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Friday March 22, 2019

// March 22nd, 2019 // Comments Off on Friday March 22, 2019 // Daily News

Dow drops 350 points as fears of global slowdown persist, Nike and Boeing fall

Stocks dropped on Friday as jitters over the global economy were sparked by dreadful manufacturing data out of Europe and the Federal Reserve’s cautious outlook on the U.S. economy.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded 300 points as Nike shares underperformed. The S&P 500 fell 1.1 percent, led by declines in the energy and financials sectors. The Nasdaq Composite declined 1.3 percent.
“There’s a host of worries out there and those worries continue to mount,” said Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Spartan Capital Securities. “The fear of recession is increasing.”
“As a result, we have a market that is rethinking some of the optimism that was priced in.”
Nike shares also pressured stocks. The athletic apparel company’s stock fell 5.2 percent on the back of weak quarterly sales growth in North America.
IHS Markit said Friday that manufacturing activity in Germany dropped to its lowest level in more than six years in March. In France, manufacturing and services slowed down to their lowest levels in three months and two months, respectively. For the euro zone as a whole, manufacturing fell to its lowest level since April 2013.

Today’s Inspiration

Thoughts of the Heart

The Bible says a tree is known by its fruit, and the same is true of you. You can look at a person’s attitude and know what kind of thinking is prevalent in their life. A sweet, kind person does not have mean, vindictive thoughts. By the same token, a truly evil person does not have good, loving thoughts.

Your thoughts bear fruit. Think good thoughts and the fruit in your life will be good. Think bad thoughts and the fruit in your life will be bad. Remember Proverbs 23:7 (AMPC) and allow it to have an impact on your life: For as you think in your heart, so are you.

Prayer Starter: Thank You, Father, for the power of Your Word to renew my thoughts and transform every single area of my life. Help me to be aware of what is going on in my mind and to constantly choose positive, uplifting, faith-filled thoughts from Your Word. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Thursday March

// March 7th, 2019 // Comments Off on Thursday March // Daily News

Zuckerberg says he doesn’t know how his new vision for Facebook will make money yet

Mark Zuckerberg tells Wired he hasn’t fully worked out how Facebook will monetize its new strategy, though he is optimistic.
Zuckerberg laid out his new vision for the social networking company on Wednesday, saying he will focus more on private communications rather than broadcasting information publicly.
Facebook has several options for monetizing its new strategy, including through commerce, peer-to-peer payments and advertising on Stories.

Today’s Inspiration

Jesus’ Message Is for Everyone

Jesus preached the same message of peace to Jew and Gentile alike. He had come to kill the hostility that divided them. Through Him they both had access to the Father. Those who had been outsiders were now included in the household of God.

Have you ever felt like an outsider, as if you didn’t belong or weren’t welcome? Most of us have felt that way at some time, and it is exactly how Satan wants us to feel. He hopes we will feel either inferior or superior, and he doesn’t care which one it is as long as it brings division.

But in Christ, no one is inferior or superior; instead, we are all one in Him. Paul taught that there is no more Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male or female, but we are all one in Christ (see Galatians 3:28).

Our confidence and security is in Christ and in Him alone. It cannot be found in our performance or any other so-called advantage we may have.

Paul said that he was more than happy to count all of his advantages as a Jew as rubbish (garbage) compared to the priceless privilege of knowing Christ Jesus and being found and known as “in Him” (see Philippians 3:8–10).

Prayer Starter: Father, thank You for offering the priceless gift of salvation to everyone—it’s nothing we could ever earn or achieve on our own. Help me to share this gift with as many people as I possibly can. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.