Pastor John Piper Shares the Secret to Fighting Anxiety

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Theologian John Piper says the secret to fighting anxiety is knowing that God works out everything for your good.

Cee Harmon’s insight:

“As soon as we discover we have a problem, God has already been working on it, and the solution is on the way,” Piper explained.

“It will not always be with this much ease and freedom from difficulty, but God is always at work with a solution, and it’s already on the way.

See also: Cindy Trimm Ministries International

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Inspirational Story: Heartbroken Woman Turns to God for New Beginning | The 700 Club

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The loss of her high-paying career, her marriage and her father pushed Martha to a point of desperation where she cried out to God for help in both her spiritual and physical life.

Source: CBN | The 700 Club

Cee Harmon’s insight:

Growing up, she was taller than most of the boys in school, which meant she got teased a lot. She let being called “Big Bertha” in school devastate her self-esteem for decades.

She thought in the back of her mind that she was unlovable. By the time she was in her early thirties, the bottom fell out of her life and marriage.

See also: Living with Purpose by Dr. Myles Munroe

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Christian Fox: God’s Grace Won’t Abandon You | True Woman Blog

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God’s grace is at work in us, changing us into the image of Christ—and we can rest assured that God will continue this work until it is complete in glory.

Cee Harmon’s insight:

Grace is God’s unmerited favor toward us as sinners. It is love and kindness that we don’t deserve. It began in eternity past when He chose us in Christ to be adopted into the family of God (Eph. 1:4–5).

By His grace, He awakens us from spiritual death and gives us new life. God’s grace is bigger, greater, deeper, and more amazing than many people realize. 

See also: Bible Study Channel | Elevate Christian Network

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Staying Grounded: Major-league baseball pitcher, who also works as a plumber, says faith helps keep him focused

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Detroit Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer works as a plumber in the offseason and serves as a mentor to adults with developmental disabilities, keeping in touch with his faith and keeping himself focused.

Cee Harmon’s insight:

“It’s a way for me to stay levelheaded,” said the 25-year-old right-hander of his part-time gig with Cyrus Wright Plumbing in his home state of Oklahoma. It’s not hard to stay humble when you’re unclogging a toilet.

Fulmer said he is just one of a number of Tigers players committed to Jesus. On a recent Sunday in Kansas City, Mo., 13 Detroit players showed up for the informal prayer service known as Baseball Chapel, he said.

See also: Transformation in Christ | Transformation Church Tulsa 

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What Bishop Michael Curry Preached at the Royal Wedding Between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle broke with tradition to ask US Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry to speak at their wedding. And Curry did not disappoint the couple or the viewing audience. He offered some powerful words on love.

Cee Harmon’s insight:

Bishop Curry: “Love is the only way. There’s power in love. Don’t underestimate it. Don’t even over sentimentalize it. There’s power, power in love. If you don’t believe me, think about a time when you first fell in love.”

“The whole world seemed to center around you and your beloved. Well, there’s power, power in love, not just in its romantic forms, but any form, any shape of love.”

See also: Marriages Were Designed to Be A Divine Union

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Protesters Rally in Washington DC To Draw Attention to A Problem That Plagues the Nation | The Restoration Project

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Catherine Davis, founder and president of The Restoration Project gathered community leaders to the Lincoln Memorial Wednesday to shed some light on an issue that has plagued our nation and especially the African-American and minority communities for far too long: Abortion.

Cee Harmon’s insight:

Attendees included Rev. Dean Nelson of Human Coalition and Alveda King among others. 

The Vision of The Restoration Project:

“We envision a world where men are men as God intended – where fatherlessness ceases to exist and the hearts of men are fully restored to God, family and community.”

“We imagine a world where the inner wounds of men are healed, where men know God deeply and wildly, and where men move from an inner core of strength to restore God’s Kingdom to the world.”

See also: The Clergy Patrol – Norfolk Police Department

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Bethany Christian Services: Safe Homes with Foster Care and Adoption

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With both foster and adoptive situations, Bethany Christian Services strives to offer safe, loving Christian homes for kids by assessing prospective foster and/or adoptive families and seeing what their living situations are like.

Cee Harmon’s insight:

Since Bethany’s goal is to reunite families and kids, they help provide “support and services to birth parents to make sure it’s safe for the kids to return and that process would involve the agency making recommendations and then, also, the court weighing in on whether or not the children are able to go home.”

See also: Denver Rescue Mission Offers Hope to Homeless

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