The Faithnet NoName Newsletter
Vol. 1. No. 2, September 26, 2000
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Faithnet Newsletter Naming Contest
It's a sad sight. A newsletter with no name! Only you can prevent this blight on the Internet. Your suggestion may just be the one that we need!
Suggestions are coming in! But, the contest is not over. Send in your suggestion and win a free copy of Richard Foster's Prayers from the Heart if your submission turns out to the one we choose. Enter as many suggestions as you wish!
Lunch with Faithnet
Don't eat alone! Grab your microwave stomboli and click on Faithnet Fellowship at your local Yahoo chat room. Mark will be online to share in some mid-day conversation with you!
Reasons to Do Lunch with Faithnet:
1. Your job is so boring that chatting at lunch will revive your brain cells.
2. The people you work with drive you crazy. So why eat with them, too?
3. Being on your computer during your lunch hour makes you look like you're working hard.
4. Food for the soul is better than . . . most sack lunches.
5. Who knows, you might have a prayer request that won't wait until supper.
6. No one in a chat room will eat your cookies.
7. Crumbs on your keyboard will give your mouse something to nibble on.
8. Mark may be the only nice person you talk to all day!
9. Mom: Don't talk with your mouth full (said nothing about your fingers).
10. We may be the most intelligent life forms you will contact before returning home to your children.
Youth Area to Open Soon
With the creative help of Carli Jones, Faithnet youth will soon have their own spiffy place. The area will have its own chat roonm, message board, and other facilities. We'll let you know when it is ready.
Join Our Ministry Team!
Your gifts and talents are needed to expand our Faithnet ministry. Check out our volunteer job descriptions at http://www.faithnet.org/trainingresources.htm for details. Some immediate opportunities we have are in the areas of:
Chat Rooms: hosts to be available online during scheduled hours either at the Faithnet site or major chat room sites, such as Yahoo or Firetalk, welcome guests, carry on conversation, take requests for ongoing ministry, pray with users as needed, etc.
Kid's Room and Youth Area: ideas and consultation for page layout, activities, and response to users.
Newsletter: writers to submit material, edit content, suggest topics, etc.
Cool Scripture Cite
"My righteousness draws near speedily, my salvation is on the way, and my arm will bring justice to the nations." (Isaiah 51:5 NIV)
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In thinking about speed, I got to reflecting on how much pressure I feel in relationship to time. In fact, my pastor preached on the subject last Sunday: Bible Standard Time.
"There's not enough time!" "Where did the time go?" "You're wasting time!" are all statements we hear often. Time confronts me with my limitations. I am bound by time; I can't step out of it. Yesterday is irretrievable and "tomorrow never comes." God, however, is above and beyond time--the Creator of time. "Evening and morning were the first day," and then, on the seventh day, God ceased from God's creative work. Only with a sense of connection to the Eternal Now, can I transcend the press of time and relax into my life creatively.
Before you go, consider some of my favorite quotes about time:
"Haste makes waste" (Benjamin Franklin)
"Form your letters slowly and well: making them well
is more important than making them" (Antonio Machado)
"Never a whine before its time" (George W. Bush's sound engineer)
"To everything there is a season" (the writer of Ecclesiastes)
"I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today" (Whimpy)