What’s Your Brand?
"The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it" (1 Thess 5:24).
Coca-Cola is the number one "brand" in the world. Companies spend millions of dollars making their brands known in business. They want you to recognize their brand. When you think of their brand they hope you will have positive thoughts in hopes it will influence your next purchasing decision.
Every individual has a personal "brand" whether you want it or not. Cultures have a brand. Ethnic groups have a brand. Your brand is defined by your conduct. If you are always late, you’ll soon develop a brand or reputation for being late. Others will even show up late because they know you will be late. If you are a person who exaggerates the truth, others will soon fail to take you serious.
However, the opposite can also be true. Your brand can be incredibly positive. By being a man or woman of your word, who is consistent in dealing fairly and honestly with others, your brand becomes known as someone who is faithful in all aspects of life.
One of God’s most important characteristics is His faithfulness. Faithfulness means one is true to fulfilling their promises to others in the time which was committed. God is faithful to fulfill all His promises to His children.
Moses was also an example of faithfulness to his call. "Moses was faithful as a servant in all God’s house, testifying to what would be said in the future. But Christ is faithful as a son over God’s house" (Heb 3:5-6).
What is your brand among your peers? Is it a positive brand or does it need improvement? Allowing the Lord to make us more like Jesus is the only way our brand becomes trustworthy.
Ask the Lord today to make you a faithful brand in which others can trust.
BABY DNA ALERT!
TOMORROW, Wednesday, April 25, the Minnesota Senate has scheduled a floor vote on the Baby DNA (Genetic Privacy Repeal) bill, SF 2047 (Marty).
This means every member of the Minnesota Senate will be asked to vote yes or no on repealing parent consent and eliminating genetic privacy rights for every newborn citizen into the future.
Please contact your Minnesota State Representative: sen.firstname.lastname
Ask them to vote NO on Senate File 2047 (“Newborn Screening Modifications”).
Author: Sen. John Marty (D-Roseville).
Reasons to Oppose SF 2047 Include:
1) SHIFT OF CONTROL: This bill is not about newborn screening; it’s about what happens after newborn screening is done. It’s about who has primary control over every newborn’s DNA. Today parents have it. The bill shifts control to state government and the MN Department of Health, which will store and use it without consent.
2) REPEALS PARENT CONSENT: The bill repeals today’s informed written parent consent requirements for government storage, use, analysis, and sharing of Baby DNA (taken at birth for the state government’s newborn screening program). Government claims a right to every newborn citizens’ DNA at birth. This is a repeal of genetic privacy rights.
3) BURDEN ON PARENTS: The bill replaces today’s parent consent requirements with parent dissent (opt-out) options. Government has first dibs to Baby DNA taken at birth unless parent know it’s happening (studies show they don’t), know they can object, and take action to object through filing a government form. This places an undue burden on parents and violates parent rights and genetic privacy rights.
4) GENETIC RESEARCH PERMITTED: The bill allows Baby DNA to be dissected, analyzed and used for “newborn screening studies" and "test development” without parent consent – This is genetic research because newborn screening is considered the nation’s largest populationwide genetic testing program. A Univ. of Michigan study found almost 75% of parents opposed to research without parent consent.
5) ALLOWS GOVERNMENT SEQUENCING OF CHILD: Nothing prohibits the government or their contractors from fully sequencing the entire genome of the child as a part of newborn screening studies and test development. The complete genetic blueprint of the child could be detailed and placed in a government file. Already the federal government has provided 4 institutions $25 million to develop a genomic sequencing program for newborn screening.
9:00 a.m. – (live) Senate floor session
S.F. 2608 (Saxhaug) Grand Rapids central school commission authority repeal
S.F. 2642 (Pappas) Lawful gambling clarifying, technical and conforming modifications
H.F. 2659 (Metzen) Threading services cosmetology licensing exemption
H.F. 2536 (Pappas) Women’s Economic Security Act
S.F. 2390 (Sieben) Elections administration provisions modifications and technical changes; special school district #6, South St. Paul; school district election districts dissolution
H.F. 2948 (Sparks) Economic development obsolete and redundant laws repeal
S.F. 2449 (Hawj) Omnibus lands bill
S.F. 2047 (Marty) Newborn screening program modification
Not hardly..Kicking and screaming covered with blood. Someone elses as is how I came into this world!!
No matter what that Mooslime loving, Socialist, spineless, SOB in the WH thinks..
Weerd shows her ineptness…
Police at Anchorage’s airport briefly lost track of a small quantity of explosives used for training K-9 units Monday, but were able to recover them hours after a rental-car customer drove away the vehicle they were attached to.
Texas..Unlike Nevada’s politicians seem a bit more stubborn…
Guess the Feds better find more thugs and lackeys for this one..
Tortoises and a damn FLOWER are more precious…