Premium Essay

What a Gift

In: Other Topics

Submitted By rose4013
Words 259
Pages 2
“But what lies upo’ your mind-it’s this, Master Marner: as,if them above had done the right thing by you, They’d never ha’let you b turned out for a wicked thief when you was innocent. Chapter 16.
-Dolly was talking to Silas how this and she was wondering why do bad things happen to good people.
-in the novel we see how a lot of bad things happened to Silas on top of each of other but a good thing came along as well
-molly Answers her question about evil by saying that we must trust in the Lord and everything happens for a reason…we can’t really ask God why certain things happen to us in our lives.
-if slias didn’t get blamed…..
- I agree with Dolly and I have always wondered why Christians suffer more than non-Christians
-we see this in the World today everywhere- All the disciples suffered painful deaths.
-In the Middle East we see how they are killing many Christians. In Africa we see how Christians are being attacked, kidnapped by their non-Christians neighbours.
-but we see how people who curse God everyday live a prosper life.
Why does this happen!!!? 1 john 1:13 (don’t be surprised if the World hates you)
A roman 8 – For the suffering of this present time is not even worth comparing to the glory that is to be revealed to us.
Why me?? What is God doing? We can’t ask God why! We are the clay and the lord is the…...

Similar Documents

Premium Essay

The Gift of the Magi

...homeless people. I couldn’t believe what I had seen right before my eyes. All of these people with no homes sitting on the streets with signs saying “Need food.” The first thought that came to mind was “What is the meaning behind being poor?” Being poor is living next to a freeway, being poor is returning something you bought so that you can have something else to wear the next day, being poor is not being able to afford a home, if that food. In the story “A Gift of the Magi” and the movie “Aladdin” the characters Della and Aladdin share similarities and differences.         The first similarity I realized between the story “A Gift of the Magi” and the movie “Aladdin” is that in both they have couples. Without these couples the story and movie wouldn’t be what they are. In the story “A Gift of the Magi”, the couple is Della and Jim. In the movie “Aladdin”, the couple is Aladdin and Jasmine. The difference between the two is one main character is a girl and the other is a boy. In the story “A Gift of the Magi”, Della is the main character. In the movie “Aladdin” the main character is Aladdin.         The second similarity I realized between the story “A Gift of the Magi” and the movie “Aladdin” is that both couples are in love. Both of these couples are in love with one another at some point in time. The difference between the two is one has been in love since the beginning and the other falls in love by the end. In the story “A Gift of the Magi”, the couple is in love......

Words: 918 - Pages: 4

Premium Essay

Spiritual Gifts

...Spiritual gifts are defined by “www.biblicalstudies.com” as “things characterized or controlled by the spirit”, In my definition, spiritual gifts are gifts given to Christians by God so that they can further administer the gospel (good news) of the coming/resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Examples of Spiritual gifts listed in the New Testament are : 1. Prophecy 2. Serving 3. Teaching 4. Encouragement 5. Wisdom and Knowledge 6. Faith 7. Healing 8. Miracles 9. Speaking/ interpreting tongues 10. Discernment  "False christs and false prophets are going to appear and produce great signs and wonders to mislead, if it were possible, even God's own people. Listen, I am warning you." Mat 24:25  Spiritual Gifts are, in my opinion, given to Christians by God for the purpose of making non-believers of Christ believe, by doing miraculous actions allowed by God, in order to spread the message of his Holy Church. Question 2 “Define each spiritual gift and its operation as recorded by Paul” 1 peter 4-10 states “just as each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of the varied grace of God”. Bible scriptures referring to spiritual gifts are: 1 Corinthians chapters 12-14; Romans chapter 12; Ephesians chapter 4; and 1 Peter chapter 4. Spiritual gifts must be important to the Spirit of God who inspired the writing of the Word of God and thus they should be important to us. 1. Prophecy: The gift of prophecy is...

