The thrust of this fourth article of the series focused on the value of trust for all relationships is on the lack of trust and the harm it can cause. We have made the point again and again in the series that trust is essential to all healthy relationships. Why and how? We shall delineate below. The third article on what it means and takes to trust God wholeheartedly observed the following key points:Trust in God involves acceptance and surrender. Hence to have faith or trust in God means one comes to a point of complete surrender to the demands of God, the key Object of trust. To trust God is to recognize him for who he is and who one is in her/his human nature. God is Almighty and most kind and merciful in his dealings with mankind. He is also a God of justice and great judgment. His love and grace move him to all sinners but his justice also requires that sin has to be dealt with.The practical and biblical way to deal sin is to admit it and ask God to help one deal with it. This requires repentance (a change of mind, followed by a change in attitude). Again and again the Bible says repent and believe and salvation shall be yours. Trust in the biblical sense of the word involves belief, emotions, intellect, will, and well considered actions. It entails the whole of the person who trusts or believes and leads to a serious change that requires turning away from certain things, persons and influences to a Person and his will and dictates. It demands turning away from to completely different mindset, attitudes and habits. To trust God totally means to abide in him. Jesus says, “Abide in me, as I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me” (John 15:4-5). To abide is to be and remain connected, rooted and stuck to God under all circumstances and in all situations. Even when times are terrible and we feel abandoned by all, we stick in. This does not mean that we should trust God and sit and do nothing; rather we think hard, plan well and strive hard to achieve our goals and tasks in dependence upon God, assured, that he is with us, guiding, enabling and providing through our feeble efforts. Divine and human sincere efforts are a marvelous combination and do work wonders!The lack of trust of God and those we are supposed to trust lead to all sorts of problems. Indispensable institutions like marriage are undergirded by trust and the absence of trust destroys their very foundation and basis. When mortals refuse to trust God they turn to their own ways. The ways of man are always limited and often fail to address some of his acute needs such the spiritual side and the questions of life that go beyond money, physical and other earthly things. The deepest longing of the human heart requires a Supreme Being to satisfy.Marriages and other forms of vital relationships are destroyed or severely diminished when trust is lacking. No human being is perfect. No one can perfectly understand another person. There are weaknesses in every person. Trust is required in dealing with one another’s faults, in forgiving and bearing with each other.The lack of trust leads to suspicion of all kinds and suspicion can destroy relationships by too much negativity and imagining and attributing faults where they may not exist. Where there is distrust misunderstandings and misinterpretations abound. Mistrust, like hate, may cause people to lose their sense of objectivity and instead promote bias and subjectivity.Families and friends have fallen apart due to the lack of trust among them. Often what stands in the way of reconciliation and resolving conflicts is the lack of trust. One of the main tasks of those who negotiate peace and reconciliation is to restore and create the atmosphere of trust. International wars and civil conflicts have dragged on due to the lack of trust among disputing parties. Marriages become irreconcilable when trust is lost between the couples. Friends turn into enemies when trust is replaced by distrust or mistrust.One way to make this world and relationships better is to work on creating, maintaining and promoting trust of the right kind. Trust, the opposite of distrust, thrives when people are sincere and not necessarily perfect. Trust is advanced when communication, understanding and dialogue are nurtured. Lack of trust is responsible for many of our personal, communal and societal problems and genuine trust overcomes many of these problems.