You Can Make a Difference

Posted on Jul 28, 2013 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry.  He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord.  (NLT)  Psalm 40:1-3 God did not lift you out of your need and change you for...

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Your Time Is Valuable

Posted on Jul 22, 2013 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“Don’t waste your time on useless work, mere busywork, the barren pursuits of darkness.  Expose these things for the sham they are.  It’s a scandal when people waste their lives on things they must do in the darkness where no one will see.  Rip the cover off those frauds and see how attractive they look in the light of Christ.  Wake up from your sleep, climb out of your coffins; Christ will show you the light!   So watch your step.  Use...

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Back to School Backpack Drive Supports Stewart Middle School

Posted on Jul 16, 2013 in VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES | 0 comments

It’s hard to keep a good thing quite. What started as an idea in our Tacoma Business Leaders group quickly blossomed to a foundation wide event. The fact is 80% – 90% of students at Stewart Middle School in Tacoma are on a free meal or reduced lunch program. LRF’s Tacoma group brought it upon their self to help bless these students with new Backpacks and school supplies. Organized by Nicole Aguilar, Coordinator for Safe...

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Using Your Past

Posted on Jul 15, 2013 in WEEKLY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT | 0 comments

“Do not call to mind the former things, Or ponder things of the past. Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.”  (NASB) Isaiah 43:18 So many people are drowning in the sea of their past failures in relationships and failures in business.  They continuously live and dwell on their past hurts and pain and yet this...

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Olive Crest’s “Safe Families for Children” Program

Posted on Jul 15, 2013 in NON-PROFIT STORIES | 0 comments

 Ann first heard about Safe Families For Children through her church, about two years ago.  Ann had been seeking to serve and she felt that the program was a good way that she could share her home with others.  With her crazy schedule, the structure of the program fit well.  Since becoming a host family with Safe Families, she has had a couple very different hosting experiences.  Her most recent hosting experience proved to be quite unique in...

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