Words: 882 - Pages: 4

Premium Essay

The Gift of Fear

...“The Gift Of Fear,” a psychology book written by Gavin De Becker, is an extremely useful and informative read. It gives valuable advice about how to act upon human intuition, how to recognize threats, and defines what real fear is and it’s purpose. I found the book to be extremely interesting. This book provided me with a sense of understanding on violence and fear and I feel much better prepared when it comes to recognizing dangerous situations. My favorite part of the book was the warning signs to know when a stranger is a potential threat. This was fascinating to me because I’ve been told since I was just a little boy to beware of strangers. But with all these warnings about strangers I had never been told how to recognize when a stranger was being genuinely helpful and friendly, or trying to harm me in any way. I found some of the warning signs intriguing such as a method called Forced Teaming. Stranger’s use forced teaming to create a sense of trust. They team themselves together with their victim by saying “we” and making it seem like they’re closer than they really are to their victims by pairing them together. Other warning signs were fairly obvious such as Discounting The Word No. This means that the stranger won’t leave when you ask him to. However, something I did learn by reading about this was that if you let the stranger get away with discounting the word no just once you have given them control. They feel as if you are weak and can be easily convinced. The......

Words: 1382 - Pages: 6

Free Essay

The Gift of Magi

...present: an elegant platinum watch chain for his watch. It's $21, and she buys it. Excited by her gift, Della returns home and tries to make her now-short hair presentable (with a curling iron). She's not convinced Jim will approve, but she did what she had to do to get him a good present. When she finishes with her hair, she gets to work preparing coffee and dinner. Jim arrives at 7pm to find Della waiting by the door and stares fixedly at her, not able to understand that Della's hair is gone. Della can't understand quite what his reaction means. After a little while, Jim snaps out of it and gives Della her present, explaining that his reaction will make sense when she opens it. Della opens it and cries out in joy, only to burst into tears immediately afterward. Jim has given her the set of fancy combs she's wanted for ages, only now she has no hair for them. Jim nurses Della out of her sobs (weeps). Once she's recovered she gives Jim his present, holding out the watch chain. Jim smiles, falling back on the couch. He sold his watch to buy Della's combs, he explains. He recommends they put away their presents and have dinner. As they do so, the narrator brings the story to a close by pronouncing that Della and Jim are the wisest of everyone who gives gifts. They are the magi. The Gift of the Magi The Gift of the Magi Summary * All Della has is $1.87. The next day is Christmas. What to do? * Della collapses on the couch and cries up a storm. * As Della......

Words: 4685 - Pages: 19

Free Essay

Spiritual Gifts

...Sherri L Hull CHMN 201-D05 04/07/2014 Spiritual Gifts Paper Part One: What are my top 2 spiritual gift? Do I agree with the results? Why or Why not? The top two spiritual gifts from my assessment were Administration and Teaching, with Pastor/Shepherd receiving the same assessment score. Based on my background in Purchasing and Job Costing, I would have to agree with the Administration score; however, Teaching and Pastor/Shepherd has me somewhat confused. The descriptions of each of these, and how they appear to go hand-in-hand does; however, make sense. According to the assessment descriptions, if a person scores high in Teaching but not in Pastor/Shepherding they probably would not make a good Sunday school teacher; therefore, receiving the same score arouses my curiosity what does God see something in me, that I do not. My position as a job costing supervisor has taught me to account for each material being used in the manufacturing industry. Along with my former purchasing responsibilities, both positions back up the assessment score in Administration. The assessment further defines my score in Teaching/Shepherding, as a person who enjoys research. At times this person can be technical. This would represent the details of any given work or research being done, everything needs an explanation. It also defines the person as one who needs to be accommodating when deadlines near and pressure increases. This skillset may become beneficial to the calling I......

