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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More Than Enough

If the old way, which brings condemnation, was glorious, how much more glorious is the new way, which makes us right with God! In fact, that first glory was not glorious at all compared with the overwhelming glory of the new way. So if the old way, which has been replaced, was glorious, how much more glorious is the new, which remains forever. Since this new way gives us such confidence, we can be very bold. 2 Corinthians 3:9-12 Read more…

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Welcome to Oakwood’s Blog Site!

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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Don’t Quit

Whatever it is that you find joy in doing, if it’s healthy and benefits you, or someone else, don’t quit. Whatever talent or skill you have at your disposal, use it. Sometimes we think we have nothing to offer. Actually, we all have something to offer that can benefit someone else. If you think you don’t, then you probably haven’t searched hard enough, or you may feel like what you have to offer doesn’t matter. IT MATTERS!! We’re all in constant learning mode, if we just pay attention. What comes so easy to one person Read more…

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Strength Through Adversity

By:  Brian Keel
 
After some “gentle persuasion,” you know, the kind used on stubborn mules, I was guided to start being a guest blogger for the time being. I’m not sure where exactly to start, but here I am.
 
Many of you have seen posts of mine on the Oakwood Church Family Facebook page. Those posts have been pulled down, not for content, but for the angle at which everything was approached. Sometimes in life we all wish we could just erase parts of the past and continue to be who we are. Unfortunately, if we did that, we wouldn’t be the person we have become today. It is Read more…

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Changing Our Questions

“When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with Me where I am. And you know the way to where I am going.”  “No, we don’t know, Lord,” Thomas said. “We have no idea where You are going, so how can we know the way?”  Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through Me. If you had really known Me, you would know who my Father is. From now on, you do know Him and have seen Him!” John 14:3-7
 
Do you ever question God? There are times that I pray for things that do not come, and then I will ask why. Why didn’t a check come through the mail? Why didn’t my plan for work go well? Why is my computer still malfunctioning? These were all thoughts in my mind as things did not Read more…

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Giving It Over to God

As a child of God, I am so blessed that I have a Savior that I can take anything to and know that He will take care of me. He understands everything about me. He knew all of the trials I would face. He knows all of the obstacles that block my way. He knows all of the pressures that I am under. He knows the confrontations that are so tough for me to get through. He knows when I get scared and worried. He knows the things I can handle and He knows the things I cannot handle. All He asks me to do is just give it over to Him and trust Read more…

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(Remind Me) Whose I Am

Does the enemy ever get completely in your head and wreak havoc with your thoughts? Just recently this very thing happened to me with something in my life. When looking back, it really wasn’t “that” big of a deal, and I have no idea how or why I allowed this thought to get to me so bad, but I did. I think when the enemy gets in our head, until we recognize what is going on, we sometimes keep going down the path that he’s creating for us; and I did exactly that. Down the “rabbit hole”. This, in turn, created a “pity party” in Read more…

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Change

Well, I’ve been battling a cold this week, I think I’m finally on the flip-side of it. Time for a change. Mr. Cold has to hit the bricks and get out! Sometimes we have to slow our bodies down to rest. When we try to keep pushing through things when we’re sick, I don’t think we’re listening to God. He’s trying to tell us something. SLOW down! Stop trying to be in control of everything and just give it to Him! We don’t have to worry about things, He’s going to provide. When I have to call into work, I feel guilty, because it’s so much Read more…

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Love Well

By Kendra Woody
 
My good friend (let’s call him Andy) is devastated by the news that his wife of 40 years has cancer. Maybe even more than one would expect. You see, Andy has his own health concerns, as well. His disease is robbing him of his memory and his sight. His wife does everything for him. She drives him, pours his milk, and reads his phone. He is becoming more and more limited in his ability to care for himself.

When I heard this sad news about his wife, I was crushed! I immediately asked God to give me words to share with him. Not just words that filled the Read more…

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