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Dear Editor,A recent media report which revealed that four men were acquitted of rape after the complainants could not be located, failed to mention the length of time between the alleged acts and the start of the trials. Past experiences indicate that this intervening period is usually years, and the fact that the complainants could not be located would seem to support this inference. In any case, if rape cases are fast-tracked, especially given that Sexual Offences Courts are now established in all three counties, the issue of complainants not being located would not arise. To foster this fast-tracking, The Caribbean Voice suggests that in areas where the Sexual Offences Court cannot serve, special days be set aside each month in selected courts, to only deal with rape and sexual abuse cases.The media report also stated that one person was set free after the complainant refused to testify against him. In the context of Guyana, it’s quite possible that complainants would refuse to testify either because they and their families would have been threatened and/or would have been bought off. The Caribbean Voice has referenced this issue before and is among stakeholders suggesting that cases should still go ahead since Police investigations should acquire evidence besides the testimony of the complainant. As well, we suggest that when a victim refuses to testify, Police should launch a separate investigation to determine if the complainant was coerced into doing so by fear, money or other factors.Consideration must also be given as to why a victim may refuse to testify as it could be because the victim does not want to be in the presence of the perpetrator or that the victim does not want to graphically and publicly relive that experience. In such cases, the courts should make necessary adjustments to accommodate victims, including having a psychologist present.Sincerely,The Caribbean Voice
Madoya sits three shots above the next best placed Kenyans, the trio of Sigona Golf Club’s Sujan Shah, Nyali Golf Club’s Njuguna Ngugi and Johnnie Walker sponsored, Dismas Indiza, who are tied for sixth place on a score of one over par.Madoya had a cold start to his round, with three bogeys at the front nine; on the par-3 fourth, the par-5 second and par-3 seventh. Two birdies at the par-4 sixth and eighth, saw him card a turning score of 1-over par, 37.He played a blemish free nine holes at the back nine, hitting three birdies while holding par through the rest of the holes to take his round’s score to 2-under par, 71.Last year’s winner of the Uganda Open, Dismas Indiza also hit three bogeys (first, third and seventh) and two birdies (sixth and ninth) on the front nine, but a further bogey at the tenth saw him struggle to recover, only managing a single birdie at the back nine, while holding par through the rest of the holes.Sigona’s Sujan Shah’s card had an impressive five birdies, which were unfortunately cancelled out with three bogeys and a one triple bogey at the par-5 second, for an overall score of 1 over par, 73.The winner of the first leg of the 2019/20 Safari tour, Greg Snow had a slow start to his tournament, returning a score of 2 over par, 74, to see him tie for 17th place after round one action.A total of 34 Kenyan professionals teed off for the first round of action and will be looking to charge for the Uganda Open title and valuable road to the 2020 Magical Kenya Open points.The 2019 Uganda Open is the second event of the 2019/20 Safari tour, round two action is set to tee off tomorrow, with the field of 105 players all jostling to make the CUT to play in the third and fourth rounds.Safari Tour Calendar 2019/20Event 1 Nyali Golf and Country Club 24th – 28th August 2019 (DONE)Event 2 Uganda Open (Lake Victoria Serena) 10th – 14th September 2019Event 3 Royal Nairobi Golf Club 12th – 16th October 2019Event 4 Entebbe Open (Entebbe Golf Club) 30th Oct – 2nd Nov 2019Event 5 Rwanda Open (Kigali Golf Club) 6th – 9th November 2019Event 6 Great Rift Valley Golf Club 23rd – 27th November 2019Event 7 Muthaiga Golf Club 14th – 18th December 2019Event 8 Thika Greens 4th – 8th January 2020Event 9 Sigona Golf Club 25th – 29th January 2020Event 10 Kitante Open (Uganda Golf Club) 12th – 15th February 2020Event 11 Karen Country Club 22nd -26th February 2020Event 12 Tanzania Open (Kiligolf) TBC2019 Magical Kenya Open, Karen Country Club, 12th – 15th March 2020.0Shares0000(Visited 46 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Madoya leads Kenyan charge at Uganda open after round one. Photo/COURTESY NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 11 – Great Rift Valley Lodge’s Justus Madoya returned a score of 2-under par 70 to see him finish as the best placed Kenyan after round one action at the 2019 Uganda Open, played at the Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort & Spa.His score saw him tied in second place with Zimbabwe’s Charamba Tongoona, two shots behind the overnight leader, Irvin Mazibuko of South Africa (-4).