Words: 1253 - Pages: 6

Free Essay

Spiritual Gifts

...Janice Hileman CHMN 201-B02 05/19/2014 Spiritual Gifts Paper . PART ONE: What are your top two Spiritual Gifts? Do you agree with the results? Why or why not? My top two Spiritual Gifts are: (1) Evangelism; and (2) Pastor/ Shepherd tied with Showing Mercy. I completely agree with the results . I agree because I am a very compassionate woman. I love people and also willing to help those in need. I am able to sympathize and empathize with people who may have problems that others might feel uncomfortable with. I am also a very good listener. I love to share the Gospel with others and bring the lost to know Jesus Christ. I am truly blessed to have these gifts that God has given me. PART TWO: Specifically, how can you use your gifts at this time? How might you misuse your gifts? Be specific. There are many ways I can use my gifts today. In my Church there are people who often come to me to “unload” what’s going on in their Lives. I am always there to listen and give them the best advice I can. I show mercy by going with a group from the church to visit the ones who are shut-ins and letting them know that we care for them and that they are not alone. Outside the church I volunteer for Domestic and Sexually abused women’s shelter. I do a weekly Bible study and I teach some of them how to cook. I soon will be taking the required training to be a Christian Counselor. I also post Scripture, Devotionals, and......

Words: 637 - Pages: 3

Premium Essay

A Complaint Is a Gift

...Introduction A Gift is a Complaint is a book that will challenge you to rethink complaints, complainers, and your approach on handling, what is a usually, an unpleasant situation. Complaints, as stated in the book, are ”statements about expectations that have not been met. They are also, and perhaps more importantly, opportunities for an organization to reconnect with customers by fixing a service or product breakdown,” (Moller & Barlow, 2008, p. 22). The surface message of the customer doing the complaining often comes across as abrasive and as an attack, but really the customer is willingly giving the company an opportunity to respond and fix the problem, or more appropriately put, giving the company the gift of a second chance. The authors of the book have redefined complaints as gifts, but to do so those receiving the complaint must learn to separate the gift from the medium, the complaint from the complainer. Being able to separate yourself from the emotion of being blamed is most important to being able to successfully handle all complaints. In other words, we need to stop taking things so personally and learn to portray confidence and consideration. This means gaining empathy for the disappointed and frustrated customer, all a while moving forward as a company. The very fact that the person is showing interest in the product/service and making an effort to complain signifies some form of commitment to the company. A Complaint Is a Gift reverses......

Words: 2965 - Pages: 12

Free Essay

The Gift

...Ánalisis de “The Gift?” Título No es una declaración sino una pregunta que se integra bien en el cuento. De hecho, no solo crea el marco idóneo para la historia en total sino que también hace que pensemos en las razones de tener el regalo y su origen. Asunto Se trata de una chica que no entiende bien su capacidad de ser invisible. Esto se demuestra cuando en una ocasión su mamá la envió a comprar algo en crédito de Don Tacho y hasta el cierre de las actividades que no la vi. En otra ocasión fue con un amigo para preguntar acerca de la escolarización y la señora no la veía bien. Es obvio que quería ella que los otros personajes la vieran pero a lo largo del ensayo, siguió siendo invisible. Al fin, parece que lo que sentía y percibía fueron real debido a las acciones de los personajes. Clasificación Creemos que es un ensayo filosófico porque pone un tesis para la consideración del lector: ʕCuándo fue la primera vez que me di cuenta de mi capacidad de hacerme ser invisible? Le causa al lector de pensar críticamente de la idea del autor. Hay también un elemento de creación debido a la manera de escribir. Anima el autor el cuento por el uso del narrativo que parece real y que provoca algunos recuerdos. Método Por mayor parte, creemos que es una estructura externa. El autor usó el narrativo principalmente – nos cuenta de lo que ocurrió pero se da cuenta de la existencia del argumento para apelar a los sentimientos del lector: “It was as if I erased myself, or was it......

Words: 690 - Pages: 3

Free Essay

Spirt Gifts

...Spirit gifts God gives us gifts to use on this earth and my gifts are Service, Mercy, Exhortation, and Giving. I like my gifts; it does describe who I am. I don’t disagree with my gifts because it’s who I am and who I want to be. I see these gifts as tools; tools I can use to bring people to God. I had a dark and rough past; and all I wanted to do since God got me back on my feet is be there for others, because I didn’t have anyone there for me. Even before I was saved I enjoyed being a helping hand and a friend. I see God using me at this school after I graduate so I can be there for lost students and not just preach to them and not just talk to them, but to be a friend to them. God made us all different and one way he made us different his the gifts he gives us. Thing is its up to us to use and act on these gifts. When I saw what my gifts are I felt amazed! I didn’t know I had been using my gifts that God gave me. Knowing my gifts I just want to use them more and show the world what God can through me. It hurts me to see people sin I am afraid for them; I don’t want to see any of them go to hell. I want to see all my brothers and sisters in heaven with me. Even though this world may be falling I am going to use my gifts and try to lift up this world; because my faith will not be shaken and my faith with stand tall for all to see. Gods gifts are not just gifts their blessings to be used to pour out in to others. These gifts I have been blessed......

