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ASWIFTT JR Member Dayja Johnson To Be Honored At The 2017 ALVP AWARDS

ID-10075348ASWIFTT JR. Writer’s Guild Member, Dayja Johnson, will be honored at the 2017 ASWIFTT Literary Visual & Performing Arts AWARDS for her first book “Fill My Stocking Too!”  It is a children’s book that teaches youth about caring for kids who are less fortunate. Dayja co-authored her first book with her grandmother, Eunice Bridges. Both authors did an excellent job educating readers about children who are orphans. This book can also be used as a teaching tool in schools to educate students about unselfish giving. The founders of ASWIFTT Writer’s Guild are proud of Dayja Johnson and all ASWIFTT JR. Members. ASWIFTT Writer’s Guild provides mentoring and training to help JR Members master their craft.

Dayja Johnson was born in Sacramento, California on June 1, 2004 where shedayja-johnson-pic-2-2 lives with her mom Jamiela Day. She is in the 7th grade and likes school. She also reads a variety of books. Last year, she was inspired by her 6th grade teacher Mrs. Wygocki who teaches social studies, history, reading, and math skills.  At the age of six Dayja was featured in her first video titled “In My Life Time” which was produced and filmed by her grandma, Eunice in 2010. Dayja’s future is so bright that she has to wear sunglasses. She definitely has acting in her future.

fill-my-stocking-toofrtcvr1aFor more information on Dayja’s first book “Fill My Stocking Too!” you can contact: ASWIFTT PUBLISHING, LLC at: aswifttpublishing@yahoo.com

The Mission of ASWIFTT Writer’s Guild is to mentor, support & help develop guild members in their chosen craft.  ASWIFTT Writer’s Guild plays a key role in helping guild members to discover & use their God given talents to impact the world.  ASWIFTT Writer’s Guild is for the author, artist, playwright, movie producer, director, journalist, etc. who has the talent to put pen or brush to paper to create a unique & valuable piece of work.  ASWIFTT Writer’s Guild is always looking for new talents to enhance the Literary, Visual & Performing Arts.

For more information on ASWIFTT Writer’s Guild or ASWIFTT JR. Writer’s Guild visit: http://www.aswifttwritersguild.com or call 1-866-302-0508.  We look forward to working with you!

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Truth and Error Remain Rivals On Tithing

Book Review by Brenda Johnson Padgitt 6-16-2013

Sunday Morning Stickup: What Your Pastor Doesn’t Want You To Know About Tithes

by David Lee

Sunday-Morning-Stickup book pic 2Truth and Error will forever be rivals in the Christian Community concerning the issue of tithes.  In this instance, the individual Christian is faced with the question of whether or not tithing is a New Testament requirement.  The practice of tithing has been widely accepted for centuries in the modern church realm.  Unfortunately, successfully getting the masses to accept the practice of tithing is not the end of this matter.

Questions, research, articles and published books continue to surface within the Christian Community questioning the validity of tithing.  Books such as “The Tithing Hoax” by R. Renee and Cynthia Harper, “The Tithe That Binds” by Rory Moore and now “Sunday Morning Stickup: What Your Pastor Doesn’t Want You To Know About Tithes” by David Lee have made such a bold, uncompromising and unapologetic entrance into book stores that the issue of tithing has to be dealt with.  Tithing is a practice that many pastors support and uphold on a weekly basis.  They also hold their members accountable to this practice.  Many pastors continue to use Malachi 3:8-9 to justify tithing, while other pastors interject their own commentary to put fear about tithing in their members.

In David Lee’s Sunday Morning Stickup: What Your Pastor Doesn’t Want You To Know About Tithes he answers those unsettled questions concerning tithes and puts the book of Malachi in perspective.  Lee uses Chapter 1 titled “You Need Contentment” as the foundation for the rest of the book.  Living above our means is in direct disobedience to God’s word.  According to I John 2:15-17 it says “Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the father in you.  For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see and pride in our achievements and possessions.  These are not from the Father, but are from this world.  And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave.  But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.”

Lee says “At the root of our discontentment and the rapidly degrading moral social consciousness, can be found the source to why so many individuals are wantonly frustrated.  He also says that the preaching and teaching of God’s word has changed and that many of our pastors have fallen in love with money.  This love has negatively impacted how they deliver the morning message, the decisions they make concerning church business and how they handle God’s people.”  Lee further states that we need the kind of balance that will allow us to live modestly in this life, to the extent that it does not circumvent our hope to live eternally in the next.

According to 1 Timothy 6:6 godliness with contentment is great gain.  God wants us to be content no matter what circumstances we face.  This state of contentment I believe is where we will find happiness and joy.  This happiness and joy is free of wanton frustration that David Lee talks about in his book.  As you continue to read Lee’s book, you will learn in Chapter 7 how to recognize the characteristics of a Good Shepherd versus a Greedy Preacher.

Sunday Morning Stickup: What Your Pastor Doesn’t Want You To Know About Tithes will surpass your expectations with knowledge and research on the topic of tithing.  It is evident that Mr. Lee has done his research and has taken a prayerful approach when writing this book to dispel the error of a very important subject.