0Shares0000The Spanish football federation banned Real Madrid star Gareth Bale for two matches for his red card against Las Palmas this week © AFP/File / BIEL ALINOMADRID, Spain, Mar 3 – The Spanish football federation on Friday banned Real Madrid star Gareth Bale for two matches for his red card against Las Palmas this week.Bale was also fined 600 euros (Sh65,000) after he was ordered off for twice kicking out at Jonathan Viera and then pushing the Las Palmas midfielder to the ground during the 3-3 draw on Wednesday. Bale said after he did not accept he deserved the red card — his first since joining Madrid in 2013. He has apologised to his teammates however.Bale repeatedly swiped at Viera as the Las Palmas midfielder surged away from him. Viera reacted with a minor push after being awarded a foul. Bale then shoved Viera away with two hands to the chest in front of referee David Fernandez Borbalan who reported the Wales forward for violent conduct.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Rosie O’Donnell says she will likely never speak to “The View” co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck again after an on-air tiff last week that led to O’Donnell’s early departure from the show. The former host of the ABC daytime chatfest says in a video blog posted on her Web site that she has never tried harder to be friends with someone, but she doesn’t think she succeeded with Hasselbeck. “I haven’t spoken to her, and I probably won’t, and I think it’s just as well,” she said. “I wrote her an e-mail, and she wrote me back, and there you have it.” The fight ended a colorful eight-month tenure for O’Donnell that lifted the show’s ratings but no doubt caused heartburn for show creator Barbara Walters. On Friday, ABC said O’Donnell asked for, and received, an early exit from her contract. O’Donnell said last month she would be leaving because she could not agree to a new contract. In the video blog, she said she never really fit in. “I was really just like a foster kid for a year,” she said. “I came, you know, we considered adoption, but I didn’t really fit into the family and now it’s time for the foster kid to go back home.” The argument with Hasselbeck began Wednesday over O’Donnell’s statement last week about the war: “655,000 Iraqi civilians have died. Who are the terrorists?” Talk show critics accused O’Donnell of calling U.S. troops terrorists. She called Hasselbeck “cowardly” for not saying anything in response to the critics, which set off their lengthy argument. – Associated Press
Xherdan Shaqiri was linked with a transfer to Liverpool all summer and the Reds were known to be keen on bringing him to Anfield.It’s just that Bayern did not want him to go.Name: Xherdan ShaqiriDate of birth: 10/10/91Club: Bayern MunichPosition: MidfieldSigned from: Basel in 2012“Liverpool made a bid for me before the World Cup but Bayern put their foot down and told me: ‘We’re not going to sell you’,” he said.The Switzerland international, whose side welcome England to St Jakob-Park in a Euro 2016 qualifier live on talkSPORT, could still move, though, claiming he will consider his options in the winter.Since arriving for €12m from Basel in 2012, Shaqiri has won two German titles, two German Cups and the Champions League.He is so unpredictable when running at defences and as well as his dribbling, Shaqiri’s passing and shooting is likely to cause all sorts of problems for England, too.The 22-year-old is Switzerland’s chief creator and his versatility means he can play wide, cutting in from the flank and gliding past the opposition, as well as behind the striker.He is fast and skilful and despite not being a regular for Bayern last season, still scored six Bundesliga goals and created two.The young playmaker may be keen to talk down his influence on the national team, but with Shaqiri in the side, you can guarantee defenders will be worked to the bone.In 37 games for Switzerland, he has scored 12 goals and shone at the World Cup with a hat-trick against Honduras, while the Swiss ran Argentina close before losing 1-0 in extra-time at the last 16 stage.What is being said?Xherdan Shaqiri was excellent – he really displayed what he’s capable of– Former Switzerland manager Ottmar Hitzfeld after his team’s 3-0 World Cup win against HondurasWith a playmaker, we’re a lot more creative in our attacking game. He can spin around very fast and play deep passes– Switzerland striker Admir Mehmedi after Shaqiri’s hat-trick against HondurasAfter all your signings, would you still have Xherdan Shaqiri, Liverpool fans?Remember, talkSPORT has live commentary of Switzerland v England from 7pm on Monday 8 September (KO 7.45pm). Click here to listen live. 1 Xherdan Shaqiri is Switzerland’s danger man
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DONEGAL Town Farmers Market has been saved – after getting a new home!The market has been forced to leave the Diamond after objections from at least one local business who claimed some stalls were breaching trading laws.Now the market holders will re-launch their popular event this Saturday at its new home in the car park behind Begley’s Chemist. Market founder Jim McLaughlin said: “We are sad to be leaving the Diamond but we are also delighted to have our new home which we know will be very popular.“We are looking forward to seeing all our regular customers again – as well as a few new ones.”* Get out and support the market – it opens at 10am this Saturday.DONEGAL TOWN MARKET GETS NEW HOME was last modified: September 27th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal Town Farmers Marketnew home for market