Words: 390 - Pages: 2

Premium Essay

Gift for Tt

...During Dickens time gift giving for Christmas was not a wide spread practice as there was not much gift giving in the novel. If I were to give a gift to Scrooge, Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit they would have to be something they would need and use, but they would also have to be Throughout the novel there are scenes where Tiny Tim is limping around on his legs with a crutch. If I were to give him a Christmas gift during his time, it would have to be a wheelchair. A wheelchair would surely solve some of Tiny Tim's problems and allow him to be more mobile then what he was with his limp and crutch. Tiny Tim would most likely have a lot of pain removed if he was able to sit in a wheelchair rather then limping with a crutch. Throughout England, much money and energy were being devoted to medical care and its study. It was also a time where identification, classification and description of diseases were more widespread. The first wheelchair was not as modern as the ones available today, however I am sure the early wheelchairs, sometimes called invalid chairs, would make a great gift. Scrooge is a very mean and uncaring person, as shown throughout the novel. He is a man for whom Christmas is a humbug. He doesn't seem to care about anything or anybody, most likely due to not ever having anyone to love or care for. For Christmas I would have to give Scrooge a dog; one that is totally devoted to his master. If......

Words: 340 - Pages: 2

Premium Essay

Gift Tax

...current year. (a) What is included in Decedent’s gross estate? Decedent made a transfer within 3 years of death. Under Section 2035(a), nothing is included in Decedent’s gross estate, because it’s a cash gift. However, under Section 2035(b), the amount of the gross estate shall be increased by the amount of any tax paid on any gift made by the decedent during the 3-year period ending on the date of the decedent’s death. So the amount of gift tax of this gift the decedent paid is included in his gross estate. (b) What is the result in question (1)(a), above, if Decedent gave Child a life insurance policy on Decedent’s life worth $100,000, with a face value of $750,000, instead of cash? $750,000 is included in D’s gross estate, because the under section 2035(a)(1), the transfer was made within 3 years of the decedent’s death, and under 2035(a)(2), the value of such property would have been included in the decedent’s gross estate under section 2042. (c) What is the result in question (1)(b), above, if, after the gift, Child made annual premium payments totaling $30,000? Assume that Decedent’s total pre-gift premium payments were $120,000. D purchased $120,000 on insurance out of $150,000. Any improvements made by donee are not included in the gross estate. (12/15) * $750,000 = $600,000 is included in the estate under Section 2042 so included under Section 2035(a). (d) What is the result in (1)(b), above, if, during the time between the gift and Decedent’s......

Words: 1600 - Pages: 7

Premium Essay

The Gift of Sex

...Abstract The purpose of this paper is to summarize and then critique Clifford and Joyce Penner’s book, “The Gift of Sex, A Guide to Sexual Fulfillment”. In the Biblical perspective section of the book, the Penners express that sexuality and sexual intimacy are a gift from God, intended for married couples, to symbolize the one-ness God desires with mankind. The physical dimension section breaks down the mechanics of the sexual organs and their response to sexual pleasure. The total experience section brings together the mechanics, God’s design for oneness, and techniques to explore in order to bring a married couple sexual intimacy and fulfillment. The Penners also discuss certain problems that may arise for a married couple in their sexual experiences and relationship. The last section of the book discusses the importance of enhancing the sexual experience in a marriage and suggests way to improve intimacy.   Sex is a beautiful gift from God to bring pleasure and intimacy to a married couple. In the book, “the Gift of Sex: A Guide to Sexual Fulfillment”, written by Clifford and Joyce Penner, the authors discuss in great detail five main sections that can lead to a more fulfilling sexual relationship with one’s spouse. These sections include the biblical perspective of sex, the physical dimensions of the body, the total experience one has, what to do when there are sexual problems, and how to enhance the sexual experience by inviting God into the marriage and......

