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Do you envy or get jealous of someone (e.g. family member, friends, co-workers, etc...)? I do! I (Sal) get jealous of people close to me because they have something that I don't have!! Well, get over it Sal! I have to know that God blesses individuals in different ways, which I have to constantly remember what "I'm thankful" for daily or I'll start dwelling "selfishly" what I don't have. The problem with this is that it can kick start various of "negative" emotions (e.g. anger, envy, etc..) with sinful actions that "Heavenly" Father won't like.

For example, when I was a "little kid", I love collecting baseball cards. My brother and I would collect it together as a hobby. Due to our sinful nature, we tend to naturally get jealous or envious of each other. I remember my brother and I would always look forward in going to Shinders (downtown St. Paul) with our mom and sister. We always look forward to buying packets of baseball cards! Then we would anticipate in opening our packets of baseball cards to see what "good" baseball players we would get. I admit that I did get "childishly" jealous if my "younger" brother would get a better pack of individual baseball players. then I remember one time that my mom offered a deal with my younger brother. She told him that she will buy a whole box set the of "Topps 87'" Baseball Cards if he would get good grades in school. I said to myself, "How come mom never offered this bargain with me?". I started to grow more jealous and envious towards my younger brother. This led to anger and several "fights" years later until he grew taller (God's judgment or wrath against me-lol!) than me. Yeah, I can laugh about this now, but I wasn't as a kid. As I grew in my Christian walk, I've grown less jealous and envious, but it's still there in my "human" flesh. So how about you? My challenge to you reading this is, we need to "refocus" off ourselves or others and "focus" on Heavenly "Father". He blesses all of us in different ways and we just have to acknowledge that and just be thankful of what you are already blessed with, right? Here is a verse that came up to me during service after today's (Sunday, November 15th of 2009) theme at church (Morris Community Church-both from pre-service Bible study-Deepening the Well & Service Message by Jim Mc. on Peacemaking Church) today..

"We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise."-2 Corinthians 10:12

*Note: I would later get a box of FREE baseball cards from a high school buddy of mine during my years in college, which I now see was a "late" (God' timing) blessing (right after I gave my life to Christ and gave my friend a Bible too)

"The key to biblically overcoming jealousy is to discern the roots of your jealousy and then battle them with the truth of God's Word."- What Does The Bible Say About Overcoming Jealousy? (allaboutlifechallenges.org)

"Some people may wonder: 'What does the Bible say about overcoming jealousy?' Let us explore the answer to this pressing question. In order to battle jealousy, the root causes must be discerned. Jealousy typically grows out of insecurity, fear, deception, or covetousness. The Bible addresses these roots of jealousy several times.

Personal insecurity can breed a host of jealous strife. Often times, we base our security on the opinion, affirmation, and acceptance of other people. When we feel rejected or unloved we become dangerously insecure leading us to perceive the strengths of other people as threats to our own well being.

To biblically battle the impediment of insecurity we must turn to God through His Word to tell us once again of His unfailing love and acceptance. Completing this task will take active engagement in the battle through research, reflection, and prayer. Start by looking up all the verses in the Bible related to God's love and acceptance. Here are some passages to get you started:

Other Bible Related sites on this topic:

  • A Jealous God By: Richard L. Strauss from bible.org

  • "Jealousy is an ugly word. “It is the green-eyed monster,” said Shakespeare in Othello. It has overtones of selfishness, suspicion, and distrust, and implies a hideous resentment or hostility toward other people because they enjoy some advantage. It is possessive, demanding, and overbearing; and that is repulsive. It stifles freedom and individuality, it degrades and demeans, it breeds tension and discord, it destroys friendships and marriages. We view jealousy as a horrible trait and we hate it.
    We do not read very far in the Bible before we hear God saying, “You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God” (Exodus 20:4-5). A jealous God! How can a God who is holy, just, loving, gracious, merciful, and long-suffering possibly be jealous? We need to explore a side of jealousy that may have escaped us...

