All posts in category Faith — Inspirational

A Women’s Event and a Blessing!

by Mary C. Findley Over the weekend I gave a talk at a small church women’s event at Trinity Baptist Church, Tulsa, OK. The organizers invited three speakers. One is a fine artist and a very accomplished painter. Carlene Wallace spoke first, about being bewildered by modern art standards. She said some very […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: Fear 3/23/2020

Send to Kindle by Ruth O’Neil Fear. It seems to be the topic of so many discussions lately. Honestly, I’m kind of tired of it. You ever heard the phrase, “There’s nothing to fear but fear itself”? Yup. I think that’s where so many of us are. We can hardly leave our homes any more without being scared […]

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The Point is … What, Me Worry? 3/20/2020

by James Collins “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10 The stock market is crashing, and the world is on the verge of a […]

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Path To Success

by CJ Peterson The term ‘friend’ can be a vague term. Friends can be found on many different levels. Some are acquaintance friends. Some are good friends. And there are those rare ones that we call best friends, or close friends. Growing up, I lived in many places and met a variety of […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotionals: Gems From Pastor Jim 3/16/2020

Send to Kindle by Jim Hughes Jer. 13:23 Can an Ethiopian change the color of his skin? Can a leopard take away its spots? Neither can you start doing good, for you always do evil. You may be able to hide who you are from others, but you can never hide who you are from […]

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The Point Is … The Clock Is Ticking 3/10/2020

by James Collins “Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.” Psalm 144:4  “I like 6 o’clock being 7 o’clock a whole lot better than I did its being 5 o’clock.” I said.  “What?” my wife, Amanda, asked with a look of bewilderment on her pretty face.  “I said, I like […]

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Weekly Devotional: Gems From Pastor Jim 3/6/2020

by Jim Hughes Jer. 9:23-24 This is what the LORD says, “Let not the wise man gloat in his wisdom, or the mighty man in his might, or the rich man in his riches. Let them boast in this alone: that they truly know me and understand that I am the LORD who […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotional: When Thick Darkness Surrounds 3/2/2020

Send to Kindle by Precarious Yates Today, I turn 43 years old. This has me meditating on one of my favorite passages of scripture: 1 But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by […]

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No Place for That

by Suzanne D. Williams Then Elijah approached all the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him. But if Baal, follow him.” But the people didn’t answer him a word. (1Ki 18:21 CSB) I watched people, Christians, on Twitter argue over an issue in the church and marveled. Have they not […]

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CrossReads Weekly Devotionals: Everything for a Reason 2/24/2020

Send to Kindle by Ruth O’Neil “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 I believe everything happens for a reason. As human beings we only live for the day to […]

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