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Recently I had to get braces. Being a 26-year-old woman in the prime of life this came a bit of a shock but there was no getting around it. My orthodontist had been examining my teeth for some time and concluded I had misaligned teeth. The longer this went on the worse things would get. Braces would be needed and not the invalign kind that can be hidden but the headgear setup that looks like something out of the movie Saw!

He assured me that it would only be a short time and then I could have them removed. 6 months though is quite a long time when you need to walk around looking like you stepped out of a medieval village. Understandably my self-esteem took a nose dive. Everywhere I went I could feel the press of eyes on me, it wasn’t an easy subject to talk about and most seemed to skip around it. Considering how obvious the braces were this unwillingness to acknowledge them bordered on the ridiculous.

Having always had a strong fate in God I knew I could turn to him for guidance. I went through my Bible, which I always have by my bedside, and went through passages I had marked earlier. I found ones that gave me the strength when needed.

1 Timothy 4:10That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe”

I’ve struggled through hard times before and I’ve always pulled through thanks to a strong belief that God is guiding me and knows what’s best. Anyone who’s undergoing depression or anxiety can benefit from these words which remind us strife is a part of life and one of the ways we test ourselves, both against the world and our faith in God.

Psalm 34:17-18 – “The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit”

This reminds us that even in hard times God is always there. He listens to us and gives us strength in spirit. It’s in rough times when we feel demons oppressing our should that we can turn to the light of God to guide us back.

Building on that, here are others that gave me the strength to get my confidence back.

Psalm 62:5-6 – “Only God gives inward peace, and I depend on Him. God alone is the mighty rock that keeps me safe, and he is the fortress where I feel secure”

Philippians 4:13: – “I can do all things in Him who strengthens me”

Psalm 28:76 – “The Lord is my strength and my shield”

Not forgetting, of course, the support of friends and family. They helped me make light of things and get back to normal. Look to your church group if you need it, it can make a massive difference knowing you have the support and unconditional love of those around you.…

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Pets have never been more popular these days. Almost every family has at least one dog or cat. Along with hamsters, rabbits, goldfish and two dozen others, there’s never been such variety available in the pets we choose. Hence this raises the question of what the bible has to say about pets. Do they go to heaven? How should we treat them?

The bible does not really address how we should deal with pets. The only possible example of a pet owner is the poor man in Nathen’s parable a man who “had nothing except one little ewe lamb he had bought. He raised it, and it grew up with him and his children. It shared his food, drank from his cup and even slept in his arms. It was like a daughter to him” (2 Samuel 12:3). We can though draw some conclusions based on what the bible says on other topics.

 

God made all the world and all the things in it. As such they all deserve respect. This includes animals as well which should be loved as much as any parts of God’s creation. “The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made. All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord, and all your saints shall bless you!” (Psalm 145:9-10)

 

Likewise, all animals deserve our protection. God made us to be the lords over the other animals. As God is our lord and protector so must we be a protector of the animals he has given to us. Those who mistreat animals are abusing that trust and invite god’s malice. “Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel” (Proverbs 12:10)

God’s care for animals explains our desire to keep pets. As God created mankind in his image (Genesis 1:27) we have inherited the part of God’s nature that cares for animals. Whenever we look after our pets we are reflecting a part of God’s nature, to a certain extent. Our pets rely on us to meet their needs, much as we rely on God to provide for our needs. By keeping a pet, we are taking on responsibility and modelling our behaviour on the creator.

Parents should introduce a pet into their home to teach responsibility to their children. It can serve as a lesson on how God takes care of us and, as such, how we must take care of the pets we take in. This reflects on our personal integrity and devotion to living a righteous life. “A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal” (Proverbs 12:10)

 

Make this your goal and incorporate it into your life as much as any of god’s other teachings. It is the meek that shall inherit the earth so show that attitude when caring for those in our protection.

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if your anything like me you love to read and listen to music at the same time. When picking up the bible for a relaxing read or some contemplation I’ve found that it helps put me in the right state of mind if there some calming music in the background. Some, in fact many, would argue that you can’t read and listen at the same time. Both demand attention and right to, I feel though that a balance can be found.

I commute daily to work by train, it takes over an hour and I’ve always got a book with me when I do. The Bible is probably the most common one I take with me. In difficult times, a few readings have helped put things in perspective and find peace again. The problem is though it’s very difficult to concentrate with the noise of the train. Stops are being made, people constantly getting on and off, loud school children and just obnoxious loud talkers on their phones. It’s almost impossible to even hear myself think, much less concentrate on any reading. So I started bringing along some headphones with me to help drown out the background and find my Zen.

