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Billy Graham Devotional 14 December 2020 – He Hears You

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Topic: He Hears You [Billy Graham Devotional 14 December 2020] Click HERE for Previous Devotional If we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us. — 1 John 5:14 God has said, “If my people . . . pray . . . then will I hear from heaven.” Before three thousand people were brought into the Church on the day of Pentecost, the disciples had spent ten days in prayer, fasting, and spiritual travail. God desires that Christians be concerned and burdened for a lost world. If we pray this kind of prayer, an era of peace may come to the world and the hordes of wickedness may be turned back. Prayer for the day: Almighty God, burden my heart for those in the world who have not experienced Your peace in their lives. Written by Billy Graham, Founder of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association(BGEA). BGEA exists to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ by every effective means and to equip the church and others to do the same. Flatimes Notice Board: Until you are born

Andrew Wommack Devotional 14 December 2020 – Value Christ Higher Than Self

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Topic: Value Christ Higher Than Self [Andrew Wommack Devotional 14 December 2020] Matthew 28:9 “And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.” Self-denial is embraced by much of Christianity today. Historically, self-denial has always been a big part of false religion. Most religions of the world teach an abasement of self, but they do it as penitence in order to obtain salvation. This is not the denying of self that the Bible advocates. True self-denial as the scriptures promote is not self hatred or masochism, but rather an enthroning of Christ above self. We have a new identity in Christ that replaces the old self. We don’t deny self in order to obtain salvation, but it is a love response to what Christ has already done for us. He gave His all for us and we willingly give our all back to Him. Denying self in an attempt to earn salvation is most always motivated by guil

Jill Biden throws shade on Wall Street Journal editorial

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First Lady-elect Jill Biden on Sunday night responded to the controversy surrounding a recent Wall Street Journal editorial that argued she should refrain from using the title of “Dr.” before her name. “Together, we will build a world where the accomplishments of our daughters will be celebrated, rather than diminished,” Biden wrote on Twitter . The editorial, written by Joseph Epstein, said that it “feels fraudulent, not to say a touch comic” for the title to be used by Jill Biden, who has a doctorate in education from the University of Delaware. “A wise man once said that no one should call himself ‘Dr.’ unless he has delivered a child,” Epstein wrote . He also referred to the First Lady-elect as “kiddo” in the first sentence. The editorial had received backlash from many including the Biden transition team, who called the piece “sexist.” ″You and the @WSJ should be embarrassed to print the disgusting and sexist attack on @DrBiden running on the @WSJopinion page,” Biden’s sp

Cleveland Indians dropping controversial team name

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The Cleveland Indians are dropping their controversial nickname, according to a report. Following in the footsteps of the Washington Football Team, Cleveland will remove the “Indians” moniker many consider racist, the New York Times reported. The 105-year-old nickname has long-drawn ire from Native American groups and fans, and that only grew with the US in the midst of a reckoning on racism and social injustice. During the summer, the Washington Football Team removed its nickname, the Redskins, after facing pressure from sponsors and similar protests. Before last season, Cleveland phased out the logos and imagery of the cartoon mascot Chief Wahoo, the Times reported. It’s unclear how the Cleveland team will refer to itself moving forward.

NYC Council’s rules for rezoning are an invitation to corruption and decay

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Two important land-use battles climaxed with opposite outcomes this fall. The City Council approved plans for a Special Flushing Waterfront District in Queens last week, while council opposition to a rezoning of Sunset Park’s Industry City (in Brooklyn) prompted the plan’s sponsors to abandon it. Each proposal had ardent proponents and detractors in government and in the private economy. But each outcome was essentially determined by just one member of the 51-person council — Peter Koo in District 20 in Queens and Carlos Menchaca in District 38 in Brooklyn. It shouldn’t have been that way. Too much was at stake for the whole city for the plans to be green-lighted or killed by a single individual. But the council’s long-standing practice of “member deference” gives near-total power over land use changes to the member who represents the district in the council. The developers who wanted to partially rezone a mostly vacant, 29-acre Flushing Creek site to ­allow more new buildings t

Georgia mother accused of fatally stabbing two young children

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A Georgia mother is accused of fatally stabbing her two young children before seriously injuring herself with a knife on Friday, authorities said. Berenice Jaramillo-Hernandez, 26, is facing two counts of murder for the alleged afternoon attack on her 5-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter at their home outside Gainesville, the Hall County Sheriff’s Office announced. The children — Mateo Miranda Jaramillo and Katherine Miranda Jaramillo — were found dead at the scene. Jaramillo-Hernandez was hospitalized from her stabbing wounds and will be charged when she is released, authorities said. The mother will also be charged with aggravated assault, the sheriff’s office said.

