Sarah Geringer “Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.” Hebrews 10:23 (NLT) Even on the grayest late-winter days, I find signs of hope at the base of a mighty oak tree. Because I battle a form of depression known as seasonal affective … Continue reading Holding Tight to Hope
"Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known." Psa 77:19 Men tell us that there are few more impressive sights than that of a burial at sea. It is even more solemn and arresting than the last rites beside an earthly grave. There is … Continue reading The Secrecy of God
“When you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away.” Then [Jesus] said to them: “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven. But before all this, they will lay hands on you and persecute you. They will deliver you to synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors, and all on account of my name. This will result in your being witnesses to them.” (Luke 21:8–13, NIV 1984).
“In fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering a service to God. They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me. I have told you this, so…
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Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:7-18 Have you ever felt that the pressure is too much for you, and wanted to give up. Despite all that God has done for us there are still times when we come under tremendous pressure and feel like giving up. Even church life can be a pressure. After listing all … Continue reading How not to lose heart.
The LORD works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. —Psalm 103:6 There are times in our world history when this promise of God seems like a mirage in the face of brutal governments, racial hatred, and human injustice. But over time, brutal governments are smashed. Despots go to their graves. Moral indignation replaces complacency. … Continue reading Your will be done.
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.—Colossians 2:6 "New and improved!" That's the key marketing tag to re-introduce an older product that has fallen out of the public perception. … Continue reading New and improved!
by Bill Sweeney Have you ever really thought about the statement, “God never gives us more than we can handle?” This statement sounds so encouraging and so comforting when we’re facing a difficult trial, but… I don’t believe it’s true. My living with ALS is more than Mary, and I can handle. I look around … Continue reading More Than We Can Handle
Dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. - 📖 1 Thes.4:11-18 📖 The Thessalonians had thought that JESUS would be returning very soon. When some of the Christians started dying before JESUS had to … Continue reading We do not have to mourn!
by Hazel Straub
The battle belongs to you, my God of Peace and Lord
In your love I rest, not in the might of flashing sword
Safe from the trial of distressful battle, my fears depart
Your embrace heals, consoles, all of my wounded heart
You are my strength, comfort, help, and shield
The battle won by trust in your love, as I yield
I rest in you, enjoying the comfort of your breast
Letting all my fears and anxiety go, while I rest
My confidence is in you for victory is sure
You give me vision and provision is assured
The guarantee in you comes in tranquil trust
No need for me to run, fret or frantically rush
You make me peaceful, comforted, whole and complete
Broken places healed, I’m soothed, filled full and replete
You are my rest, restoration, refreshment and health
My prosperity comes by faith and…
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Forgiveness is not just a religious thing,
It’s for Everyone who wants to be emotionally and spiritually Free
I can choose to replay hurtful scenarios in my mind or I can choose to let it go and forgive for the sake of my well being.
I know its easier said then done but seriously if you think about it , replaying hurtful things in your mind and carrying bitterness everywhere you go – sounds more miserable.
Forgiveness is not a one time thing , it’s a daily process.
Choosing every day to forgive is another step closer to complete freedom .
Forgiving yourself is important too
This is something I struggle with daily .. I am quite hard on myself but all it does is ruin my peace and joy.
All humanity is flawed
We have to understand we are imperfect people..this will give us room to have compassion for…
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