Kudos to the good customer service reps still out there!
Courtney A. and Wendy L. @ Dunkin Donuts #350298, #342884
Estrellita and Roger @ Winn-Dixie #0054
Kayla @ Panera Bread #0957
Daniel @ Gate #1201
Ma Smith, Abigail, Ni Allen, and Jason @ RaceTrac #81
Christopher A @ Hess #9276
32447 @ Blockbuster #12289
Catherine C @ Commissary #0433
29Emo68  @ AquaEast Neptune Beach, FL
and finally
Ju @Taco Bell #023761

Had a good w/e so far.  Still tuned into the Streaming Faith Network. Reading a blog post on myspace..some words on there.  nice.

Right now God is seeking to change you, to make contact with you, and to call you and lead you to a Christian commitment that will confront and challenge people and powers so that lives might be liberated and communities transformed today. God has called you to speak truth to power. The liberating ministry of Jesus and the empowering ministry of the Holy Spirit in our lives sets us free to speak the truth in love, even to those who hold authority over us. It is when we speak truth to power that captives are set free. It is when we speak truth to power that inner and institutional burdens are lifted and bondage broken. It is when we speak truth to power that there is deliverance from the demons of social and spiritual domination. The love of money has created a world where godliness has become secondary to other pursuits. But God did not create the world intending great gain for some and perpetual poverty for others. On the contrary, godly stewardship demands that we challenge the "haves" while encouraging the "have-nots", because we believe that God desires to make all good things available to every person that he has created. God's will is that we are to "do good, that we be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate" (1 Timothy 6:18). God calls the church to manifest his generosity. Yet we have often failed him and fallen short in our call because we have not heeded seriously his call to be stewards of all that he created. In our pulpits, our halls of government, the ivory-covered walls of our universities, and the granite pillars of our corporate centers, a tension has developed-a tension that has separated people from each other. This tension is best seen in the line that separates the rich from the poor.
It is also our responsibility to develop just stewardship of our own resources: to give with a cheerful attitude; to lend to those who have need; to learn how to live with peace of mind, whether we have money or not; to learn to rejoice in all of the wonderful blessings that God makes available to us; and to cherish those things that are righteous-that are built on a foundation of godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness.
God's people must hear his call to replenish the earth, contribute to the development of communities, rebuild the broken structures of society, and reinvest our faith so that all of the world might witness God's presence and power in a tangible way. In many different ways God speaks to us now as in the past.
Perhaps we have some ideas or dreams that will not let us go. And when something will not let go, we ought listen and hear. We have a gift, it is God speaking!
We have an opportunity, it is God speaking! We have a dream, it is God speaking! We have a challenge, it is God speaking! With the advent of televangelism, we can view numerous programs throughout the week that focus on spirituality and salvation. It would take a long time to list the different messages and messengers trying to help us live the "abundant life." If we listen closely we might hear the message that unquestioning trust in the messenger or giving an appropriate financial gift will help one gain spiritual and financial blessing. Other messengers may encourage us to correct our thinking to enhance our mental, physical, and emotional well-being. In spite of the number of messages, however, the simple "Good News" is not always heard.
But we don't need to go to the televangelists for the answer to the way of salvation. It's laid out for us very simply in John 3:16. Out of love for the lost people, God sent Jesus as a human to show us the kingdom of God and to live a sinless life, becoming the perfect sacrifice for our sins. If we believe that Jesus is God's son, the redeemer of the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (Jn 3:16)
The cornerstone of salvation is not prosperity, correct thinking, or some abstract concept. The cornerstone of salvation is that God loved us enough to give us his beloved Son so that we would love him completely, allowing Jesus to transform, guide, and empower us, for "he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God." (v.21) God will be able to heal us individually and as a nation only when we confess our failures and cry for his forgiveness and power to make necessary changes in our lives. Someone has said, "To err is human and to forgive is divine." This saying, however, is missing one very important element: confession.  Before we can realize God's forgiveness, we must first confess our sins. Confession is an acknowledgment that we have failed to meet the standards God has established, that is, we have "missed the mark." We do not need to inform God of our sins, since he already knows we have missed the mark. Our confession, however, enables us in humility and broken spirit to drop the façade of perfection before him, which leads to restoration. David's willingness to confess his sins endeared him to God, for God is a lover of the truth. In Psalm 51 David laid out his guilt before God and cried out for God's forgiveness. He made a commitment not to repeat past mistakes and asked to be filled with God's spirit. Unfortunately, the society in which we live today places little value on confession. Yet we have more need than ever to practice it. We need to confess the sins of racism and sexism; violent life-styles; low self-expectations that cause us to squander our God-given gifts; and greed that hoards resources instead of sharing them with others in need.
Our choice is clear- open up or be eaten up. Which will you choose? Jonah was exclusive, but God was inclusive. Jonah wanted God for Jonah, but God wanted Jonah for the world. Jonah felt his own pain, but God wanted Jonah to feel the world's pain.  Jonah became angry with God for his compassion, but God wanted Jonah to have compassion. We prefer categories rather than coalitions; we prefer comfort zones; we harbor dislike for the unlike.
We say, "It's my way or the highway! My church, my denomination, my theology, my style, my crew, and my God!" But clearly, there is enough of God to go around. Into our world of comfort God may send a worm to erode it from root to stem. And while that worm is on the prowl, it may cut away our pretension and our shallow certainties. Today the Lord calls us to separate ourselves from security and familiarity so that we would go forth on faith, not seeing yet believing that God will open doors-doors we can't see and no human being can shut. We are not given all the plans. We are simply told to follow God's instructions, believing we will be blessed in God's own time and way. The journey of faith is not an easy one to live, but when we take God at his word and step out in faith, the growth, the blessings, the miracles are far greater than we could ever imagine. Let us stretch out and reach forward for all the blessings of God.

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