Daily devotions


Addicted....to facebook

From Christianity Today:
"A new study suggests negative consequences from the rising social media use on Christian college campuses. - Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra

Updating their status. Posting pictures. Checking out the news feeds of their friends. It’s all in a day’s work for today’s college students.
One-third of Christian college students spend 1-2 hours a day on Facebook, according to a
new study from Gordon College professors. Twelve percent use Facebook for 2-4 hours each day, and 2.8 percent report using it from 4-7 hours a day. This is in addition to the time they spend on other forms of electronic media, such as blogs, Twitter, and the internet. And it doesn’t even count the time they spend texting, talking, or using applications on their cell phones.
More than half of the students reported they were “neglecting important areas of their life” because they were spending too much time online. And when given the definition of addiction as “any behavior you cannot stop, regardless of the consequences,” more than 10 percent said they believed they were in fact addicted to some form of electronic activity."

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Obama says he will fight against traditional marriage

From the blog of Mats Tunehag:
"President Obama has committed himself to the goal that Americans will one day recognise same-sex relationships as “just as real and admirable as relationships between a man and a woman”.
Mr Obama’s “unprecedented” remarks were hailed by his audience at a dinner for a high-profile ‘gay rights’ group in Washington DC.
During his speech Mr Obama criticised defenders of traditional marriage, saying they “hold fast to outworn arguments and old attitudes”.

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rupeba.se quoted on international web-site

At the international web-site of FSAOF several articles from rupeba.se have been quoted about the work in Latvia.

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Latvia update


Pray for Latvia

Do you want to take part in a prayer chain for Latvia? Many things are happening in Latvia now. Both in the nation and in the Salvation Army. We need prayer support.

If you want to join in the prayer for Latvia, please send an e-mail with the text "Prayer for Latvia" to info@rupeba.se and we will put you on our sending-list for our monthly prayer letter starting in October. We need your prayer support!


Barack Obama gives a nod to same-sex couples in his Family Day proclamation

From Los Angeles Times:
"In an official proclamation this afternoon, President Obama declared today Family Day 2009.What is significant is the way he defined "family."
The president gave a nod to the gay community when he praised all families, "whether children are raised by two parents, a single parent, grandparents, a same-sex couple, or a guardian." (Emphasis ours.)
His shout-out to same-sex couples is sure to draw heat from some social conservatives. Interestingly, it has been met with some hostility from gay rights activists too. "

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