Posts from November 2015

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Day 21 – Power of Prayer

by Marco Shaw

Prayer is powerful. According to the Bible, the power of prayer is the power of God who hears and answers our prayers. Here are some things to consider when thinking and praying: God can do all things; there is nothing impossible for Him. Luke 1:37 For nothing will be impossible with God. God invites His […]

Day 20 – Self Control

by Marco Shaw

Self-Control Self-control is the ability to control oneself.  It has to do with moderation, constraint, and the ability to say “no” to our fleshly desires. I believe that one of the proofs that God is working in our lives is the ability to control our own thoughts, words, and actions. It is not that we […]

Day 19 – Families and Children of the Syrian Refugee Crisis

by Marco Shaw

Families and Children of the Syrian Refugee Crisis: If you watch world news or even hear soundbites from the world news then you almost certainly have heard about the Syrian refugee crisis.  Syria is in an incredible state of civil war and unrest.  The result of this unrest has resulted in more than 19.5 million […]

Day 18 – Serving

by Marco Shaw

Serving Serving, both God and people, is a huge part of the Christian life.  One summer in high school I bagged groceries at Ardmore’s very own Piggly Wiggly.  It really was a good job.  One thing I found in taking people’s groceries to their car was that the nicer you are to them the more […]

Day 17 – Pray for Paris

by Marco Shaw

Pray for Paris Many struggle to see God when faced with natural disaster or the cruelty of other human beings.  This can be especially evident in the terrorist attacks that took place in Paris on November 13th claiming the lives of at least 129 and injuring at least 352 people.  Such evil and despicable acts […]

Day 16 – Surrender

by Marco Shaw

Surrender We live in a fast paced world.  I’m pretty sure that even as a student, you are busier than I am. You have school, homework, sports, band, family, friends, church, etc. and it is really easy to get caught up in the daily grind and lose sight of our true purpose in our life […]

Day 15 – Kindness

by Marco Shaw

I apologize for the late post this evening! I don’t know about you but mean people make me sad 🙁 .  Yet it seems sometimes as if some people just enjoy being mean.  Some people seem to have a chip on their shoulder and are angry with everyone.  However, being kind is something we do not […]

Day 14 – Worship

by Marco Shaw

Worship Worship is something that if you have been around the church for any length of time, you have heard of. Our minds usually immediately go straight to music. Music is a form of one type of worship, but it is much, much more than just singing to God. Worship is a lifestyle, a way […]

Day 13 – Compassion

by Marco Shaw

Compassion I know compassion is a good thing to have and to show to other people but I don’t always go out of my way to think about it. In my opinion, it is difficult to have a discussion about compassion and not consider Jesus, whose very nature is one of compassion. The Hebrew and […]

Day 12 – Fear

by Marco Shaw

Fear Sometimes we all struggle with a “spirit of fear.” 2 Timothy 1:7 says: “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” It is a spirit of fearfulness and timidity that does not come from God. I’m not going to lie; there are […]