  • THE JEALOUSY BIBLE STUDY, fill-in worksheet from rcffellowship.org

  • Jealousy! Why do people get jealous?, from deeptruths.com

  • "Jealousy is a form of pride, because you feel someone is treating you unfairly and you're being mistreated and abused. So jealousy is really a spirit of complaint and murmuring which is, of course, born of pride. YOU MURMUR BECAUSE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU DESERVE TO BE TREATED BETTER. You're being mistreated. You're being abused. You don't deserve it. You're better than that. "I deserve to have him all to myself! SHE doesn't deserve to have him at ALL! I am the one that ought to be considered. I am the one that ought to get the attention. Nobody else deserves him but ME!"
    That's pride! That's jealousy! Selfishness is pride! What IS selfishness after all but PRIDE? The SELFISH believe THEY deserve MORE than others. Therefore they're unwilling to SHARE. THEY feel like THEY'VE got a right to it ALL. NOBODY else deserves to have ANY.--And they get angry if anyone even SUGGESTS they ought to SHARE!...

    OLD TESTAMENT-Torah

    Genesis

    Genesis 27 Jacob Gets Isaac's Blessing

    "9 Jacob said to his father, "I am Esau your firstborn. I have done as you told me. Please sit up and eat some of my game so that you may give me your blessing."

    20 Isaac asked his son, "How did you find it so quickly, my son?" "The LORD your God gave me success," he replied.
    21 Then Isaac said to Jacob, "Come near so I can touch you, my son, to know whether you really are my son Esau or not."
    22 Jacob went close to his father Isaac, who touched him and said, "The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the hands are the hands of Esau." 23 He did not recognize him, for his hands were hairy like those of his brother Esau; so he blessed him. 24 "Are you really my son Esau?" he asked.
    "I am," he replied.

    25 Then he said, "My son, bring me some of your game to eat, so that I may give you my blessing."
    Jacob brought it to him and he ate; and he brought some wine and he drank. 26 Then his father Isaac said to him, "Come here, my son, and kiss me."

    27 So he went to him and kissed him. When Isaac caught the smell of his clothes, he blessed him and said,
    "Ah, the smell of my son
    is like the smell of a field
    that the LORD has blessed.

    28 May God give you of heaven's dew
    and of earth's richness—
    an abundance of grain and new wine.

    29 May nations serve you
    and peoples bow down to you.
    Be lord over your brothers,
    and may the sons of your mother bow down to you.
    May those who curse you be cursed
    and those who bless you be blessed."

    30 After Isaac finished blessing him and Jacob had scarcely left his father's presence, his brother Esau came in from hunting. 31 He too prepared some tasty food and brought it to his father. Then he said to him, "My father, sit up and eat some of my game, so that you may give me your blessing."
    32 His father Isaac asked him, "Who are you?"
    "I am your son," he answered, "your firstborn, Esau."
    33 Isaac trembled violently and said, "Who was it, then, that hunted game and brought it to me? I ate it just before you came and I blessed him—and indeed he will be blessed!"
    34 When Esau heard his father's words, he burst out with a loud and bitter cry and said to his father, "Bless me—me too, my father!"
    35 But he said, "Your brother came deceitfully and took your blessing."
    36 Esau said, "Isn't he rightly named Jacob [a] ? He has deceived me these two times: He took my birthright, and now he's taken my blessing!" Then he asked, "Haven't you reserved any blessing for me?"
    37 Isaac answered Esau, "I have made him lord over you and have made all his relatives his servants, and I have sustained him with grain and new wine. So what can I possibly do for you, my son?"
    38 Esau said to his father, "Do you have only one blessing, my father? Bless me too, my father!" Then Esau wept aloud.

    39 His father Isaac answered him, "Your dwelling will be away from the earth's richness, away from the dew of heaven above.

    40 You will live by the sword and you will serve your brother. But when you grow restless, you will throw his yoke from off your neck.""

