Newsletter: If You Are Anxious

From ACNA Archbishop Foley Beach: If You Are Anxious About Something, Ask God From Philippians 4:6, Paul tells us: “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” What are you anxious about? If you are in Christ, Jesus tells us […]

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Newsletter: Grace Changes Everything

From ACNA Archbishop Foley Beach: We don’t deserve it, but we come to God because of His Mercy. We are all sinners. As Paul tells us in Romans 9:18: “So then he has mercy on whomever he wills, and he hardens whomever he wills.”. We can never enter God’s presence for prayer when we are […]

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Prayer For Rain

“He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.” – Psalm 72:6 KJV By Debbie Roberts I planted a miniature red rose bush in the spring after we moved to Tulsa. It was slow to grow and I anticipated it was going to go the same way as […]

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Newsletter: Don’t worry about the darkness

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. – Proverbs 3:5-6 By Fr. Chris Waters When I was a young teen, my father took me to his homeland of England so that I could […]

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Newsletter: Loosening our grip on idols

Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire. – Hebrews 12:28-29 (ESV) By Fr. Chris Waters There are many times in our lives when we feel like everything we know […]

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Newsletter: Cold, clear, pure rushing water

As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. – Psalm 42:1 By Fr. Chris Waters The visual that is stirred by this beloved psalm is one of the reasons it is so popular. A thirsty creature is a focused creature – but on only one thing – water. […]

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Newsletter: Change may come

Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. – Proverbs 3:6 By Fr. Chris Waters Every evening, as Janey and I are preparing for bed, we ask about the plans for the next day. We like to know whether our day will be easy, complicated, busy and […]

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Newsletter: Do we dare ignore our own fears?

Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad. – Proverbs 12:25 By Fr. Chris Waters In Genesis 1:3, Holy Scriptures states, “And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.” We all know that, in the beginning, nothing existed but God. All that was created was […]

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Newsletter: An Oasis Called Elim

Then they traveled on to an oasis called Elim, where there were 12 freshwater springs and 70 palm trees with dates. They set up camp there next to the waters. – Exodus 15:27 (The Voice) By Fr. Chris Waters The Israelites had just come out of Egypt. They had witnessed the parting of the Red […]

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Newsletter: Pity Party

“Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled…” – Hebrews 12:14-15 By Fr. Chris Waters We started […]

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