BRANDS INCREASINGLY SEEK to provide “frictionless” experiences—a sense of ease and efficiency that enables users to engage with them on their terms. However, in a small but growing number of cases, frictionless means eliminating cash as an accepted payment method. This is a seemingly minor but significant shift in the retail landscape. As a society, it signals a shift away from inclusive commerce toward what might better be described as the age of the preferred customer. Click link for more: https://www.wired.com/story/cashless-retail-excludes-customers-in-the-name-of-efficiency/ Continue reading Cashless Stores Alienate Customers in the Name of Efficiency | WIRED
By S.E. Miller In Safe in the Shepherd’s Arms, Author Max Lucado noted sheep need protection from adders. Adders are small brown snakes that live underground, they pop out of the ground to bite the sheep on the nose. The small bite on the nose will cause an infection and the sheep may die. To prevent the adder from popping out of the hole the shepherd anoints the hole with oil to prevent the snake from climbing out! He can’t climb out but slides back into the hole. When we remain under the shepherds care he prevents the serpent (that … Continue reading Godly Fear vs. Worldly Fear
There is much debate and consternation about immigration today. Yet, God has told us how to deal with the matter. In the bible you will discover His instructions are fair and just for the nation accepting immigrants and the immigrants themselves. In the book of Numbers, God addressed the nation’s leaders, telling them to treat immigrants/strangers fairly. They were told not to oppress immigrants with unjust laws. And immigrants were told to obey the nation’s laws. Listed below are five guidelines God gave His nation regarding immigration. He refers to immigrants as strangers, sojourners or foreigners. Number 1: God designated sanctuary/cities … Continue reading What the Bible Says About Immigration
by S.E.Miller Image courtesy of marcolm at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Dr. Dwight L. Carlson said in his book “Why Do Christians Shoot Their Wounded” “Traumatic childhood experiences and traumatic events experienced in adulthood may manifest themselves in various ways throughout life; poor school performance, difficulty in trusting others, low self- esteem, hysterical symptoms, psychosomatic illnesses, obnoxious or antisocial behavior, difficulty establishing peer relationships, impulsiveness, violence, overly compliant behavior, eating disorders and the inability to enjoy a healthy intimate relationship that exists between man and woman, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, manic depression, panic attacks.” Carlson said Christians often inflict more harm upon the … Continue reading Why Do Christians Shoot Their Wounded
By Ed Watts I believe the Lord is calling us to consider 2 Kings 5:13. In 2 Kings 5:13 Naaman’s servants went to him and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, ‘Wash and be cleansed’!” Naaman almost missed his moment of transformation because of PRIDE & the Wisdom of Man. The Bridegroom, Jesus, is calling His Bride to the WATERS to wash and be cleansed! I truly believe the LORD is calling His Church to fill the baptismal … Continue reading It’s Time to Re-form The Body of Christ Back to His Image!
By Rod McTaggart We are living in the days of great deception on demand, where we have a prophetic culture that serves encouragement at the expense of truth. Jeremiah 23:11-12 speaks of this: “Both prophet and priest are ungodly; even in my house I have found their evil, declares the LORD. Therefore their way shall be to them like slippery paths in the darkness, into which they shall be driven and fall, for I will bring disaster upon them in the year of their punishment, declares the LORD”. I hold a high value for prophecy and I’ve taught on it … Continue reading It’s Time for the “Issachar” Anointing
by Rod McTaggart Some are saying this is the year of The Word. I have said that this is a year in which we will see signs, wonders and miracles because of God’s word. We are going to need them because of the events that are rapidly taking place. But there is one thing that we must come to recognize, and that is our purpose and destiny hinges on obedience. Every preacher in the New Testament, including Jesus, emphasized conduct, behavioral change, and obedience. Many hyper-grace preachers calls those who believe this legalistic, and accuses them of being “sin conscious”. … Continue reading Are You Preparing for His Return?