Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
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- December 2021
The 2022 Columbia Union Calendar, themed “Cultivate a Life of Praise,” features Bible verses that honor God and highlight the beauty of His creation.
A child trusts and believes until the sin of the world—through experiences and hurt—destroys that trust. Only Jesus can restore our childlike faith and hope.
God sees all our needs and supplies them. My Strength restores my soul and energy. My Song puts a tune in my heart to rejoice in Him during stormy situations.
You can be the one through whom God changes the course of the world. Through the annals of time, shining examples of people were used by God for that exact purpose. Today, the same voice that spoke to Isaiah can be heard saying, “Whom shall I send?
For the first time in over two years, WGTS listeners were able to attend Night of Hope event in-person.
Jesus’ teaching in John 15:1 illustrates our dependence on Him: “I am the true vine,” He says. How often have we tried to be the vine, but produced sour grapes—the ugly works of the flesh?
It seems as if the jungle, the mountains and rural areas are favorite destinations to send new ministers. I was no exception. My first district was in the deep forest of Nicaragua, surrounded by rushing rivers and deep lagoons. Our congregations resided in small communities nestled around these lagoons. Ninety percent of travel between them was by river, so we used an outboard motorboat to carry out pastoral work.
Because we are in a war against the devil, we need to be “armed to the teeth.” The Bible is our weapons store, our armory where we may arm ourselves for the struggle.
I had three small children living in Texas. There was no food, no job, no money and no husband. I had one cup of rice and one cup of beans, and, like the widow in the Bible, I was going to make that meal and then try to figure it out from there. She had made up her mind to die; I wasn’t quite there yet, but I was very discouraged.
In the movie The Sound of Music, Maria sings “My Favorite Things” to the von Trapp children to comfort them during a thunderstorm. She tells them that whenever she’s scared or upset, she simply sings about things that bring her comfort and joy. I figure if she can sing about “raindrops on roses,” then I should be able to use Scripture to do the same thing.