Posts with the category “encourgement”

We're Not Alone in This Journey - 1 Peter 5:6-14
January 25th, 2023
Sometimes when I experience hard times, it feels as if I am alone and the only one experiencing this at the moment. Sometimes it is difficult to see beyond our current situation. Sometimes, we are ju...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Putting Aside Our Sinful Nature - 1 Peter 4:1-6
January 21st, 2023
Have people ever come up to you and wondered why you are different? Have you heard gossiping behind your back because you won’t engage in certain activities? Is this because of the life you live acco...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Trial and Defense - 1 Peter 3:13-22
January 20th, 2023
My kids enjoy the show “Veggie Tales”. There is a song they sing called, “Stand Up!” The lyrics go:   Stand up! Stand up! For what you believe in, believe in, believe in, GOD! He's the one to bac...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Retaliating With Grace - 1 Peter 3:8-12
January 19th, 2023
My daughters know how to push each other's buttons. They understand the exact thing that will set the other off. Furthermore, they know how to retaliate in kind toward their sister. Because it isn't ...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Enduring Unjust Treatment - 1 Peter 2:18-25
January 17th, 2023
Growing up, I was punished innumerable times for doing something wrong. I may, or may not have, learned my lesson after being corrected. But, what happens when we are put down and persecuted again fo...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Absolute Submission - 1 Peter 2:11-17
January 16th, 2023
In today’s world, submission can be very difficult. I notice that my kids have tendencies to be less than submissive at times, especially the youngest. It is difficult to watch our nations crumble an...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Satisfy the Craving
January 14th, 2023
One of my wife's favorite things to hear is when our kids express their absolutely dire situation by stating that they are "starving". More often than not, it is my teenage son who never seems to be ...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Holiness, It's What I Long For
January 13th, 2023
 There is a song by Scott Underwood that is called “Take My Life”. In this song, it opens:                                    Holiness holiness                                            Is what I lon...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Building Authentic Faith
January 12th, 2023
Many people wonder how we can be ‘genuine’ toward others. There seem to be many Google answers for this, but what is an answer for how we develop the authenticity of our faith in Christ?1 Peter 1: 6-9...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Overwhelmingly Overwhelmed?
January 11th, 2023
Do you ever experience times when you feel completely overwhelmed by so many tasks that need to be accomplished? Do you feel alone on a small island where it seems like there is no relief on the hori...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Thanksgiving Among Challenges
January 10th, 2023
1 Corinthians 1:1-9:1 Paul, called by the will of God to be an apostle of Christ Jesus, and our brother Sosthenes,2 To the church of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
Trusting God in a Time of Transition
January 9th, 2023
The Lord calls us to have faith and lean on him. It is not through our own works that gets us through hardships. God is the ROCK and solid ground that we must rest our feet. His hand is their for us ...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins