the earth; in him, I say,
Douay-Rheims BibleIn the dispensation of the fulness of times, to re-establish all things in Christ, that are in heaven and on earth, in him.
Darby Bible Translationfor the administration of the fulness of times; to head up all things in the Christ, the things in the heavens and the things upon the earth; in him,
English Revised Versionunto a dispensation of the fulness of the times, to sum up all things in Christ, the things in the heavens, and the things upon the earth; in him, I say,
Webster's Bible TranslationThat in the dispensation of the fullness of times he might collect in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
Weymouth New Testamentfor the government of the world when the times are ripe for it--the purpose which He has cherished in His own mind of restoring the whole creation to find its one Head in Christ; yes, things in Heaven and things on earth, to find their one Head in Him.
World English Bibleto an administration of the fullness of the times, to sum up all things in Christ, the things in the heavens, and the things on the earth, in him;
Young's Literal Translationin regard to the dispensation of the fulness of the times, to bring into one the whole in the Christ, both the things in the heavens, and the things upon the earth -- in him;

LEADERSHIP

Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.

Spiritual Blessing in the Heavenly Realm

International Standard Version (©2008)Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah! He has blessed us in the Messiah with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realm,
New American Standard Bible (©1995)Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,
GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! Through Christ, God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing that heaven has to offer.
King James BibleBlessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
American King James VersionBlessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
American Standard VersionBlessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ:
Bible in Basic EnglishPraise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has given us every blessing of the Spirit in the heavens in Christ:
Douay-Rheims BibleBlessed by the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with spiritual blessings in heavenly places, in Christ:
Darby Bible TranslationBlessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies in Christ;
English Revised VersionBlessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ:
Webster's Bible TranslationBlessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
Weymouth New TestamentBlessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has crowned us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ;
World English BibleBlessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ;
Young's Literal TranslationBlessed is the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who did bless us in every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,

Translations of the Word Of God

International Standard Version (©2008)And we know that for those who love God, that is, for those who are called according to his purpose, all things are working together for good.
New American Standard Bible (©1995)And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God-those whom he has called according to his plan.
King James BibleAnd we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
American King James VersionAnd we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
American Standard VersionAnd we know that to them that love God all things work together for good, even to them that are called according to his purpose.
Bible in Basic EnglishAnd we are conscious that all things are working together for good to those who have love for God, and have been marked out by his purpose.
Douay-Rheims BibleAnd we know that to them that love God, all things work together unto good, to such as, according to his purpose, are called to be saints.
Darby Bible TranslationBut we do know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to purpose.
English Revised VersionAnd we know that to them that love God all things work together for good, even to them that are called according to his purpose.
Webster's Bible TranslationAnd we know that all things work together for good, to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Weymouth New TestamentNow we know that for those who love God all things are working together for good--for those, I mean, whom with deliberate purpose He has called.
World English BibleWe know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose.
Young's Literal TranslationAnd we have known that to those loving God all things do work together for good, to those who are called according to purpose;

SUCCESS

You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.

Flaming enthusiasm, backed by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.

GOD hate sin thats why HE sent JESUS to die 4 US

New American Standard Bible (©1995)But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear.
GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)But your wrongs have separated you from your God, and your sins have made him hide his face so that he doesn't hear you.

King James BibleBut your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

American King James VersionBut your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

American Standard Versionbut your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, so that he will not hear.

Bible in Basic EnglishBut your sins have come between you and your God, and by your evil doings his face has been veiled from you, so that he will give you no answer.

Douay-Rheims BibleBut your iniquities have divided between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you that he should not hear.

Darby Bible Translationbut your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he doth not hear.

English Revised Versionbut your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

Webster's Bible TranslationBut your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

World English Biblebut your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.

Young's Literal TranslationBut your iniquities have been separating Between you and your God, And your sins have hidden The Presence from you -- from hearing.

but guess what? John 3vs16......

International Standard Version (©2008)"For this is how God loved the world: He gave his unique Son so that everyone who believes in him might not be lost but have eternal life.

New American Standard Bible (©1995)"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)God loved the world this way: He gave his only Son so that everyone who believes in him will not die but will have eternal life.

King James BibleFor God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

American King James VersionFor God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

American Standard VersionFor God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.

Bible in Basic EnglishFor God had such love for the world that he gave his only Son, so that whoever has faith in him may not come to destruction but have eternal life.

Douay-Rheims BibleFor God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting.

Darby Bible TranslationFor God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whosoever believes on him may not perish, but have life eternal.

English Revised VersionFor God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.

Webster's Bible TranslationFor God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Weymouth New TestamentFor so greatly did God love the world that He gave His only Son, that every one who trusts in Him may not perish but may have the Life of Ages.

