The 4Fires Edition

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4Fires Bridges Native American Culture with God, the Creator

By Paul R. Kopenkoskey

peters235White puffs of smoke drift upward as the Rev. Mike Peters uses a white eagle feather to fan the Knick-Knick, a sacred herbal blend of spearmint leaves, red willow bard, sage, sweet grass and the bayberry bush.

The smoldering herbs are a symbol of the prayers sent to the Great Spirit, or in the case of Peters' ministry, the Holy Spirit.

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Band Gets Tulip Time Welcome

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By Terry DeBoer

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It's a good thing that singer-songwriter Jeremiah Carlson likes tulips.

That's because he and another member of the Christian alternative rock band The Neverclaim are coming to Holland to take part in the Tulip Time celebration.

The music artists will be riding on the JQ-99 float in the Sat. May 9 Muziekparade, doing a meet & greet and unplugged music set at Lemonjellos, and joining in a Sun. May 10 worship service at a Holland area church.

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Financial Infidelity

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by Dan Seaborn
finThe headline "Financial Infidelity" is not as grabbing as say, "Marital Infidelity." News about a married man or woman getting caught in an extra-marital affair garners far more attention than news about a married man or woman getting caught in an extra-marital "financial affair" which involves hiding money or purchases from their spouse.

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Nuclear Fears

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nucListening to the news today can be very disturbing as we hear and see all that is going on in the Middle East and around the world. This segment of The Carlson Report assures us that through all of this, God is working out His plan and purposes.

Finance: Dave Says....

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Dear Dave,

I was recently notified that I am one of the beneficiaries of a class action lawsuit against a previous employer. The amount I can receive is $200, but I don't feel like this employer wronged me. Everyone around me is urging me to take the money, but I feel kind of weird about accepting anything under the circumstances. What do you think I should do?

Randy

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Etcetera: Two Events Worthy of Note

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Thursday is the National Day of Prayer, Find an event near you.

Kamal Saleem was born to a large Sunni Muslim family in the heart of the Middle East. Kamal was recruited by the Muslim Brotherhood at an early age and completed his first mission to Israel at the age of seven. Kamal was also recruited by the Palestinian Liberation Organization (The PLO) and other radical Muslim groups. Kamal will be speaking at Oakhill Church on May 13 at 7:00 p.m. Details 456-5626

Final Words:

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"A man can not lead others where he is not willing to go himself. Therefore, beware of the prayerless church leader who no longer readily admits his own need for more of the person and power of Jesus Christ. Only a seeking, praying heart can truly encourage spiritual HUNGER in others!"

David Smithers 

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."

Romans 12:12

 
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Catching Up:

In case you missed it last week:

Charity recycling fair for good causes

Terry's picks for May

The biggest problem with marriages today

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Join the National Day of Prayer

Students petition bookstore to stop selling Playboy

Book marks Holland church's 150th

Chris Tomlin returning to Van Andel Arena

South Christian students live the prom dream, swap dressy kicks for colorful tribute socks

South Christian prom honors teacher, golf coach killed in crash

Lamb rejected by mother is given a home at Michigan church

Psalm 19 sign getting put back up in Ottawa County's Hager Park

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Farther Away:

Christian leaders plan civil disobedience if the Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage

Scott Walker plugs a Jesus devotional book, and sales skyrocket

Not all youth leave church! 3 reasons why they stay

GoFundMe shuts down second Christian account


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Reviews:

Commentary:

Don't editorialize, just listen - Dan Seaborn

"I'm saved, so I'm safe." Is God's love really unconditional? - Clare De Graaf

Baltimore's unsung peacemakers - Metaxas

God, state constitutions, and your kids - Stonestreet

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Upcoming Events:


May 8, Pine Rest Seminar Offered on Perinatal Substance Use & the Journey to Wellness

May 14, Things we couldn't say opens

May 16, Laura Story ("Blessings")

May 16, REGIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST

May 16, Hope 2015 Conference

May 16, Foreshore Adventure Race

May 18, Pine Rest Foundation Golf Outing To Be Held At Exclusive Wuskowhan Players Club

May 30, "Things We Couldn't Say"

June 5, Southern Gospel Music Concert

June 7,Praise in the Park

June 7 -12, Student Statesmanship Institute Summer Program

June 20, West Michigan MudVenture 5K

June 21 - 26, Student Statesmanship Institute Summer Program

June 25,Yatec #15

June 25-27, Big Ticket Festival

June 28, Worship On the Waterfront: Mark Shultz

July 5,Worship On the Waterfront: Jaci Velasquez & Nic Gonzales

July 12, Mikeschair

July 12 - 17, Student Statesmanship Institute Summer Program

July 19,Worship On the Waterfront: JJ Heller

July 26,  Josh Wilson - Worship On the Waterfront

August 2, Plumb

August 5 - 8, Unity Christian Music Festival

August 9,Worship on the Waterfront: Down Home Horns

August 16, Jason Gray

August 23,Worship on the Waterfront: Peder Eide

August 30,Worship on the Waterfront: Finding Favour

 

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