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  • Civic leader, philanthropist Elsie Hillman dies at 89

    08/06/2015 8:05:59 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 5 replies
    WPXI TV ^ | August 4 | Staff
    PITTSBURGH — Civic leader and philanthropist Elsie Hillman, 89, died Tuesday morning in Pittsburgh. Hillman, chair of the Elsie H. Hillman Foundation and a former Republican National Committeewoman, was an active political and community leader and advocate for more than a half-century
  • Barefoot homeless man not actually homeless

    12/05/2012 6:36:35 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 79 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 12/4/12 | Mike Krumboltz
    The homeless man who was given a pair of boots by a kindhearted New York City police officer apparently isn't homeless. According to the New York Daily News, Jeffrey Hillman, 54, has an apartment in the Bronx that is paid for via a combination of rent vouchers, Social Security, and military veteran benefits.
  • The NAACP's Red Roots

    07/16/2009 11:51:38 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies · 458+ views ^ | June 26, 2000
    Black radical WEB DuBois, who later joined the Communist Party, was the organization's first director of publicity and research, as well as editor of the group's monthly publication The Osiris. This publication gave DuBois an excellent outlet from which to pour forth all manner of racial invective against whites, supposedly in the name of "promoting equality." .... DuBois was known to have "hailed the Russian Revolution of 1917" and he travelled to the Soviet Union in 1926 and 1936. He especially liked 'the racial attitudes of the Communists'." In 1922 the NAACP started to receive grants from the Garland Fund,...
  • Masquerading as a Dentist

    02/04/2009 10:54:18 PM PST · by WhatNot · 1 replies · 270+ views
    Crosswalk Daily Email 'Today God Is First'Devotion | Os Hillman
    "For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory" (Col 3:2-4). "Hello, my name is Dr. Bengel. I am a Christian, masquerading as a dentist. What is your name?" I laughed as I met this man for the very first time. He was boldly proclaiming that He wanted to be known by who he was in Christ instead of who he was in his occupation. If Christ is Lord over all of life, then He must be Lord over work,...
  • Lost Donkeys

    02/03/2009 8:03:37 PM PST · by WhatNot · 5 replies · 395+ views
    Crosswalk Daily Email "Today God Is First" Devotion | Os Hillman
    "Now the donkeys belonging to Saul's father Kish were lost" (1 Sam 9:3). God used adversity to call the first king of Israel. In 1 Samuel 9 and 10, we find Saul working in the family business, employed by his father, Kish. In Bible times, donkeys represented trade and commerce, for they were the primary means of transporting goods. Some of Kish's donkeys were missing, so Kish told his son Saul to take a servant with him and go find the missing donkeys. Saul and the servant traveled the countryside three days in search of the missing donkeys -...
  • The New Employee

    02/02/2009 9:02:00 PM PST · by WhatNot · 8 replies · 403+ views
    Crosswalk Daily Email 'Today God Is First' Devotion | Os Hillman
    But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us (2 Cor 4:7). What would happen if Jesus took your place for a year in your workplace? Let's consider some hypothetical things that He might do. He would do His work with excellence. He would be known around the office for the great work He did (Exodus 31:2). He would develop new ideas for doing things better (Eph 3:20). He would hang out with sinners in order to develop a relationship with them in order to speak to...
  • Big Assignments

    02/01/2009 9:18:29 PM PST · by WhatNot · 203+ views
    Crosswalk Daily Email 'Today God Is First' Devotion | Os Hillman
    The Israelites journeyed from Rameses to Succoth. There were about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides women and children (Ex 12:37-38). How does God prepare someone for big assignments? Consider the mission given to Moses. He was called to deliver an entire nation from slavery. The assignment was to bring six hundred thousand men, on foot, out of Egypt and into the Promised Land. In addition, there were the women and children. Talk about a big assignment! Imagine the logistics of such an endeavor. God prepared Moses by allowing him to grow up from infancy under the ways...
  • Living for a cause Greater than Yourself

    01/31/2009 7:24:31 PM PST · by WhatNot · 1 replies · 166+ views
    Crosswalk Daily Email 'Today God Is First' Devotion | Os Hillman
    Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked (Ps 82:3-4). God raises up leaders to take on causes that are much greater than themselves. However, these causes are often first birthed as a result of a personal crisis or conviction; then this leads to a larger cause. Martin Luther King had a personal conviction that racial discrimination was wrong. He sought to change this through preaching and nonviolent demonstrations. It wasn't long before this became the conviction of others...
  • Four Attributes of a Life God Blesses

    01/30/2009 8:43:43 PM PST · by WhatNot · 10 replies · 432+ views
    Crosswalk Daily Email 'Today God Is First' Devotion | Os Hillman
    Isaiah 28:16 So this is what the Sovereign Lord says: "See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who trusts will never be dismayed." Whenever God calls us into a consecrated life, it is made up of four distinct stages. Christ often compared this process to building a house. First, we must prepare to build by laying a foundation. That foundation is none other than Jesus Christ Himself. Any foundation other than Christ will not stand. Second, as we enter a walk of faith with God, He allows each...
  • When Your Sails No Longer Have Wind

    01/29/2009 8:20:05 PM PST · by WhatNot · 8 replies · 305+ views
    Crosswalk Daily Email 'Today God Is First' Devotion | Os Hillman
    He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven (Ps 107:29-30). Imagine for a moment you began an exciting sailing adventure. You've been trained to navigate and sail on the ocean and be ready should trouble arise. You are confident you can handle the challenge. However, midway in the journey your resources have dried up. It almost seems God has intentionally destroyed all the skills you have to deal with the weather and the obstacles and your sails are now...
  • Jesus Was A Workplace Minister