    " 6 Now Esau learned that Isaac had blessed Jacob and had sent him to Paddan Aram to take a wife from there, and that when he blessed him he commanded him, "Do not marry a Canaanite woman," 7 and that Jacob had obeyed his father and mother and had gone to Paddan Aram. 8 Esau then realized how displeasing the Canaanite women were to his father Isaac; 9 so he went to Ishmael and married Mahalath, the sister of Nebaioth and daughter of Ishmael son of Abraham, in addition to the wives he already had."-Genesis 28

    -Joseph's Coat Of Jealousy by Wayne Blank keyway.ca
    "Joseph's "coat of many colours" became a highly visible manifestation of the jealousy that Joseph's brothers already had for him because of the blatant favoritism that Jacob / Israel had for Joseph.

    The Favorite

    "37:3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children ... and he made him a coat of many colours".. 37:4 And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him." (Genesis 37:3-4 KJV)

    Joseph Is Sold Into Egypt - Ministry Videos

    "Joseph's brothers are jealous of him and when the opportunity arises they sell him to some Ishmaelites who take him to Egypt and sell him as a slave."

    "9 "The patriarchs became jealous of Joseph and sold him into Egypt. Yet God was with him, 10 and rescued him from all his afflictions, and granted him favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and he made him governor over Egypt and all his household."-Acts 7:9

    The Holy Bible - 1 Samuel Chapter 18 (King James Version)

    "6 When the men were returning home after David had killed the Philistine, the women came out from all the towns of Israel to meet King Saul with singing and dancing, with joyful songs and with timbrels and lyres. 7 As they danced, they sang:

    "Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands."

    8 Saul was very angry; this refrain displeased him greatly. “They have credited David with tens of thousands,” he thought, “but me with only thousands. What more can he get but the kingdom?” 9 And from that time on Saul kept a close eye on David.

    10 The next day an evil[a] spirit from God came forcefully on Saul. He was prophesying in his house, while David was playing the lyre, as he usually did. Saul had a spear in his hand 11 and he hurled it, saying to himself, “I’ll pin David to the wall.” But David eluded him twice.

    12 Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with David but had departed from Saul. 13 So he sent David away from him and gave him command over a thousand men, and David led the troops in their campaigns. 14 In everything he did he had great success, because the LORD was with him. 15 When Saul saw how successful he was, he was afraid of him. 16 But all Israel and Judah loved David, because he led them in their campaigns. "

    Exodus

    -Ten Commandments

    "..2 "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. other gods before [1] me. 4 "You shall not make for yourself an IDOL in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand {generations} of those who love me and keep my commandments....17 "You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."-Exodus 20

    "A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones."-Proverbs 14

    NEW TESTAMENT

    Gospels

    " 20He went on: "What comes out of a man is what makes him 'unclean.' 21For from within, out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, 22greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. 23All these evils come from inside and make a man 'unclean.' ""-Mark 7

    The Parable of the Lost Son

    "1Jesus continued: "There was a man who had two sons. 12The younger one said to his father, 'Father, give me my share of the estate.' So he divided his property between them.

    13"Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. 14After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. 15So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 16He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.

    17"When he came to his senses, he said, 'How many of my father's hired men have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired men.' 20So he got up and went to his father. "But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

    21"The son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.[b]'

    22"But the father said to his servants, 'Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. 23Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate. 24For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' So they began to celebrate.

    25"Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. 26So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. 27'Your brother has come,' he replied, 'and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.'

    28"The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him. 29But he answered his father, 'Look! All these years I've been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. 30But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!'

    31" 'My son,' the father said, 'you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. 32But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' ""-Luke 15

    Other

    "For I am afraid that when I come I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be. I fear that there may be quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, factions, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder."-2 Corinthians 12:20


    Local-GoodnewsMorris

    State-GoodnewsMinnesota

    Computer

  • Researchers Find Facebook Triggers Feelings Of Envy January 23, 2013 5:50 PM


  • "...The report is called “Envy on Facebook: A Hidden Threat to Users’ Life.” The researchers interviewed almost 600 German students about their emotions after looking at Facebook. After vacation envy, they found people were also jealous when comparing status or photo likes as well as Happy Birthday posts. In general, they found people in their mid-30s were more likely to be jealous of family happiness. Women were more likely to envy physical attractiveness. According to the paper’s abstract, “From a provider’s perspective, our findings signal that users frequently perceive Facebook as a stressful environment, which may, in the long-run, endanger platform sustainability.” To read more about the study, click here. ...

