Powerful Quotes


                                        Rev. L. Goodwin



Give a lot, expect a lot, and if you don’t get it, prune

Thomas J. Peters


Eagles don’t flock – you have to find them one at a time

H. Rops Perot


Great  men are rarely isolated peaks, they are the summit of the ranges

Thomas Wentworth – Storrow Higginson


Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.



Showing is up is 80 per cent of life.

Woody Allen


The meek shall inherit the earth . . . . but the strong shall retain the mineral rights.



Accept the challenge of mountain-top tasks and glory in a job well done.



Everytime you win, you’re reborn; when you lose, you die a little.

George Allen


Christian Testimony


                                   Quincy Owusu Ayebie




BIRMINGHAM City’s hopes of a return to the Premiership have been boosted after signing a star who prays and worships God before matches.


African Quincy Owusu-Abeyie revealed the spiritual closeness of his national team Ghana.


He told reporters: “When we are together with the Ghana team we pray a lot.”


“Praying has always been important to me, it comes from my family.


“Of course, you really want to have God on your side when you play football, and it’s the same in Ghana. Usually after dinner, we pray for half an hour or 45 minutes, and then sing a song in our own language when we are all together.


“Praying is a very regular thing, we do it before and after every training session.”


The well-schooled forward has gained a wealth of experience across the continent after coming through the ranks of the Netherlands giants Ajax.


He may be on 22, but Quincy’s career has already taken him from Arsenal to Moscow and back to England with Birmingham via Spain, following a loan spell with Celta Vigo.


However, the Blues forward is only a year into his international career. having just been given clearance to play for Ghana last January, when he joined other young colleagues.




The Amsterdam-born attacker represented Holland Under 21s having first turned out for the country of his birth as a 15-year-old.


However, in January 2007, Quincy pledged his allegiance to Ghana, his parents home country, and after a bid for international clearance he was granted permission to turn out for the Black Stars.



Contemporary Considerations


                                           Rev. E. Anderson

by Rick Warren

“Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” – Luke 2:14 (NKJV)

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· Peace with God (spiritual) – “Now that we have been put right with God through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1 TEV).

· Peace of God (emotional) – “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7 NLT).

· Peace with each other (relational) – “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God” (Matthew 5:9 KJV).

“It makes no difference who you are or where you’re from – if you want God and are ready to do as he says, the door is open” (Acts 10:35 MSG).

A Prayer of Thanksgiving to God

God, I have so much joy right now, knowing that you decided to send Jesus to earth so I could be saved from a life of hopelessness and sin and be a peacemaker for you. I recognize in this moment that you saved my life when you sent Jesus, and that because of Jesus I now can live a life of joy, purpose, peace, and love. I hold onto that hope today. When I look at the world around me, I see so many people who are struggling with stressful, meaningless, chaotic lives without loving, caring relationships. That was my life before you saved me. To say I am grateful doesn’t begin to express what I am feeling. I just know I have a sense of meaning and peace I have never had before and could never get on my own strength – and I am full of amazing happiness.

I feel like celebrating right now, knowing that I am now on your side, instead of being at war with you. I know that with you I will never again be lost and alone .I am a new person today, and I recognize what I have just been given. I pray that, as I continue to grow spiritually every day, I will come to understand everything you have just accomplished in my life .By faith, I know I can trust you to be in my life today – and every day. I know I can count on you when things get tough, and knowing I will spend eternity in your presence gives me such hope!

Thank you, Jesus, for the peace you have given me. I pray you will use me as an instrument of that peace so I can help my family, friends, and the world in which I live.I feel so different right now, knowing that you and I are now OK, knowing I am on the road to a deeper understanding of what it means to live for an audience of one.I ask you to help me pray when I become upset so that I will have your peace in any situation I face – good or bad. Help me to get ready to help other people as others have already helped me. I want to make a difference in this world, and I want to help everyone I meet have the same hope I now have.I can’t do this alone, so I ask you to make me a peacemaker.

Thank you for loving me. Thank you for saving me. And thank you for giving me a peace I have never known before. May everything I do, from this day on, reflect these same qualities as I tell others what you just did for