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Helping Those Who Are Homeless

By Conover Swofford I never planned on being homeless. I don’t think anyone does. Suddenly I was faced with a very scary situation, but like every situation that comes upon us, God was already working it all out for my good. He also gave me a new perspective on the issue of homelessness that I […]

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Psalm 42: A Psalm of Hope

By Conover Swofford   Several years ago a group of six neighbors were going through different but extremely challenging life experiences at the same time. The neighbors formed a support group they called Crisis of the Day. They ate supper together daily and then discussed their various situations. They voted on who had had the […]

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Integrity for a Lifetime

By Conover Swofford   Integrity means living our lives according to a certain code of values. The Christian’s values come from God’s revealed will recorded in Scripture. Living according to God’s code of values guides us in the choices we make. For instance, when we live by the Ten Commandments, we choose to honor our […]

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Forgiveness: Its Benefits and Blessings

By Conover Swofford   “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people” (Galatians 6:10).  Part of doing good is forgiving others. Forgiving others allows us to “throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles” (Hebrews 12:1) so that we may run the race God has set before […]

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Making the Most of Your Talents

By Conover Swofford   In the parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14-30) Jesus taught some important principles for making the most of our personal strengths. Since God is all knowing, it is no coincidence that the word talent, which referred to a sum of money in Jesus’ day, means something different to us. Today we […]