World English BibleFor God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

Young's Literal Translationfor God did so love the world, that His Son -- the only begotten -- He gave, that every one who is believing in him may not perish, but may have life age-during.


The meaning of my name "CRAIG"

The boy's name Craig \c-raig\ is pronounced krayg. It is of Scottish and Gaelic origin, and its meaning is "rock, rocky". Comes from the word "crag". Also originally a Scottish surname. The name is now popular in the English-speaking world.

Craig has 3 variant forms: Craigie, Craik and Kraig.

Baby names that sound like Craig are Graig and Creik.

Craig is a very popular male first name and a very popular surname (source: 1990 U.S. Census). Displayed below is the baby name popularity trend for the boy's name Craig. Compare Craig with related baby names.

How to Teach Your Child to Avoid Drugs

  1. Be clear in your own mind on exactly why drugs are dangerous and why people still use them. Know what can they do to an individual physically and psychologically? What kind of people have used drugs? What kind of people still use illegal drugs? Know both the good and the bad, for example, what do some people claim drugs do spiritually?
  2. Do your best to instill self-confidence within your child as they grow up. A happy, comfortable and confident child with good self-esteem is in a better place to resist peer pressure when offered drugs.
  3. Sit down and talk with your children about illegal drug use once a year from age 10 and up. They may not want to talk about it, but coming up to them and straight-out telling them it's bad, and why, can be a big help.
  4. Talk to them about peer pressure. Let them know it's all right to say "No," even if it means a loss in friendship (although in that case, that person may not have ever been their "friend" in the first place).
  5. Give them examples of great people who were destroyed by drugs, people who died from overdoses, it will show them nobody is indestructible.

How to Deal With a Drug Addicted Family Member or Loved One

  1. Love the person no matter what course of action you decide to ultimately take. They are still important to you.
  2. Look into a program like Al-anon or Alateen. Consider seeking help from a school teacher, pastor or other family member.
  3. Understand the disease that your loved one has and try to encourage them to get help.
  4. Do not give up-you may be the key to helping them beat this.
  5. Take your loved one to AA or NA meetings, if they want to go. Sometimes, talking to an alcoholic or addict that is in recovery can help you find a good course of action.
  6. Educate yourself on the disease of alcoholism and drug addiction.
  7. Consider doing an intervention with help from a professional interventionist.
  8. Be patient and understanding to him/her.
  9. Stay the course and pray.

1 Corinthians 13:8

International Standard Version (©2008)Love never fails. Now if there are prophecies, they will be done away with. If there are languages, they will cease. If there is knowledge, it will be done away with.
New American Standard Bible (©1995)Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away.
GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)Love never comes to an end. There is the gift of speaking what God has revealed, but it will no longer be used. There is the gift of speaking in other languages, but it will stop by itself. There is the gift of knowledge, but it will no longer be used.
King James BibleCharity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
American King James VersionCharity never fails: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
American Standard VersionLove never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall be done away; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall be done away.
Bible in Basic EnglishThough the prophet's word may come to an end, tongues come to nothing, and knowledge have no more value, love has no end.
Douay-Rheims BibleCharity never falleth away: whether prophecies shall be made void, or tongues shall cease, or knowledge shall be destroyed.
Darby Bible TranslationLove never fails; but whether prophecies, they shall be done away; or tongues, they shall cease; or knowledge, it shall be done away.
English Revised VersionLove never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall be done away; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall be done away.
Webster's Bible TranslationCharity never faileth: but whether there are prophecies, they shall fail; whether there are languages, they shall cease; whether there is knowledge, it shall vanish away.
Weymouth New TestamentLove never fails. But if there are prophecies, they will be done away with; if there are languages, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be brought to an end.
World English BibleLove never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will be done away with. Where there are various languages, they will cease. Where there is knowledge, it will be done away with.
Young's Literal TranslationThe love doth never fail; and whether there be prophecies, they shall become useless; whether tongues, they shall cease; whether knowledge, it shall become useless;

SUPPORT TIPS

  • Be careful and find the plan that works best for you.
  • Consider a support group like AA - they usually have fun stuff to do together.
  • Join the local community center for weekly sporting events. There are leagues for people of all skill levels.
  • Get involved! Join clubs or organizations that share common goals, interests, or beliefs.
  • You should note that, let's say if you used to drink alot or if you took drugs earlier(It doesnt matter if its a month, a year or three years ago) a desire to do that again might kick in in the least expecting moment, so the key here is to think about taking alcohol/drugs as less as possible and keep away from places and people where you might get some.

How to Have Fun Without Drugs and Alcohol

So, you used to drink like a fish, but you have decided to to quit. Or maybe, you loved to smoke marijuana, but you find it immature now. Here is how you can still enjoy yourself, without the drugs and alcohol.