Queens biz owners haunted by Amazon loss amid pandemic

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In Long Island City, it’s the scar that won’t heal. Two years after Amazon pulled out from a proposal to build a massive headquarters along the Queens waterfront, the site is a vacant eyesore — and, to many locals, the squandered economic opportunity is even more painful amid the coronavirus pandemic. “The site just sits there empty. It’s terrible,” said Donna Drimer, owner of the Matted LIC art gallery and gift store. “We’re in the middle of a pandemic. People say, ‘If we only had Amazon.’ We got nothing.” The world’s largest e-tailer abruptly cancelled its projected 25,000 job-producing campus after being taken aback by ferocious opposition from the local pols — including democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and state Sen. Mike Gianaris. Nearly two years later, the massive site remains a desolate reminder of wasted potential, while COVID-19 has ravaged the city’s economy, including the LIC-Western Queens area that would have benefitted from the influx of potential

Daniel Jones gamble gave Giants no chance to win

There were no regrets from Joe Judge about rushing Daniel Jones back and there were no regrets from Daniel Jones about rushing back to lead the Giants’ playoff charge. But that was a hamstrung young quarterback, compromised by his own limitations, who gave his team no chance to win. Judge took his best calculated gamble that a Daniel Jones further hamstrung by a game plan that precluded him from using his legs on RPOs or anything else was a better alternative than Colt McCoy. And after Cardinals 26, Giants 7, he finds himself at the mercy of Monday morning quarterbacks one and all. It was a regrettable performance that saw the Giants outcoached and outplayed, most decisively at the quarterback position against a mobile Kyler Murray. Hammy Jones (11 for 21, 127 yards, zero rushing attempts) was limping in the fourth quarter following his fifth of six sacks, but by then the game was over, and Colt McCoy was the quarterback with 2:34 left. That was no first-place team and that is

NY’s ‘leaders’ are driving us insane with back and forth over school closings

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Bad enough parents must play Red Light, Green Light on kids’ in-person learning; worse, the rules of the game are unclear, ever-changing and set sometimes by Mayor de Blasio, sometimes by Gov. ­Cuomo — two officials who are rarely on the same page. Families are now again wondering: Are their kids’ schools about to close down for the umpteenth time — after reopening just last Monday? And what does it depend on? Out of some 850 schools that opened the first week, 19 schools had closed for various periods by Friday — plus one Staten Island school that was shuttered before it even opened. And the governor has been imposing new restrictions, as COVID cases and hospitalizations climb. Back in July, Cuomo set an arbitrary 9 percent positivity-rate threshold for closing schools statewide. Tuesday, Mayor de Blasio said he believes that rule is still in effect. So if COVID trends continue, new school closures may be on tap. Yet the gov has recently stressed the importance of keeping kids

Manhattan’s office leasing taking a dive

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More from: Amid intensifying calls to convert some older Manhattan office buildings to residential — including by the influential Real Estate Board of New York — comes even more grim news about the pandemic-battered market. It’s scary to think about, but Manhattan’s office-leasing picture is worsening by the month. The large, spirits-lifting deals signed in the spring and summer for AIG , TikTok and Facebook seem a distant memory. CBRE’s latest activity report found that year-to-date leasing of 11.87 million square feet was down 58 percent over last year. Things took an even darker turn in November, when leasing totaled a mere 482,000 square feet — a staggering 78 percent below the five-year monthly average of 2.16 million square feet. The pitiably puny numbers broke the record for lowest monthly leasing for the third time this year. “I wouldn’t say it’s free-fall, but it’s a lot worse than just an adjustment,” said a broker who wisel

Trump, White House will be offered COVID vaccine within days, report says

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President Trump and other top White House officials will be offered Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine within the next few days, according to a report on Sunday. Key government staffers will have the option to take the newly-approved shot as soon as Monday, Bloomberg reported . “The American people should have confidence that they are receiving the same safe and effective vaccine as senior officials of the United States government,” National Security Council spokesman John Ullyot told the outlet. Officials have recommended that healthcare workers and nursing home residents be first in line for the shot. It’s unclear how many doses — the first of which shipped from a Pfizer facility in Michigan on Sunday — are being allocated to the White House, and who exactly will be getting vaccinated. The New York Times reported that West Wing staff who work closely with Trump were told that they had been scheduled to receive the vax soon. The vaccinations are part of an effort to stop more go

Legendary spy novel author John le Carré dead at 89

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John le Carré — the former British spy and famed author of espionage thrillers — has died at age 89. Le Carré’s literary agency, Curtis Brown, said Sunday that he died in Cornwall, England on Saturday after a short battle with pneumonia. The death was not related to COVID-19. Born David Cornwell, le Carré worked for Britain’s intelligence service before turning his experience into fiction in works including “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy” and “The Spy Who Came in from the Cold.” For six decades, le Carré dominated the best-seller list through the eyes of fictional character George Smiley, a career intelligence worker who revealed secrets from the author’s secret life working with the British Intelligence Services. The Oxford graduate’s body of work dates back to 1961, with his third effort, “The Spy Who Came in from the Cold,” launching him into global fame in 1963. His last novel, “ Agent Running in the Field,” was published in October 2019. Many of le Carré’s works were adpated

