And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the Garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. Genesis 2:15
Chevrolet recently announced that the long awaited Chevy Volt will hit the road with a sticker price of $42,000.00.
Can you afford to drive the next big thing even though it is considered environmentally sensitive and not too big in size?
For more than twenty years many environmentalists and scientists have been issuing warnings that the earth’s eco system is in a dire predicament. Ann Doerr, the wife of America’s most notable Venture Capitalist, John Doerr, said that every day around the globe, 70 billion tons of carbon is released into the earth’s atmosphere.
We’ve all seen the photographic evidence of the receding gigantic icebergs, near the Polar Regions. And, we’ve all become concerned when we are shown evidence that the polar ice caps are melting. What was once ice is now land. Read more
“And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.” Luke 12:18
As we continue to see soaring unemployment among the rank and file of America’s working class, it is quite clear that corporate America is content with increasing profit margins at the expense of not hiring people who need to work.
In spite of the government’s efforts to create capital pipelines to help stimulate job growth, like a recent $600 billion dollar bond auction to help boost employment, October’s jobless rate remained at 9.6 percent. The wealth chasm has become gigantic and almost uncrossable.
Data released Nov. 18 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that while layoffs and firings have slowed, hiring hasn’t picked up. Job gains from new or expanding businesses were 6.1 million in the first quarter, the lowest quarterly increase since the recession ended. Read more
By Pastor Curtis
O. Robinson, Sr.
“Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world.” John 16:21
The opening decade of the 21st Century has been wrought with a lot of pain, especially financially. The terrorist plot that unraveled on the world’s stage on Sept. 11, 2001, to the demise of legendary Wall Street investment banks, the steepest recession since the late 20s and early 30s, a travesty called the sub-prime investment debacle, tumbling real estate valuations, unemployment numbers that have crippled consumer spending and a fundamentally brutal collapse of the American banking system, have marked a definite turning point in how people should see their financial future.
I am here to say decidedly that if consumers want to continue to load their credit cards up with vacations, Nordstrom’s, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s or any other activity that has you spending before you save for yourself, you are headed down the path of assured financial uncertainty.
If you have not experienced the financial pain that has so gripped this economy, then you are fortunate. You should be congratulated for saving for a rainy day, and you should be teaching others how to do within when they are without. Read more
“And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field, Says the Lord of Host.” Malachi 3:11
News has been disclosed that Tesla is about to reengineer California’s industrial machines. Tesla is the all-electric automobile that has a roadster model that sells for $108,000.
So what does this potentially mean for an investor?
First of all, get out of the car and look at it without seeing yourself trying to style in it. You know that diamond in the back, sunroof top digging the scene with…so first get out of the car and think about how American lawmakers have a tendency to adopt laws that they think will be good for this country. Read more
By Pastor Curtis O. Robinson, Sr.
“Let this be a sign among you, so that when your children ask later, saying, `What do these stones mean to you?’ then you shall say to them, `Because the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD; when it crossed the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off.’ So these stones shall become a memorial to the sons of Israel forever.”
I am not inherently a racist person. Any prejudices that I have are learned via my experience as an African-American man in this country – whether they were taught to me by my parents, who have always taught me that God creates all people equal, or by the American school system that may have taught me that my capacity as a citizen is diminished because of who I am.
Nonetheless, I am not a racist and have not been brainwashed to believe that just because of the color of my skin that I am better than someone else. There is strong evidence that the opposite exists more than not, and I am not exclusively saying that White America has taught me that I am not enough, because quite frankly, there are enough African-Americans who are more than willing to share that with me also. Read more
God on Wall Street
By Pastor Curtis
O. Robinson, Sr.
“Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.” Proverbs 27:23
As my wife and I joyfully watched the rescue of the Chilean Miners stuck in the bowels of the earth for the last 60 days, I was deeply impressed with the resiliency of the 33 men who were being reunited with their families.
We owe much thanks to the engineers who put together the apparatus that was used to help these men. So I was awestruck by the comments of the first rescued miner, when he said, “I was waiting for God to rescue me while I was in hell.”
The fact that these men were so far beneath the earth is an indication of the hell to which he referred. And within the bowels of this economic malaise in which we find ourselves, there is a pension crisis in America that is mammoth in its proportions. Read more