Well, it is that time again for our annual Family Freedom Walk (our 7th!!!), May 9, 2015. We are having a little staff competition to see who can raise the most money. We would like to invite you to support one of your Victory Call writers. Click on their link below and it will take you directly to their individual webpage for the walk. You can give directly through their webpage. If you prefer to send a check, just mail it to America’s Keswick 601 Route 530, Whiting, NJ 08759 ATTN: the person’s name – and mark your check FFW in the memo. Thank you for your support.
Mary Ann Kiernan
If you would like to help us raise money for the Addiction Recovery Ministries – to help men, women and children, we would love to have you walk with us. If you are interested please go to our website and sign up today then start raising sponsors.
Thank you so much for your support.
From time to time I am blessed beyond words by a devotional, post, blog or thought of a fellow sojourner to the degree that I want you to be blessed as well. Today’s post is an overflow of the heart and mind of Paul David Tripp from his devotional book, “New Morning Mercies.” This man’s words often strike a chord with my heart, challenge my mind and send zingers right to my soul. I think you will see what I mean. He shares a simple yet deeply profound thought in his March 28th devotional.
Read on and be blessed:
“You were hard wired for love, so everything you decide, think, say, and do is an expression of love for someone or something…You are a lover; we all are. We love. It’s what human beings do every moment of every day, in every location, and in every situation. You are never not loving…God created you with this capacity so that you would have what you need to live in a deeply loving, heart-controlling, motivation-producing, worship-imitating, joy-stimulating relationship with him.
Here is the tragedy. Sin causes us all, in some way, to turn our backs on the love of God and give the principal love of our hearts to someone or something else. We seek to have our hearts fulfilled by love for something other than God…We’re all spiritually promiscuous, running from lover to lover, giving the loyalty of our hearts to things other than God…
…God, who is love, sent the Son of his love to make the ultimate sacrifice of love so that we would become people who love him as we have never loved him before…he showers us with love that does not quit even on our most unloving day. And by grace, he transforms our hearts so that increasingly we are able to…keep the ultimate love of our hearts for him and him alone.”
Still got your socks on?
Allow that truth to bless your heart today… and tomorrow…..and the next day….
Diane Hunt is a Biblical Counselor, Women’s conference and retreat speaker and author. She serves as the Director of Partner Care and Director of Women’s Ministries at America’s Keswick. She and her husband John have two married children and four grandchildren. She loves reveling in warm sunny climates and playing with her grandchildren.