    Sports

    -Football

  • Pride, envy and jealousy ultimately led former Minnesota Vikings player to Christ by Scott Noble Published by Minnesota Christian Chronicle — February 2011 mcchronicle.com

  • "MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Ever feel a little twinge of jealousy when you look at a friend’s vacation photos on Facebook? Turns out, you’re not alone. According to a pair of German researchers, Facebook triggers feelings of envy. In fact, in one-third of all cases, people feel worse after browsing the site. When Cori Johnson’s husband posted Facebook photos of their recent Puerto Rico vacation, she wasn’t surprised at the response. “Some people were like, ‘Wow, that was fabulous, that looks great.’ But there were also some comments like, ‘So jealous’ and ‘BRAT!,’ she said with a laugh. The researchers found people who followed Facebook, but didn’t contribute much were the most likely to be affected. According to Reuters, researcher Hanna Krasnova of Berlin’s Humboldt University said, “We were surprised by how many people have a"

    MINNEAPOLIS — As Minnesotans witnessed the return to outdoor professional football—albeit briefly—in late December, one former Minnesota Vikings player has an interesting connection to both outdoor and indoor football. Joe Senser, a tight end for the Vikings from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s, “dropped the last pass ever at Met [Stadium], and I caught the first touchdown ever at the Metrodome,” he recalled.
    To this day, remarking on his general dislike for the Metrodome, Senser said, “I don’t know which one is worse.”
    Even though Senser may not have good memories of the Metrodome, his career as a football player eventually brought him to the most important decision in his life: his decision to accept Christ as his Savior.
    Early years
    Senser grew up in a Christian home in the Philadelphia area.
    "My father loved the Lord and so does my mom,” he said. “My dad was the one who got us ready Saturday night by getting our shoes shined. I never realized as a kid why [he did that]. He made sure that we went to church on Sunday."
    However, Senser said he never really grasped why the family attended church or the Tuesday night Catechism classes.
    "I’d go there just to find a girl to pull her hair or something,” he said. “I didn’t have a clue why I was going."
    Young Joe Senser’s life would take a dramatic turn when his father died when he was just 12 years old. His mother then sent Senser to a private school for orphaned boys in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The school was based on the Judeo-Christian model, but it did little to bring Senser closer to Christ.
    Football career
    After he graduated from the school for orphaned boys, Senser went to Westchester College and was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings four years later in 1979.
    His spiritual life still hadn’t changed.
    "I did not walk with the Lord for a very long time,” he said. “When I was going to college, I was just a fun-loving guy. I wasn’t out doing things that I thought were wrong; I was just serving the wrong person.”
    While Senser may not have seen God’s active pursuit of him at the time, things were going on around Senser that would ultimately impact his spiritual life.
    When he was drafted by the Vikings, his position coach was Les Steckel. Many Vikings fans remember Steckel for his one year as head coach of the team when they went 3-13 and legendary coach Bud Grant came out of retirement to coach the team after Steckel was fired.
    Yet Senser remembers Steckel for another, more important reason.
    "Every day that I saw Les Steckel, whether it was football related or personal related,” Senser recalled, “I can never remember a time when he didn’t end a conversation [by] saying, ‘Senser, where are you today in your walk with the Lord Jesus Christ’?"
    Senser believes Steckel’s question revealed a lot about Steckel’s care for his players.
    "I believe he cared more about my soul than he did about whether or not I could score touchdowns every time I caught the ball. He was a great influence."
    Yet Senser was still not a believer in Christ.
    'Got on my hands and knees'
    Up until this point in his life, Senser still believed in God, but he hadn’t yet made him Lord of his life. He believed that selfishness and pride prevented him from making that step.
    In 1984, Senser had a serious knee injury, but Coach Steckel asked him to stay on the team in order to help mentor new tight end Steve Jordan.
    Late in the year, Senser recalled, the Vikings were playing the Washington Redskins on Thursday night football. At halftime, Senser remembers the score was “like 31-0,” with the Redskins leading. Senser was put into the game in the second half because of injury to other players.
    "I believe at the time the score was 31-17,” he said. “We get down to about the 10-yard line. Archie Manning threw me a pass in the corner of the end zone. I caught that ball [and] in one motion I flipped the ball to the referee. The referee goes ‘No catch.’ I ripped into him like you wouldn’t believe. I was so full pride, and I was so mad that this guy would deny me a touchdown on national television—my last one ever."
    Later that evening after the Vikings had returned home, Senser was up, unable to sleep because he was still angry. He turned on the television and watched the replay of the ten o'clock news.
    "The lead story on Channel 11 was a little boy by the name of Pat," Senser recalled, "who was nine years old. His dying wish—from the Make-A-Wish Foundation—was to watch the Redskins beat the Vikings."
    At that moment, Senser was overwhelmed by his pride
    , and he got down on his hands and knees and prayed.
    "I just said, 'Lord, I am sorry that I have not made you the Lord of my life. Here I am so full of pride and envy and jealousy about my career. And Lord I’ve never even taken a moment to thank you for giving me this career.' That's when my life changed."
    Restaurant business
    Those who weren’t around or old enough to remember Senser’s football career, most likely are familiar with his restaurant career. After he retired from football in 1984, he started to sell bonds—but only for a short time.
    "This gentleman from Canada called me [after I had retired],” Senser said. “He had a couple of these places, and he wanted to start this thing called a ‘sports restaurant.’ And he wanted to use my name."
    Senser wasn’t really interested at first, but eventually he started his first Joe Senser’s Restaurant and Sports Bar in 1988. Today, Senser has since expanded to four locations: Roseville, Bloomington, Eagan and Plymouth.
    Even though Senser is now in the restaurant business, he is still looking for ways to glorify and serve God.
    "For years I was trying to find ways that I could use a place like this to serve Him,” Sensor said. “And the Lord kept bringing believers in my life everywhere I went. Ten or 15 years ago we started Bible studies [at] every restaurant."
    From being sent to an orphanage for fatherless boys to becoming a professional athlete to owning four successful sports restaurants, God was and continues to be an integral part of Senser’s life.

