WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: WHY WORRY?

Posted on Nov 28, 2011 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

 “For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?  Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not worth much more than they?  And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to...

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Olive Crest

Posted on Nov 23, 2011 in NON-PROFIT STORIES | 0 comments

Suzie and Kate were taken from their birth mother as infants, due to exposure to domestic violence and their birth mother’s drug use. The girls had different fathers and both fathers left the family during the mother’s pregnancies. After being bounced around to several foster homes, Suzie and Kate finally landed in the loving arms of The Johnsons–an Olive Crest adoptive family. After several months, the girls were officially adopted and...

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FOOD / GIFT DRIVE

Posted on Nov 21, 2011 in VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES | 0 comments

New Horizons Ministries Backpack with Goods We are expecting about 200 youth this year and our goal is that every youth receive a backpack filled with the following items:   Movie ticket Water bottle Pair of gloves Scarf Chapstick Deodorant stick Candy Little Hotties Handwarmers Pair of socks (preferably wool or cotton)  Gift Cards Our goal is that each youth receives a gift card of either $10 or $20. Desired Gift Cards:   Street Bean Espresso...

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WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: TIME TO REFOCUS

Posted on Nov 21, 2011 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 sea storm 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 of...

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WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: OVERCOMING GREED

Posted on Nov 14, 2011 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“Give, and it will be given to you.  They will pour into your lap a good measure — pressed down, shaken together, and running over.  For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”  (NASB)  Luke 6:38 It is hard to live where we live and hear what we hear and not be tempted by greed.  Covetousness and greed are in the same family.  The online dictionary defines greed as, “an excessive desire to acquire or possess more than...

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