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Sep
10

Give The Gift of Hope

"You have no idea how much you have been used by God to help me."

As I read these hand-written words I received from a dear listener I’ll refer to as Mike, I knew he would want me to share them with you. While he may have been speaking about KLRC, he would say the same thing to you if given the opportunity because you have chosen to “Be the Change” in his life through your support of KLRC. 

If I were a silent voice in your head to help you build healthier relationships, you might hear me say: "People are funny, and I don’t mean 'haha.'"

One of my dear friends, upon hearing this quote, said, "Susan, you’ve got to go on the road with that statement."  

Susan Carroll glanced in the rearview mirror at her second-grade son as they pulled into the parking lot on the first day of school. He seemed okay, but she had had false hope before.

For the past two years, both in kindergarten and first grade, Paul had awakened every school morning begging to stay home. He pleaded with Susan in the car, tears spilling down his cheeks. Day after day, she walked him to class where the teacher had to pry him away. Mother and son were both miserable.

I was talking with a young mom whose child battled anxiousness. She prayed for her child every day. She whispered scriptures over that little one.

She endured when others – those who hadn’t walked in her shoes – judged her when her child struggled publicly.

Aug
2

Compassion House

“It’s one thing for a community to be pro-life and to encourage that, but for that same community to come behind and rally and support those girls that are choosing life and get involved… that’s what we do here with them.” Jen Heart, Development Director at Compassion House.

You’ve got a problem, and you can’t avoid it any longer.

You have to face the facts. You have more bills than you do money to pay them. But that’s not even the biggest problem. As the funds have diminished, so has your faith.

If I were a silent voice inside your head helping you to build healthy relationships, you might hear me say: “Meet people where they are.”

Don’t try to "change them," "fix them," or "correct them," but instead recognize where they are at that very moment.

For people of faith, prayer is supposed to come naturally. Right?

Actually, no. We grow in prayer, just like every other part of a Christ-following life. And luckily for us, we have some excellent teachers available to us in the Scripture.

If we could have coffee today, I’d say, “Our worry can’t change the world. Only God can.”

Luke 2:25 says, “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?”

Frederick August Bartoli went from France to Egypt in 1856. He was awestruck by the grandeur of the pyramids and the beauty of the stately Sphinx. His artistic mind was stimulated.

While on this trip he met another visitor to Egypt, Ferdinand de Lesseps. Ferdinand was there to sell an idea to cut a canal from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. August was taken by the concept. He decided to design a lighthouse to stand at the entrance to this canal.

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