At first, I was quite uncertain as to what to listen to. None of my usual favorites seemed appropriate for reading. I also tended to lose focus when a favorite part came along. After about a week or two of trying different things, I finally found a playlist that works for me. It might not suit you but I found some common denominators as to why some music is better than others. Great reading music should have the following attributes

No Vocals
It’s very difficult to focus on your inner reading voice when you have another voice coming through your ears. Research has shown that music with a lot of vocals is not good for concentration. Choose music so that has little to no vocals. Classical is one of my favorites. Some of my favorites are Schubert, Bach, and Chopin. Bach, in particular, is a wonderful choice, most of his music is religiously inspired or themed. Strange as it may seem, electronic music can also be great. I love the beats of DJ Krista.

Less variation is better
The less varied a song is the easier it is to focus on the reading at hand while the music serves as a backdrop. If a song goes through a lot of variation with up, downs and changes in tempo then it will be a lot more difficult to focus properly. Choose songs that have a steady rhythm that doesn’t change much. A good example I found was ‘On the Corner’ by Miles Davis, an album that has been torn to pieces by critics and jazz lovers since its release in 1972. The same constant atonal riff just keeps going with little variation or change in tempo. As a jazz album, it’s terrible but I love it for reading. The lack of rhythm or tempo change makes it very easy to zone out and focus on the reading…

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Continuing on from last week’s article we provide more quotations from the Bible on the need to keep fit. Christianity stresses the importance of spiritual strength and devoting time to improving ourselves and others. The spirit is important but so too is the body. After all, it is a gift from God and should be treated accordingly. By staying fit and healthy we can also better serve the Lord and those around us. No matter what your job maybe you should still keep yourself fit and healthy. So get out there and start running, find a gym or even hire a personal trainer. To help keep yourself motivated here are some quotes from scripture on the importance of physical exercise.

 

1 Corinthians 9:26-27
“Thus I do not run aimlessly; I do not fight as if I were shadowboxing. No, I drive my body and train it, for fear that, after having preached to others, I myself should be disqualified.”

This passage mentions the importance of giving your full attention to any exercise. Don’t exercise halfhearted but strive always to make yourself better and stronger for the trials of life

1 Corinthians 6:19
“Don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and who was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourselves but to God”

We must give thanks to God for all the things we have received which means showing them due respect and care so that when they must be returned they are better than when received. Our bodies are temples of the holy spirit and should be treated as such.

Isaiah 40:29-31
“He gives power to the faint, abundant strength to the weak. Though young men faint and grow weary, and youths stagger and fall, they that hope in the LORD will renew their strength, they will soar on eagles’ wings; They will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint.”

The Lord will give you strength to achieve your life goals if you put your faith in him. It’s when things become difficult that we reach a test in our fate which must be seized as an opportunity to do more and better.

Proverbs 24:5, 31:17
“A wise man is full of strength, and a man of knowledge enhances his might.” “She girds herself with strength; she exerts her arms with vigor.”

We must always be striving to better ourselves both mentally, spiritually and physically. We best serve The Lord by serving others so seek to strengthen yourself in every way. Life can through a lot of challenges our way so practice strength training so that you will be ready for what lies ahead.

2 Peter 1:5-7
“For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love”

Take from this the importance of self-development. We must always be striving to better ourselves. Exercising builds discipline and self-control which can then develop virtue.

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The Scripture teaches us that our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit (I Co. 6:19).  The Apostle Paul taught Timothy about how ladies should manage themselves outside, “with shamefacedness and sobriety” (I Timothy 2:9).  In these modern days, the line between modest apparel and provocative pieces seems to be getting thinner.   Nevertheless, it is important to keep God´s standards.

When it comes to exercising, the Bible has a lot to say about how to manage it.  Besides guarding our tongues, disciplining the body, and running the race, we should take care of our bodies.

What the Bible says about exercising

Let us take a look at some Bible verses that actually motivate you to keep up the race and exercise your body.  Because you see, God is interested in us having a healthy and wholly life, both in flesh and spirit.

1 Timothy 4:8 “Physical exercise has some value, but spiritual exercise is valuable in every way, because it promises life both for the present and for the future.”

1 Corinthians 9:26-27 “Thus I do not run aimlessly; I do not fight as if I were shadowboxing. No, I drive my body and train it, for fear that, after having preached to others, I myself should be disqualified.”

