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Monday, April 21, 2014

30 Hour Famine 2014: Release The Feast

Prayer Circle before leaving for the mission

Thanks for stoppig by to check out this blog post. For some of you this is pretty familiar, for others, this is brand new.

Each year my youth group (The SYDe) and I partner with Worldvision to help raise funds for starving children around the world through their program called the Worldvision 30 Hour Famine. As little as $35 can feed and care for a child for a month. This year I have a personal goal of $425, which will assist one child for a whole year. Depending on how you look at it, $425 could be a lot or a little. I am looking to  I can get 425 sponsors to donate $1 my goal is met and a child's life is saved. Now don't feel that you're limited to donate just $1. If I can raise enough to personally save two or three kids from being hungry that would be even better!

To donate online, follow this link: Mr Ron's 30 Hour Famine Page
There are three buttons at the bottom of the page: "Donate $35" "Donate $70" and "Choose $ Amount" you can click any of those and it'll take you where you need to go.

If you would like to pay by check, you can send checks made payable to "Inglewood Southside Christian Church" to 3947 W. 104th St. Inglewood, CA 90303. Please note "30 Hour Famine" in the memo section.

If you prefer to bring your check or cash in person, you can visit us at 3947 W. 104th St. Inglewood, CA 90303. As a reminder, all donations are tax deductible and can count as a charitable contribution for next year's taxes.

My youth group and I will make a global impact by learning about world hunger and raising money for hungry children around the world and making a local impact through service projects and raising awareness during our 30 hours of fasting. We will be partnering with the Los Angeles Union Rescue mission this year to assist in their efforts to help the less fortunate of LA.
Working the food line (2013)
The 2013 SYDe crew at the Fred Jordan Mission
It is a good opportunity to focus on others instead of ourselves and give to those in need. not only will get an idea of what it's like to be hungry, but also be of service to those less fortunate right in our own backyards.

The Famine is our chance to make a difference, our chance to make hunger part of our history not our present, and our chance actually do something about hunger. Will you help me meet my goal?

Thank you in advance!

Mr Ron

Proverbs 19:17

New International Version (NIV)
Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord,
and he will reward them for what they have done.

Monday, January 27, 2014

The Thoughts are on the move!

Southside's Thoughts for the Day have moved to a better home. Continue to follow the thought at

I will continue to keep the older Thoughts for the Day archived here until I figure out the best way to transfer it all over.

Thanks for reading!

Mr Ron!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Your Response Is...

The remarkable thing about us is, we have a choice each day regarding the attitude we will embrace. – C. Swindoll  

Though in constant pain and suffering, Job continued to have a healthy attitude toward God his maker! His restoration soon came. AMEN!  

Life comes in full doses each and every day, whether we are well and on top of our game or sick and lowly. God created us to live life to the fullest for him, and nothing plays a more important role than our attitude. Life, drama, circumstances, and accidents will happen but the intensity, longevity, and impact of the situation will be based on our response as dictated by our attitude. The key is that those who find Jesus early in the morning are way ahead of the game.  

Until tomorrow……    

Pastor Botts  

“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant.” – Philippians 2:5-7.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Good Advertising

Make yourself an honest person, and then you can be sure there is one less rascal in the world. – T. Carlyle

Paul said he was ‘determined’ to know nothing among those he fellowshipped with except Jesus Christ. His life proved his point. Hmm!

“Betcha can’t eat just one!” That was the Lay’s Potato Chip ad slogan from years ago. It was good advertising, deceptive; but still good. Mind you, you had to buy a whole bag to try and best the slogan, and that meant sales. We are in a sense all in sales, advertising for our Heavenly Father through our lives. And our story, just like everyone else’s has a few dark spots or less-than-desirable chapters. But God doesn’t want us to be deceptive in our presentation, nor does He want us to hide behind the dark moments. His desire is that we treat them as any good marketer would, in a positive light. Tell others how we’ve become wiser, more disciplined, mature, experienced, and of course more dependent upon Him who forgave us and restored us. Good trustworthy advertising makes good sense and good business, and God is still in the people business.

Until tomorrow…..

Pastor Botts

“….How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God….” – Genesis 39:9

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Time for some Action

Next in importance to having a good aim is to know when to pull the trigger. – E. Leterman  

In defeating the giant Goliath, David knew there was a time to shout victory for God, and a time to actually do something about it. It only took 1 stone. Amen!  

Truthfully, most people have good intentions. They want to be honest, forthright, dedicated to the task and disciplined. They want to be. But wanting to be and actually being or doing are far apart. The only way to get from one to the other is to take action. Too often we miss opportunities to act for God because we tend to overanalyze situations, or try to outguess what God has in mind. The simple truth is all God has in mind is that we “love our neighbor as we love ourselves.” And he gave us hands, ears, eyes, feet, and a heart to do it with. It would be a sin to end the day with our “pouches” still fully loaded.  

Until tomorrow……  

Pastor Botts  

“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” – Galatians 6:10

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Standing Tall

You can stand tall without standing on someone, and you can be a victor without having victims. – H. Woods  

Jesus said “there is none greater in heaven than John the Baptist,” and all he did was preach and baptize. Hmm!  

One of the worldly perspectives we digest early on in life is that there is always a winner and a loser, that someone has to come out on top; and at all costs we’re to make sure that someone is us. And in truth we spend an inordinate amount of time trying to ‘scratch and claw’ our way up the ladder of success, for success requires the type of thinking and action where one must fight for all they get. In the search for significance, however; one seeks how they may best benefit society and those around them. Their way of thinking is not self-fulfillment but the enrichment of others, which is wholly in line with God’s desires, for we never stand taller than when we reach down to help someone else up.  

Until tomorrow….  

Pastor Botts  

“Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For even Christ did not please himself….” – Romans 15:2-3

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Battle Ready?

Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional. – M. Lucado  

Upon re-uniting with his brother Esau, Jacob expected a battle that never came. God was in the meeting. Hmm!  

It’s a given in life that we will encounter conflict, for everyone is not on our side. Jesus told us we would have troubles, and we see from His life He had continual conflict with the religious rulers of the day. They had made a mockery of His Father’s commands and teachings, and He had come to set things back in order. And of course they resisted. I think we are all familiar with such circumstances whether it be with our spouse, children, siblings, co-workers, or friends. And yes, our anger or ire may rise, but it is in these moments that our faith should direct our response in such a way that it still honors God. God has promised to fight our battles and He is true to His word. There is not a promise God has made that He has not fulfilled, our response is to give it over to Him. Before the words or fists or feathers start to fly, we need to invite God into the battle.  

Until tomorrow…..  

Pastor Botts  

“… not be afraid or discouraged because of this great vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.” – II Chronicles 20:15