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Unwavering: Living with Defiant Joy Week 4 — Expectant Hope

Unwavering: Living with Defiant Joy Week 4 — Expectant Hope

Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her! — Luke 1:45 He has promised that we can have joy in the midst of everything that life is throwing at us. ~ Stasi OBS Friends, You’re half-way through the Unwavering: Living with Defiant Joy Online Bible Study! Last week

Unwavering: A Reason to Celebrate

INTRODUCTION Group leader reads aloud these opening words from Stasi: I love to celebrate. I love birthday parties and baby showers, holidays and homecomings. But I especially love Christmas. Except when I don’t. At the beginning of too many holiday seasons, I can become overwhelmed by what is “required” of me. That is, I did,

Where, O Death, Is Your Sting?

A note from Stasi: As we grieve with and pray for our brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka, the persecuted church around the world and all those in hard situations around us, to hold on to joy ourselves can seem an impossible task. But it isn’t meant to be – because of all that Jesus

He is risen | An Easter Devotion

HE IS RISEN: Alive and Victorious!

HE IS RISEN: Alive and Victorious! “Which person, alive or dead, would you choose to talk with over coffee, and why?” The question came from a group of ladies whose church conference I would be speaking at in a few months. They thought it would be fun to include some trivia in the program. The

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Peace in the Eye of the Storm

I woke up and reached over to the bedside table for my phone to see what time it was. It was just three o’clock in the morning. I groaned. I slipped out of bed as quietly as I could. I didn’t want to wake my husband or our three little dogs stretched out at the

Prayer: Soul Vitamins

Use your trials and troubles to draw closer to Me. Whenever you start to feel distressed, turn that around by talking with Me. Let pain and problems remind you of your constant need for Me. Create a collection of brief prayers, such as: “Help me, Jesus. Fill me with Your Peace. Show me Your way.”

Noise Pollution {5 Minutes with Jesus} | Sheila Walsh

Noise Pollution {5 Minutes with Jesus}

Noise Pollution Stop for a moment and just listen. What do you hear? Maybe the neighbor’s lawnmower… the barking dog a few houses down… a clock ticking… the cars on the street. Now stop for a moment and just listen to the noise inside. What is keeping your heart from being quiet and at peace?

Miracles in the Middle of the Mess | Dealing with Depression by Sheila Walsh

Peace in Jesus’ Presence

Peace in Jesus’ Presence I find it fascinating that we know very little about most of the men and women we meet in the pages of the Bible. Rather than an entire history, there are a few brief verses or, at best, a handful of chapters that tell how an encounter with the living God

God’s Words of Life on Problems

Editor’s Note: Problems. Troubles. Difficulties. We’re either right smack in the middle of a crisis, or just coming out of a difficult time… or headed into it and we don’t know it yet. For the Christian, though, we can be rooted in the Word of God and know that although He may not rescue us

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