1 Corinthians 9:24-27 “Surely you know that many runners take part in a race, but only one of them wins the prize. Run, then, in such a way as to win the prize. Every athlete in training submits to strict discipline, in order to be crowned with a wreath that will not last; but we do it for one that will last forever. That is why I run straight for the finish line; that is why I am like a boxer who does not waste his punches. I harden my body with blows and bring it under complete control, to keep myself from being disqualified after having called others to the contest.”

1 Corinthians 10:31 “Therefore, whether you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God.”

2 Timothy 2:5 “An athlete who runs in a race cannot win the prize unless he obeys the rules.”

How should it be done

The Bible does not specifically mention anything on what type of exercises a believer should engage in.  It is safe to say though that practices that tap into spiritual realms that God dislikes are not the Biblical way of doing them.  Exercises that involve dancing frantically or with sensual poses with a partner are not in favor with what the Bible teaches about prudence and good practices belonging to saints.

If you ever need a good program that contains a program that does not offend God´s ways in any way, we would recommend Fresh! Fitness.  Take a look at their program and learn how they aim towards a better you, physically.…

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Whatsapp for iPhone: Whatsapp, the popular social media application has rolled out the Whatsapp for all the iOS device users in the year 2011. For other iOS versions and devices, Whatsapp rolled out the Whatsapp application on iPad device in the year of 2014. Here is everything you need to know about Whatsapp for iPhone. You can download and install Whatsapp for iPhone with much ease by following the easy procedure provided below. Check it out!

Key Features of Whatsapp for iPhone:

An Apple iPhone is the most expensive device in the world. It supports Whatsapp app run on this device for free of charge. Check out some of the significant features of Whatsapp for iPhone:

  • You can send instant text messages for all the people absolutely for free.
  • You can send photos and videos with much ease in just a single moment.
  • There is a possibility of creating new groups for all the people to whom you send messages more often.
  • You can express all your emotions by sending stickers and emoticons to your friends instead of sending text messages.
  • One of the most popular features of Whatsapp is that you can make free voice and video calls from anywhere anytime without any hassle.

How to download & Install Whatsapp for iPhone?

Facebook has rolled out Whatsapp for iPhone and other iOS device platforms in order to help the users in the best way. The users can make use of all the beneficial features of Whatsapp without any hassle. The current latest version of Facebook Whatsapp for iPhone is 105.0. The size of the downloadable file of Whatsapp for iPhone is 237 MB. This app recently updated on 16th February 2017.

This app supports several languages such as English, Arabic, French, German, Greek, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, Swedish and many more. whatsapp for windows pc The Whatsapp app supports iOS 8.0 and above versions of operating system. This app supports working on various iOS devices such as iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Check out the easy steps that help the users to download and install Whatsapp for iPhone for free:

  • First of all, you need to visit the official app store of Apple i.e., iTunes App Store.
  • You can see the home page of the App store. Just click on the search icon present at the top right corner of the web page.
  • You need to type the name of the app as Whatsapp in the search field.
  • You will get plethora of search results on the page.
  • Click on the appropriate link on the web page i.e., on Whatsapp for iPhone
  • After tapping on the link, you will redirect to a new web page wherein you can see the Whatsapp from Facebook Inc.
  • You can then hit the download button present on the page and continue the downloading process.
  • You need to go to the notification bar on your iPhone and check for the status of the download.
  • After successfully downloading it, you can install Whatsapp on iPhone.

That’s all! You can now start using this Whatsapp on your Apple iPhone so as to converse with your friends and beloved ones. This is all you need to know about the Whatsapp app for iPhone.…

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We have all been a casualty of protection intrusion, either by a dear companion or, a relative. It is normal today to see individuals deleting or secret key securing their own information before loaning their telephone/tablet for utilize. Every one of us do it today for our own particular security and protection.

There are some shrewd instruments accessible on Android-run gadgets found on Google Play Store, that uncover the gadget information, for example, Multimedia Text or MMS. Underneath, you will discover a rundown of applications that are especially valuable to the individuals who would prefer not to hamper the honesty of their gadget and essentially need to conceal their private discussions from open’s eyes. download apk from www.appsinsider.org. Despite the fact that there is a choice to encode the substance in some propelled SMS or content informing applications, not every one of them have one.

We have a portion of the cool applications to shroud instant messages or SMS on Android without establishing or escape, how about we make a plunge!

