Faith & Values
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“We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed” (II Corinthians 4:8-9 KJV). In this letter … more
Reading through the Bible with me? Then grab your pen and journal and read Job 40-42. All of us have had the experience. That experience when you open your mouth before engaging the brain or the … more
For the past 25 years I have used a marital survey designed and developed in 1977 by Prepare Enrich when I counsel couples. It helps people prepare for marriage and assists married couples who are … more

“Sacrifice thank offerings to God, fulfill your vows to the Most High, Psalm 50:14 Most of the time, it is easy for us to be grateful to God. There are lots of days that are a display of … more
Reading the Bible through with me? Then grab your pen and journal and read Job 31-33. In his final defense of his purity, Job talks about his covenant with God with his eyes. He refused to look at a … more
“From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” Matthew 4:17 Jesus is announcing that the kingdom of heaven has come to earth. Jesus is saying … more
Each day when you look into the mirror, do you like what you see? Whether you do or not, you are merely looking at your physical self on the outside. However, have you stopped to take a look at what … more

When some of us go through emotional and spiritual storms, we have a tendency to turn everywhere except to where we should turn. Some of us resort to a palm reader, the “root” man or woman, … more
October is the month that we observe domestic violence and breast cancer awareness. Both of these entities tend to bring on fear, anger, despair, pain, both physical and emotional, desperation, … more
I once read about a man whose name was mistakenly included in the obituary column of his local newspaper. The notice that he had died frustrated him and made him angry. He did what most of us would … more
20So he got up and went to his father. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed … more

Time waits on no one, so every time that we can celebrate Christ, family, and friends, we need to do just that. We never know what tomorrow may bring, so enjoy each day as if it were your last. … more
Reading the Bible through with me? Then grab your pen and journal and read Job 1-3. As sure as God has a plan, so does the Devil. His plan is always to discredit and undermine God. He often strikes … more
William Featherston was born in Montreal Canada in 1846. He would die there when he was only 26. His life did not capture the attention of others and little is known about him. He is thought to have … more
Reading the Bible through with me? Then grab your pen and journal and read Esther 4-6. In 4:16, Esther calls on all of Israel to fast for 3 days. Fasting is often, if not usually, paired with prayer. … more

By Vicki Brown   My dad told me that when people get old, all they do is go to doctors. I remember laughing about that, but now I have discovered that’s true. Every week, my husband and I … more
Are you living a life that you would want to be emulated? Has your life been one serving others or just yourself? Have you ever thought about how you want to be remembered when you come to the end of … more
Reading the Bible through with me. Then grab your pen and journal and read Job 10-12. Job 10:1-2 are refreshingly honest words from a godly man who was enduring terrible suffering. And now the guys … more

Last week I shared with my readers, “God’s House Must Be Respected-Part I.” Hopefully, everyone who read it understood the main idea of the message-Don’t enter God’s House in a way that you … more
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