In Times Like These... 

By Resources for Life, Soul Songs

We live in a time where events that impact or drastically change lives are unfolding in rapid successions.  The disruption of our daily activities at the height of the pandemic came with a vital life lesson for every one of us. For instance, we learned that our human connections through work, meeting to worship together, spending time with family members, friends and coworkers were more essential to our overall spiritual and mental wellbeing much more than we thought.  In the light of this simple and timeless truth, we cannot afford to take anything or anyone for granted if we have…

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The Cross

By Resources for Life

“There is salvation in no one else!God has given no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.”Acts 4:12 The cross is a power global symbol for people who believe in Jesus Christ. For some, it is a powerful symbol of the crucifixion and a constant reminder of the greatest love and sacrifice made for the forgiveness of sins and redemption. The cross, for those who want nothing to do with it is a constant reminder of what they do not want to hear or face in their lives.The cross evokes love in those who come to its…

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The Greatest Love of All

By Lasting Change, Resources for Life

“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for His friends” John 15:13 We all love stories with happy endings! We read about them and love to watch movies about love stories. We laugh, cry, and take sides with the characters. The world loves to celebrate love, and the 14th of February celebrated by so many cultures, was born as a day to remember and celebrate human love preceded by divine love. The most selfless and greatest love story ever told and worth remembering as we celebrate the love of our lives, family and friends,…

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Hope for the Hopeless

By Lasting Change, Resources for Life

He is that light that shines through even in the darkest of times. He gives us a fresh start when we cry out to Him. Hope is very vital to our existence on earth. It is a deep tangible feeling of desire with anticipation. It is to want something to happen in our lives and situations for our good.  God given hope is the confident expectation of what He has promised and His faithfulness to complete that work. God directly speaks to the hopeless in the following verse among several others in our shared life resource, the Bible. “For I…

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Beyond Resolutions

By Lasting Change, Resources for Life

We are at that time of the year when we begin to review the events of our lives, the choices we made or did not make and resolve to do better in the coming year. We are all hoping and praying for a better new year in the midst of a collective challenging year. Resolutions are our desire to be better and to do better. Resolutions to have better relationships, to be more giving, honest and dependable to our family, friends and give back more to our respective communities are good and noble. Our resolutions without real change from the…

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Praying without Ceasing

By Prayer, Resources for Life

We all love to see answers to prayers, we feel loved when we know others are praying for us! The call to pray without ceasing is for every believer in Jesus Christ. The response to pray for  family and friends, for other people, intercede for our nation and the nations of the earth is an outflow of God’s love and compassion poured into our hearts. Thessalonians Chapter 5 verse 17 enjoins us to pray without ceasing which means that we should not desist from praying! The question is how do we apply this scripture in our everyday life that has so…

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Every Child is a Blessing!

By Children, Resources for Life

“Jesus said, Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” -Matthew 19:14 The particular words of Jesus in the above quoted scripture should ring in our hearts everyday whether we are parents, foster parents, caregivers or adults without our own biological children. We can generally relate to children because we were all children who grew up to be teens and adults. Children are a blessing regardless of the circumstances of their birth. Every child is valuable in the eyes of God. Children are a delight to…

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Praising God Through the Storms

By Resources for Life, Trials

Praise is a verbal expression of gratitude to God. It is also an act of worship. It is easy to praise God when our lives are going smoothly and according to plan. Praising God regardless of what is going on in our lives is not only an act of worship but also a declaration of faith and trust in God. Praise does not ignore the facts of our current situations, what praise does is to magnify God over our situations. God is never overwhelmed by any situation and is beyond capable of taking care of every situation that arises in…

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