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Strength to Stand – Recap

by Marco Shaw

The youth had an amazing time at Strength to Stand once again this year. God is mighty and worthy to be praised! We hope you will be able to join us Sunday the 29th as we recap the trip. In the mean time check out the STS recap video: Strength to Stand Conference January 2017 […]

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by Marco Shaw

It’s January 20th of 2017 and there is a high probability that most people that made New Year’s resolutions at the beginning of the year have already broken those resolutions. The problem… A lack of faithfulness in following through with what they committed to doing. In 1 Samuel chapter 1 we are told of the […]

Blind Faith – Letting Go Of Our Security Blankets

by Marco Shaw

At the end of Mark chapter 10 we read of the dramatic story of Jesus’s encounter with the blind beggar Bartimaeus: 46 Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside […]

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 […]