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Monday, 08 April 2013 11:21

The Ministry of Comfort


Are you suffering? Does your current trouble have you feeling confined, restricted, without options and with no way of escape? While suffering is painful, it produces a precious opportunity to know the comfort of God. We never discover the depth of God’s compassion until we get in a place where we need God’s compassion desperately. The apostle Paul wrote that God “comforts us in all our afflictions” (2 Cor. 1:4).  In writing to the church at Corinth, Paul relayed a harrowing trial he had recently encountered, “For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired for life itself. Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death” (2 Cor. 1: 8-9). Have you ever experienced an affliction so great you did not think you would make it through? Have you called out to God in desperation for deliverance?  Paul did not want the Christians in Corinth to be ignorant about the “abundant” trials they would face, but more importantly he did not want them to be ignorant about God’s “abundant” comfort in adversity for His beloved children (2 Cor. 1:5).

Published in Counselors Corner


Beth left the retreat determined to follow through with the commitment she made to go to bed earlier and get up early enough to have a daily quiet time. She also pledged to stop eating junk food and manage her time better.

When she got home, her laptop beckoned. She’d been away from it all weekend and really needed to check her emails. Three hours later, Beth had skimmed emails, tweeted about her weekend, posted retreat pictures on Facebook, and consumed a whole bag of cheese puffs.

Published in Articles
Monday, 08 April 2013 10:33

Shake It Up!


I think that people are watching us, especially if they know that we call upon the name of the Lord.  They may be observing in a cynical way, hoping to see us stumble or fall. They may be looking to us for hope in their lives. We may be the person that points them to an answer in their lives, or someone through whom God brings an answer to prayer.  We are called to readiness - for God to use us in whatever circumstances He pleases, in order to bring honor to Him, to make Him famous.

Published in Bob Crittendon

Health care has become a much debated issue in our country, especially over the past five years. And while there are many different voices and programs offering their best efforts to help curb this growing issue, Medical Outreach Ministries in Montgomery is working to help those affected by the poverty that keeps them from getting the medical assistance they need right here in the River Region.

Published in Articles
Monday, 08 April 2013 09:58

Move in with in-laws to get out of debt?


Q.  I’m 27 and married, and we have two kids. I make $90,000 a year, but we have $80,000 in consumer debt—$48,000 of which is in car loans. The rest is credit card debt. My wife’s parents have offered to let us move in with them so we can get out of debt faster. Do you think this is a good idea?

Published in Dave Ramsey Says
Monday, 08 April 2013 09:55

Learning to Feed Yourself


Parenting is quite an adventure and the Lord teaches me a lot through our children.  Every morning we get up before daylight to feed our five month old a bottle of formula. Typically I will hold his bottle while he eats. This week, he reached up to actually hold the bottle with his own two hands. This step was a small but important milestone on his journey to care for himself and it gave me great joy to see!

Published in Pastor's Perspective
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