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I found myself at Psalms 118 and read it once, twice, three times; first in my head, and then aloud. The words were everything I needed at that moment. The psalm promised that God is there in my moments of distress, that He hears me when I feel overwhelmed and helpless and that He is my strength.
On Sabbath, September 11, 2021—the 20th anniversary of 9/11—volunteers from Potomac Conference's Takoma Park (Md.) church led an effort to extend help to a neighbor in need.
Why do we need peace? Better yet, why do we need God’s peace, and how is God’s peace better than the world’s? God gives us a kind of peace that the world cannot give. A kind of peace that takes away fear. One that is stronger than the world itself.
If someone were to ask me what the best advice I have ever received was, I would quote this verse. I have learned that the Bible is a guide, a place I can go to learn what I need to do.
The disciples, several of whom were experienced sailors, had been scared to death as a windstorm brought waves crashing over the side of their boat.
During the pandemic, volunteers from the Solid Rock church in Arlington, Va., engaged in aiding individuals in foster care and women’s shelters, as well as feeding those experiencing homelessness.
At Shenandoah Valley Academy, students build positive relationships with Christian mentors who truly care about them—a rare and valuable experience.
Philippians 1:3 is my favorite Bible verse because I can relate to it. Unfortunately, many family members of mine have passed away. However, when they’ve passed, I have never gotten angry with God.
When I was younger, I struggled with anxiety about what would happen the next day. It got to the point where I could not sleep well at night. “What-ifs” would whirl around my head, like, What if someone came into my room? or What if I don’t wake up from my sleep?
Matthew 25:40 helps me when I am saying or doing something to or for someone. It reminds me that I want to be known for treating all people as God does and love them as He loves, for all people belong to God.