    01/28/2009 9:15:16 PM PST · by WhatNot · 20 replies · 462+ views
    Crosswalk Daily Email "Today God Is First' Devotion | Os Hillman
    "Isn't this the carpenter? Isn't this Mary's son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren't his sisters here with us?" And they took offense at him (Mark 6:3). In 2005, a movie entitled The Passion was released that chronicled the last twenty-four hours of Jesus' life. During a flashback scene, Jesus was seen in his carpentry shop making a table with his mother standing by playfully observing. It was a very beautiful scene that reminds us that Jesus was a carpenter for most of his adult life. In fact, Jesus was more qualified to be a carpenter...
  • The Gospel of the Kingdom

    01/27/2009 6:58:24 PM PST · by WhatNot · 7 replies · 311+ views
    Crosswalk Daily Email 'Today God Is First' Devotion | Os Hillman
    1 John 2:5-6 This is how we know we are in Him: Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did. When Christ came to earth, He came to bring to mankind the gospel of the Kingdom. Over the centuries, the Church has tended to emphasize only a portion of the gospel. That portion is the gospel of salvation. However, Jesus came that we might have more than just salvation. He came to give us a whole new life that was accompanied by signs, wonders, and His Spirit living in us and revealing Himself to us daily. He...
  • Today God Is First

    01/26/2009 6:29:19 PM PST · by WhatNot · 205+ views
    Crosswalk Daily Email Devotion | Os Hillman
    (Psalm 139: 15)"My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth." If you are going to discover how God wants to use your life and work, you must know why you were created. If you start trying to determine your purpose in life before understanding why you were created, you will inevitably get hung up on the things you do as the basis for fulfillment in your life, which will only lead to frustration and disappointment. First and foremost, God created you to know Him and...
  • The 9-5 Window

    01/24/2009 6:40:52 PM PST · by WhatNot · 3 replies · 307+ views
    Crosswalk Daily Email 'Today God Is First' Devotion | Os Hillman
    (Exod. 33:15-16). Then Moses said to him, "If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?" A few years ago, the "AD 2000" movement was a major emphasis in the church and had a goal of reaching the "10/40" window. This reference was related to the 10th parallel and the 40th parallel of the globe. It...
  • Today God Is First

    01/23/2009 7:08:21 PM PST · by WhatNot · 112+ views
    Crosswalk Daily Email 'Today God Is First' Devotion | Os Hillman
    (Exod 4:20) So Moses took his wife and sons, put them on a donkey and started back to Egypt. And he took the staff of God in his hand. When Moses was called by God from his forty years in the desert to lead the people out of Egypt, God first changed his paradigm about his shepherd's staff which represented his work life as a shepherd. God told him He was going to perform miracles through his staff (v17). A shepherd was considered a very lowly profession by the Egyptians. Moses had a time of breaking in the desert which...
  • Today God Is First

    01/22/2009 6:16:11 PM PST · by WhatNot · 8 replies · 222+ views
    Crosswalk Daily Email 'Today God Is First' Devotion | Os Hillman
    May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us -- yes, establish the work of our hands (Ps 90:17). Martin Luther brought the word of God back to the people. Today, God is bringing the work of God back to the people. God never intended the clergy to be the primary distribution channel of His Gospel. You and I are the distribution channel to those of us in the workplace. The local church is simply the franchise to equip and release His army into the world to effect every...
  • The Dangers of Overcontrol

    01/21/2009 10:35:03 PM PST · by WhatNot · 2 replies · 242+ views
    Crosswalk Daily Email 'Today God Is First' Devotion | Os Hillman
    1 Samuel 15:23 For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He has rejected you as king. A friend of mine who is a jet pilot once told me that whenever a jet goes out of control and begins to spin, the only thing to do is totally take your hands off the controls and the plane will right itself. This goes against our natural inclination to control and manipulate in order to bring things back under control. It is scary to be out...
  • Is Anything Too Hard for God?

    01/20/2009 6:28:05 PM PST · by WhatNot · 7 replies · 419+ views
    Crosswalk Daily Email 'Today God is First' Devotion | Os Hillman
    Genesis 18:12 So Sarah laughed to herself as she thought, "After I am worn out and my master is old, will I now have this pleasure?" God had promised Abraham and Sarah a son who would be the seed of a whole nation. Sarah was now beyond childbearing years. So when some angels from God paid Abraham and Sarah a visit to inform them that Sarah was going to have a child, she happened to be listening outside the tent and erupted with laughter. The thought seemed preposterous to her. The angels reminded her that nothing is impossible with God....
  • Spiritual Contracts

    01/19/2009 8:16:57 PM PST · by WhatNot · 19 replies · 276+ views
    Crosswalk Daily Email 'Today God Is First' Devotion | Os Hillman
    Daniel 9:2 In the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the Lord given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years. When you enter a legal contract, it binds the two parties to fulfill the terms of that contract. In Heaven there are legal contracts that, when fulfilled, allow the spiritual to impact the physical. Israel had been in captivity to Babylon for 70 years. Daniel, when he investigated the history of his nation, found the prophecy of Jeremiah that revealed there would be 70...
  • Opening Our Spiritual Eyes

    01/17/2009 6:31:02 PM PST · by WhatNot · 4 replies · 313+ views
    Crosswalk Daily Email 'Today God Is First' Devotion | Os Hillman
    2 Kings 6:17 And Elisha prayed, "O Lord, open his eyes so he may see." Then the Lord opened the servant's eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. Elisha was counseling the nation of Israel against the impending attack of the king of Aram. The Lord supernaturally gave Elisha the plans that the king was implementing, and in turn, Elisha warned Israel of each intended attack. The king could not understand why his plans were continually foiled. It seemed there was a secret informer in his midst. He was...