Posted on Feb 25, 2014 in LIBERTY ROAD FOUNDATION, NON-PROFIT STORIES, Tacoma Business Leaders | 0 comments

“What has LRF changed in my life?   Brought me closer to God.  Taken away the negative things that were in my life;  God took me out of job I thought I loved, got me into volunteering, took all worries I had away, gave me peace and joy, financially better, made me a better person, a better follower of the word, a better father, a better husband, a better friend, a better boss.  Showed me that I was never alone, that He has been carrying...

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What Are You Waiting For?

Posted on Feb 24, 2014 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.” (NLT) Romans 12:10 “Honor is the respect that is given to someone who is admired: good reputation: good quality or character as judged by other people.” Free Merriam Webster Dictionary. I have often wondered why we wait until people die to honor them.  I can remember as a pastor being asked to officiate in funerals where I had not known...

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Shut the Door On the Negativity of Your Past

Posted on Feb 17, 2014 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“And you shall go in and shut the door behind you and your sons, and pour out into all these vessels, and you shall set aside what is full. So she went from him and shut the door behind her and her sons; they were bringing the vessels to her and she poured.”  (NASB) II Kings 4:4-5 In this story of Elisha and the widow in 2 Kings 4, the widow’s husband had died and the creditors were coming to take her two sons to be slaves....

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Posted on Feb 10, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This month, as we returned after our long Christmas break, I offered a space once again to a young lady who I have cancelled twice before.  I have been really quite unclear about how appropriate our program is for her.  She has some physical limitations and Raven Rock just doesn’t have the right equipment or trained volunteers to accommodate her.  But when I consulted with her instructor, Julie, she pointed out so clearly that Holly was...

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Encourage One Another

Posted on Feb 10, 2014 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.” (NASB) 1 Thessalonian 5:11 The word encourage means to give support, confidence or hope to someone.  Different synonyms are: cheer, uplift, inspire, motivate, stir up, invigorate and rally.  As Joel Osteen has shared, “Encouragement to others is something everyone can give.  Somebody needs what you have to give. It may not be money; it may...

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