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“Today is your Lucky Day!”

Lou Coleman

Lou Coleman

By Lou Coleman

Today is, “Second Chance Day!”… Today is, “Get Right Day!”… Today is, “Election Day!”… A day in which you get to “Cast Your Ballot!”… A day in which, you get to “Choose!”… A day in which, Your Decision will affect your “Destiny.” It is a personal decision… It is so personal that no one else can make it for you.  And it is a decision that must be made “Today!”  So, “Cast Your Ballot” and “Choose this day Whom you will serve.” Will it be God or the World? Christianity or Secularism? Wealth, pleasure, beauty, physical perfection, or sensationalism? I want you to know that the decision God is calling you to make today is of more importance than any other decision you will ever make. And it is a decision that must be made now because you do not know what tomorrow holds. For what is your life? It is even a vapour that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. [James 4:14]. It is a decision that must be made now to avoid the hardening of the heart. It is a decision that must be made now because it cannot be made after death. Why is it such a big deal? Why should this decision be made NOW? Because you cannot save yourself. Because God does not desire to see a soul eternally lost. Because Jesus, gave His life to save you!

I want you to know that today you stand very much where the tribes of Israel stood when Joshua addressed them [Joshua 24], and now you too must respond.  Understand that there is a battle going on for your heart and mind, your loyalty and allegiance; so choose carefully! And remember that the choice and commitment you make today will determine your future. I want you to know that after Joshua addressed the people of Israel, they rose to the occasion and replied most appropriately: They said, “Far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord to serve other gods….” I am sure they meant it.  But, they quickly fell away. How are you doing? What will define you? Will it be God or the world that comes first?  What about … As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord!”  Is that a defining statement for you?   Jesus says, “Follow me.” Then He comes back insisting that it’s “Either-or.” Jesus calls for a clear decision. “You cannot serve God and Mammon.” You cannot keep wavering, He says. Time is running out. You must take a stand. “Choose this day Whom you will serve!” Come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. [2 Cor. 6:17-18]. Just as the Lord issued a call through Joshua all those centuries ago for His people to make of their minds as to Whom they would serve, so He issues the same call to you on this day. It’s time to make up your mind! And, it is! Decide Who will have your worship, your love and your obedience: God Almighty or the World… Sadly, Israel did not keep their vows to the Lord and they paid a terribly high price. Justt read [Judges, Samuel, Kings and Chronicles].

Today is “Election Day!”… Choose this day Whom you will serve…. “I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.” [Deuteronomy 30:19].

Arroyo Valley High School Wins the Gaston Caperton Opportunity Award

SAN BERNARDINO, CA. — Arroyo Valley High School in San Bernardino has been named a 2015 Gaston Caperton Opportunity Award school by the College Board for providing underrepresented students with the support they need to succeed academically. Arroyo Valley is one of four high schools nationwide to receive the award in 2015 and will receive a $25,000 award to apply toward programs that encourage more students to attend college.

“All students deserve the opportunity to succeed. The Gaston Caperton Opportunity Award honors schools like Arroyo Valley that are making good on their commitment to deliver that opportunity every day,” said David Coleman, president and CEO of the College Board. “Today we celebrate Arroyo Valley High School for showing how great classroom instruction, challenging courses, and daily hard work and practice make all the difference in the lives of students.”

College Board representatives announced the award for Arroyo Valley High School at a celebratory event on November 6, at the annual College Board Forum in Washington, D.C.


Assemblyman Steinorth’s Veterans Resource Fair is Huge Success


SAN BERNARDINO, CA – Assemblyman Marc Steinorth (R-Rancho Cucamonga) held a Veterans Resource Fair last week that brought more than 500 military veterans who were seeking assistance with issues such as healthcare, education, housing services, and other benefits available to them to this event.

“We have many men and women here in our local communities that have given so much to our country, and I am honored to host events like this resource fair that help improve their quality of life,” said Assemblyman Steinorth. “I plan to do all that I can as their state representative to assure they receive the services they deserve.”

The San Bernardino County Department of Veterans Affairs issued 275 veteran ID cards at the 4 hour event, more than they normally issue in a month. These ID cards will provide local veterans with benefits such as discounts on products and services. Numerous other government and private agencies were also on-hand to answer questions, solve concerns and offer benefit information.

“I want to thank Assemblyman Steinorth for hosting this event and for all of his efforts to make sure our local veterans are cared for,” said Rhoda Rhoades, Service Supervisor for the San Bernardino County Department of Veterans Affairs.  “This event saw the biggest turnout we have ever had for such an event in our region. Many local veterans and their families will greatly benefit from what they learned at this event.”