An Encouraging Word to Those Under Pressure

from Tom Gaddis Ever feel like a crushed grape between the toes of someone? That’s tribulation! And Jesus in this verse tells us the truth: You will have tribulation! He does not allow His followers to live in private fiction about the way things really are. Tribulation is that external and outward pressure upon your soul.Continue reading “An Encouraging Word to Those Under Pressure”

April 2021 Heart 2 Heart INVITATION

Hello dear ladies! Please mark your calendars for our April Heart 2 Heart which will be on APRIL 11 (the Sunday following Easter) at 3 PM. Our pastor Lori Barrow will be speaking, and you won’t want to miss what the Lord has given her to share with us. SEE YOU THERE!

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Just Your Presence Scripture: For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority (Colossians 2:9-10 NIV). In 2001, I began a short-term mission ministry to Russia. At the time, excessive striving muddied my Christian worldview.Continue reading “An Encouraging Word 8”

An Encouraging Word: Taking Hold

Several years ago, I was challenged in a post by my pastor to examine what “success” looks like as a follower of Jesus. The gist of the post reminded me that my focus should not be on “doing more” to complete my God-given purposes, but to “take hold” of the Christ of the Gospels and “be more”Continue reading “An Encouraging Word: Taking Hold”

An Encouraging Word 6

2 Kings 6 Those Who Are With Us Once the king of Syria sent a great army to capture the prophet Elisha. During the night, the Syrian army surrounded the city where Elisha was staying. When Elisha’s servant “arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. AndContinue reading “An Encouraging Word 6”

An Encouraging Word 5

Read Jeremiah 29:11-13 God Wants to Lead You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.  -Psalm 16:11 (NIV)  A dilapidated bridge dangles from one end of the canyon to the next. Seventy-five feet below lay sharp jaggedContinue reading “An Encouraging Word 5”