[HCH] Here's 10 L's to motivate you for 2021
Dec 30, 2020 10:38 pm
Hello lovely ladies,
I'm excited for the new year ahead. It might turn out much more difficult than 2020 -- but you know what? God is still in control, and He is still on the throne!
God is good ALL the time...and if you can't see those DAILY blessings, you aren't looking hard enough! (*See Psalm 68:19)
Don't set resolutions that get forgotten....set priorities and goals.
Let's work this new year on getting our priorities in the right order!
Let's be busy this new year serving God and pointing others to Christ!
Let's be busy this new year working on our spiritual growth!
*QUESTION: What is YOUR plan to grow spiritually this year? Is it a priority?
We need to set aside time DAILY for building our relationship with God by reading our Bible and praying.
Tomorrow, watch for my email on the new Bible reading schedule.
(Plus, some VERY FUN printables coming up this year!)
Here's 10 L's that I jotted down to motivate you for 2021 -- Write them down in your journal!
Look Up More! (Jesus is coming soon!)
Lean on God More!
Limit Distractions More!
Love Others More!
Live for God More!
Lead Others to Christ More!
Let God Lead More!
My Friend, Keep Walking in FAITH,
Rhonda White (firstname.lastname@example.org)
~ The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. I Corinthians 16:23 KJV
7 Tidbits from my journal: (Use these ideas for your journal or ministry)
"We should take regular inventory of ourselves, and if we see pride at work, quickly confess it and get God's grace as humility to clothe our hearts." - Pastor David Brown
"Learn from God's Word that troubles are not a bad thing. But that they are a productive thing in our spiritual growth." - Evangelist Ted Huston
Jesus' purpose wasn't to bring peace at the expense of truth. *Read Luke 12:51-53
"FAITH comes from hearing the Word of God. DOUBT comes from hearing falsehood. False ideas come from hearing false doctrines. A critical spirit comes from listening to criticism. What we hear has an effect on us." - Dr. Dennis Corle
"Our fellowship with GOD is validated or invalidated by our love for others." - Refreshing Daily in God's Word, Dec. 2020 issue
"To me JESUS is:
-the lover of my soul.
-the One who redeemed me from my sin.
- my Good Shepherd. (Ps. 23)
- the One who stills my storms.
- the living water to my thirsty soul.
- the heavenly manna for my hungry heart.
- my peace in a troubled world.
- my rest from the weariness of life.
- the One who walks with me daily.
- He is more than just a babe in a manger!
- the soon coming King and LORD of lords!"
(Dr. Guy Goodell, Baptist Bread, Nov. & Dec. 2020)
*QUESTION: Has anyone seen JESUS in you? What can you do this coming year to be more Christ-like?
New Bible Reading Schedule
*Side note: It's not necessary to print... you can simply bookmark the new Bible schedule. OR --Print only the pages you want. Feel free to download it to your own device.
*WATCH for tomorrow's email!!!
Bible Verse of the Week:
"See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is."
Ephesians 5:15-17 KJV
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Today's Tidy Up Your Life Tips:
How to Spot a Fake Website
There are hundreds of thousands of websites online and not all of them can be trusted. Some are designed with malicious intent, there to steal your personal information.
Shopping or browsing through a fake website can pose a lot of security issues. So, how exactly can you spot a fake website? Here are some of the main things to look for.
1. Look Closely at the Address Bar
One of the easiest ways to spot a fake website is by taking a look at its address bar. Some have top brand names included in the site, but there are a few giveaways that they aren’t official.
The first thing you should look for is the http:// section. Secure websites will be written as https://. So, if the website doesn’t have the “s” included, it isn’t fully secure. Also, watch out for shopping sites which have an address that ends with .org or .net. These are very rarely used by retailers so it’s an indicator you’re dealing with a fraudulent organization.
2. Is the Product or Price Too Good to Be True?
Another sign the website is fake is if the price seems too good to be true. Research the average cost of the product or service it is advertising. Is the cost on the site much lower than it should be? If so, it’s a sign you’re about to give your payment details to a fake site.
3. Pay Attention to the Content
You can typically tell from the content of the website whether or not it is fake. Pay attention to any spelling and grammar errors. Does the website appear to be written by someone with poor English skills? While some businesses simply pay for cheaper content, others have been set up by fraudsters in non-native English-speaking countries.
You’ll also notice there isn’t much in the way of an About or Contact section. All reliable businesses will have a clear About Us page, telling you when the company was formed. They will also provide you with multiple ways to get in touch. So, if the website you are visiting has very little information, it’s worth avoiding it.
4. Check Out Customer Reviews
A good indicator of whether a website is genuine or not, is by looking at its online reviews. All genuine businesses and websites are reviewed online so if you can’t find anything about it, it is a clear red flag.
Don’t just rely on testimonials provided on the website itself. Head to trusted review sites and search there. It’s often easy to spot a fake website by simply checking for reviews first.
5. Are They on Any Social Media Sites?
If you can't find them at all, this is a red flag. Are they hiding behind a scam?
I once bought a product and later found their company on social media. Wow! Did I find a lot of unhappy customers!
You'll always find unhappy customers for any company, but if a majority of reviews are negative, that is a red flag for poor service, even if they are legit.
*Side note: If they are ONLY showing 100% positive feedback, are they deleting the bad ones? Just look for a balance of mainly positive, with only a few negatives, but make sure the negative ones are not from customers who did NOT receive their purchases.
Lesson learned: I always look on social media for online businesses before purchasing from them, unless it's a major well-known franchise.
If you want to avoid falling victim to fake websites, it’s extremely important to know how to spot them and take time to do your thorough research.