Blog 2022

Boast In The Lord January 31st, 2022
January 31st, 2022
A Word From James Panza with ADD ON by Thea GuarinoFor God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.  We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God,...
Boast In The Lord January 30th, 2022
January 30th, 2022
A Word From Cindy PanzaCommit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans.  The Lord works out everything to its proper end— In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. Proverbs 16:3-4a,16:9 I chose Proverbs because I love how this book provides such practical wisdom for our everyday lives.   James and I met in high-school and were married at a...
Boast In The Lord January 29th, 2022
January 29th, 2022
A Word From Derek Ressa“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” In life we experience and boast of accomplishments, but I have found that the Father takes imperfect and flawed human beings and blesses them with capacity beyond their own making.  Yet, the world we live in is full of people quick to tell you...
Boast In The Lord January 28th, 2022
January 28th, 2022
A Word From Tara Mezzasalma"And as for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good…" Genesis 50:20 Years ago, I sat watching the movie I Can Only Imagine. As I sat in that theater, God began to show a reel in my mind’s eye of the abusive and hostile home I grew up in. Memory after memory, moment after moment flooded back, vivid and unexpected. Then the vision zoomed out where I could...
Boast In The Lord January 27th, 2022
January 27th, 2022
A Word From Sandie Kirkpatrick“This is what the Lord says:  ‘Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this:  that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,’ declares the Lord”  Jeremiah 9:...
Boast In The Lord January 26th, 2022
January 26th, 2022
A Word From Frankie PaviaDaniel 3:16-18Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego replied, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us. He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty. But even if He doesn’t, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the...
Boast In The Lord January 25th, 2022
January 25th, 2022
A Word From Nicole RebholzFor my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9 Growing up in a home where alcoholism was present, I helped raise my youngest brother who was about 10 years younger than I. I often took care of him du...
Boast In The Lord January 24th, 2022
January 24th, 2022
A Word From Zack Taylor“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as Christ Jesus forgave you” Ephesians 4:32 Reading Bible verses and applying them in our lives are often two different things! Taking the Ephesians verse from our heads to our hearts was essential in addressing a family issue in the only way it could have been solved – via God’s grace and extending Christ...
Boast In The Lord January 23rd, 2022
January 23rd, 2022
A Word From Kristina Campbell“And the Lord is the one who is going ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not desert you or abandon you. Do not fear and do not be dismayed.” - Deuteronomy 31:8 A few years ago the Lord took me on a journey to teach me how much I had to learn about surrender and trusting in Him. I recognized how much I elevated myself and my own strength and ability to “get it d...
Boast In The Lord January 22nd, 2022
January 22nd, 2022
A Word From Jason GibsonFor by grace, you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.  For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.  Eph. 2:8-10 Not only has Christ saved us by His grace, but He includes us in being a part of ...
Boast In The Lord January 21st, 2022
January 21st, 2022
A Word From Ginger Blickens“Trust in the Lord with all your heartAnd lean not on your own understanding;In all your ways acknowledge Him,And He will make your paths straight.Do not be wise in your own eyes;fear the Lord and shun evil.This will bring health to your bodyand nourishment to your bones.” Proverbs 3:5-8 How easy it is to rely on our own strength and wisdom when our lives are flowing sm...
Boast In The Lord January 20th, 2022
January 20th, 2022
A Word From Scott RebholzProverbs 4:25-26 - Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Romans 5:3-5 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, becau...
Boast In The Lord January 19th, 2022
January 19th, 2022
A Word From Rose HanksI look up to the mountains— does my help come from there?   My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth! - Psalm 121:1-2 When someone suffers from years of chronic health issues, they go to a lot of places looking for help. This is true in my case as I have managed life with a few different chronic health issues – one for over 15 years and another for 10 years – al...
Boast In The Lord January 18th, 2022
January 18th, 2022
A Word From Keith Campbell“For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, who saved us and called us to a holy ...
Boast In The Lord January 17th, 2022
January 17th, 2022
A Word From Kim TaylorRomans 15:4“For everything that was written in the past was written for our instruction, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures, we might have hope” I WILL BOAST IN THE LORD… He is in all the stories of my life.The Bible Scholar John McArthur states: “The Holy Spirit gave us four gospels …so that the truth concerning our Lord and Savior might be est...
Boast In The Lord January 16th, 2022
January 16th, 2022
A Word From Dave Janssen“And Isaiah boldly says, “I was found by those who did not seek me; I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me." - Romans 10:20 I can boast in the God who takes the first step…                                               I can boast in the wonder of God because He took the first step toward me.“And Isaiah boldly says, “I was found by those who did not seek me; ...
Boast In The Lord January 15th, 2022
January 15th, 2022
A Word From Jenn Carey“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you ...
Boast In The Lord January 14th, 2022
January 14th, 2022
A Word From Dave Angri Since God chose you to be the holy people He loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. - Colossians 3:12,13"What's wrong with these people !!!??!!!"  Yep, that was me, driving i...
Boast In The Lord January 13th, 2022
January 13th, 2022
A Word From Erica Blickens“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him….”  – Colossians 2:6As a child, I always thought Christians were good people.  I also knew myself, and I knew that I wasn’t “good people.”  I mean…I was “pretty good people” and I became an expert at justifying myself so I sounded and seemed like “good people”, because that’s what Christians are, right?  Wh...
Boast In The Lord January 12th, 2022
January 12th, 2022
A Word From Chris KirkpatrickExodus 15:13 “In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed.  In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.”In Exodus, after crossing through the Red Sea, Moses and Miriam sang to the Lord and boasted of His faithfulness.  In Exodus 15:13 they proclaimed, “In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed.  In your stre...