1. Private Space SMS and Call-Hide Text

Private Space is one of the best applications on Google Play Store for concealing content. The application gives security and conceal your contacts, messages and call records that you need to keep private. To enact this component, you simply need to make a key that you would use towards opening the application.

Key Features

Effectively shroud your address book contacts.

Add protection to your instant messages (SMS and MMS).

Shroud the application so no one can ever observe it.

Masters:

Get a SMS, a vibration or a hand crafted ringtone; on approaching messages or telephone calls.

Notices will be sent by means of your picked technique.

Shroud your call logs and square private calls.

Try not to have room schedule-wise to secure your things with a watchword? Simply shake your telephone!

Cons:

It doesn’t conceal messages effectively, yet then again, somebody snooping on your telephone will require a document program application to follow your shrouded information, which isn’t anything but difficult to do as such, when your telephone is bolted.

Private SMS and Call – Hide Text

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Private SMS and Call – Hide Text

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Value: Free

2. Shady Contacts

Shady Contacts is an application fit for concealing instant messages and call records. When you introduce the application, you will be provoked to set an open example, after which, you will have finish access to a control board wherein, all the call records, contacts and instant messages will be kept shrouded securely.

Key Features

Simple to conceal instant messages and call logs effortlessly.

Open with PIN/Pattern bolt.

Alternative to shroud the launcher application (of course, dial *** 123456 ### to open).

Masters:

Auto-Lock highlight, Auto-demolition include, brisk bolt.

Reestablish call logs/instant messages to standard applications.…

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Everyone likes to watch movies and especially online. Online movies can be watched without downloading and it is known as movie streaming. There are so many applications on the internet from where you can download movies of your choice. Showbox is one application from where you can download movies without downloading or paying. It is the best movie, video streaming app for your androids.

This is free and original application from where you can stream free movies. It is a strong application and a highly popular as well. There is a plethora of features on the application from where you can get TV and movie links. On the home page of the application, you will be able to see all the blockbusters listed at the left side.  showbox App application is completely free to enjoy your favorite movies. From here you can have links to the free movies and also TV shows. This application is no exception and similar to others.  From here you can get high quality links of the TV shows and movies. It is also free and is hassle free.

What else?

This is one of the best applications from where you can get access to TV shows and movies streaming.  It is one of the best designed applications. The only downside of this application is that it is available in many languages. This does not create any confusion. On the application you can find movies by the names which are easy to find.

This application specializes in the new movies as well as old movies. They are also having a catalogue in which you can find all the popular TV shows and movies. You just have to click on the TV shows and movies you are interested in watching and carry on. This is the most convenient application to look online movies streaming. There are no ads or additional frustrating links. It is simple and easy. If you don’t want any hassle, then visit the application and watch movies without any interruption.

Find all TV shows

It also features TV shows where you can find all the new TV shows very easily. You just have to click on the episode you missed and watch it online. Every day the application updates dozens of new TV shows.  It is a great application having millions of fans. The advantages of this application are that you will always get options on quality to stream movies for a better experience. You will get hundreds of links for one movie. This means you can easily find a link that will work best for you.

The application keeps on updating with new movies and is confusing. The easiest way to find movies of your choice online is to browse through a category.  There are HD movies available as well.  You can also see HD movies, trailers, slideshows and much more. Showbox is a great source to watch your favorite movies and the most entertaining source from where you can stream any movie or TV series without paying a penny.

 

 

 

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With the progressions Luca Todesco connected on his up and coming device, iOS 10.2 escape discovered conceivable. So soon with Todesco’s affirmations, Cydia Download iOS 10.2 will be reported for none-iPhone 7/7 Plus gadgets in 64-bit go. So this is about up and coming Yalu accompanying Cydia 10.2 which you were holding up to see this long.

At the point when Luca Todesco gets ready for Yalu, iOS 10.2 escape was not arranged. Truth be told, the venture zero adventures based to Yalu come shut in new 10.2 together with more exploitable bugs secured. In any case, with an impromptu instrument change, Luca has discovered its work bolster for most recent 10.2 telling client that caught in 10.2 is not the demise of escape dreams. In that path, soon up in future Yalu will be propelled in a more steady work outline tending to iOS 10.0.x-iOS 10.2 escape.

