Welcome to another addition of The Modern Christian Ezine.

This week has brought about a lot of hype and nonsense about our economy. Some people say we're destined to go back to The Great Depression times. Others fear that we're doomed to collapse as a country. Do you actually believe any of this?

I sincerely hope that you don't. The more people that feed into what the media is spouting out at you, the worse off we become. Just don't even pay attention to it. Do you ever feel good after watching the news anymore? Probably not. Personally, I feel like throwing up.

Just let it go in one ear and out the other. Yes, your stocks might have went down. However, the one thing I know about stocks is that they always go back up. Don't sell them yet. The stock market is not going to close down. Your stocks will make you money yet again. In fact, it's a great time to buy stocks after their value has plummetted.

Last time I checked, the rule was buy low, sell high. Does that still work? I think so. The media wants you to believe that everything is worse than it actually is. God will always provide for us. He always has and he always will.

Here is a list of the Top 5 reasons that you shouldn't trust the media.

1. Tom Brokaw. Do I really need an explanation? Enough said.

2. Do you really want to trust any man that wears more makeup on a daily basis than Cher? I think not.

3. Anderson Cooper thought it was necessary to stand in water that was three feet deep for his entire day of coverage during the recent hurricane. Is that really necessary? The guy is lucky he wasn't eaten by a bayou alligator. Couldn't he have shown us pictures of the water line receding down a telephone pole from the studio?

4. Any club that will accept Dan Rather as a member isn't a club worth joining.

5. All the news anchors get together before the show and take bets on how many viewers they can make cry during the broadcast. "Gas prices are up, stocks are down, there's a catastrophic hurricane coming, Barack Obama is leading in the polls." These are enough to make anyone cry if you actually listen to them.

During tough times, I've found that it always helps to go back to the Bible. Who better to seek encouragement from than God Himself right? Here is one of my favorite scriptures. Think about it this week.

In all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. Romans 8:37

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