All you who fear the LORD, trust the LORD! He is your helper and your shield.
Safety comes in our nearness to God, not in our distance from our enemies.
You’ll Get Through This by Max Lucado
In You’ll Get Through This, pastor and New York Times best-selling author, Max Lucado offers sweet assurance. “Deliverance is to the Bible what jazz music is to Mardi Gras: bold, brassy, and everywhere.” Max reminds readers God doesn’t promise that getting through trials will be quick or painless. It wasn’t for Joseph–tossed in a pit by his brothers, sold into slavery, wrongfully imprisoned, forgotten and dismissed–but his Old Testament story is in the Bible for this reason: to teach us to trust God to trump evil.
With the compassion of a pastor, the heart of a storyteller, and the joy of one who has seen what God can do, Max explores the story of Joseph and the truth of Genesis 50:20. What Satan intends for evil, God redeems for good.
Each sunrise seems to bring fresh reasons for fear.
They’re talking layoffs at work, slowdowns in the economy, flare-ups in the Middle East, turnovers at headquarters, downturns in the housing market, upswings in global warming. The plague of our day, terrorism, begins with the word terror. Fear, it seems, has taken up a hundred-year lease on the building next door and set up shop. Oversized and rude, fear herds us into a prison of unlocked doors. Wouldn’t it be great to walk out?
The Serenity Prayer Granite Block by Lifeforce Glass, Inc.
This lovely granite block shares the message of the Serenity Prayer that can encourage us in times of great frustration and loss of courage. The message reads: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.
Are you beaten down and feeling totally isolated,alone, rejected or unworthy? Throughout life we all receive either blessings or cursings from parents or authority figures that forever live in our memory. These experiences tend to define how we look at ourselves and walk through life; looking up with hope or down with despair. What most of us don’t know or fully embrace is that our heavenly Father loves us so much more than any human can or will and He deeply desires to heal our brokenness and replace our thoughts of rejection with His thoughts of perfection. In this book, Experiencing the Fathers Embrace: Finding Acceptance in the Arms of the Loving God, Jack Frost shares how God revealed a depth of His love that completely changed the way Jack functioned in both his family and in his ministry. This hard-nosed commercial fishing boat captain became a warm, tender-hearted father and husband. He and Trisha founded Shiloh Place Ministries with a vision to see the world experience the Father’s healing love through the hearts of its leaders.