Words: 3555 - Pages: 15

Premium Essay

Gift Love

...powerfully lived out what they taught. The goal of a good life, they have all agreed, is a deep happiness consistent with simplicity, integrity, and a profound generosity. The great thinkers have never thought of happiness as primarily rooted in the hedonic indulgence of the senses, but rather they have described a sense of well-being and satisfaction that comes from a higher purpose pursued over time. Opinion has differed as to how happy we can expect to become in this mixed up world, and as to what goals and purposes in life really deliver on happiness. I wish to say that I have not always been a happy person, despite my ability to seem to make those around me happy. The key spiritual secret of any happier and healthier life is the deeper kindness that can be captured with the term "Gift-love," a term borrowed from C.S. Lewis. We are all too often obsessed in life with what Lewis termed "Need-love," loving and seeking the things we need, from good food to a decent coat for the winter. We certainly all need and seek to be loved, for if we do not receive love we will not be able to give it away. Yet even when we pursue the things we need, it is often not just for ourselves, but for the nearest and dearest who depend on us. This points to the other side of life, to “Gift-love”, a sincere love of others that is commonly taught by exhortation but is really transmitted by example. My thesis, more clearly stated, is that as a side-effect or by-product of Gift-love we......

Words: 1534 - Pages: 7

Free Essay

Gift Shop

...Business Plan | the Gift C shop | | | By: Tran Ngoc Quynh GiaoNguyen Thi Hoa PhuongPham Hoang ThuanTran Thi Anh Nguyet | | Content The Executive Summary page Operation Management page Mission Statement page Product and Service page Credit Policy page Marketing strategies page Business Environment Analysis page Competition Analysis page Competitive Advantages page Pricing Strategies page Target Market Selection page Location page Promotional Plan page Human Resource Management page Financial Analysis page Appendix page Preferences page The Executive Summary Company Introduction The Gift C Shop is a premier Gift certificate and gift-wrapping delivery. The Gift C Shop offers gift certificates which allow to shop at over 500 retailers, 200 restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City Ha Noi Capital. For the gift certificate section, companies will purchase gift certificates and offer them to their employees, which allow the employee to shop or purchase or dine at destined retailers or restaurants with specific amount of money at the specific retailer. The Gift C Shop also provides gifts and gift cards selecting, wrapping, and delivering for individuals. All orders can be done on the website, and the payments, too. Customers will be able to experience many choices from choosing a gift, what paper to wrap it, and how they want it to be delivered. It is our main business category in the first year, before we complete building the......

Words: 4851 - Pages: 20

Free Essay

The Gift of the Magi

...The Gift of the Magi Ashlee Stevens ENG125: Introduction to Literature Amy Sloan September 10, 2012 Ashford University The Gift of the Magi The Gift of the Magi was about sacrificial love. The story explained how important it is to be willing to sacrifice for the one that you love. No matter what the circumstance, if a person can unselfishly give of themselves for another, they can experience life in a whole new way. Many people give what is not important to them and makes no difference. I think the term “it’s the thought that counts” has been used to justify just giving anything to a person without actually put your heart and soul into the gift you are giving. O. Henry uses The Gift of the Magi to demonstrate the importance of expressing your love through sacrifice. O. Henry uses setting throughout the whole story to show the reader how little Mr. and Mrs. James Dillingham Young have. In the first paragraph the reader already has a sense of how meager their living conditions are when Della has counted the one dollar and eighty-seven cents three times. He explains the lengths she went through to save that much money, and sixty cents of it was all pennies. He does not immediately describe their way of living all at once. He draws it out through the whole story so the reader never loses the sense of the struggle that Della and James are living in. In the second paragraph he says that she flopped down on the “shabby little couch”.......

Words: 1271 - Pages: 6