Beginning With Him (May, 2001)

BEGINNING WITH HIM
May, 2001 Edition

As is the continued tradition, the first E-Mail Ministry (EMM) message
of the month is my chance to talk to all of you about EMM and other
related items.

TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR TODAY’S MESSAGE:
[An E-Mail From A Subscriber] [Support E-Mail Ministry]
[Virus Attacks] [E-Mail Ministry eCards]
[Daily Comic Strip] [New Additions To The Humor Page]
[Inspirational Site Of The Month] [Urban Legends, Hoaxes, & Viruses]
[A Simple Thought Which Isn’t] [A Real Friend]
[The Road To Success Is Not Straight] [The Strength Of A Man]
[Coach John Wooden’s 7 Keys For Life] [Where Are You From?]
[Usage Of E-Mail Ministry Messages] [Click To Help Others]
[Poll Questions] [Links Page]
[Christian Walk & Outreach Web Ring]

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AN E-MAIL FROM A SUBSCRIBER
“Thank you and God bless your for your fine work on-line. We have so
many horrible sites out there on the web. It is so refreshing to find a
wonderful Christian ministry. You have allowed me to witness to loved
ones that are otherwise ‘closed’ to the Gospel. God bless you for the
work you are doing. –Sandy”

Dear Sandy,
Thank you so much for your note. E-Mail Ministry is intended to be used
as a tool to reach out to others who are normally closed to God and
Jesus. God bless you and your efforts. — doug

P.S. A heart felt thanks to all of you who have sent me such nice notes
of appreciation.

P.P.S. April yielded the largest number of new subscribers in the
history of EMM with 1289. Thanks to all of you who have forwarded the
messages on to others for you are doing God’s work!

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SUPPORT E-MAIL MINISTRY
E-Mail Ministry continues to struggle to make ends meet. If you have
not made a contribution and have been blessed by this ministry, please
ask God what He would have you do. You may make donations by credit
card at: https://emailministry.org/ccbill/index.htm Credit card
donations can be made as a one-time donation or as a monthly recurring
donation.

You can also make a donation by check. Checks can be sent to:
E-Mail Ministry, Inc.
P.O. Box 944
Garden City, MI 48136-0944

If you make a donation of $25.00 or more I will send you a copy of Max
Lucado’s exciting new 64 page evangelistic book “He Did This Just For
You”. It’s the perfect way to help you introduce the gospel to your
family members, friends and acquaintances as well as strengthen your own
faith. Supplies are limited.

E-Mail Ministry is exclusively supported by its subscribers. I do not
accept any compensation for my efforts with this ministry. Donations
are solely used to offset the growing costs of this ministry. It is my
prayer that, like God’s grace, EMM always remains free.

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VIRUS ATTACKS
Do to recent virus attacks that I have received from unsuspecting
subscribers, I am no longer accepting attachments to e-mails. I
understand these attacks are unintentional, but they are a nuisance.
Thankfully, my virus protection software prevented any damage, but you
can never be too safe.

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E-MAIL MINISTRY eCARDS
You can now send electronic cards (eCards) from the EMM web site. The
cards are good, ol’ fashion, Christian kind of cards for all occasions
or for no occasion at all. The good thing about the EMM eCards is that
the person who receives them doesn’t have to have internet access. They
can read them right in their e-mail. The web page address is:
https://emailministry.org/ecards.htm

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DAILY COMIC STRIP
I have added the Christian comic strip “Church of the Covered Dish” to
the main web page. The strip changes daily and is a humorous look at
church life written by a pastor. Check it out daily at:
https://emailministry.org/index.htm#ComicStrip

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NEW ADDITIONS TO THE HUMOR PAGE
I have added some new submissions to the Humor page. You can read them
at: https://emailministry.org/humor/index.htm

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URBAN LEGENDS, HOAXES, AND VIRUSES
I have added a new page to the site which lists various urban legends,
hoaxes and viruses. The links go to other web sites. I hope you use
this as a reference to verify the authenticity of various stories,
claims and virus warnings you receive. You can access the web page at:
https://emailministry.org/urbanlegends.htm

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INSPIRATIONAL SITE OF THE MONTH
E-Mail Ministry won “Cilla’s Inspirational Site of the Month” for the
month of March (I forgot to mention this is last month’s newsletter).
You can see her site at: http://www.geocities.com/cilladreams/Cilla.html

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A SIMPLE THOUGHT WHICH ISN’T

“Only God Is In The Position To Look Down On Anyone”

