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Insights on Courage – #1

by Pastor Joel Lohafer

The next four weeks I am sharing brief excerpts from historic spiritual writers on the theme of courage. Enjoy! Teresa of Avila: The book of Her Life – “God does not deny himself to anyone who perseveres. Little by little, he will measure out the courage sufficient to attain this victory. I say “courage” because […]

Don’t Give Up on Kindness

by Pastor Joel Lohafer

“So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up.” (Galations 6:9) This verse from Galations encourages us to persevere in showing kindness to our sisters and brothers in Christ, and also to those who mistreat us. But sometimes it is […]

Psalms – Hope for Anxious People

by Pastor Joel Lohafer

American¬† Psychiatric Association reports in an article dated May 7, 2018: “Americans say they are more anxious than a year ago; baby boomers report greatest increase in anxiety.” We are not the only ones, though, who have dealt with anxiety. Reading the Psalms reveals a people who also faced stress and experienced an anxious life. […]