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Zim Flores invites us to take a look at crisis before it happens and ask what we’ll do when it does.

When Crisis Comes Knocking

When Crisis Comes Knocking

  Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. — Psalm 34:19 The sun peered between the trees and slowly emerged from behind the mountains. It was a cool, silent morning, and I was alone. The mist, suspended over the open valley below, was a nagging reminder

Prayer in Community: Kingdom Power Multiplied

Editor’s Note: Matthew 3:2 says, “The Kingdom of God has come near”, meaning it’s closer than we think, but we must choose to see it. Some of the best representations of the Kingdom are when differing cultures, nations, skin colors, occupations, walks of life, etc. come together in the most unlikely of circumstances. Our God

In a Crisis? Keep Calm and Carry On

In the days leading up to the war with Germany, the British government commissioned a series of posters. The idea was to capture encouraging slogans on paper and distribute them about the country. Capital letters in a distinct typeface were used, and a simple two-color format was selected. The only graphic was the crown of

The Storms: 3 Anchors in a Crisis

What Not to Do in a Crisis Don’t Drift When we are caught in a crisis, we typically react in three ways. Because the sailors couldn’t head into the wind, “we gave way to it and were driven along” (Acts 27:15). The first thing that storms tend to do is to cause us to drift.

The Storms: 3 Reasons Why People Get Themselves in a Mess

The Bible teaches us that there are three kinds of storms in life: storms that we bring on ourselves (like Samson), storms that God causes (like Lake Galilee), and storms that other people cause (as when Paul and Silas were thrown into prison). When you are the innocent party in a crisis, that last kind of storm is especially

In a Crisis, Trust and Act

When you face a crisis, seek counsel from someone who has faced a similar challenge. Ask friends to pray. Look for resources. Reach out to a support group. Most importantly, make a plan. Management guru Jim Collins has some good words here. He and Morten T. Hansen studied leadership in turbulent times. They looked at more than twenty thousand companies, sifting

Are You Worried About a Crisis?

A man’s steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand their own way? – Proverbs 20:24 Pebble beaches are a bit of an enigma. Instead of soft sand, these beaches are primarily made up of little stones and other types of coarse material. On a first visit, the term pebble beach can be misleading;

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