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“I gave up too soon.”

“I gave up too soon.” A few years ago I was helping out with our church’s ‘feed the homeless’ outreach. When all the meals had been served a lady walked up and asked for a second helping of food. A minute before the chef took that tray away that had some of the food on it. She looked and said, ‘Oh well’, then passed by. A few minutes later the chef returned with a bit more food. I called out…

RW Blog January 2020 – Jason Caywood

Addiction as a Negative Mirror of the Law by Jason Caywood              Life experience can be and should be for us a potent tool in God’s hands. That is, if one is willing to open one’s will to listen to wisdom and discretion. The key is always our willingness to listen and thus heed the truth we know. Yet the Lord never ceases to bear witness to the truth and to lovingly guide those willing to heed him. In my experience…

Suicide Prevention Information

Suicide Prevention Information Reposted by permission – Written by Anthony MartinPosted in Helpful Resources last updated on September 27, 2019 Suicidal Behavior Suicide causes immeasurable pain, suffering, and loss to individuals, families, and communities nationwide. On average, 112 Americans die by suicide each day. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-24 year olds and more than 9.4 million adults in the United States had serious thoughts of suicide within the past 12 months. But suicide is preventable, so it’s important to…

Restoring Wholeness Blog December 2019 – by Judi Thompson

How many times have you been on social media and have read something “NEW” and been either amazed or upset by this new-found information?  We are learning to not believe everything we read or hear. We can be gullible at times especially if it’s something we like or want. We need to do our own research and fact check to find out the source of the information. This reminds me of our spiritual food. How many times do we read…

RW Blog November 2019 – Brett Martin

What voices am I listening to?  Have you ever asked yourself that question?  I think of myself as being a positive person.  I want to believe the best about myself and others. When I look at challenging or difficult situations in a person’s life, for the most part, faith fills my heart and mind of what God can do. This is usually the case when my eyes and heart are centered on God.  (John 15)    I can see with His…

In the middle of the muddle

Was thinking this morning about the words “muddle / wallow” and their action words “muddling / wallowing”.The dictionary definition is:  mud·dle – verb: muddling  bring into a disordered or confusing state. synonyms: confuse, mix up, jumble (up), disarrange, disorganize, disorder, disturb, mess up“you’ve muddled things up” confuse (a person or their thoughts). synonyms: bewilder, confuse, bemuse, perplex, puzzle, baffle, mystify “she became muddled”  busy oneself in a confused and ineffective way. God reminded me when Paul and Silas were thrown into prison.  (Acts 16:16-40)   Now I’m far from being a “Paul” but I sure know the feeling when it…

RW Blog October 2019 – Jason Caywood

Marching on the Trees by Jason Caywood One of the repeated refrains from the narrative historical sections of the Hebrew Scripture (Old Testament) is that God must go before the people of Israel for them to have victory. Many Psalms praise this facet of God’s activity in the history of Israel and some lament God’s apparent absence from Israel’s political and military challenges. But the core conviction remains the same: God must be present with his people for them to succeed…

“I gave up too soon.”

“I gave up too soon.” A few years ago I was helping out with our church’s ‘feed the homeless’ outreach. When all the meals had been served a lady walked up and asked for a second helping of food. A minute before the chef took that tray away that had some of the food on it. She looked and said, ‘Oh well’, then passed by. A few minutes later the chef returned with a bit more food. I called out…

Ever Accountable is Committed to Helping Women

For a long time now, we’ve noticed a lack of help for women who struggle with porn, which is a problem! Women and men experience pornography differently for many reasons, and because of that, they need different kinds of information to find the motivation to quit. Here are a few basic reasons as to why women interpret pornography differently then men: Porn is produced and consumed mostly by men (66% of all consumers), so it is their fantasies primarily depicted. As…

KT’s Story

The Evidence:I’ve battled most of my life with horrible memories of sexual abuse. I turned to homosexual relationships, cutting, drugs, co-dependency, eating disorders, and Daoism to help ease the pain of my past.  Those things only acted like band aids that always fell off, leaving me hungry for more. I always knew the life I was living was wrong. It felt wrong. But I refused to believe in a God who would allow such horrible things to happen to me. But my walls didn’t keep Jesus away. Jesus blew down the…