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tell it to move!
Posted by an odj community member on April 11th, 2013 | 4 responses
Everywhere I look, there are people facing mountains. High, powerful mountains. Mountains that seem utterly impossible to move. These immovable mountains are hurting the hearts of many. These mountains come in the form of... read more »
you choose Q: Due to my sin, will God ever leave me?
Posted by an odj community member on January 10th, 2013 | 9 responses
Q: Recently I sinned greatly and went against everything I know. I know I’m forgiven, but would God ever have enough of me and leave me? —Linda A: It’s obvious that you’re aware of your unworthiness before God, and... read more »
history’s steady tune
Posted by winn collier on November 24th, 2012 | no responses
George Jellinek, former host of The Vocal Scene radio program, says “the history of a people is found in its songs.” Years ago, music was a crucial way for slaves in the US to recount their stories, and music was central... read more »
you choose Q: how can I know I’m saved?
Posted by an odj community member on November 16th, 2012 | 3 responses
Q: I was born in a Christian family, my parents served God. I attended many meetings and answered many altar calls, confessed my sins many times, accepted Christ many times. I don’t no whether I’ve sincerely prayed... read more »
Posted by tom felten on November 7th, 2012 | 20 responses
I had the heart-wrenching, joyous, bittersweet experience of losing my dad on January 6, 2012—his birthday. Our loss was truly his gain! He had been battling rapidly deteriorating health before God graciously took him... read more »
who are you?
Posted by Tim Gustafson on October 24th, 2012 | 10 responses
Who are you?” boomed front man Roger Daltrey of The Who, channeling guitarist Pete Townshend’s angry lyrics. The 1978 song has attained iconic status, perhaps because it resonates with so many of us. Deep down, we really... read more »
Posted by tom felten on September 14th, 2012 | one response
Return me to the cross and let me be completely lost in the wonder of the love that You’ve shown me. This is everything I want. This is everything I need. I want this to be my one consuming passion, everything my... read more »
Posted by winn collier on June 12th, 2012 | 9 responses
Several highway drivers phoned the police, reporting that a truck was erratically swerving down the road and jerking from side to side. About 6:30 a.m. the police spotted the vehicle and flashed their lights for the truck to... read more »
Posted by tom felten on May 2nd, 2012 | 7 responses
During a recent 3-week stay in the hospital, I met Kathy. She shared her grave medical condition and her strong faith—an unflinching belief in Jesus. She loved Him and trusted Him, but she also knew she was heading home to... read more »
Posted by regina franklin on April 29th, 2012 | 6 responses
With power outages, blown debris, and downed trees, recent storms left their mark around our town. While certainly not the devastation experienced by those enduring more significant and destructive displays of nature’s... read more »