A Great Place to Catch up!
by Robert Dodson
I am blessed each day I awake. I would like to share a tiny bit of one specific day with you. This particular day is a milestone in my life. What happened to me happens to men and women, even some teenagers and infants, every day somewhere in the world. Most times, it occurs multiple times a day. I am going to share my perspective of my life-changing event. It forever changed me. It should change others as it has changed my life. I had a heart attack on April 1st about noon. It was not a very funny April Fool’s Day prank.
by Barry Werner
Leaders must not only know the priorities, they must take actions to accomplish them. Read Haggai 1:1-11.
The Jewish people were back in their homeland after 70 years of captivity inBabylon. Their return fulfilled the prophecies of both Jeremiah and Daniel. Zerubbabel was their governor, Joshua was their High Priest, and in the year 520 B.C. Haggai became the first prophet to the returned exiles. God sent the people back toJerusalemwith the priority to re-build the temple. Upon their arrival, they laid the foundation and began the work on the sanctuary but there was soon interference from their neighbors who had claimed the land while the Jews were captive in Babylon. The work on the temple eventually stopped.
by Joanne Danie
You, Almighty GOD will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is FIXED on You: because he trusts in You. [Isaiah 26:3]
Procrastinating? Distracted ? Confused? Perplexed? Agitated?
We want to receive the blessings of GOD. We desire to enter higher dimensions with Him. How do we do it? Lately we have been so easily distracted, overwhelmed with so much to do, think, and task in our everyday lives. And to top that, some have been deluged literally with floods, tornados, and famine.
by Christi Stapleton
I don’t know about you, but I am guilty of not going to God with everything.
What I mean by that is this: I don’t neglect praying for others, including my family. If I am in pain or ill, I will then go to Him in prayer for my own needs. But if I think it is something that I “should be able to handle on my own”, I will do just that–try to take care of it myself and not “bother” Him with it.
But that isn’t really what His Word says, is it? He wants us to come to Him in ALL things! He didn’t give a qualifier, saying to come to Him if a problem is only so big! No, thankfully, He didn’t!
Using John 3:1-21 as the background Scripture, we can explore various suggestions or commands how to see the kingdom of God forever. To be able to see God’s kingdom, we are required to do and believe fundamental principles about Jesus.
We need to confess our faith in Jesus and believe in our heart God raised Jesus from the dead.
by Pastor Lon Alderman
Dr. Brene’ Brown studied the essence of human relations from the perspective of a social scientist. She discovered, much to her chagrin, that at the heart of relationships is vulnerability. Her research taught her that relationally successful people, labeled “wholehearted” people, have the common trait of being vulnerable to others in their relationships. [View her TED presentation here.]
The world we live in teaches us that vulnerability is something to be avoided. We are taught to protect ourselves, don’t take risks, and avoid looking weak. These lessons are learned from infancy, and we learn them well. We avoid the sense of vulnerability like it’s the plague.