Everyday Christian

– Shining the Light

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, asworking for the Lord, not for human masters.”
                          ~ Colossians 3:23

News, tips, and fun! Whether you’re a busy mom or a student on the go, here’s some light inspirational reading for you, your family, and your friends.

Romania

Romania is in southeast Europe and is slightly smaller than Oregon. The Carpathian Mountains divide Romania’s upper half from north to south and connect near the center of the country with the Transylvanian Alps, running east and west. North and west of these ranges lies the Transylvanian plateau, and to the south and east are… Continue reading Romania

Benin

This West African nation on the Gulf of Guinea, between Togo on the west and Nigeria on the east, is about the size of Tennessee. It is bounded by Burkina Faso and Niger on the north. The land consists of a narrow coastal strip that rises to a swampy, forested plateau and then to highlands… Continue reading Benin

Austria

Slightly smaller than Maine, Austria includes much of the mountainous territory of the eastern Alps (about 75% of the area). The country contains many snowfields, glaciers, and snowcapped peaks, the highest being the Grossglockner (12,530 ft; 3,819 m). The Danube is the principal river. Forests and woodlands cover about 40% of the land. Facts from… Continue reading Austria

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What will heaven be like? – The Good Place Spoiler Alert

I think that until we really realize what life is like without God, this almost literally Godforsaken earth we’ve advocated for since the beginning of time, it would be impossible for us to truly understand that an eternity of perfect communion with God and each other is the only antidote to this aching pain we have deep within us. Once we get to heaven and our sinful, selfish blinders are removed, I don’t think we’d have eternity any other way.

South Korea

Slightly larger than Indiana, South Korea lies below the 38th parallel on the Korean peninsula. It is mountainous in the east; in the west and south are many harbors on the mainland and offshore islands. Elections were held in the U.S. zone in 1948 for a national assembly, which adopted a republican constitution and elected… Continue reading South Korea

Hong Kong

Hong Kong consists of the island of Hong Kong (32 sq mi; 83 sq km), Stonecutters’ Island, Kowloon Peninsula, and the New Territories on the adjoining mainland. The island of Hong Kong was ceded to Britain in 1841. Stonecutters’ Island and Kowloon were annexed in 1860, and the New Territories, which are mainly agricultural lands,… Continue reading Hong Kong

China

The greater part of the country is mountainous. Its principal ranges are the Tien Shan, the Kunlun chain, and the Trans-Himalaya. In the southwest is Tibet, which China annexed in 1950. The Gobi Desert lies to the north. China proper consists of three great river systems: the Yellow River (Huang He), 2,109 mi (5,464 km)… Continue reading China

Netherlands

The Netherlands, on the coast of the North Sea, is twice the size of New Jersey. Part of the great plain of north and west Europe, the Netherlands has maximum dimensions of 190 by 160 mi (360 by 257 km) and is low and flat except in Limburg in the southeast, where some hills rise… Continue reading Netherlands

South Africa

South Africa, on the continent’s southern tip, is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the west and by the Indian Ocean on the south and east. Its neighbors are Namibia in the northwest, Zimbabwe and Botswana in the north, and Mozambique and Swaziland in the northeast. The kingdom of Lesotho forms an enclave within the… Continue reading South Africa

Pakistan

Pakistan is situated in the western part of the Indian subcontinent, with Afghanistan and Iran on the west, India on the east, and the Arabian Sea on the south. The name Pakistan is derived from the Urdu words Pak (meaning pure) and stan (meaning country). It is nearly twice the size of California. The northern and western highlands of Pakistan contain… Continue reading Pakistan

France

France is about 80% the size of Texas. In the Alps near the Italian and Swiss borders is western Europe’s highest point—Mont Blanc (15,781 ft; 4,810 m). The forest-covered Vosges Mountains are in the northeast, and the Pyrénées are along the Spanish border. Except for extreme northern France, the country may be described as four… Continue reading France

Turkey

Turkey is at the northeast end of the Mediterranean Sea in southeast Europe and southwest Asia. To the north is the Black Sea and to the west is the Aegean Sea. Its neighbors are Greece and Bulgaria to the west, Russia, Ukraine, and Romania to the north and northwest (through the Black Sea), Georgia, Armenia,… Continue reading Turkey

Mexico

Mexico is bordered by the United States to the north and Belize and Guatemala to the southeast. Mexico is about one-fifth the size of the United States. Baja California in the west is an 800-mile (1,287-km) peninsula that forms the Gulf of California. In the east are the Gulf of Mexico and the Bay of… Continue reading Mexico

Bulgaria

Bulgaria shares borders with Serbia, Macedonia, Romania, Greece, and Turkey. Two mountain ranges and two great valleys mark the topography of Bulgaria, a country the size of Tennessee and situated on the Black Sea. The Maritsa is Bulgaria’s principal river, the Danube also flows through the country. Facts from https://www.factmonster.com Flag Photo from https://www.countryflags.com

Nigeria

Nigeria, one-third larger than Texas and the most populous country in Africa, is situated on the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa. Its neighbors are Benin, Niger, Cameroon, and Chad. The lower course of the Niger River flows south through the western part of the country into the Gulf of Guinea. Swamps and mangrove forests… Continue reading Nigeria

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80 Days Prizes from PHCE

Why, hello there! We at PHCE are so excited about our first annual Around the World in 80 Days Christian Charity contest! Don’t forget to go to the main page of PHCE.ca to nominate your charity to win! Please consider sponsoring this contest through our GoFundMe campaign for the HOPE Business Program, and have a… Continue reading 80 Days Prizes from PHCE

Qatar

Qatar (pronounced KAH-ter) occupies a small peninsula that extends into the Persian Gulf from the east side of the Arabian Peninsula. Saudi Arabia is to the west and the United Arab Emirates to the south. The country is mainly barren. Oil was discovered in the 1940s, bringing wealth to the country in the 1950s and… Continue reading Qatar

Portugal

Portugal occupies the western part of the Iberian Peninsula and is slightly smaller than Indiana. The country is crossed by three large rivers that rise in Spain, flow into the Atlantic, and divide the country into three geographic areas. The Minho River, part of the northern boundary, cuts through a mountainous area that extends south… Continue reading Portugal

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PositionFinder 8000

Pressing buttons like I knew what I was doing, I began to walk at an angle to where we had come from. Luke was grumbling to himself again, loudly, and if I could have had one wish it would have been for my “real” compass in the kitchen drawer at home.