    Nation-GoodnewsUSA.Info

    Animals

    training a doberman to be nice! - Today's Christian Videos

    "my doberman got a little jealous of the puppy"

    Dating

    I was sharing recently (Thursday, February 17th 2011) with someone of my "childish" jealousy in my "younger" years. I would tell this individual to try "not" to get jealous when her boyfriend "looks at another" woman. It a "guy" thing! However, I don't think it's right, but guys who are "not" self-controlled will do this. Back in college, I would get jealous easily when a "girl" I like would "flirt" with other "guys". I don't have a right to be mad because this "girl" and I were not dating. However, if she was my "girlfriend" or "not", she probably isn't the "One" for me or it's not my Heavenly Father's will. I feel I deserve the "best" of the "best", so God will bring me the "best". It's important to also "look at one self" in the mirror too because we can sometimes "judge" others on "how they need to change". Sometimes or most of the time, it's us that need to change!! Before you get mad at someone for doing something "wrong", first check yourself and ask if you are doing anything "wrong" yourself. Like the saying when a couple fights and blames the other person, "It takes two to tangle"! As I grew in my Christian-walk, I've learned to raise the "bar higher" when "looking for a woman". First overall, I feel it's important to "seek Him" first!..

    "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."-Matthew 6:33

    I know it's hard, but "Father knows best"! As I look at the world around me, I'm glad I'm still single and waiting because I feel God has rescued me from going through the "challenges" (e.g. divorce) in "marriage" that's not in His time. This is where my faith comes, which I just gotta trust and depend on Him!

