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Day 20 – Monday, October 22, 2018

Day 20 – GOD’S WORD Today’s thought is shared by Amy McKay… Have you read through the Bible in a year? If so, that’s awesome! This is a goal that I really want to accomplish because I know how important it is to read and study God’s word every day. So, I’ve set out to…

Day 19 – Sunday, October 21, 2018

Day 19 Today’s thought is shared by Carren Marvin… “But the whole crowd shouted, ‘Away with this man! Release Barabbas to us!’ . . . So Pilate decided to grant their demand” (Luke 23:18 & 24) Recently I re-read the Gospel of Luke and found myself pausing after this very familiar passage, where a bloodthirsty…

Day 18 – Saturday, October 20, 2018

Day 18 – TRANSFORMED PETER Today’s thought is shared by Dave and Deb Jackson… “But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men..” (Acts 5:29 NKJV) Peter is so easy to relate to! Although he was a disciple chosen by Jesus, he was outspoken and didn’t usually think before acting or…

Day 17 – Friday, October 19, 2018

Day 17 -HOPE Today’s thought is shared by Wanda Coats… “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not grow faint.” (Isaiah 40:31 NIV) On April 20th I went to my oncologist for what…

Day 16 – Thursday, October 18, 2018

Day 16 – THEN AND NOW Today’s thought is shared by Kathy Hubbard… “When I was a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” (1 Corinthians 13:11 KJV)) 1973.  It was a good year! Growing up in a small town,…

Day 15 – Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Day 15 – WHAT ARE YOU LIVING FOR? Today’s thought is shared by Michael Williams… “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”     (Philippians 1:21 ) As I write this article I am thinking about all the transformation that I see on a weekly basics at the FCI (prison), but this…

Day 14 – Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Day 14 – A New Person Today’s thought is shared by Vince Palazola (Vince is the father of Angie, who is a former Great Oaks’ member now living in Arkansas)… “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)…

Day 13 – Monday, October 15, 2018

Day 13 – “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans 12:2 NKJV) Today’s thought is shared by Dave and Deb Jackson… Acts 16:25 But at midnight Paul and Silas…

Day 12 – Sunday, October 14, 2018

Day 12 – Changed by Missions Today’s Thought is shared by Kenny Harris… “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to…

Day 11 – Saturday, October 13, 2018

Day 11 – My Dad’s Transformation Today’s thought is shared by John Irby… “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, & his righteousness; & all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33) Robert Durrance Irby was born out-of-wedlock in Florida on June 14, 1921. His father was an immigrant from Ireland, who came to…