A+B DOES NOT ALWAYS = C April 9, 2015

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”  Proverbs 22:6

A few years ago, when a couple of my children were teens and going through some very difficult times, I went through a real crisis of faith.  I did a lot of soul-searching, thinking that either I had totally misunderstood Christianity, or that it simply was not true.

After a great struggle, I realized I had made a huge error.  I was thinking Christianity was like a formula…if you took A, and added B, you would get the desired result, C.

When this formula appeared to be failing in regards to my children, I had a very difficult time.  Then, I realized that if God just gave us formulas, we would have no need for Him.  We could just go through life doing A+B=C; but, I found that I was not asking God for help, nor was I trusting Him to bear my burdens.

This realization has had a huge impact on my Christian walk!

By:  Terry Shapiro

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WHO IS LIKE OUR GOD? April 8, 2015

“For who is God besides the Lord?  And who is the Rock except our God?  It is God who arms us with strength and makes our way perfect.  He makes our feet like the feet of a deer; He

enables us to stand on the heights.  He trains our hand for battle; and our arms can bend a bow of bronze.  You gave us your shield of victory, and your right hand sustains us; you stoop down to make us great.  You broaden the path beneath us, so that our ankles do not turn.”  Psalms 18:31-36

BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD!

Submitted by:  Nicole Shapiro