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsIt’s one of five places robbed twice by the roving group of two or three masked men who police believe has held up bars, strip clubs and restaurants across the San Fernando Valley for more than two years. But with thousands of Valley restaurants, some wonder why they would hit the same spots twice. “If it was easy the first time, that probably emboldens them to hit it again,” said Joe Herrera, Millie’s marketing vice president. Other two-time victims, police said, are Pogo’s Bar & Grill, Prime Italian Restaurant, Valley Ranch Barbeque and the Steak Joynt. Officials at two restaurants didn’t return calls for this story. Another refused comment, with concerns the robberies have hurt business. Los Angeles police Lt. Paul Vernon said because the Ski Mask Bandits have hit only a few restaurants twice, it shows how many potential targets are out there. But to those double victims, once was more than enough. The first time the Ski Mask Bandits robbed the family restaurant in Van Nuys, the owners installed bright lights outside. The second time, they hired brawny security guards. There hasn’t been a third. Millie’s Restaurant attributes the turn of events to strengthening its security system at the Vanowen Street eatery that was robbed Oct. 19, 2004, and again on March 6, 2005. Steak Joynt manager Gary McMillan said the bandits likely struck the Lankershim Boulevard eatery twice because it sits close to the freeway, making for a convenient getaway. Both times, the gunmen came through the back door. Now that door is firmly locked, and neighbors keep an eye on the restaurant, looking for suspicious people outside or anything unusual that warrants a 911 call. It’s been more than a year since the robbers struck. McMillan wonders whether they’re waiting to pounce a third time. But if they are, their escape won’t be as smooth as it’s been in the past, he said. “They could be just waiting for their chance,” McMillan said. “But police have stepped up their patrol in the area and always come by and say hi, whether in plainclothes or uniform.” firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3746160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
“We had an extraordinary event,” said Craig Miller, organizer and founder of AIDS Walk Los Angeles. “I think it had to do with our message this year,” he said. “We really focused on poverty, racism, sexism and homophobia as it relates to AIDS and I believe it resonated with people.” Braulio and Madeline Garcia of Hollywood brought 10 members of their family for the walk. Together, they made up what they call the Locomotion Gang, and have participated for the last 15 years. They walk in memory of Braulio’s brother Bernard, who was 27 when he died and whose photograph is seen on the back of each family members’ T-shirt. “I think people are realizing more that (AIDS) is not centralized to one group,” Garcia said. “It’s affecting the youth, the kids now.” This year marked the 25th anniversary of the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s first reports of AIDS. The CDC estimates that AIDS and HIV affects more than 57,000 people in Los Angeles County. Since the first AIDS Walk Los Angeles in 1985, more than $52 million for AIDS programs, advocacy and prevention has been raised, organizers said. Los Angeles resident Bessie Novos has participated in the walk for the last 20 years. Originally from South Africa, she has seen firsthand how a people become divided for one reason or another. “People are entitled to receive medical help,” Novos said. “I think there’s a lot of progress being made, but still, when you tell people you support people with AIDS, there are some who turn away. There is still work to be done.” email@example.com (818) 713-3664160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! More than 30,000 people took a record-breaking stroll through West Hollywood Sunday, in the largest turnout ever for the 22nd annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles. Gray clouds did not dampen the spirit of participants who were amped up for the 6.2-mile walk, cheering on friends and each other as they made their way down Melrose Avenue. Others walked in silent remembrance of a loved one or a friend or of the millions of strangers worldwide who have died of AIDS-related illnesses. “These days, we’re all focusing on the Iraq war and other issues and AIDS has taken last place,” said San Fernando Valley resident Maggie Schroyer. “I feel we need to revisit it.” Organizers said more than $3.7 million was raised on Sunday, a record and at least $500,000 more than last year. Money raised will go toward AIDS Project Los Angeles, an umbrella agency that supports nonprofit organizations that provide medical and social services to those with the disease.