‘Almost No One Agrees With Us’: When Rural Stu…


By JACK HEALY

Speaking out in a community like Marshall County, Ky., has come at a social cost, including frayed friendships and fights with parents.

Published: May 22, 2018 at 04:00AM

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Sometimes we get to a place in our life wher…

Sometimes we get to a place in our life where we must be reminded that God loves us. It is the only thing that can bring us through what life hands us. Psalm 63: 3-5 says that God’s love is all that will satisfy us:
“Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you.”
God’s love never fails, it never gives up on you, it satisfies completely, and it is available to you in an endless supply. He reveals it in His Word, in His creation, through others who love you, and especially in the salvation that is offered only through Jesus.

..“Why are we sitting here until we di…

..“Why are we sitting here until we die?” – 2 Kings 7:3
Four lepers living outside the city walls were living on scraps of bread thrown over the wall each day. But now no more scraps were coming their way. Mustering their courage, they went into the Syrian camp, there was no one there, but the tents were full of food and valuables.
Then they said to one another, “We are not doing right. This day is a day of good news, and we remain silent… let us go and tell the king’s household”’
This story teaches us three important truths:-
First, that crisis becomes our friend when it moves us to take action.
Second, that – once we take a step of faith – God will move on our behalf.
Finally, it teaches us that when God blesses us, we can’t keep it to ourselves, EVEN THE GOOD NEWS OF THE GOSPEL.

The LORD has heard my cry for mercy; the LOR…

The LORD has heard my cry for mercy; the LORD accepts my prayer. Psalm 6:9
I waited patiently for the LORD; He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. Psalm 40:1-2
Are you tired of waiting? Maybe, nothing seems to be happening. Maybe, you feel God is not hearing your cry for help. But your cry has reached the Lord your God. Wait for Him to intervene with His divine wisdom, knowledge and understanding. His answer or guidance is going to be the best.

As Christians, we are required to express Hi…

As Christians, we are required to express His compassion toward the needy—particularly the widow and the orphan. The Bible offers us a very specific definition of what God accepts as genuine religion. It’s found in James 1:27: “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”
It’s very simple, “Caring for widows, orphans, and others that are forgotten and overlooked while we are keeping ourselves holy to God is what “Christianity” all about.

For I the Lord your God hold your right hand…

For I the Lord your God hold your right hand; I am the Lord, Who says to you, Fear not; I will help you. Isaiah 41:13
Does the situation you are in seem beyond you? The Lord says He will help you. Remember this:
– You are not alone.
– God is there for you, to take you by the hand.
– Be encouraged – God will see you through.
– Fear not, for God will help you.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, I place my hand in Yours today. Lead me and guide me and help me I pray. Amen

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The One who bore all the sins of the world i…

The One who bore all the sins of the world is able to bear “all your cares”.
We are given the glorious promise that Jesus loves us and cares for us. He is personally involved in the lives of His children.
Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6. Oh how wonderful it is to know that our Lord wants to hear us. And He wants us to talk to Him about the things that bother us.
Trust Him. Take the Saviour at His Word. He means what He says; for He cares for you in a way that you cannot begin to imagine.

You may feel like many of the tasks you do f…

You may feel like many of the tasks you do for your family go unnoticed. Mothering is a thankless job. The hope comes in this: God sees every single thing you do for your family. He knows. Your hard work does not go unnoticed. The good news is that with endurance and prayer, eventually your family will one day look back at the work you’ve done, God will move their heart, and then, they will rise up and they will call you blessed!
Prayer: Dear God, thank you for the family you’ve given me to serve. I pray you help me the serve them with joy. Let me find hope and contentment in You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

The word of God-It makes us wise (2 Timothy …

The word of God-
It makes us wise (2 Timothy 3:15)
It helps us grow up (1 Peter 2:2)
It directs our lives (Psalm 119:105)
It keeps us from sinning (Psalm 119:11)
It guarantees our success (Joshua 1:8)
It prepares us for God’s plan for our lives (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
If you talk to any backslider, you’ll find that before he ever backslid, he quit reading the Word. The Word is your ammunition. Don’t go to battleground called life, unarmed.