Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
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We all may encounter self-doubts, whether via a thought-provoking book or another experience. But instead of focusing on our incomplete areas of healing, it is imperative that we continue accepting what God is accomplishing in and for us.
Throughout my life, this verse has always reminded me that God is in control. There are times when I wonder why things happen the way they do or if something in my life is the right thing for me. However, each time these doubts fill my mind, I remember that God puts everything in my life for a purpose.
As followers of Jesus, we are to be kind to everyone, even if we don’t feel like it, and even if the person is not nice or is different than us.
I found myself at Psalms 118 and read it once, twice, three times; first in my head, and then aloud. The words were everything I needed at that moment. The psalm promised that God is there in my moments of distress, that He hears me when I feel overwhelmed and helpless and that He is my strength.
On Sabbath, September 11, 2021—the 20th anniversary of 9/11—volunteers from Potomac Conference's Takoma Park (Md.) church led an effort to extend help to a neighbor in need.
Why do we need peace? Better yet, why do we need God’s peace, and how is God’s peace better than the world’s? God gives us a kind of peace that the world cannot give. A kind of peace that takes away fear. One that is stronger than the world itself.
If someone were to ask me what the best advice I have ever received was, I would quote this verse. I have learned that the Bible is a guide, a place I can go to learn what I need to do.
The disciples, several of whom were experienced sailors, had been scared to death as a windstorm brought waves crashing over the side of their boat.
During the pandemic, volunteers from the Solid Rock church in Arlington, Va., engaged in aiding individuals in foster care and women’s shelters, as well as feeding those experiencing homelessness.
At Shenandoah Valley Academy, students build positive relationships with Christian mentors who truly care about them—a rare and valuable experience.