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Christian Carnival ii – July 21

Help others. That one idea has been popping up around me for the last several months. I have spent so much time trying to figure out MY benefit for different tasks that sometimes I miss out on just being a blessing to others.

I agreed to host the Christian Carnival and have discovered that just when I think I understand why I do what I do, another reason comes to light. These last several days I have been blessed to discover a number of new and interesting websites that I might have continued to miss without stepping out to help others.

My tour started over at In a Clay Pot. Crystal shares My Joy and My Crown that reminds me of the importance of purpose and place.

The words that Crystal offered led into thoughts about how to live in the world.

Jose Anajero offered a great post about desiring fame. Becoming well known can be a huge benefit but does it conflict with God’s purpose in my life? Fame – Is it Wrong to Desire to be Famous gave me plenty of food for thought.

The world constantly pulls on us. Kaleb shares how the man that touched the world with the movie about the Passion fell so hard in recent years.

One of the oldest arguments stems around which came first and scientist have finally proven what most Christians already know – the chicken came first. Loswl over at Inspikes shares the whole story.

Understanding God’s Purpose for me starts with knowing that God exists. The NZ Atheist Campaign is discussed over at Mandm with some interesting points made by Matt.

The world will always have its opinions and Christians need to be prepared to deal with the arguments and accusations that might come along. Paul Manta brings to light to The Christian Delusion with The Infidel Delusion.

Christians may not be of this world, but we do still live in this world. Paul Gable brings up some interesting points in No Mosque at Ground Zero about the world, the U S Constitution and religions.

Thinking about people brings to mind the need to reach out and help others.

Barry Wallace talks about reaching out to the community through Vacation Bible School over at Who Am I.

Dealing with slavery seems like something for the history books. The reality of the slave trade is brought to light by Rodney Olsen in Not for Sale over at RodneyOlsen.net.

Missionaries spend their lives reaching out to help others, but may find lack in their own lives. Ridge Burns talks about the importance of a home church in the lives of missionaries in Home Church over at amfmissions.

Pursuing a life of service in full time ministry takes a dedication beyond anything most people can imagine. Philip Lopez gives some great tips about what it takes to make it in seminary.

A life of helping others only begins the process of making the changes in self that will lead to a life fulfilled.

Russ White starts us off with some of the changes in Salvation and Transformation over at Thinking in Christ. He shares the importance of fruit in a Christian’s life.

Jeremy helps find the balance between helping and hurting over at Parableman with a discussion on Welfare Alienation.

The economy had many people scrambling, but how should Christians deal with this part of life? Joe Plemon offers some pointers from the top financial experts in the Bible.

The Bible has all of the answers and Free Money Finance reveals how following the precepts in the Bible can help to make your career a success.

Building success and keeping that success are two complete different journeys. Facing death (or even a little turbulence) can bring to the forefront the importance of putting finances in order. Use the checklist from ChristianPF to get your affairs in order.

Surviving this world alone will not happen. We are called to life each other up and encourage one another in the journey. These posts and these websites can help you find a little guidance, understanding, joy or encouragement as you move through the day in this world.

3 Responses to Christian Carnival ii – July 21

  1. Joe Plemon July 22, 2010 at 7:09 AM #

    Thanks for hosting – lots of great reading here – and including my post. Greatly appreciated.

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