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Redemption – Corporation You © 2017

We’ve all heard or read these words:

“You have heard that it was said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor and hate thy enemy. But I tell you, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, pray for those who persecute and insult you, that so you may be true sons of your Father in heaven, who makes his sun rise on the evil and equally on the good, his rain fall on the just and equally on the unjust. If you love those who love you, what title have you to a reward? Will not the publicans do as much? If you greet none but your brethren, what are you doing more than others? Will not the very heathen do as much? 48 But you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

But have you ever read those words and wondered, “Could I really forgive anyone who intentionally harmed me or my family?” I have — especially when it comes to my family.

That’s why the video below is so powerful.

For me, it is proof of the Messiah, Emmanuel, the Resurrection and Life.

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James Henry is the author of Corporation YOU: A Business Plan for the Soul, ‘Twas, and the new book series Hail Mary. To contact James or book an interview, please contact Mark of Goldman/McCormick PR at (516) 639-0988 or Mark@goldmanmccormick.com.

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‘Into the Light’ is an original painting by Osnat

 

Thanks to technology, we are no longer burdened with the task of turning back our clocks.

These days, Daylight Savings almost goes unnoticed since our phones, tablets computers and most of our clocks reset themselves automatically at 2 am.

Pretty soon, the phrase “Spring forward; Fall back” will be an adage of the past.

It won’t be until Monday or Tuesday that we feel the slight effect caused by losing an hour of sleep. But since we’ll have so much daylight, our bodies will most-likely acclimate without notice.

Today, Daylight Savings has a second meaning: It’s the day that we are reminded to TEST the batteries in our smoke alarms. If you don’t know how to do that, I posted a link HERE.

According to the link:  On average, seven people die every day in the US as a result of house fires.[1] Though that number is high, the widespread use of home smoke detectors has resulted in a significant decrease in the number of house fire related deaths and injuries.[2]

That’s good news.

Speaking of Good News:  Do you think it’s a coincidence that on the day where we collectively focus on Saving Light, we too are reminded to protect our family from the threats of Deadly Fire?

Think about it…

God is everywhere.  All you have to do is look.

 

James DobkowskiJames Henry is the author of Corporation YOU: A Business Plan for the Soul, ‘Twas, and the new book series Hail Mary. To contact James or book an interview, please contact Mark of Goldman/McCormick PR at (516) 639-0988 or Mark@goldmanmccormick.com.

 

Artwork Description

Into the Light‘ is an original painting by Osnat, a self-representing Canadian artist, best known for her large-size original abstract landscape and Contemporary modern paintings.  To read more about Osnat’s accomplishments, check out Osnat in the media.

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If you are a parent or an expectant parent, you understand the painstaking task of choosing your child’s name.

Since we delivered old school — not wanting to know the sex of our child until the day of birth, we had a set of names for both sexes for all our children.

My wife’s family has a tradition of adding a double middle name. I don’t know if that made this task less or more difficult.   However, my youngest son almost received initials the would’ve spelled out a four-letter expletive had my wife not caught it at the last minute. So, we just flipped the two middle names and problem solved.

Because of the date of birth, my eldest was given the name Maximilian after the legendary Polish priest, prisoner number 16770, Maximilian Kolbe, the Saint of Auchwitz.

Then, of course, there’s nicknames.

These are the names given to you by friends and family after you have spent some time on Earth.    Here are some of mine: Stinky, Grump-Grump, Dubba, JDobs, J.J., Pops, Dee. (Thankfully, I grew out of Stinky! Grump-Grump, unfortunately, shows up from time-to-time.)

A nickname may show how you developed.  Who you know or knew.  It may be a descriptor of your present personality or an embrace by your new home or people outside your family who love you, yet have the darnedest time properly pronouncing a surname like Dobkowski.

For many, these are the names that stick.  Some times for life.

Your birth name not only tells people who you are, but where you are from.  It often displays your pedigree and/or family history; which religion you adhere to or what culture you borrow from — your connection to the past.

Names like Faith, Hope, and Charity tell us something about your parents, your placement in their heart and your perceived placement in this world.

