More than merciful…

Rivers of Hope

By Pastor Bobby Schuller

“But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions – it is by grace you have been saved.”
-Ephesians 2:4-5

During a trip to Turkey a few years ago, we had a translator with us who was a wonderful person, a Muslim man who became a friend of mine.

During the trip, I would speak to my fellow travelers on various topics, and later he and I would sit over a cup of coffee and talk about my sermons. He said, “I’ve been noticing that one of the big differences between Islam and Christianity is that in Islam we say God is merciful, but in Christianity you say God is love.” Now, that is a huge and important distinction. With all respect to my friend, there is something exceptionally…

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Maine becomes second state to require GMO labels

Family Survival Protocol - Microcosm News

  • January 10 at 11:13 am

FILE - In this June 26, 2013 file photo, Gov. Paul LePage speaks to reporters shortly after the Maine House and Senate both voted to override his veto of the state budget, at the State House in Augusta, Maine. The Republican governor's clash with Democratic lawmakers over whether to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act ended with the governor's veto - and a vow by Democrats to try again. The story, one of several quarrels between the GOP governor and Democratic-controlled Legislature, was voted the top story of 2013 in Maine in a survey by The Associated Press and its member news organizations in Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File) Maine Gov. Paul LePage in June 2013.   (Robert F. Bukaty/AP)

Maine will become the second state to require labels on food that contains genetically modified ingredients under new legislation signed by Gov. Paul LePage (R) this week — but only after other states follow suit.

LePage signed the legislation, initially introduced by a Republican state representative, over the objections of agriculture giants who produce many of the raw ingredients that go into everyday foods.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that about 70 percent of the food products sold in supermarkets contain genetically modified ingredients, the Portland Press-Herald reported.

But shoppers in Maine won’t see those GMO labels slapped all over grocery stores any time soon. The legislation doesn’t go into effect until five nearby states, including New Hampshire, pass similar labeling laws. New Hampshire’s legislature will take…

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