Facing Temptation

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it - 1 Corinthians 10:13, NKJV Temptation is something we all face. Even Jesus …

Mother of Methodism

"The child that never learns to obey his parents in the home will not obey God or man out of the home" - Susanna Wesley Susanna Wesley was 19 years old when she married 26 year old Samuel Wesley. They had 19 children, nine of them died as infants and one was accidently smothered by …

No Secrets

I woke up one morning with the conviction that I must tell Janelle the truth about Pamela. I knew that this conviction was coming from God. He wanted me to come clean with Janelle. There should be no secrets between us. It was keeping Pamela's existence secret which had caused so much heartache. After wrestling …

Comforted and Comforting

“The question is not whether you ever gave yourself to God, but whether you are His now” ― Elizabeth Prentiss, Stepping Heavenward Elizabeth Prentiss, née Elizabeth Payson, daughter of an American Congregational preacher, Edward Payson, well known for her hymn "More Love to Thee, O Christ" and the religious novel Stepping Heavenward was deeply impacted by …

Free/Pillars #writephoto

"Mr.  Johnson, how does it feel to be a free man after spending twenty-five years in jail?" a reporter asked Leroy Johnson as he stood in front of the courthouse with its massive pillars.  His mother was beside him. He looked around at the sea of reporters with their mikes shoved in his face and …

Zimele

'Zimele' means 'standing on one's feet' in the Zulu language.  I love their logo.  It is of a woman not only standing on her feet but it looks like she is dancing.  This to me expresses the joy of knowing that you are empowering yourself--learning new skills, educating yourself--taking action instead of depending on others …

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