Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Monthly archive
- May 2021
This verse tells me that I can be content with the life that God gave me. I don’t have to envy anybody else’s life.
I told God how I felt and asked Him to answer me as my Friend: “God, how can I overcome this situation?” Immediately, a thought came to mind: Go read Hebrews 12:3–4.
We are worthy for the simple reason that our Creator says we are.
In anger, frustration and deep brokenness, I went to God expressing my sincere disappointment. And that’s when He gave me Matthew 28:20 to not only strengthen me in that moment, but to carry me for years to come.
This promise gave me security and strength, and made me see that my case was not a matter of life or death, but a trial from which I would emerge victorious.
"Let us hold unnervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful." (Hebrews 10:23)
Forty years ago this September, Jim Slater, then a freshman at Pennsylvania Conference’s Blue Mountain Academy in Hamburg, broke his neck, became paralyzed, stopped breathing and almost died.
This year, Allegheny East Conference's Pine Forge Academy (PFA) Honor Class of 1971 wanted to connect with the graduating Class of 2021 in a direct and specific way prior to graduation weekend.
Who could’ve imagined that three young people who all lived in Mongolia at one point in time would reunite, become friends and graduate together at Chesapeake Conference's Highland View Academy?
I have a lot of favorite scriptures. Verses that give me hope, courage, inspire me, convict me, challenge me to action. Favorite promises from God’s Word for different areas of my life. In Jeremiah, God spoke a new favorite verse directly to my mama-heart as I lifted my sons to Him.