  1. If you used to be an alcoholic, do not hang out in bars. Being in a bar will just likely trigger that urge to drink.
  2. Avoid old drinking or drug buddies. Yes, they are your best friends, or so you think. If they really are best friends, they will be respectful of your choice to change your lifestyle and will be there for you in the end.
  3. Enjoy life. Take up exercise or outdoor sports, such as rock climbing. You will then start to feel the natural highs that the body can enjoy.
  4. Be a designated driver. You are keeping your friends safe and out of trouble this way - this also makes you a good friend.
  5. Rediscover the art of meaningful conversation. It is amazing when two people in a coffee shop or diner have a great, intelligent conversation. It is so much better than inane chatter telling one another how "wasted" you feel.
  6. Enjoy the feeling of being 100% in control, and knowing that you are totally safe and are a LOT less likely to embarrass yourself.


HOW TO SAY NO TO DRUGS

  • Be aware of your talents, skills and accomplishments so you can think of them when you feel worthless.
  • Realize that you can create your own "buzz", or happy feelings, by caring about, and building, your future.
  • Past accomplishments are key. If you succeeded before, you can do it again.
  • Think about what you enjoy doing the most.
  • You can never look back at a substance-abusing episode with pride, but you can when recalling how you utilized your skills.
  • Closely examine what has made you feel valuable in the past, as we don't hurt what we value.


When I think 2 years back

I see a change, I see a big difference, I see a totally renewed person yet I'm still being renewed everyday by my Heavenly FATHER

The way I speak is Different, the way I walk in the street is even different to what it was 2 years down the line, but now we look up the line whats Gods thoughts for my life the big question everyone has. Well I don't go there but I surely take care of those thoughts by keeping on with what is right so that I don't miss out on those thoughts hallelujah......!

Today I wanna let you know that Jesus has spoken and he says; "I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper and not to harm you plans to give you a hope and greater future says the LORD
"The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning,
But the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.
It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise than for a man to hear the song of fools.
For like the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool.
This also is vanity." Ecclesiastes 7:4-6

He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed." Proverbs 13:20

"The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who heeds counsel is wise." Proverbs 12:15

"HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD"

HE Created the Heaven The Heavens The Heavens aannnnnnnnnnnnd The Earth, How Great isn't HE, how great is our GOD how great is HE!

Choosing God's Wisdom

Faith: Choosing God's wisdom over our own ideas.

The Holy Bible is a great treasure of wisdom and truth about God, about life, and about eternity. For example, consider the following words of spiritual and practical wisdom:

"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding." (Proverbs 3:5)

Be Patient

Often it can feel like forever before a youngster gets his story out. As adults, we're tempted to finish the child's sentence for him, filling in words and phrases in an effort to hear the point sooner. Try to resist this impulse. By listening patiently, we allow our children to think at their own pace and we are letting them know that they are worthy of our time.

GOD CREATED US FOR HIS GLORY (Isaiah 43:1-7)

I will listen to GOD and do as GOD commands of me

Start Early

Kids are hearing about and forced to cope with tough issues at increasingly early ages, often before they are ready to understand all aspects of these complicated ideas. Additionally, medical research and public health data tells us that when young children want information, advice and guidance, they turn to their parents first. Once they reach the teenage years, they tend to depend more on friends, the media and other outsiders for their information. As a parent, you have a wonderful opportunity to talk with your child about these issues first, before anyone else can confuse your child with incorrect information or explanations that lack the sense of values you want to instill. We need to take advantage of this "window of opportunity" with young children and talk with them earlier and more often, particularly about tough issues like sex, HIV/AIDS, violence, alcohol and drugs.

IMPACT CENTRE's DAY OUT



Talking With Kids About HIV and AIDS

As upsetting and confusing as it can be to bring up the subject of AIDS with young children, it's essential to do so. By the time they reach third grade, research shows that as many as 93 percent of children have already heard about the illness. Yet, while kids are hearing about HIV/AIDS early on, what they are learning is often inaccurate and frightening. You can set the record straight -- if you know the facts yourself. HIV is transmitted from person to person through contact with blood, semen, vaginal fluid, or breast milk. HIV can be prevented by using latex condoms during sex, not sharing "drug needles," and avoiding contact with another person's bodily fluids. So stay informed. Sharing this information with your youngster can keep her safe and calm her fears. Finally, talking with your child about AIDS lays the groundwork for any future conversations about AIDS-preventative behavior. Here are some tips on how to get started:

Why do people take bad or illegal drugs?

There are lots of reasons. Maybe they don't know how dangerous they are. Or maybe they feel bad about themselves or don't know how to handle their problems. Or maybe they don't have parents they can talk to. Why do you think they do it?

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