  • Overcoming Jealousy: Jealous Dating, from buzzle.com
    "Jealousy is one of the most destructive and painful emotions in a dating relationship. A jealous dater can think and do some whacky things he or she would not normally think of doing. That's why overcoming jealousy when it crops up is so important.
    According to a North American survey of marriage counselors, 33% of all couples in marriage counseling have jealousy problems as a root issue. Since jealousy is a univesral emotion, I suspect European, Asian, African, South American Asian couples have similar dealings with jealousy.
    Among Christian single couples, jealousy affects both traditional dating and courtship love relationships.
    Just what does it mean to be jealous? Webster's Dictionary rightly defines jealousy as a "fearfulness or wariness of being replaced by a rival." In a dating or romantic relationship, this means the jealous girlfriend or jealous guy suspects there is a rival for the affection or attention of their partner. The object of the dater's jealousy could be an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend, (the most frequent complaint) or other things such as the person's children, job or even the family dog. (Don't laugh about the dog, I once had a Family Court case related to this issue)
    The problem with jealousy is that there are several kinds, which can get a little confusing. For example, there is God's jealousy (Exodus 20:5), which is always holy, just, and desirous of others' wellbeing. Then there is human jealousy, which often ends with disasterous results. Solomon writes of this kind in Song of Songs: "Jealousy is as cruel as the grave" (Sgs 8:6).
    As sinners, we all need to learn how to cope with the human kind of jealousy, whether we experience it in our own hearts, or have others being jealous of us.
    Most singles are able to control the acting out their jealous impulses. However, overcoming jealousy for others is almost impossible without God's help. This form of jealousy is pathological, and could lead to the crimes of passion we often read about in the newspapers, or see in movies.
    As a single Christian seeking true love in a relationship, it's very important for your own dating safety to know some "red flag" signs of a pathologically jealous person. ...

    Life

    -Love

    What is Love

    "1 Corinthians 13 1 If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn't love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of Gods secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn't love others, I would be nothing. 3 If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn't love others, I would have gained nothing. 4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 8 Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever! 9 Now our knowledge is partial and incomplete, and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture! 10 But when full understanding comes, these partial things will become useless. 11 When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. 12 Now we see things imperfectly as in a cloudy mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.13 Three things will last forever faith, hope, and love and the greatest of these is love."

    -Ministry

    Maturity Rejoices in the Sucess of Others

    "Are God's disciples jealous of other's success or position. The mature person rejoices in the success of others."

    Music

    -Pop

  • Remembering Selena Quintanilla Perez

  • "March 31st, 1995
    In early 1995, the Quintanilla’s discovered that Selena’s fan club president and manager of her boutiques, Yolanda Saldivar, was embezzling money from the fan club. They decided to fire her. Money also started to turn up missing from the Selena Etc. account.
    On the morning of March 31st, 1995 Selena agreed to meet Saldivar at the Corpus Christi Days Inn. Selena was hoping to retrieve some paperwork that was necessary for tax purposes. Saldivar told Selena she had been raped the night before. So Selena drove her to the hospital where doctors found no evidence of rape.
    Once they got back to the motel, Selena soon realized she could not longer trust Saldivar and an argument ensued. At 11:48 am, Saldivar drew a gun from her purse and, as Selena turned to run from the room, Saldivar shot her in the back. Selena ran to the lobby and collapsed on the floor. Before she passed out she identified Saldivar as the person who shot her.
    Selena was rushed to the local hospital where she was pronounced dead at 1:05 pm. She was 23. She was two days away from her third wedding anniversary and 17 days shy of her 24th birthday.
    In October of 1995, Saldivar was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison – with no eligibility of parole for 30 years.

    Selena From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    *see GoodnewsEverybody.com Latino of Latin American Outreach
    Why did Yolanda Saldivar shoot Selena?- In: Crime and Criminal Law [Edit categories] wiki.answers.com
    "Yolanda Saldivar was jealous of Selena,so she started stealing money from the fanclub. When fans started to complain, she was questioned by Selena and Abraham Quintinilla. She denied taking it. At a later date she called Selena and asked to meet her at the Days Inn in Corpus Christie to discuss the financial issue at hand. As they proceeded to talk they started to argue, and when Selena went to leave she was shot in the back. "
    -Movie:
    Selena The Movie Trailer