Mets hire Dave Jauss as bench coach for a second time

As the Mets fill out their coaching staff and front office, a familiar face will be returning to Queens. Dave Jauss is coming back to the Mets as their bench coach for manager Luis Rojas, a source confirmed Sunday. The 63-year-old Jauss will replace Hensley Meulens, who was not brought back after the season. Meulens had been brought on to be Carlos Beltran’s bench coach before Beltran was let go following news of the Astros’ cheating scandal. Jauss served as the Mets’ bench coach with manager Jerry Manuel in 2010 and was part of  player development the following season before going to the Pirates in 2012. The Mets hired Dave Jauss as their new bench coach. Getty Images The move comes a day after the Mets agreed to a deal with new general manager Jared Porter, who will serve under team president Sandy Alderson.

The Hottest Hairstyle at Fashion Week Is Not on the Runways

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Day 3 of Spring 2016 New York Fashion Week's most inspiring

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Margaret Cho Designs Solitaire Jumpsuit For Betabrand

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All right. Well, take care yourself. I guess that’s what you’re best, presence old master? A tremor in the Force. The last time felt it was in the presence of my old master. I have traced the Rebel spies to her. Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him. I can’t get involved! I’ve got work to do! It’s not that I like the Empire, I hate it, but there’s nothing I can do about it right now. Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands. Leave that to me. Send a distress signal, and inform the Senate that all on board were killed. Red Five standing by. I find your lack of faith disturbing. A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master. Hey, Luke! May the Force be with you. Red Five standing by. Red Five standing by. Your eyes can deceive you. Don’t trust them. Hokey religions and ancient weapon

Lenovo Introduces Its Best Entertainment Tablets Yet

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Apple TV is finally changing the living room

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All right. Well, take care yourself. I guess that’s what you’re best, presence old master? A tremor in the Force. The last time felt it was in the presence of my old master. I have traced the Rebel spies to her. Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him. I can’t get involved! I’ve got work to do! It’s not that I like the Empire, I hate it, but there’s nothing I can do about it right now. Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands. Leave that to me. Send a distress signal, and inform the Senate that all on board were killed. Red Five standing by. I find your lack of faith disturbing. A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master. Hey, Luke! May the Force be with you. Red Five standing by. Red Five standing by. Your eyes can deceive you. Don’t trust them. Hokey religions and ancient weapon

How Grand Theft Auto hijacked the entertainment industry

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All right. Well, take care yourself. I guess that’s what you’re best, presence old master? A tremor in the Force. The last time felt it was in the presence of my old master. I have traced the Rebel spies to her. Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him. I can’t get involved! I’ve got work to do! It’s not that I like the Empire, I hate it, but there’s nothing I can do about it right now. Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands. Leave that to me. Send a distress signal, and inform the Senate that all on board were killed. Red Five standing by. I find your lack of faith disturbing. A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master. Hey, Luke! May the Force be with you. Red Five standing by. Red Five standing by. Your eyes can deceive you. Don’t trust them. Hokey religions and ancient weapon

Village Roadshow Entertainment Secures $480 Million

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All right. Well, take care yourself. I guess that’s what you’re best, presence old master? A tremor in the Force. The last time felt it was in the presence of my old master. I have traced the Rebel spies to her. Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him. I can’t get involved! I’ve got work to do! It’s not that I like the Empire, I hate it, but there’s nothing I can do about it right now. Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands. Leave that to me. Send a distress signal, and inform the Senate that all on board were killed. Red Five standing by. I find your lack of faith disturbing. A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master. Hey, Luke! May the Force be with you. Red Five standing by. Red Five standing by. Your eyes can deceive you. Don’t trust them. Hokey religions and ancient weapon

Entertainment buzz: Taylor Swift gets an Emmy

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All right. Well, take care yourself. I guess that’s what you’re best, presence old master? A tremor in the Force. The last time felt it was in the presence of my old master. I have traced the Rebel spies to her. Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him. I can’t get involved! I’ve got work to do! It’s not that I like the Empire, I hate it, but there’s nothing I can do about it right now. Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands. Leave that to me. Send a distress signal, and inform the Senate that all on board were killed. Red Five standing by. I find your lack of faith disturbing. A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master. Hey, Luke! May the Force be with you. Red Five standing by. Red Five standing by. Your eyes can deceive you. Don’t trust them. Hokey religions and ancient weapon