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A REAL FRIEND

A simple friend has never seen you cry.
A real friend has shoulders soggy from your tears.
A simple friend doesn’t know your parents’ first names.
A real friend has their phone numbers in his address book.
A simple friend brings a bottle of wine to your party.
A real friend comes early to help you cook and stays late to help you
clean.
A simple friend hates it when you call after he has gone to bed.
A real friend asks you why you took so long to call.
A simple friend seeks to talk with you about your problems.
A real friend seeks to help you with your problems.
A simple friend wonders about your romantic history.
A real friend could blackmail you with it.
A simple friend, when visiting, acts like a guest.
A real friend opens your refrigerator and helps himself.
A simple friend thinks the friendship is over when you HAVE an argument.
A real friend knows that it’s not a friendship until after you’ve had a
fight.
A simple friend expects you to always be there for them.
A real friend expects to always be there for you!
— Author Unknown

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THE ROAD TO SUCCESS IS NOT STRAIGHT

There is a curve called failure,
a loop called confusion,
speed bumps called friends,
caution lights called family,
and you will have flats called jobs.

But… if you have a spare called determination,
an engine called perseverance,
insurance called faith,
and a driver called Jesus,
you will make it to a place called success!

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THE STRENGTH OF A MAN

The strength of a man isn’t seen in the width of his shoulders.
~~~~It’s seen in the width of his arms that circle you.

The strength of a man isn’t in the deep tone of his voice.
~~~~It’s in the gentle words he whispers.

The strength of a man isn’t how many buddies he has.
~~~~It’s how good a buddy he is with his kids.

The strength of a man isn’t in how respected he is at work.
~~~~It’s in how respected he is at home.

The strength of a man isn’t in how hard he hits.
~~~~It’s in how tender he touches.

The strength of a man isn’t in the hair on his chest.
~~~~It’s in his Heart…that lies within his chest.

The strength of a man isn’t how many women he’s loved.
~~~~It’s in how he can be true to one woman.

The strength of a man isn’t in the weight he can lift.
~~~~It’s in the burdens he can carry.

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COACH JOHN WOODEN’S SEVEN KEYS FOR LIFE:

1. Be true to yourself.
2. Make each day your masterpiece.
3. Help others.
4. Drink deeply from good books.
5. Make friendship a fine art.
6. Build a shelter against a rainy day.
7. Pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings each day.

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WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
If you are from a country other than the United States, please let me
know by sending an e-mail to: emailministry@emailministry.org
E-Mail Ministry has a mission to reach “all nations” and needs your help
to accomplish this calling! Currently, EMM is in 54 countries (added 11
new ones this month) but there are many more to reach! To see the list
of countries and the world map, go to:
https://emailministry.org/subscribe/index.htm#SubscriberMap

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USAGE OF E-MAIL MINISTRY MESSAGES
As always, feel free to send these messages on to others as the Lord
leads you. I respectfully request that when you forward the messages
on, please leave the ‘header’ and ‘footer’ information in place so that
others may know about this ministry and how to subscribe.
Also, feel free to use these messages in your church bulletins, sermons,
bible studies, etc. If you do use the messages, please put “Message
distributed by E-Mail Ministry (https://emailministry.org)” at the
bottom of any material you use. That way more people will become aware
of this ministry.

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CLICK TO HELP OTHERS
Each month EMM highlights a “Click to Help Others” site. These sites
allow you to click on them to donate money, food, etc. to their cause.
And the best part is ‘clicking’ is free to you!

This month’s site is: The Hunger Site

One of the best and longest-running donation sites on the web, this
Greater Good and United Nations Food Program project has made amazing
leaps in quelling the tides of hunger.

To ‘Click To Help Others’, go to our web site at:
https://emailministry.org/clicktodonate.htm

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POLL QUESTIONS
The results of the April poll question can viewed at
https://emailministry.org/pollresults.htm. Here is the April poll
question (Go the web site at: https://emailministry.org/#Polls
register your vote!! Please do NOT send me an e-mail with your vote!)

Q1: What season do you like the most?

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LINKS PAGE
Thanks to all of you who submitted a link to be added to the EMM Links
Page. To recommend a Christian site, please use the ‘Add a Link’ form
at: https://emailministry.org/links/index.htm#AddALink

You can add a link from your web site to EMM. Simply copy the following
html code into your web page using your html editor:

Enhance your Christian walk. Come visit
E-Mail Ministry!

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CHRISTIAN WALK AND OUTREACH WEB RING
The “Christian Walk and Outreach” web ring is intended to hook together
Christian internet sites which promote Christian lifestyles, aid
Christians in their walk with Jesus and reach out to seekers. The web
ring is up to 15 sites. If you have such a site, please join this web
ring by using the link found on the web ring table:
https://emailministry.org#Webring

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I pray this finds you growing in the understanding of how much God loves
you.

— doug
Founder, Editor, Webmaster & ‘Chief Bottle Washer’ of E-Mail Ministry