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Help in times of discouragement

What is your response when you encounter adversity? When the pressure is intense and relentless you may become discouraged. The prophet Jeremiah encountered significant adversity that caused him great discouragement. Jeremiah was known as the weeping prophet – he was… Continue Reading →

What is your view of God?

Your view of God determines the type of person you will become. We see an example of this principle from the life of Jonathan, King Saul’s son. Israel was in a desperate battle with the Philistines. Jonathan said to his armor… Continue Reading →

Endurance by Alfred Lansing

Are you looking for a good addition to your summer reading list? Endurance by Alfred Lansing reveals the challenges Ernest Shackleton encountered on his trans-Antarctic expedition. Here’s a brief overview to whet your appetite. Endurance departed from South Georgia for… Continue Reading →

A must read for parents

A good friend of mine recently recommended a video to me entitled,  “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict,” a documentary aimed at educating students and adults about the dangers of drug addiction. The director of the FBI, James… Continue Reading →

How to deal with shattered dreams

Have you ever experienced the pain of shattered dreams? When the actual situation does not match our expectations, it often results in heartache. Unfortunately there is no shortage of situations that can cause us to lose heart. We are a… Continue Reading →

When God Made You

When God Made You was written by Matthew Paul Turner and illustrated by David Catrow. This is a children’s book revealing that you are uniquely made by God and you have a special contribution that you can make in the world…. Continue Reading →

Do you have a long-range perspective?

This week I had the honor of being with an individual who decided to disengage from life-support – he was ready to go to his heavenly home. As I read Scripture and held his hand, he was peaceful, calm, and… Continue Reading →

Constancy of faith

As we enter the Advent season we are reminded that God brings His blessed hope to us in this world of sin and suffering. The prophet Isaiah prophesied these words approximately 700 years before the birth of Christ, The people… Continue Reading →

Transform Your Desperation Into Expectation

It was a foggy morning on the California coast the morning of July 4th, 1952. Twenty one miles to the west, on Catalina Island, a 34 year old woman waded into the water and began swimming toward California.  She was… Continue Reading →

Where do you find hope?

  At the end of the 20th century the suicide rate in America was headed down; however in 1999 it started increasing.  The suicide rate has risen by a quarter, to 13 per 100,000 people in 2014 from 10.5 in… Continue Reading →

The Joy of the Resurrection!

As we gather on Easter morning we come with great joy, but what was it like on that first Easter morning?  What was the mood of the disciples?  Put yourself in the sandals of the disciples on the first Easter… Continue Reading →

LET’S PRETEND WE’RE NORMAL

How to Be a Family  by  Tricia Lott Williford chronicles her life in raising two young boys after the tragic death of her husband.  If you want to have the background and read the account of his death you can click here .  Tricia… Continue Reading →

The God of Hope

What is your response when you feel overwhelmed?  As you go through life there will be times when you feel despair.  How can you go on when all seems lost?  The Apostle Paul gives us sage advice, Now may the… Continue Reading →

A Life-Changing Encounter

What is a life-changing encounter that you’ve experienced?  How did it change your life?  What emotions did you experience? Think of the range of emotions the disciples experienced  during the last week of Jesus’ life.  His triumphal entry into Jerusalem… Continue Reading →

Hope Springs Eternal

What comes to mind when you think of the word hope?  We often use hope to express a wish such as, “I hope it won’t rain today?”   It is used to express a desire when there is a degree of… Continue Reading →

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