“And it seems to me you lived your life like a candle in the wind, never knowing who to cling to when the rain set in…” Mind-blowing lyrics penned by Elton John illuminating the tragic life of Norma Jean snuffed out trying to maintain the silver screen image of Marilyn Monroe while unable to maintain her smoke screened life.
Let’s just be honest. We all have bad days. Some of my hardest moments come at the end of a string of days that I have been solo parenting. My husband travels often and the care of our three little girls all under five years old often lands on my shoulders. Feelings of bitterness, entitlement, and frustration sneak up on me and before I know it, the angry monster swallows me whole. I become short tempered with my kids, grumpy, and lacking in compassion.
Are you content? God’s Word encourages us to learn to be content in whatever our situation. Listen to a devotional by Emily Mariano about embracing what God has given you.
Have you met our missionaries currently serving God in Belgium? Meet Will and Abby Hoc as they share with Pastor Ted about the ministry God has called them to in Oostende and Brussels, Belgium. Listen to a testimony of God’s faithfulness to equip and guide the Hocs as they disciple believers in Belgium. Learn more about Reliance Church missionaries at reliancechurch.org/missionaries.
Mike and Rachel Neglia, along with their children, serve in Cork, Ireland ministering to their local Irish community. This year at the Calvary Chapel Missions Conference, Pastor Ted spoke with them about their role in Ireland, where Mike has been the lead pastor at Calvary Cork for 11 years. Listen to their heart for evangelism and how you can pray for their family! Learn more about Reliance Church missionaries at reliancechurch.org/missionaries.
This year at the Calvary Chapel Missions Conference, Pastor Ted spent time talking with David and Denae Downs, currently serving as church planters in Ferrara, Italy. Listen to what God is doing in Italy and how you can help! Learn more about what God is doing in Italy at reliancechurch.org/missionaries.
Do you believe God is with you in the midst of suffering? God’s Word teaches us that He is with us during struggles. Listen to a devotional by June Hesterly about God’s plan of sanctification.