    -Music:
  • Selena -Dreaming of you, from youtube.com
  • -Worship

    HOW HE LOVES US:DAVID CROWDER BAND

    Sports

    -Figure Skating

    NANCY KERRIGAN ATTACK DETROIT 1994

  • Biography of Nancy Kerrigan, from buzzle.com

  • "...As Nancy's popularity started reaching newer heights, her rivals became jealous of her as a result of which, she was a victim of a gruesome attack on 6th January 1994. The assailant, named Shane Stuart, hit her in the knee with a sledgehammer at Coba Arena, where she used to practice. Later, it was revealed that the attacker was hired by the ex-husband of her arch-rival Tonya Harding. Due to the injury, Nancy had no choice but to pull out of the Olympic trials. Her chance to participate in the Olympics became doubtful. However, the United States Olympic Committee, USOC, allowed her a berth in the Olympics, as a mark of appreciation of her bravery..."
    "The Kerrigan attack
    International media attending Tonya Harding's practice sessions in preparation for the 1994 Olympics at Clackamas Town Center.
    Harding became notorious for having allegedly conspired to harm competitor Nancy Kerrigan in an attack, which occurred on January 6, 1994, at a practice session during the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit. Harding's ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly, and her bodyguard, Shawn Eckhardt,[2] hired Shane Stant to strike Kerrigan on the knee. Harding won that event, while Kerrigan's injury forced her withdrawal. After Harding admitted to helping to cover up the attack, the USFSA and United States Olympic Committee initiated proceedings to remove her from the 1994 Olympic team, but Harding retained her place after threatening legal action.[5] She finished eighth, while Kerrigan, who recovered from her injuries, finished second.
    On February 1, 1994, Harding's ex-husband accepted a plea bargain in exchange for his testimony against Harding. Harding avoided further prosecution and a possible jail sentence by pleading guilty on March 16 to hindering the investigation of the attack. She received three years probation, 500 hours of community service and a $160,000 fine. She maintained her innocence of and disgust at the attack, and got a tattoo of an angel on her back, allegedly as a symbol of her innocence. In her 2008 autobiography, The Tonya Tapes, Harding said that she wanted to call the FBI to reveal what she knew, but refused when Gillooly allegedly threatened her with death following a gunpoint gang rape by Gillooly and two other men she did not know. Gillooly, who subsequently changed his name to Jeff Stone, called the allegations "utterly ridiculous."[3]
    On June 30, 1994, after conducting its own investigation of the attack, the USFSA stripped Harding of her 1994 title and banned her for life from participating in USFSA-run events as either a skater or a coach. The USFSA concluded that Harding knew about the attack before it happened and displayed "a clear disregard for fairness, good sportsmanship and ethical behavior."
    As part of her plea deal, Harding had already resigned from the USFSA and given up her spot on the team slated to take part in that year's world championships.[6] Although the USFSA has no control over professional skating events, Harding was also persona non grata on the pro circuit because few skaters and promoters would work with her. Consequently, Harding failed to benefit from the pro skating boom that ensued in the aftermath of the scandal.[7]
    The attack on Kerrigan and the news of Harding's alleged involvement led to a media frenzy of saturation news coverage. Harding appeared on the cover of both Time and Newsweek magazines in January 1994. Reporters and TV news crews attended Harding's practices in Portland and camped out in front of Kerrigan's home. CBS assigned Connie Chung to follow Harding's every move in Lillehammer. Counting 400 members of the press jammed into the practice rink in Norway, Scott Hamilton complained that "the world press was turning the Olympics into just another sensational tabloid event."[7] The tape-delayed broadcast of the short program at the Olympics remains one of the most watched telecasts in American history.[8]..
    -Tonya Harding From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    " I was dreaming of the past.
    And my heart was beating fast,
    I began to lose control,
    I began to lose control,

    I didn't mean to hurt you,
    I'm sorry that I mad you cry,
    I didn't want to hurt you,
    I'm just a jealous guy,

    I was feeling insecure,
    You night not love me any more,

    I was shivering inside,
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    I was trying to catch your eyes,
    Thought that you were trying to hide,
    I was swallowing my pain,
    I was swallowing my pain. "
    - John Lennon - Jealous Guy Lyrics from lyrics007.com

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