Resetting Your Focus

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“God is a safe place to hide, ready to help when we need him.  We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom, courageous in seastorm and earthquake, before the rush and roar of oceans,  the tremors that shift mountains. Jacob-wrestling God fights for us, God-of-Angel-Armies protects us.  River fountains splash joy, cooling God’s city, this sacred haunt of the Most High.  God lives here, the streets are safe, God at your service from crack...

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Courage For Your Dreams

Posted on Oct 20, 2014 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“But as for you, be strong and courageous, for your work will be rewarded.” II Chronicles 15:7 NLT   It has been said, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” And Benjamin Mayes said, “It is not a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled but it is a calamity not to dream.” The world is filled with dream crushers and idea killers.  Why? Some people without dreams of their own hate to see others...

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A DOMINO

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A lot of talk, time and attention is given to “big things.”  As I’ve “matured” (over 60 years!), and learned by experience that it’s really the small things done well that inspire, multiply, impact and affect “big things.”  Like the parable of the mustard seed, tiniest of all garden seeds, yet when properly planted, it flourishes, filling the garden.  It is written that “faith” the size of a...

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Eyes of Compassion

Posted on Oct 13, 2014 in Uncategorized, WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“Then Jesus made a circuit of all the towns and villages.  He taught in their meeting places, reported kingdom news, and healed their diseased bodies, healed their bruised and hurt lives.  When he looked out over the crowds, his heart broke.  So confused and aimless they were, like sheep with no shepherd.  ‘What a huge harvest!’ he said to his disciples. ‘How few workers!   On your knees and pray for harvest...

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A Life Transformed: Cole

Posted on Oct 6, 2014 in NON-PROFIT STORIES | 0 comments

Cole came to Olive Crest at age four—and he had already witnessed a murder at his young age. He was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder and reactive attachment disorder, which can occur when children do not form an attachment with caregivers. Cole screamed, threw things, and kicked in busy public places. He had a hard time sleeping, and was fearful of monsters and bad people.   When Cole’s Olive Crest family took him to sports events,...

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