A Word of Encouragement · fmf

The Lord is Near to the Brokenhearted

 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted     and saves the crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18   This has been a year of great trouble. All around the world there are be earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, mudslides, not to mention terrorist attacks. There are so many people hurting in the world. Possibly even you are hurting today. You may be grieving… Continue reading The Lord is Near to the Brokenhearted

A Word of Encouragement · Michele Bruxvoort

Lies I Believed About Buttering Up God

 I believed several lies about prayer and buttering up God. Over the course of the last three years, we have experienced some hard “stuff” both professionally and personally. We would unanimously use the word “robbed”.  Robbed of co-workers through their untimely deaths.  Robbed of time with our daughter.  Through those experiences, I believed the lie… Continue reading Lies I Believed About Buttering Up God

Book Reviews · For Those in Ministry

Twenty Things We Would Tell Our 20-Something Selves

What would I tell my 20-something self?  Go out and grab it because life will all too soon get full and busy and the next thing you know your 20’s will be twenty years ago. I waited till I was 28 to start planning great vacations and fulfilling dreams. No sooner did I plan a… Continue reading Twenty Things We Would Tell Our 20-Something Selves

A Word of Encouragement

Rend Your Hearts and Not Your Clothes

Scripture Joel 2:12-14 Eternal One: Even now, turn back your heart and rededicate yourselves to Me; show Me your repentance by fasting, weeping, and mourning.  Rip the wickedness out of your hearts; don’t just tear your clothing. Now return to the Eternal, your True God.     You already know He is gracious and compassionate. He does not anger easily and maintains faithful love.     He is… Continue reading Rend Your Hearts and Not Your Clothes