Darlene Osborne, Publisher
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March Issue Vol. 18 No. 9 The Christian Online Magazine™
Welcome to our Magazine!
Quotes and Short Teachings
by Darlene Osborne
God is good all the time. Are you going through things right now that are making you feel as if God is not good. At least, not all the time. If you are having a hard time in life, and many are, please read this article I wrote years ago. It may help. Start reading below. and continue on...
Do you have a spiritual giant in your life that you don't know how to conquer? Are you letting that giant push you around because you think this particular giant is more powerful than you are? Whatever your situation may be, you can SLAY THE GIANT IN YOUR LIFE BY SIMPLE FAITH IN GOD.
As we read the story about David, how he slew the Philistine, (I Samuel 17:23-51) we find 7 things that helped him win the victory. Let us pay close attention to how he won so that we may win over the giants in our own lives. Read more..
~Thought for the Month~
Joy Through the Storm
by L. Joy Douglas
During Thanksgiving last year, the family spoke of hopes and anticipation for 2017. Above all, the general feeling was, “It has to be better than 2016!” We were excited about new projects and possibilities. It was going to be a great year!
Since that day, my husband had a major stroke, our oldest dog had to be put down due to cancer, and we had two friends pass away unexpectedly. It has not been my idea of a good beginning to the year.
I felt as though I was surrounded by death. Sitting by my husband’s hospital bed as he was in a coma, I was so helpless; so lost. Even once he began to slowly wake up, each moment was a struggle. I fought to hold myself together while explaining to him that his right side was paralyzed and breaking the news of our beloved pets passing. read more..
Leigh's Spiritual Garden
by Leigh Moran
In my February column I spoke of living in pain and that is still there. However, God has certainly lifted my spirits since I last wrote. Prayers are ever being lifted up for me, this I know because I feel what God is doing for my very being.
Now, I am able to look forward with Hope in my heart, a song on my lips, and a smile on my face. read more
—bigger than your mountain
by Shelley Pierce
I recently began reading through the Gospel of Matthew. Chapters 1 & 2 tell of the birth of the Savior. Chapter 3 recounts the ministry of John the Baptist and the baptism of Jesus. In chapter 4 we read of his temptation in the wilderness and the calling of the first disciples.
We round the corner to chapters 5-7, my 3 favorite chapters in the scripture. The Sermon on the Mount is packed with practical real-life truths as Jesus taught His disciples the HOWS of living a godly life. How love your enemies, how to give, how to pray, how to fast. He taught the right perspective on possessions. These 2 chapters give believers in every generation the tools for honoring God with our thoughts, intentions and actions. read more...
VISIT AGAIN SOON!
at Humor in Life
by Suzanne Sunday
I was so very excited…my boyfriend was coming over to our home to see me! He had been on the USS Enterprise during the Cuban Missile Crisis and I was so happy in my heart God had kept him safe.
Mama called, “You better hurry up and come on down here, Mel is here.”
“Oh Wow, I thought…I better hurry up and get downstairs.” Stopping to check in the mirror that I looked “good” to my own approval, I then ran down the stairs as fast I could.
Being so excited, I was looking to my left, toward the kitchen, as I neared the bottom of the stairs and saw the “love of my life,” sitting at the table.
Instead of paying much attention to what I was doing, I ran into the wall of the living room and smacked my self on the right side of my face! read more..
Scripture of the Month
Do unto others
as you would have them
do unto you
Growing Weary In Battle?
Things aren’t going the way you think they should. You haven’t received that healing you’ve been praying for now for weeks. You haven’t received a promotion at your workplace in years. Your emotions could use an overhaul. Your relationships are all lacking. Even your pastor doesn’t seem to have an inkling of what’s going on in your life. No spiritual nourishment can be found anywhere. So, you’ve had it. You’re just about ready to give up, abandon ship, throw in the towel, call it a day! Just ever how you want to put it, you are ready to quit.
Well, my weary friend, the devil wants nothing more than for you to do just that. Lay down and give up. He wants you to surrender. Then he will have you right where he wants you. Alone, and hopeless. So don’t do it. Don’t surrender. I am here to tell you, if you’re at a stand off with the devil, as long as you hang in there and don’t give up, you will be the winner. Do not faint. The last one standing wins so you must endure to the end.
Galatians 6:9 says this,
"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."
Mark 13:13b says,
"…but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved."
Endurance is a key factor to winning any battle. .read more