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  • Devotionals

    The Silver Lining

      My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. James 1:2-3 The proverbial saying ‘every cloud has a silver lining’ means that no matter how ugly or difficult a situation looks, you can always find something beautiful or positive in it (Isaiah 61:3). You see, I found a gray hair last week. I thought, this must be the beginning of the end! I know most of you are rolling your eyes as you read this. Nevertheless, I am sharing this with you because I believe God put that ONE gray hair there, as it inspired me to write this. If I…

  • Devotionals

    Stay in the life boat

    I awoke around three am Sunday morning, not able to sleep a wink.  I was already tired from the night before; it’s not often I get weekends off, so I made the best of it.  I continued to wake up until it was time to go to church, I really really didn’t want to go.  My spiritual fervor was depleted as was my physical energy.  I kept having this run on sentence going through my head – it said, “Stay in the lifeboat.”  I started dreaming about Noah and the ark, and my mind kept running on further.  Thoughts of how the ark was like a church, a place of…