Finally, there’s your titles; these tells us what lot in life you earned:

Mister or Missus, Master or Miss, Doctor, Your Honor, Officer, Chief, Father, Pastor, Reverend … and two of the greatest titles of them all: Mom, Dad.

The latter are only second to the names Grandma and Grandpa and the multitude of forms there of, such as: Gramps, Nana, or in my family Babki, Pop-Pop and Boo-Boo Bach.  (I’ll leave that last one for another post.)

So, names matter — and, the proof is in the pudding.

Here’s a list of 150 Titles of Christ from the Scriptures compiled by Msgr. Charles Pope.

Advocate – 1 John 2:1
Alpha and Omega – Revelation 1:8; 22:13
The Almighty – Revelation 1:8
Amen – Revelation 3:14
Apostle and High Priest of our Confession – Hebrews 3:1
Author and Finisher of our Faith – Hebrews 12:2
Beloved – Matthew 12:18
Beloved Son – Colossians 1:13
Bread of God – John 6:33; 50
Bread of life – John 6:35
Living Bread – John 6:51
Bridegroom – John 3:29
Brother – Matthew 12:50
Captain of our Salvation – Hebrews 2:10
Carpenter – Mark 6:3
Carpenter’s Son – Matthew 13:55
Chief Shepherd – 1 Peter 5:4
Chosen One – Luke 23:35
Christ – Matthew 16:20
Christ Jesus – 1 Timothy 1:15; Colossians 1:1
Christ of God – Luke 9:20
Christ the Lord – Luke 2:11
Christ who is above all – Romans 9:5
Consolation of Israel – Luke 2:25
Chief Cornerstone – Ephesians 2:20; 1 Peter 2:6
Dayspring – Luke 1:78
Deliverer – Romans 11:26
Deliverer from the wrath to come – 1 Thessalonians 1:10
Eldest of many brothers – Romans 8:29
Emmanuel – Matthew 1:23
Faithful and True Witness – Revelation 1:5; 3:14
Father Forever – Isaiah 9:6
First and Last – Revelation 1:17; 2:8
Firstborn among many brothers – Romans 8:29
First born from the dead – Revelation 1:5
Firstborn of all creation – Colossians 1:15
First Fruits – 1 Corinthians 15:20
Friend of tax collectors and sinners – Matthew 11:19
Gate of the sheepfold – John 10:7
Glory – Luke 2:32
Good Shepherd – John 10:11; 14
Grain of Wheat – John 12:24
Great Shepherd of the sheep – Hebrews 13:20
Head – Ephesians 4:15
Head of the Church – Colossians 1:18; Ephesians 1:22
Hidden Manna – Revelation 2:17
High Priest – Hebrews 3:1; 4:14; 7:26
He Who Holds of the Keys of David – Revelation 3:7
He who is coming amid the clouds – Revelation 1:7
Holy One – Acts 2:27
Holy One of God – Mark 1:24
Holy Servant  – Acts 4:27
Hope – 1 Timothy 1:1
Horn of Salvation – Luke 1:69
I Am – John 8:58
Image of God – 2 Corithinians 4:4; Colossians 1:15
Indescribable Gift – 2 Corinthians 9:15
Intercessor – Hebrews 7:25
Jesus – Matthew 1:21
Jesus the Nazarene – John 18:5
Judge of the World – 2 Timothy 4:1; Acts 10:42
Just One – Acts 7:52
Just Judge – 2 Timothy 4:8
King – Matthew 21:5
King of Israel – John 1:49
King of Kings – Revelation 17:14; 19:16; 1 Timothy 6:15
