ORANGE — It has been said that you can tell the size of the boy by the cost of his toys. I would suggest that you can tell the size of the man by the size of what he can successfully manage. Can someone please tell me how a male can consider himself a man when his car cost twice as much as the house he’s renting? How can a male consider himself a man when he’s parking an Escalade outside an apartment? How can a male consider himself a man when he’s riding on $2,500 rims and can only put $25 in his gas tank? Can someone please help me? Another question if I may, when it comes to manhood, how can a male consider himself a man living with a woman caring for her children but won’t care for his own? Genesis 1:28 (NKJV) “Then God blessed them, and God said to them, be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” For most of us we view this verse as to having children which is what males and females accomplish together. One of the finest attributes and accomplishments of manhood is the manifestation of the results of his choices or decisions that are beneficial and favorable. When we look at this verse we see God telling male/man to be fruitful, to produce favorable result. To make decisions that are beneficial, decisions that are going to be profitable for his family as well as himself. God’s word also gives the directive to multiply. This means to be about growth and increase, the evidence of producing favorable results. A man will plan to build on that which has been given to him. When God speaks of having dominion to the male, He is speaking of developing the ability to manage. Part of the development of male to man is for the male to learn and successfully manage his thoughts, emotions and actions. Very simply it’s time for our Adams, our male to man up. All of us will benefit from the development of our males to men. Strong men mean strong families, strong communities. Adam/Man it’s time to “MAN UP.”
Multiple Grammy Winner, Bill Gaither and Gaither Vocal Band heads to Beaumont
Multi-Grammy Award-winner Bill Gaither will host a spectacular evening of music, laughter and encouragement featuring the world class talent of the Gaither Vocal Band, Friday, August 1 at the Ford Park Arena in Beaumont.
Faith UMC welcomes new pastor
The congregation of Faith United Methodist Church is pleased to announce that Dr. Billy Watson is coming to Orange as its pastor.
Dance conference to be held July 19
Mt. Olive Baptist Church and M.B.S. Dance Company presents the “Something To Dance About” Dance Conference.
Trinity Baptist Church welcomes new pastor and family
Trinity Baptist Church of Orange will welcome its new pastor, Gary Price, and his family during a special Pastoral Installation Service at 11 a.m., Sunday, June 22.
VIDEO: Orange County joins in prayer
Ricky Landry says the national prayer during the annual National Day of Prayer at the Orange County Courthouse front lawn on Thursday.
Orange County to unite in prayer
Orange County will observe the 16th annual observance of the National Day of Prayer at noon Thursday on the Orange County Courthouse front lawn, 801 W. Division in Orange.
Giving a helping hand to Hamshire-Fannett Elementary
The Hamshire-Fannett PTA put together a list of supplies that were needed after the fire on March 18.
Church invites public to Maundy Thursday service
A Maundy Thursday Service will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 17 at Trinity Baptist Church of Orange.
A 'Chance' to make a difference
An estimated 600,000 - 820,000 men, woman and children are trafficked across international borders each year, approximately 80 percent are women and girls and up to 50 percent are minors according to the US State Department.
North Orange Baptist Church honors 75 years
North Orange Baptist Church (NOBC) has seen many changes over the years from the humble beginnings of a few citizens meeting in the home of Oliver and Pat Seruntine to discuss organizing on April 7, 1939 to celebrating 75 years this Sunday.
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