LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ — Chris Corso, creator and owner of Godblessyoutalkingcarhorn.com, says, “GBYTCH is not in the business of selling horns, but in the business of making smiles. God bless you talking car horn’s doors are open to all – Christians, Catholics, Baptists, Presbyterian, Muslims, Jewish and even the non-religious. It is a very unique car horn, like no others.”
Owners of Godblessyoutalkingcarhorn simply press the remote on their key tag and listen to “God Bless You” at just right level, not too loud- but not intrusive.
“It’s a quiet retort to an angry horn, most of the time it’s a smile maker,” observed Corso. Pulling out of a parking space into traffic, toot the GBY horn to the person that gives you a break, It’s a smile. Stop to allow a family to cross the street, toot GBY it’s a smile. A sneeze by someone as you sit at a red light…toot GBY it’s a smile. And if you can handle a little extra attention at church on Sunday, toot GBY in a church parking lot, many smiles.
These are just some of the examples founder Chris Corso offers up. Test marketing is being done in Texas, Oklahoma, as well as in Southern California. Comments such as “Amen, and I want one,” have been received.
At $49.95 “You can create miles and miles of smiles, coming and going, theirs and yours, day in week out.” Corso says, “It’s in God’s hands now or should I say, in God’s horn?”
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WASHINGTON (NRB) – Dr. R.C. Sproul, founder of Ligonier Ministries, went to be with the Lord today (December 14) at the age of 78, the ministry announced.
“He died peacefully after being hospitalized twelve days ago due to severe respiratory difficulties exacerbated by the flu and complicated by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),” reported Chris Larson, president & CEO of Ligonier, a longtime NRB member.
The ministry said it will publish details about the memorial service and provide an opportunity to leave a note of appreciation for Sproul’s ministry at RCSproul.com.
“This popular teacher is now with the One who loves him most, and we both rejoice for Dr. Sproul and mourn for all who will miss him,” said NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson. “For more than five decades, the Lord has used Dr. Sproul to spread the life-changing truths of biblical Christianity and to expose people to the grace and the knowledge of the Lord. From the inquiring skeptic to the growing Christian, Dr. Sproul has impacted countless lives. And so, today, we give thanks to God for his life and for his ministry.”
An ordained teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America, Sproul was heard on the radio program Renewing Your Mind, which is broadcast in the United States and around the world. He wrote more than 100 books, including The Holiness of God and Everyone’s a Theologian. In addition to serving as founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries, an international Christian education and discipleship organization located near Orlando, Sproul was co-pastor of Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Florida; chancellor of Reformation Bible College; and executive editor of Tabletalkmagazine. He also served as general editor of the Reformation Study Bible.
Earlier this year, Sproul was one of five speakers who delivered an address on a “Sola” of the Protestant Reformation during the annual NRB International Christian Media Convention. Sproul spoke on the topic of “Sola Scriptura” (Scripture alone) – one of five Latin phrases that emerged during the Reformation to summarize the Reformers’ theological convictions about the essentials of Christianity.
In February 2016, Sproul was inducted into the NRB Hall of Fame – NRB’s most prestigious award. The Hall of Fame award is presented to an individual NRB member for invaluable contribution to the field of Christian communications, exhibition of the highest standards, and evidence of faithfulness in Christ.
(Katy,Texas) Rev. Robert A. Crutchfield,founder of FaithInspires.Org released the following statement after hearing about today’s mass church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas. ” It is a sad day for Texas, for all Christians, and all people of sincere faith. Anytime violence strikes a place of worship, particularly on the Sabbath, the hurt burrows deep. Any motive if known has not yet been made public. Even so we cannot remake this world according to any one tragedy. Neither can we regulate such tragedies away. We can however rededicate ourselves to what our faith teaches us. We live in a fallen world, one which desperately needs our example. What we can do is rededicate ourselves to reaching out to those around us. To sharing Christ’s compassion to those who are hurting. To befriend those who are struggling and feel alone. The root causes of such tragedies must be discovered and met head on with what scripture has taught us.”
