Another Olive Crest Success Story

Posted on Aug 26, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When Amber came to Olive Crest a year ago, she was failing all her classes with less than a 1.0 GPA. She was getting into fights with teachers and peers, running away, and was eventually kicked off the basketball team-the one activity she enjoyed and looked forward to at school. Thanks to the partnership with caring contributors such as you, this June, Amber was the first person in her family to graduate High School. Renew your support today....

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His Protective Power and Care

Posted on Aug 26, 2013 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“The Lord, my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place. No evil will befall you, nor will any plague come near your tent. For He will give His angels charge concerning you, To guard you in all your ways.”  (NASB) Psalm 91:9-11 When my children were small they would always be there to meet me at the door when I came home from work, saying, “Daddy, Daddy.”  I can remember the many times they would climb into my lap, perfectly content...

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Watch and Pray

Posted on Aug 19, 2013 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation;  the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”  (NASB) Matthew 26:41 There are any number of distractions in business that will compete for your time and try to get you off track and keep you away from your vision.  Some of these distractions can be very subtle and on the surface look very enticing.  We are encouraged first of all to watch.  Don’t make any...

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Joy Comes In the Morning

Posted on Aug 12, 2013 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you, not as the world gives do I give to you.   Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” (NASB) John 14:27 The definition of “troubled” is “showing distress or anxiety.”  If you are experiencing mental or emotional anguish there is going to be some pain.  I believe Jesus is saying, “I don’t want you to get stuck there.  Let not your heart be anguished.”  In other...

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Where Is Your Focus?

Posted on Aug 5, 2013 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“They looked to Him and were radiant, And their faces will never be ashamed.”  (NASB) Psalm 34:5 Fix your thoughts, your entire gaze, upon the Father, the one who loves you more than you could ever imagine.  Stop using your energy to change yourself.  Instead take all that energy and direct it toward seeking and praising the Lord. “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” ...

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