Today’s a new day! Do not allow the noise of your past to drown out the peace of your present and the promises of your future. ~OC
Today’s a new day! Freedom is something we all want and everyone deserves. No one would prefer not to be free. Yet, there are an estimated 40 million slaves in the world today. This brutal criminal enterprise generates an estimated $150 billion annually. Every minute of every day, people are being sold into slavery — and it is possible to stop this crime against humanity. I know it’s possible to stop slavery and trafficking in our lifetime, but the anti-trafficking movement needs more people to join the fight. Will you join the fight to end human trafficking? Someone’s life is depending on it. ~OC
Today’s a new day! On my Facebook memory today, it shared my bride and I were in Seattle on June 14,2019. We were going on a cruise to Alaska in celebration of our 20th Anniversary. What my medical team shared would be our last anniversary (our anniversary is actually in September) and probably my last trip ever. I was dying.
After almost 18 years of battling multiple life threatening health issues, my body was shutting down. I weighed 112 pounds, could not eat and could barely speak. I was living off a feeding tube. I was a dead man walking. But Laura and I were not thinking about death. We were too busy living life and making memories. We were living with Hope. Still believing in a Crazy Beautiful Miracle. Several months later, I would experience that crazy beautiful miracle under a tent. I would not experience death as most of my medical team predicted. No, Jesus had other plans. Plans for me to live and share the story he gave me. To Thrive.
Today you might be facing a storm. Maybe even death. But I want to encourage you to live with Hope and Believe our wonderful Savior might just have a crazy beautiful miracle for you. So walk in your Miracle today. ~OC
This picture was taken in June 2019 on our trip to Alaska.
Today’s a new day! When you activate your faith, miracles are set in motion. ~OC
Today’s a new day! It is not about your position. It’s about your purpose. ~OC
Today’s a new day! I pray the following words will encourage you today.
When anger boils inside you, let love flow out.
When hate squeezes your heart, let love flow out.
When bitterness grips your life, let love flow out.
When faced with disappointment, let love flow out.
When an unkind word is on your lips, let love flow out.
When the world mistreats you, let love flow out.
When your overwhelmed and frustrated, let love flow out.
In every situation, remember to Choose Love. It’s all about love. Let it flow out. ~OC
The Holy Spirit in us should not only encourage us, but It should compel us to be more committed to Jesus and our communities.
Christians who are willing to sacrifice all for Jesus realize community/fellowship is a necessity for all and not a luxury for a few.
We cannot have truly connected communities if we are unwilling to forsake everything for Jesus. Are we ready to make that commitment?
Are we truly willing to reach out to others in time of need? Even when it’s not comfortable. When it forces us out of our neatly constructed lives.
Let’s allow the Holy Spirit to draw us into a place of total surrender to our Savior. A place of surrender, that produces a greater love for Him and a greater need to truly embrace community. To truly serve others. To truly be the Church. ~OC
Today’s a new day!
God’s Plan-Not Mine
God’s Will-Not Mine
God’s Glory-Not Mine
God’s Word-Not Mine
God’s Timing–Not Mine
Today’s a new day! Does our attitude toward those who don’t believe draw them to Jesus? Or does it feel them with rejection and push them away from Jesus? ~OC
To make real difference, you have to show up and speak up. Even during the storms. Even during the unknown terrain. Even during the pain. Even when you would rather stay curled up in bed with the covers over your head. Even when it’s not easy. Even when it’s not popular. That’s how you make a difference in your part of the world. Also God expects nothing less from us. So keep showing up and speaking up. ~OC