Crutchfield went on to say ” As always we engage in ongoing prayer, first of all for the first responders many of whom must live the rest of their lives dealing with the horrors of events such as we saw today. Even more so we pray that God will endure with the families of those killed, the injured and their families, The First Baptist Church family and everyone in Sutherland Springs. May his comfort and strength remain with them long after the headlines have faded. ”
Crutchfield is an internationally known bi-vocational minister and Christian writer based in Katy, Texas. He is a Christian Healing Expert at SelfGrowth.Com the world’s leading self help website. He has created many articles and videos dealing with Christians and crisis. He was one of four people quoted by ChristianHeadlines.Com following the death of Nancy Reagan. Find him on YouTube
DALLAS, Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Christmas Decor, a leading holiday lighting and decorating franchise, has teamed up with Birds Eye View Project to launch Patriotic Pines in an effort to show support and bring awareness to military and first responder communities across the United States. At a time when our nation seems so much at odds, the partnership aims to play a role in spreading efforts of unity, hope, and appreciation for the country and those who spend their days protecting our way of life.
Christmas Decor and its network of 250+ operators will be donating the red, white, and blue Christmas trees and garland flags to military families, VA hospitals, VFW lodges, military recruiting stations, local police stations, and fire departments across the country this holiday season. Additionally, retail orders can be made at www.patrioticpine.com if individuals are interested in aiding in the awareness effort or donating to local organizations.
“We have taken the humble symbol of the American flag and created a line of products that allow each and every American to show their support and thanks for military families, veterans, and first responders,” stated Rayan Parrott, founder of Birds Eye View Project. “We believe with the help of Christmas Decor, we can spread a message of unity, pride, and support for our brave men and women at a time when our country needs it the most.”
The partnership formed when Dallas-based philanthropist and former Navy SEAL, Ryan Parrott decided to expand Patriotic Pine to a national level by connecting with Christmas Decor’s parent company, The Decor Group. The idea began as a way to honor U.S. military members who cannot be home for the holidays. At a time of year when many spend their days with family and loved ones, others do not have that luxury. They are the brave men and women of our armed forces and first responders protecting our country and daily way of life.
“When we were approached by the Birds Eye View Project with an opportunity to partner with an amazing cause like Patriotic Pines, it was another wonderful opportunity to support a group of people who we admire and aim to appreciate,” stated Brandon Stephens, president of Christmas Decor. “This program complements our existing Decorated Family Program which is in its 15th year of transforming the homes of servicemen and women each holiday season. These efforts are the least we can do for those who risk their lives of us daily.”
Now a seasonal tradition, hundreds of franchisees nationwide participate in the Decorated Family Program by donating products, resources, and time to decorate the homes of local military families with lights, garland, ornaments, and other trimmings. Following the decorating process, each decked out home is revealed during a surprise ceremony.
Operating in more than 300 markets and 49 states, Christmas Decor, Inc. is the largest professional holiday and event decorating franchise. The company offers complete decorating service programs including unique display design, installation, maintenance, and removal of holiday lighting and decorations – alleviating decorating stress while delivering the look customers want within a reasonable budget.
For more information on Christmas Decor and to find a local operator, please visit http://www.christmasdecor.net/
About Christmas Decor
Since its inception in 1986, Christmas Decor has risen to become the premier holiday lighting and decorating company in North America. The Texas-based company was founded by Blake Smith as an off-season supplement to his landscape business and as a method to provide year-round work for employees. Christmas Decor quickly emerged as a viable business opportunity and today, operates in more than 300 markets in 49 states and Canada. Christmas Decor is highly revered in its field and has received consistent recognition for its efforts, including its popular Decorated Family Programwhich has been featured on The TODAY Show, TIME.com, CNN and FOX, among others. For more information, visit www.christmasdecor.net.