Cydia Download iOS 10.2 is coming

At the point when iOS 10.2 arrived in a tight secured outline, Luca Todesco was among the first to state its escape plausibility is negligible. Significantly engineer Stefan Esser @ ion1c said there is as yet possibility, fans were left in a very disillusioning time seeing close to words. Cydia Download In any case, changing all that, Todesco himself brought the new escape trust saying up and coming Yalu is with escape iOS 10.2. In that way, you, me and all are near achieve Cydia 10.2 with something more than a full untethered escape. So how about we hold up to get Cydia Download iOS 10.2 as Yalu guarantees to bring a major news for all still with the date obscure. In any case, recollect that it will work for none-iPhone 7/7 Plus gadgets in 64-bit go as some equipment security setting has confine iPhone 7 escape on 10.2.

Would it be a good idea for you to attempt Yalu?

As Todesco instrument still locate a beta it can glitch and cause more issues when handling. Be that as it may, in the event that you jump at the chance to attempt Yalu iOS 10.1.1 escape beta, make it at you possess hazard. Truth be told, Todesco obviously said that it is still under dynamic advancement and will be liable to unsteadiness at this condition. What’s more, for more present beta device bolsters just a restricted Cydia access with few Cydia applications and changes bolster. So this implies the escape beta now appears is not up to the required need and comes pointless until he Todesco affirms its last form. So sit tight for the affirmed word and until then avoid Yalu.…

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Not everybody needs to burn through $700 for the fanciest cell phone available. Also, individuals essentially don’t have to spend that much. You can get an amazing spending plan cell phone for under $300, and you can even tailor your hunt to match particular inclinations—inclinations like camera quality, battery life and outline. Fortunate for you, we’ve done the exploration. Here’s a rundown of the seven best moderate cell phones that can be found for less $300.

When you combine extraordinary equipment and reasonable evaluating, you get a cell phone worth discussing. The ZTE Axon 7 Mini, the follow-up to the Axon 7, is a remarkably fit gadget with a 5.2″ show (1920 x 1080 pixels), a 1.5GHz Snapdragon 617 processor and 3GB of RAM. Suffice to state, there’s all that anyone could need control in the engine with this cell phone.

The howdy devotion speaker offers brilliant sound quality, and the smooth and thin aluminum unibody configuration is amazing. The bezels feel ergonomic and agreeable in the hand and have a simple to-achieve unique mark sensor. Inside, you’ll discover 32GB of memory, a microSD opening for cards up to 128GB in size and LTE organize network that backings each of the four noteworthy U.S. bearers.

The 16-megapixel camera highlights max video determination of 1080p close by a suite of splendor and introduction apparatuses to catch the ideal shot. The battery is said to convey 15 hours of talk time, in addition to bolster for Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, which offers a 50 percent charge in only 30 minutes. Between the top notch feeling equipment and reasonable value, the Axon 7 Mini effectively procures the top spot.

Respect is an off-shoot of parent organization, Huawei, which has turned into a noteworthy contender in the cell phone showcase. Furthermore, its 5X gadget is one of the best spending telephones you can purchase.

The 5.5-inch telephone is made of aluminum compound with a brushed metal back, where you’ll likewise discover the unique mark scanner. One of our most loved components of the 5X is that you can program diverse fingers to dispatch distinctive applications. And keeping in mind that the telephone itself looks great, its light weight gives it away as a spending telephone. This double SIM cell phone has openings for microSD, microSIM and nanoSIM, permitting up to 128GB of expandable storage room, which may prove to be useful on the off chance that you need to supplement its 16GB inward stockpiling. Inside, it runs a Qualcomm 64-bit Octa-Core Processor and Android 5.1, making it adequately quick to run all your most loved portable diversions. It’s completely good with AT&T and T-Mobile, yet sadly you’re in a tight spot on the off chance that you have another bearer. best smartphones under 700

The cutting edge spending telephone from telecom goliath Huawei has a noteworthy camera that far out plays out its spending cost. The 12MP essential camera on the Huawei Honor 6X catches distinctive HD photographs in both sunshine and lowlight conditions, and a ultra-quick concentration time of .3 seconds ensures you catch the shot right when the minute strikes. The camera has a wide opening extent that takes into account a high-review profundity of field, and the wide range gives obscured foundation, taking into account greater imagination. The expert surrounding supplements bleeding edge shading quality and clamor diminishment because of DTI pixel-disengagement innovation.

The telephone likewise has an appealing ergonomic look and feel, on account of a thin 8.2mm body produced using iced material, and additionally a 2.5D bended glass with premium surface outline. It keeps running on an octa-center processor(16nm) …

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