King of Nations – Revelation 15:3
King of the Jews – Matthew 2:2
Lamb of God – John 1:29
Last Adam – 1 Corinthians 15:45
Leader – Matthew 2:6; Hebrews 2:10
Leader and Perfecter of Faith – Hebrews 12:2
Leader and Savior – Acts 5:31
Life – John 14:6; Colossians 3:4
Light – John 1:9; John 12:35
Light of all – Luke 2:32; John 1:4
Light of the world – John 8:12
Lion of the tribe of Judah – Revelation 5:5
Lord – Luke 1:25
One Lord – Ephesians 4:5
My Lord my God – John 20:28
Lord both of the dead and the living – Romans 14:9
Lord God Almighty – Revelation 15:3
Lord Jesus – Acts 7:59
Jesus is Lord – 1 Corinthians 12:3
Lord Jesus Christ – Acts 15:11
Lord of all – Acts 10:36
Lord of Glory – 1 Corinthians 2:8
Lord of lords – 1 Timothy 6:15
Lord of Peace – 2 Thessalonians 3:16
The Man – John 19:5
Master – Luke 5:5
Mediator – 1 Timothy 2:5
Messiah – John 1:41; 4:25
Mighty God – Isaiah 9:6
Morning Star – 2 Peter 1:19; Revelation 2:28; Revelation 22:16
Nazarene – Matthew 2:23
Passover – 1 Corinthians 5:7
Power and wisdom of God – 1 Corinthians 1:24
Power for salvation – Luke 1:69
Priest forever – Hebrews 5:6
Prince of Life – Acts 3:15
Prince of Peace – Isaiah 9:6
Rabboni – John 20:16
Ransom – 1 Timothy 2:6
Redeemer – Isaiah 59:20
Rescuer from this Present Evil Age – Galatians 1:4
Radiance of God’s Glory – Hebrews 1:3
Resurrection and Life – John 11:25
Rising Sun – Luke 1:78
Root of David – Revelation 5:5
Root of David’s line – Revelation 22:16
Root of Jesse – Isaiah 11:10
Ruler – Matthew 2:6
Ruler of the kings of the earth – Revelation 1:5
Ruler and Savior – Acts 5:31
Savior – 2 Peter 2:20; 3:18
Savior of the world – 1 John 4:14; John 4:42
Second Adam – Romans 5:14
Servant of the Jews – Romans 15:8
Shepherd and Guardian of our souls – 1 Peter 2:25
Slave – Philippians 2:7
Son – Galatians 4:4
Beloved Son – Colossians 1:13
Firstborn Son – Luke 2:7
Son of Abraham – Matthew 1:1
Son of David – Matthew 1:1
Son of God – Luke 1:35
Son of Joseph – John 1:45
Son of Man – John 5:27
Son of Mary – Mark 6:3
Son of the Blessed One – Mark 14:61
Son of the Father – 2 John 1:3
Son of the Living God – Matthew 16:16
Son of the Most High – Luke 1:32
Son of the Most High God – Mark 5:7
Only Son of the Father – John 1:14
Source of God’s creation – Revelation 3:14
Spiritual Rock – 1 Corinthians 10:4
Living Stone – 1 Peter 2:4
Stone rejected by the builders – Matthew 21:42; 1 Peter 2:8
Stumbling Stone – 1 Peter 2:8
Teacher – Matthew 8:19; Matthew 23:10
Testator of the New Covenant – Hebrews 9:16
True God – 1 John 5:20
True Vine – John 15:1
The Way the Truth and the Life – John 14:6
The One who is, is was, and who is to come – Revelation 3:7
Wisdom of God – 1 Corinthians 1:24
Wonderful Counselor – Isaiah 9:6
Word – John 1:1; 14
Word of God – Revelation 19:13
Word of Life – 1 John 1:1