On Profit and Poverty

“The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.” Proverbs‬ ‭21:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Well, isn’t this quote a gem. I should actually frame this one for my wall in my imaginary office. I think I might be the queen of haste. A lot of the times I don’t care if… Continue reading On Profit and Poverty

Ecuador

Ecuador, about equal in area to Nevada, is in the northwest part of South America fronting on the Pacific. To the north is Colombia and to the east and south is Peru. Two high and parallel ranges of the Andes, traversing the country from north to south, are topped by tall volcanic peaks. The highest… Continue reading Ecuador

Philippines

The Philippine islands are an archipelago of over 7,000 islands lying about 500 mi (805 km) off the southeast coast of Asia. The overall land area is comparable to that of Arizona. Only about 7% of the islands are larger than one square mile, and only one-third have names. The largest are Luzon in the… Continue reading Philippines

United States of America

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress appointed a committee consisting of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson “to bring in a device for a seal of the United States of America.” After many delays, a verbal description of a design by William Barton was finally approved by Congress on June 20, 1782. The seal shows an American bald eagle… Continue reading United States of America

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom, consisting of Great Britain (England, Wales, and Scotland ) and Northern Ireland , is twice the size of New York State. England, in the southeast part of the British Isles, is separated from Scotland on the north by the granite Cheviot Hills; from them the Pennine chain of uplands extends south through the center of England, reaching its… Continue reading United Kingdom

India

One-third the area of the United States, the Republic of India occupies most of the subcontinent of India in southern Asia. It borders on China in the northeast. Other neighbors are Pakistan on the west, Nepal and Bhutan on the north, and Burma and Bangladesh on the east. The country can be divided into three… Continue reading India

Australia

The continent of Australia, with the island state of Tasmania, is approximately equal in area to the United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii). Mountain ranges run from north to south along the east coast, reaching their highest point in Mount Kosciusko (7,308 ft; 2,228 m). The western half of the continent is occupied by a… Continue reading Australia

Canada

Covering most of the northern part of the North American continent and with an area larger than that of the United States, Canada has an extremely varied topography. In the east, the mountainous maritime provinces have an irregular coastline on the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Atlantic. The St. Lawrence plain, covering most of… Continue reading Canada

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80 Days Details

The weekly winning charities receive a 30 minute interview to create a 500 word story posted on our blog. After Day 80, our grand prize winners will receive additional prizes. See our 80 Days Sponsors for a list of additional available prizes. To increase the chances of your charity winning, don’t forget to share on your own social media pages as well and invite your friends to like your comment.

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Why Polar Bears are White

Emai’s father thought that making coats was not a noble profession, and wanted Emai to join in the family seal hunting business that helped support the village. Emai, however, refused, and made all the seals coats of their own to help them hide from anyone who tried to hunt them. When the birds saw the coats, the birds asked the seals where they had gotten them. The seals replied that Emai the coat maker had fashioned them.

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Hades by Alexandra Adornetto

Even though [Arakiel’s] virtuous displays are few and far between, they occur enough to make Lucifer wonder whether his brother has gone soft. Lucifer only intended to start a war, not a silly romance between an angel and a demon. He orders Bethany to be burned at the stake in front of an audience of demons and lost souls, but not even hellfire can destroy the young angel.

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A Study in Grit

My dreams and Sonny’s dreams are a little unheard of and a little odd to the people around us, dreams you would have to experience to believe are worthwhile. Sometimes I don’t believe in myself and the benefits of my goal, and sometimes it is hard to see where I am going. Like the climber hugging the face of the rocky, deadly mountain, I am not in a position to see the top, my goal. I only have my imagination to feel the success, and to design my path to reach it. When things happen that I do not expect, the challenge of absorbing the problem and shaping my life around it stretches my imagination and the abilities of my mind. Whatever stands in our path helps to shape who we are and prepare us for whatever happens next.

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What Havoc We Wreak

An over-adherence and obsession with tradition will certainly stifle creativity and a sense of individuality. For those agreeing with Mr. Nolan, traditions are important to achieve orderly and stable foundations upon which success – and legacies – can be built. Traditions can effectively constrain the divergent wills of impressionable young minds.

Overcomer

Why, hello there! This is your spoiler alert. Watching Overcomer with my church over Zoom. Already saw the Say Movienight Kevin Review, so I’m already pretty biased. Some of the jokes are pretty funny. Generally a basic underdog sports movie with a random prodigal parent thread thrown in. I feel like the two plots could… Continue reading Overcomer

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Every Breaking Wave

Taylor is a person who doesn’t give up when the storms of life blow. She is able to steer her ship into the open waters when she needs to, and comes back to shore when her mission is completed, ready for the next adventure with the new lessons she has learned.

Jumping the Broom

Well, after watching La La Land, I definitely have a lot to say about this movie. There was definitely a lot going on, with multiple story threads and conflicts and character arcs. While the romantic conflict in this one wasn’t about a choice between a career dream and a relationship, the main couple still had… Continue reading Jumping the Broom

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