DIRECT2TV $1,000 Scholarship Contest Ending June 1, 2013!

The deadline for entries to Direct2tv.com’s first ever scholarship contest, the “Media and Technology Blogging Scholarship” is quickly approaching. The scholarship, focusing on the connection between media and technology, ends on Saturday, June 1 at 5 p.m.

The “Media and Technology Blogging Scholarship” is a $1,000 scholarship open to all high school seniors graduating or earning a GED between May 1, 2013 and August 1, 2013. Applicants must be enrolled as a freshman in an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university in the fall 2013 semester.

To apply before the June 1, 2013 deadline, applicants must write a blog post that answers the following questions:
• What draws you to various types of technology?
• What do you take away from them?
• Are you driven by social, academic, technological or other interests?

Students should write a 300-1,000 word blog entry detailing how they interact with technology and how that applies to their interaction with society. Students can share their entries on a blog or website and should then fill out the entry form on the application site at direct2tv.com, including a link to their post.

The winner will be announced on or around July 1, 2013 and they will be notified directly by direct2tv.com. The winning entry will be shared on direct2tv.com. For more details about the scholarship, visit the Media and Technology Blogging Scholarship page.

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Robert J. Moore Presents My Journey Through Addictions To Salvation: A New Beginning

May 11, 2013: Robert J. Moore is proud to announce the official publication of My Journey Through Addictions To Salvation: A New Beginning, his revealing, eye-opening new memoir.

About The Book
I was entrenched in alcohol and drugs for a long period of time. I was lost and adrift, with no future. When God helped me find my way and turned me to recovery in 2005, doors opened that I could not have imagined.

Volunteering at numerous places such as the Orillia Youth Centre, Telecare distress phone line, and Bethel Baptist Church, allowed me to receive the Lieutenant Governor’s Community Volunteer Award for Students and be nominated for both the “Order of Orillia Award” and Orillia Citizen of the Year 2012.

In 2006, I returned to school to get my high school diploma and now have diplomas in Addictions and Social Service Worker. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Science Degree in Psychology at Lakehead University. Today, I am a motivational speaker and plan to use my experience and my Christian faith to empower troubled youth. Nothing is impossible, and dreams can come true!

For an enticing preview of My Journey Through Addictions To Salvation, visit Moore’s official website to view its compelling book trailer: http://robertsjourney.ca

My Journey Through Addictions To Salvation is available as a digital download from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers. The book is also available in paperback format ($17.95, ISBN: 9781483957531, 156 pp). For more information, please visit http://robertsjourney.ca

About The Author
Robert Moore was totally destitute. Homeless and alone, he had alienated his friends and family with his drug and alcohol addiction, and had nowhere to turn. He thought his journey was over, and his path was at a dead end. Then, a miracle happened…

Robert Moore has done what historically very few people have been able to do: come back from a long history of drug and alcohol addiction, a life with no purpose, no education and no hope, to a place of hope, completing an education, and accomplishing goals at a breakneck speed. All while at the same time writing his autobiography and doing motivational speaking, to help others who are also on this long and difficult path.

This is the story of a man who was once driven by demons and is now driven by hope, courage and the desire for a better life. Robert was able to reach out to God and the church for help to get past those demons, and take the right path towards salvation and his true life path.

My Journey Through Addiction to Salvation: A New Beginning tells Robert’s story, from his youth to where he is today. Whether you are someone who is somewhere on this journey yourself, someone helping others, or a passerby, you need to read this inspiring story and be inspired yourself by Robert’s journey.

Robert is also available for motivational speaking, and has been interviewed on Inspirational Transformational TV Show, Rogers TV (Catching up with Kelly), and Rogers TV (Barrie Daytime).

My Journey Through Addiction to Salvation: A New Beginning is available through Robert’s website at www.robertsjourney.ca and online through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Chapters Indigo.

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New Book: Grace of the Cast off Cross – The Decision is Always Ours

In March of 1942 7,000 American, British, and Dutch Japanese POWs on the island of Java were ordered into camps. Dolf Unger, a Corporal in the Dutch Royal Army was one of these soldiers. Newly married with an infant daughter Dolf was not to see his wife and daughter for over three years. This book is a compilation of articles, letters, and mementoes documenting his camp experiences. Dolf’s story is not just one of survival, but of spiritual transformation.

For Dolf this transformation began one cold fall day when he was forced to shovel scrap metal. In a moment of utter despair; as he cried out silently to God, he kicked a pile of scrap metal. God’s answer came in the form of a perfectly shaped four-inch iron cross, which landed on his boot. Dolf soon became involved in a Christian community in the camp called “The Church Under The Cross”. The spiritual growth and transformation of this community of sick, starving, and often beaten men offers a greater context to Dolf’s own spiritual Journey.

That Dolf’s witness and that of “The Church Under The Cross” speaks so unerringly to the church and culture of our own time hints that God’s providential hand is at work here. It witnesses to the many churches to mired in outdated tradition, and legalistic doctrine to the meet the challenges of a cynical materialistic culture. It also offers a powerful witness to the individual Christian that we can experience the saving, and liberating love of Christ even when our external circumstances seem hopeless.

How to Order:

E-Book Kindle Edition just released for $3.99 on amazon.com

Book Price is $16.95 and may be ordered by sending a check to the church – St. John’s United Church of Christ, 8065 William Penn Highway, Easton, PA 18045-2938. Shipping is included – no extra shipping charge.

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EYES IN Magazine™ (MagBook) Issue 19 features the World’s Most Innovative Creators including architect professor Ben van Berkel, vocalist Krishna Das, astronaut Jerry L. Ross, ex-Navy Seal, founder and CEO of TRX Suspension Training Program – Randy Hetrick and artist and technology fashion designer, Amy Winters

Vivian Van Dijk, Editor-in-Chief and President of EYES IN Magazine™ (Periodic Publication), introduces another captivating issue of her critically acclaimed EYES IN Magazine™. Each creator is interviewed about their life, profession, thirst for innovation, inspirational milestones and how their work evolves or revolutionizes the world over time. Snippets of these interviews include:

Architecture/Design: Innovative Creator, Architect & Designer Professor Ben van Berkel

“My mother took me to Venice one time and showed me all the houses where famous composers used to live. It gave me a fascination for music and the city, but also for architecture. It was a valuable lesson.”

Film/Music: A Bridge between Souls: “One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das”

“Meditation, yoga and the wisdom teachings have given me tools to begin retraining my mind away from reactiveness and smallminded views, towards a more stable connection to a deeper, subtler appreciation of life.”

Science/Technology: Jerry L. Ross – America’s Spacewalker

“I do think we will have a group of people living on the moon, conducting experiments and mining for materials for us to use on Earth.”

Health/Beauty: Randy Hetrick- The TRX Challenge: Taking Fitness to the Next Level

“I’ve always been a bit of an agitator for productive change, so finding solutions to problems that present themselves has always been a part of my nature.”

Fashion/Technology: Harnessing Technology for Fashion: Amy Winters

“I think if some of the different minds and disciplines start talking and working together, better products, processes and ideas could be executed.”

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