This past week was the national collection week for Operation Christmas Child (OCC), an outreach of Samaritan's Purse.
For those denominations that use a liturgical calendar we have come upon All Saints Day today. Many will recognize that an alternate name for All Saints Day is All Hallows Day, therefore the night before that celebration is known as All Hallows Evening (E’en), or Halloween as it is called today.
Ephesians 2:10 (NASB), “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”
Most of the time, I don’t even understand my own story; how can I expect you to do so?
I say again that we live in a wonderful, generous community. Love INC’s recent fundraising event is an excellent example of that. So many businesses and individuals donated items to our auction.
Every summer Bear River Young Life takes youth on adventures. This summer one of our trips was a backpacking trip with six youth and two leaders. Kelly Knez a 2014 MCHS graduate was on the trip and had an amazing experience. I asked her to write about it for my column this time around — David Pressgrove, BRYL area director.
There are times when God asks us to do stuff that doesn’t make sense like moving when others think we should stay or giving when we have nothing left. When I’m faced with a decision that could lead to actions that don’t add up, I look to some stories from the Bible. There are so many stories of requests God made of people that seem contrary or just plain weird.
Why is it so difficult to change? I believe we are more creatures of habit than we would admit at times. I know I am and many times find comfort in my routine. I read once that to effectively integrate new habits into our lives it takes at least 90 days.
Love INC of the Yampa Valley hosted its second annual Back-to-School Fair on Saturday in Alice Pleasant Park in downtown Craig, offering a convenient, one-stop location for families to handle many of the things that they need before sending children on their way to a new grade.
What are the best circumstances for you in which to learn? Personally, for me to learn my very best, I prefer to be able to have numerous reference books around me, complete quiet and tranquility and an open mind.
How many times have we been looking for something and it’s right there in front of us?
Salvation is the great issue for all of us whether we acknowledge this reality or not. Why do we need salvation? Because each one of us is a sinner, this means that each and every day often numerous times during the day we go against God’s will in our lives.
The Journey at First Baptist will host Eagle Lake Camp for local children Aug. 4 to 8 at Craig Christian Church, 960 W. Victory Way.
On the shores of Loch Ness outside of Inverness, Scotland there stands a castle called Urquhart. Or I should say the remains of a castle.
Our community is a wonderful place to live. The people are friendly and helpful; there are many, many churches to join for worship; and we have a diversity of helping agencies that aid our disadvantaged neighbors. People here are compassionate and caring — this is one of the many benefits of living in the Yampa Valley.