Here’s How You Can Help Homeless Vets this Veterans Day on Huffington Post
It’s Veteran’s Day today and this article outlines several ways you can help the Veterans in your community whether you choose to volunteer, donate or hire them. Let’s reach out and help these incredible men and women who have given so much to us in service!
America’s veterans offered their service to us. This Veterans Day, let’s give something back to them.
An estimated 40,000 veterans go homeless on any given night in the U.S., according to a report the National Alliance to End Homelessness released last year. That number doesn’t include the 1.4 million vets who are considered at risk of homelessness, according to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.
You can help some of our country’s heroes get back on their feet by volunteering, donating or even hiring a military vet. Check out some specific ways to help.
It’s no secret that the election was quite emotional and divisive, no matter who you were supporting. J. D. outlines some next steps for how we as believers can respond.
On Tuesday night, the long road toward Election Day finally ended, as Donald Trump won the office of United States president. Generally, the day after a presidential election, people are left feeling either elated (because their candidate won) or disappointed (because their candidate lost). But this has been a strange year, so the usual post-election emotions aren’t what they’ve been in years past. Clinton voters, we’ve already seen, feel angry and afraid. Many women and minorities are understandably concerned about what this means for their future in our country. And while many Trump voters are certainly excited, I know that the Christians who voted for him aren’t completely thrilled at the prospect of President Trump. They’re more relieved at avoiding President Clinton.
I want to consider how Christians should respond to this new reality. Whether you voted for him or not, we need to approach this new season with gospelized lenses.
So what should Christians do in the days and weeks to come?
Talk to God About Your Anxiety by Jon Bloom
If this week left you feeling anxious, you’ll find encouragement in this article by Jon on anxiety.
In Christ, everything is going to be ultimately, gloriously, eternally, inexpressibly, wonderfully okay. Therefore, Jesus says to you and me, right now, right where we’re at, “Do not be anxious.” He says this knowing our past, our temperament, the seriousness of our current crises, and how intense we fear the possible dread may become reality.
“Do not be anxious” can seem like an impossible command. But this should not surprise us. Jesus commands us to believe that “everyone who lives and believes in [him] shall never die” (John 11:26). Jesus commands us to love one another just like he has loved us (John 15:12). Jesus commands us to renounce all we have (Luke 14:33), which can mean selling our abundant possessions and giving them to the poor because we are more confident in the treasures we have in heaven (Mark 10:21).
Brothers and Sisters, We Must Recover Friendship by Christine Hoover
Friendship is so important and gets more difficult with age, but Christine highlights some key points from Scott Saul’s newest book, Befriend: Create Belonging in an Age of Judgement, Isolation and Fear.
What makes friendship distinctly Christian?
I have the privilege of sitting across tables from numerous women, many of whom are asking some form of this question. They don’t know they’re asking this question when they’re considering how to respond to a broken relationship, a wound from a friend, or the feeling of being left out, but they’re asking it all the same:
How do I practice friendship by faith and in step with the Spirit?
How to Have Your Best Interview Ever by Art Rainer
If you have a big interview coming up, be sure to review these great tips from Art.
When it comes to interviewing, you typically get one shot to gain the interest of the interviewee.
So if you have a big interview coming up, or if you are searching for the opportunity to interview, let me provide you with a few tips to have you best interview ever.