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In silence for almost three weeks, he contemplated his decision. Roy Dunlap serves as a deacon at the Restoration Praise Center in Bowie, Md., and is the director of Environmental Services at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C.
This storm seemed relentless, and the waves were coming so fast. How will we ever survive? I thought. But then an overwhelming peace came over me.
On March 14, 2021, the Potomac Conference Corporation will be the first conference in the Columbia Union Conference to virtually host a full constituency meeting. Like many organizations that have had to adjust their official meeting protocols, after much prayer and deliberation, Potomac made the decision to proceed with the virtual option. The conference’s executive committee later approved the request from the conference administration.
Kosly Joseph, district pastor of the Harrisonburg and Charlottesville (Va.) churches, always dreamed of being an airline pilot.
Jesus is doing that exact thing now—appearing before the Father to show that, although we have nothing, He has already paid the price for us!
The text states that as I grow in Christ and my life is built on Him, then the natural overflow will be thankfulness, for the fruit of a mature Christian is thankfulness.
Two weeks prior, sending my middle son, Sam (pictured), to boarding school 3,000 miles away from our home in Oregon never crossed my mind. I went to bed unsuspecting of what the night would bring. Little did I know, God was about to drop a “faith bomb.”
As we reflect on the extraordinary events of 2020, we understand our lives have dramatically changed. The pandemic shut down the economy, prohibited public gatherings and closed churches and schools.
This year, Potomac’s annual Youth Olympics that usually draws more than 1,500 participants to Shenandoah Valley Academy’s campus in New Market, Va., looked a little different. “We were not able to do our regularly scheduled Olympics Games, due to COVID-19,” explains Youth Director Josant Barrientos, “but that is not an excuse to not exercise and take care of our bodies!”
When crises occur, it’s often a natural response for people to come together to help. As America reeled from the public death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, an idea stretching from Maryland to Minneapolis began to form.