About Birds Eye View Project
Birds Eye View Project generates awareness and raises funds for charities supporting veterans and first responders. Former US Navy SEAL Ryan “Birdman” Parrott, and other Veterans offer an up close and personal look at the extreme needs of veterans and first responders, as well as the people and organizations working to help them realize nothing is impossible, even the most extreme challenges. 2017 Beneficiary organizations include: Sons of the Flag, Carry the Load, 22Kill, Adaptive Training Foundation, America’s Mighty Warriors, Base Camp 40, Rebuilding Warriors, and Rosecrance Florian. Visit #Birdseyeviewproject and www.birdseyeviewproject.org for more information.
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I don’t often write poetry, but the muse struck the other night while I was watching T.V. with my wife. The poem below is the end result of what the Lord gave me. The inspiration I got was that people would somehow make it part of their wedding celebrations. If you find a way to make it part of yours, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me about it. I look forward to hearing about how the Lord’s vision found a place in your special day.
God Found the One for Me.
By Rev. Robert A. Crutchfield, FaithInspires.Org
I searched and Searched but did not find.
My days and nights were equally empty
My heart knew you, but we had not met.
God Found the One for Me.
People suggested others, but they were not you.
Faint copies were all around me.
None of them came close to being you.
God Found the One for Me.
I prayed over and over for my missing half.
I prayed for God to show me his choice for my mate.
I prayed for Him to bring us together at last.
God Found the One for Me.
Then finally the moment I prayed for came
From the first instant, it was if I always knew you.
My loneliness and emptiness, died the day we met.
God Found the One for Me.
(Katy, Texas) Rev. Robert A. Crutchfield, Christian Growth and Healing Expert at SelfGrowth.Com and founder of Faithinspires.Org released the following statement after Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas,
” I awoke a little while ago to news of the horrific massacre in Las Vegas Last night. My heart breaks for the people killed and injured and their families. No word on the shooter’s motive has been released. Even the first thought that struck me was that hearts and minds need to be changed away from the climate of Anger, Frustration, and violence that has been increasing across the country the last few years.
NO ONE can heal or change hearts and minds like Jesus Christ. This is why I encourage so much prayer following tragedies like this. Such events are beyond our understanding, much less our ability to prevent them.
I pray that those killed, injured, and their families receive God’s mercy, strength and comfort. I also pray that God have mercy on our nation and lead us to heal those things that are working so hard to divide us.”
Pastor Crutchfield can also be seen on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/RobertCrutchfieldPastor
LONDON, Sept. 18, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Keith & Kristyn Getty were this week honored at the Houses of Parliament in London, England to mark Keith’s Officer of the British Empire (OBE) award in June by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The evening, hosted at St Mary’s Undercroft set beneath the Palace of Westminster celebrated the Getty’s contribution to music and hymn writing through their re-popularizing of hymns. The event marked the first occasion in which an OBE has been given to an individual who is actively involved in the world of contemporary church music.
Beyond just their work as hymn writers, Keith Getty and his wife Kristyn have spent the last decade as ambassadors of the genre. An estimated 40-50 million people are singing Getty hymns in church services each year, include the eponymous In Christ Alone (co-written with Stuart Townend) which has become of the one most-frequently-sung in US churches over the last decade.
Getty says, “Obviously to receive the OBE has been a great honor, but to sing hymns in as intimate and prestigious a venue as the chapel of St. Mary’s Undercroft is one of those moments neither Kristyn, nor I will ever forget.”
The event also marked the “pre-launch” of Sing!, a book inspired in part by the reformer Martin Luther in this the 500th anniversary of The reformation, made all the more poignant as the Houses of Parliament was the seat of the reformation.
Alongside the OBE celebrations, the Getty’s announced that their upcoming Getty Music Worship Conference: Sing! will be global live simulcasted from September 18th – 20th. Audiences from the USA and around the world will have the opportunity to hear celebrated speakers including the Gettys, Alistair Begg, D.A. Carson, David Platt, Joni Eareckson Tada and over 50 other speakers and seminar leaders. Four thousand people will attend this sold-out conference in person from around the world, but live simulcast registration is now open and Getty is keen for the churches across America to join them.
