Dear God, all the elements of nature obey your command. We pray this morning that you would calm Hurricane Ida. Turn this massive storm into a small thunderstorm. Fill the residents in the eye of this storm with your amazing peace. Keep them safe. Grant this prayer request through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen. ~OC
Today’s a new day! Because we were created by God for his glory, our desire should be to know and share His truth passionately with a lost world. ~OC
Today’s a new day! Most of you know about my crazy beautiful health journey. For almost 18 years, I spent the majority of my life at Good Samaritan Medical Center on 4 South. Those years were not easy, but I was blessed with an amazing medical team. The Doctors, Nurses, CNA’s, Maintenance, Housekeeping, Admissions, Food Service, Tech’s, Transport and Administration became family. We spent many holidays and Super Bowls together. Each of these wonderful. amazing heroes made the tough days easier for Laura West Shoemaker and I.
As we watch this new Covid wave come through, I am concerned for my friends in the healthcare profession. I pray for them and check on them often. I encourage everyone to keep our healthcare workers in your prayers. Their job was difficult before Covid, but this horrible virus has put more of a strain on each of them. If you or a family member find yourselves in the hospital, please show these beautiful heroes respect. These amazing people are there to help you and your loved one. They are actually putting their lives and the lives of their own families on the line to help you get back to your loved ones. So today, say a prayer for all the amazing healthcare workers and hospital/nursing home staff. If you know a healthcare worker take the time to thank them for their service. ~OC
Today’s a new day! Check on your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers. A smile or positive social media post doesn’t mean everything is okay. ~OC
As we face this new Covid outbreak, Jesus laid this on my heart.
Everyone can pray. We all need to be cautious, but not be living in fear. This is a time for Christians to truly be the hands and feet of Jesus. The lost have a lot of questions and we have the greatest answer in the world. That answer is greater than any storm they will ever face. That answer is eternal. ~OC
Today’s a new day! Faith and fear both ask you to believe in something you can’t see. Choose wisely. ~OC
Today’s a new day! Whose words are you going to give more weight to, God’s or the world? ~OC
Your spouse is not your model. God is.
Your friend is not your model. God is.
Your career/job is not your model. God is.
Your church is not your model. God is.
Your pastor is not your model. God is.
Your favorite entertainer is not your model. God is.
Be careful who or what you model. ~OC
Today’s a new day! The enemy wants to use your past against you. Don’t allow your past to keep you grounded. Instead, allow your past experiences to Launch you into your amazing future. ~OC
Today’s a new day! You have to start with Hope…and then fight to Stand.~OC