Posts with the category “hope”
HOW TO OVERCOME EMBARASSING MOMENTS
January 24th, 2023
BY BETH SKANDERUP VGP Choir Director We all have embarrassing moments. Times when we open our mouths when they should remain closed, or you are about to sing a special and you have no idea how the so...
Not About Us
August 24th, 2022
"But God, I'm not a college graduate. I'm not perfect, I'm not smart enough." Ok I'll be really honest with you. I have used this sooo many stinkin' times. And still do sometimes. Moses tried this exc...
Get It Together ... or Don't
August 8th, 2022
So dear friends, never tell yourself to “keep it together” if the Lord could be inviting you to a precious encounter with Him. One where He is so very near, where He reminds you He understands and tre...
Take My Yoke Upon You
August 2nd, 2022
The word “labour” in verse 28 is from the Greek word kopaio, which describes the most wearisome kind of labor. This is a person who is giving everything he has to a project or assignment. He is strivi...
On Purpose, For a Purpose
July 12th, 2022
God loved, chased down, forgave and redeemed Saul, not because of anything he had done, but because of who he was: His son. His real identity was not dependent on anything he could earn or what his ea...
Front Row Seats
June 6th, 2022
The front seater also gets to hear clearly and engage in conversation with the driver! This can come with privileges. Sometimes simply just “being in the know”, can make you feel confident. For me, f...
RED WORDS WIN
January 31st, 2022
Jesus said that He has given you and me the same glory that God gave Him. The SAME glory, Jesus did not say that He was so special that no one else was able to have the glory, He said He gave us the ...
January 11th, 2022
It is in that time of waiting what seems like forever for promises to come to pass, that we find it so easy to give up hope and give up faith that we will see things start to happen. It feels so easy ...
November 30th, 2021
“Huh? You want me to go back over there?” – as usual, I thought God must be crazy because He KNOWS I don’t like bugs. Not one bit. I wondered if it finally happened - God must have cracked! Right? Bu...
IN EVERYTHING GIVE THANKS
November 16th, 2021
To be thankful does not mean you pretend that things aren’t difficult. It is important that you are kind to yourself, and that you give yourself permission to actually feel and walk through pain and l...
A NEW KIND OF WARRIOR
November 1st, 2021
I’m learning that the very best things in my life have come from the most broken and painful times. How can this be? I feel like my life has been shredded. My heart broken too many times.. but the Lor...
STABILITY IN UNCERTAIN TIMES
October 25th, 2021
[Remember.] ME WHO dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed. God knew there would be chaos and stress in our lives but He has also given us a way to have stabilit...
LIFT HIM UP - CHANGE THE WORLD
October 18th, 2021
Do you want to see change in the world? Do you want to see people come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ? A wise man once said to me, “You can protest and picket all you want, but until the heart ...
Embracing The Holy Spirit's Conviction
October 4th, 2021
When the Holy Spirit convicts you of something wrong, it means God wants you to make it right. When we acknowledge our shortfalls before God, there is nothing shameful about it. Rather, it opens the d...
A FATE WORSE THAN DEATH
September 27th, 2021
Many of you are facing so many difficult choices right now, regarding these temporal temples. The truth is, irregardless of what those choices are, and how you make them, we are fallen creatures in a ...