Keith continues, “We would love for churches across the United States to register for the live simulcast and be equipped to release even greater potential through their worship.”
The simulcast will include an exclusive concert at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN with special guests Stuart Townend, Ricky Skaggs and more.
To register for the Getty Music Worship Conference: Sing! live simulcast go to http://www.gettymusicworshipconference.com.
This article strays a bit from our usual topics. However I feel it contains information many Christians will find both interesting and useful. I also feel strongly the the Christian Church in all its many flavors is uniquely positioned and qualified to help mount the challenges it highlights. -Pastor Crutchfield.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Thirty percent (127,819) of children in foster care are being raised by grandparents or other relatives, a six percent increase since 2008. In the wake of the opioid epidemic, that number is even more dramatic in the states hardest hit by the opioid epidemic like Ohio, which saw a 62 percent increase in the number of children placed with relatives in foster care since 2010. For each child in foster care with a relative, there are 20 children outside of the system with a relative.
According to a new report by Generations United, grandparents and other relatives who step in to care for children, play an important role in mitigating trauma, which children in the child welfare system experience at starkly higher rates than the general population.
More than half of the children in the child welfare system have endured four or more adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), leaving them 12 times more likely to have negative health outcomes – substance use disorders, mental health problems, and engaging in aggressive or risky behaviors – than the general child population.
“Growing up with a childhood full of trauma and abuse, there were very few moments where I felt safe and very few people with whom I felt protected. Being put into my uncle’s care was the best decision that could have ever been made for me,” explained Kindra, whose last name is withheld to protect her privacy. “It wasn’t an easy road by any means, but I have no doubt in that it completely saved my life.”
Compared to those in care with non-relatives, children in foster care with relatives have more stable and safe childhoods and a greater likelihood of having a permanent home. The have better mental and behavioral health, and are more likely to report always feeling loved.
“These relatives are the loving and protective arms for babies, children and youth who’ve experience trauma,” said Donna Butts, executive director of Generations United. “They are caring for children with multiple high-level needs and they should get the support required for the families to thrive.”
Unlike parents or foster parents who plan for months or years to care for a child, grandparents or other relative caregivers usually step into their roles unexpectedly. At a moment’s notice, they are forced to navigate complex systems to help meet the physical and cognitive health challenges of the children who come into their care. Grandfamilies are less likely than foster families to have access to specialized training and support from professionals that have expertise in helping children, who have experienced trauma, heal.
“One thing I know to be true: you can’t love away the effects of trauma from neglect and abuse,” said Jan Wagner, grandparent caregiver, Michigan. “Our children need the same amount of intensive therapy and services as a traditional foster placement and we, as their caregiver desperately need the same to help them heal.”
Among the report’s recommendations:
- Reform federal child welfare financing to provide more trauma-informed support to prevent children from entering or re-entering foster care
- Increase availability of and access to trauma training and supports designed for grandfamilies
- Address barriers to licensing relatives as foster parents
- Ensure grandfamilies not licensed as foster parents can access financial assistance to meet children’s needs
Generations United will release The 2017 State of Grandfamilies in America report Sept. 13 at a reception, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, in room G-11 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
Generations United will honor Senator Susan Collins (Maine) and Senator Bob Casey (Pennsylvania) with its 2017 Grandfamilies Champion Awards at the event.
The report, which also includes a resource list and profiles of grandfamilies, will be available at www.gu.org on Sunday, Sept. 10th. For an advanced copy or to schedule an interview with one of our experts, contact Alan King at email@example.com. (An expert can also do interviews in Spanish.)
Generations United is home to the National Center on Grandfamilies, a leading voice for issues affecting families headed by grandparents and other relatives. Through the Center, Generations United leads an advisory group of organizations, caregivers and youth that set the national agenda to advance public will in support of these families. www.gu.org
SOURCE Generations United