James DobkowskiJames Henry is the author of Corporation YOU: A Business Plan for the Soul, ‘Twas, and the new book series Hail Mary. To contact James or book an interview, please contact Mark of Goldman/McCormick PR at (516) 639-0988 or Mark@goldmanmccormick.com.

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Easter - Corporation YOU © 2017

Easter – Corporation YOU © 2017

Early Christians had allot of symbols.

The dove. The fish. The Lamb. The pelican. The peacock … and of course, the Easter Bunny.

It is without question that nearly all Christian symbols are adaptations of pre-Christian symbols, Dr. Ralph F. Wilson writes. With that said, there is a certain sort of believer that expresses concern over anything “pagan” in Christian symbols.

I understand the concern. But think about this: Is there no greater symbol of the godless cruelty of paganism than the cross?

I once heard a pastor rail against the Easter Bunny for similar reasons. It’s the Easter Bunny, I thought, not Santa Muerte for chrissake!

His argument was that there’s not reasonable application for this family-friendly egg-laying hare.  But I disagree!

God meets you were you are.

He also meets people in ways that you can understand and appreciate. So, why wouldn’t He meet the children of the world where they are and in ways they understand and appreciate — like the Easter Bunny?

Be it Peter Rabbit, Peter Cottontail, or Benjamin Bunny, nothing is as cute and cuddly to a pre- and elementary schooler, as a bunny rabbit!

Easter Bunny - Corporation YOU © 2017

Easter Bunny – Corporation YOU © 2017

 

The key is to make a bridge from cute and cuddly to orthodoxy in Faith. This is how we did it in our Christian household.

Starting on Ash Wednesday, along with fasting between meal and eating fish on Friday, we also eliminate dessert. This sacrifice gives us the opportunity, as parents, to discuss how Jesus sacrificed His life for us.

Additionally, we can introduce the biblical story on how He started His ministry with a 40-day fast in the desert.

You’ll be amazed, as were we, by the questions your children begin to ask and the depth of their understanding.

However, giving up dessert and convincing your three-year-old to sacrifice his or her fruit snack is not an easy task. That’s where the Easter Bunny comes in!

“Jesus takes account of all you cheerfully give to Him (in this case gives up) and He will repay you tenfold,” I tell my children.

The 10-fold
comes on Easter Sunday, in the form of a massive Easter Egg hunt. And of course, who delivers all that candy for Christ?

The Easter Bunny, that’s who!

Put the “Easter” back in Easter Bunny and let God meet your children were they are and in ways that they can understand and appreciate — and they will receive a hundredfold and will inherit eternal life!

 

James DobkowskiJames Henry is the author of Corporation YOU: A Business Plan for the Soul, ‘Twas, and the new book series Hail Mary. To contact James or book an interview, please contact Mark of Goldman/McCormick PR at (516) 639-0988 or Mark@goldmanmccormick.com.

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It was the infancy of radio.

On January 21, 1930, Britain’s King Edward V was to declare open the great Naval Disarmament Conference in the Royal Gallery in the House of Lords. His Majesty’s speech was to be broadcasted to all parts of the world.

According to the Daily Sentinel, in Rome, NY, just a few minutes before the King began his address, somebody in the control room at CBS tripped over the wires to the generator that energized the entire network.

For eight seconds, there was nothing but silence.

No static. No feedback. No King.

Just dead air.

Then suddenly, as if someone in control room flipped a switch, the King’s message was miraculously restored.

When it was over, it was discovered and later reported, that a young radio engineer grasped the wires together in his hands to restore the current through his body.

According to the Daily Sentinel, his arms twitching with electrical shock, Harold Vivian literally spiced with his body a broken link in the vast hook up and made it possible for the 59 North American stations to hear (the) King

Vivian held on, for 20 minutes, as the King’s message transmitted through him — never letting go, never losing hope, never surrendering faith — until the new wires could be connected.

King’s Speech Heard Through the Body of Young Radio Expert, the headlines proclaimed.

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Though his deed was legendary, it appears, from my Google search, that if it was not for author Donald McCullough, Harold Vivian, the man, may have been forgotten in time. In fact, many sources has the young control operator’s name as Harold Vidian.

Most of the lit on Harold Vivian, from my Google search, reflected on the same message: Today, the line between God, our Heavenly King, and the world appears to be broken — and must be restored!

Just took around, our nation appears to be at a tipping point. Even so, our lives are sadly less impacted by chaos than most of the world around us.

So, to fix the immediate problem, we need to be a conduit between God and the world. We need to let God’s voice be heard through our us.

We ALL need to be more like Harold Vivian.

 

Romans 10:14

James Dobkowski

 

James Henry is the author of Corporation YOU: A Business Plan for the Soul, ‘Twas, and the new book series Hail Mary. To contact James or book an interview, please contact Mark of Goldman/McCormick PR at (516) 639-0988 or Mark@goldmanmccormick.com.

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