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Let The Ice-Cream Melt

Topic: Contentment                                                                              Printer Friendly
Source: “Scientists Discover Ice Cream That Doesn’t Melt” By LOUISE DEWAST, posted ABC News, LONDON — Aug 31, 2015, 8:13 AM ET
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Scientists from the Universities of Dundee and Edinburgh have formulated a new recipe for an ice cream that doesn’t melt. The recipe is the result of the discovery of a new protein,BsIA, that binds the air, fat and water in ice cream to make it more stable.

The new ice-cream could be available within three to five years, and it is anticipated to contain lower levels of saturated fats, fewer calories and a smoother consistency.

This advancement will also benefit manufacturers, allowing it to be more easily transported.
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The Power of Doing Something

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Topic: Evil
Scripture: Romans 12:21
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Author: Albert Einstein / Mitchell Dillon

“The wold is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.”

[Albert Einstein 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of general relativity. He is regarded as the father of modern physics.]

Application:

Albert Einstein’s words were spoken at a time when evil seemed to have an upper hand in the world. Communism and Fascism marched across much of Europe, while the rest of the world was left to choose how to respond.

The same struggle continues today. By God’s design, there continues to be enough evil in the world to test those who have it in their power to do good. And by God’s design, there continues to be enough good in the world to overcome those who have it in their hearts to do evil.

So, the question is this: Will those who love good do what is in their power to do to overcome evil? God does not place the fate of the world in the hands of evil men, but in the hands of those who can and must do something to stop them.

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good’ (Romans 12:21).

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Zoom Out!

Printer Friendly Topic: Perspective
Author: Mitchell Dillon
Scripture: Romans 8:18
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The next time life seems confusing and you feel that you’ve lost your bearings, ZOOM OUT! That’s what I did on Google Maps the other day and it worked like a charm. There I was, staring at a location on the map, a mite confused. So I clicked on “zoom out” and the broader perspective made all the difference. Understanding where you are in relationship to other key landmarks will do that for you.

Application:

So, the next time you find yourself a bit disoriented in your circumstances, step back and drink in a broader view. Resist the temptation to focus on where you’re stuck. Think about the broader context of your life. Think of how God has always provided for you. Think of how He has proved Himself faithful to you, again and again. Place your current moment in the context of the blessings of the rest of your life.

And realize that in Christ you have been granted an even greater capacity to zoom out. In light of God’s promises, you have been given the ability to zoom out until eternity itself comes into view. From this vantage point your earthly concerns are finally placed in their proper perspective. When eternity is your point of reference, your earthly problems become pretty small. From here it becomes easy to see that God has provided you with more for which to be thankful than to regret, more you don’t know about than you do, and more to come than has ever been.

As the Apostle Paul put it, “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed to us” (Romans 8:18).

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