Getting Answers

Sometimes we just need answers. Things begin to happen with us that don’t seem normal. We assume it’s just part of life. We become more tired and it’s just because we’re getting older. We can’t keep up the way we used to. I just need more exercise, right, but I’m too tired, my body hurts. I may be a little older, but I’m too young to feel this tired. I can’t keep up with people I should be able to keep up with. That’s when we Read more…

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Invite God In

By: Mandi Greene
 
One of the most beautiful things about my little monster toddler’s snuggles is that they are so rare. Every night when I go in to put him to bed, there is a magical pocket of time after we’ve read a book and turned the lamp off where he snuggles up in my arms and lays there quietly with his head against my shoulder and listens to me pray.

Praying has never been (and is not) something that comes easily to me in my spiritual
walk, but giving birth to my son surely kick-started a real, living and breathing dialogue with my Read more…

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Craving God’s Word

There was a time when I would get up and go, start the day with routine stuff and not even think twice about God, or what He was doing in my life. So often life gets away from us and we forget about His presence in our lives. Raising kids, taking care of our families, working, all these things keep us busy. Time goes by so fast and before we know it, it seems like we’re ten years older than we were yesterday. As I get older, I crave God’s Word more and more. I can’t start my day without Him. I have seen so much how the Read more…

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Variable – For the Long Term

One day Moses was tending the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian. He led the flock far into the wilderness and came to Sinai, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire from the middle of a bush. Moses stared in amazement. Though the bush was engulfed in flames, it didn’t burn up. “This is amazing,” Moses said to himself. “Why isn’t that bush burning up? I must go see it.”
 
When the Lord saw Moses coming to take a closer look, God called to him from the middle of the bush, Read more…

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The New Year’s Resolution

Oh, the dreaded New Year’s resolution. We start to set impossible, unattainable goals for ourselves. We have dreams of achieving things with good intentions in mind, with no real sure plan of action. Then of course we fall short. We go in full force on January 1st. By February 1st, we’re done. Eating right, losing weight, exercising, these seem to be the most popular resolutions that we fail with. We put expectations on ourselves and when we don’t see immediate results, we quit. We want things easy, we want instant Read more…

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Jesus Wept

Have you ever wondered what’s the shortest verse in the KJV Bible? Maybe not, but it’s right there in John. While it may be the shortest verse, the impact is monumental.

“Jesus wept”. – (John 11:35 KJV)
 
How comforting is it to know that Jesus actually weeps? Not that we desire for Jesus to cry.  My point is – Jesus weeps with me. Jesus weeps with you. Jesus; God in the flesh wept! How comforting to know that Read more…

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Welcome to Oakwood’s Blog Site!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  Thanks for stopping by our blog site!  We hope you enjoy our recently published blogs. Note that clicking on a blogger photo (or the guest author area) will direct you to the bio and weekly blogs in written and audio format.  The hope of our bloggers is to show you their love and dependency on Christ as they share their personal life experiences.  Thanks to all of you who are reading (or listening).
 
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Sweet Sounds of Christmas

As Christmas grows closer, the laughter and excitement grows. Anticipating special times with family and friends. Making new memories. Enjoying the parades. The sights and sounds of Christmas. I enjoy listening to all of the Christmas music. I love all of the traditional Christmas songs that I grew up listening to. I love all of the recent songs from the past few years. There are so many different Christmas shows on television. It’s hard to get the opportunity through the work week, but on my days off, I have to watch at least one or maybe two Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel (or one of the other channels). I prefer the light- Read more…

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More Than Just a Title

By:  Brian Keel
 
Being a Christian is more than just using the name as a title. Christian literally means “Follower of Christ”. Using the title of Christian bears a greater responsibility than what some people put as a priority in their hearts. People look to us as a representative of Christ on earth when we tell them we are a Christian. When Read more…

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I’ve Got You!

Don’t worry, I’ve got you! We tend to forget that when things are hectic, but God holds us close. He doesn’t want us to worry about things. So, why do we? I trust God, I have faith in God. I know that He’s in control. So, what gives? Satan is very present in our world, he definitely tries to get the upper hand on us, especially when we feel a little under pressure. Read more…

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