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Enhancing Your Spiritual Journey: Gratitude and Praise

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Enhancing Your Spiritual Journey: Gratitude and Praise

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Editor’s Note

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Dragged into the marketplace to face judgement for the act of healing a slave and thus depriving the owner of financial gain, Paul and Silas were stripped, beaten with rods, …

On the Record

Larry Moore: Gratitude & Praise

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We serve an amazing God. Isaiah 40:28 says that “He will not grow tired or weary.” I know that God never wearies of hearing our prayers, but I believe He …

Buford Griffith: Gratitude & Praise

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What is an attitude of gratitude? Psalm 103 has been appropriately called the psalm of “The Attitude of Gratitude” in the book, Deliverance in the Psalms, by the late Dr. …

John Page: Gratitude & Praise

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I can forget how blessed I really am. Sometimes, I don’t even realize it. Last year, there was a lot of talk about the top one percent, who are considered …


Keeping Count

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I did not grow up in the Seventh-day Adventist faith. I was 14 years old when I learned that Jesus was a real person with whom I could have a …


Contando Bendiciones

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No crecí en la fe Adventista del Séptimo Día. A los 14 años aprendí que Jesús era una persona real con la quien podría tener una relación, no sólo una …


Where Two or Three Are Gathered

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I visited with a great group of Sabbath School teachers recently. We met together to review a training booklet and tips for adult Sabbath School classes. One of the participants …


The Blessed Hope

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The artwork of Nathan Greene graces Seventh-day Adventist churches, schools, universities, and hospitals across the world. Some of his most famous Christian pieces include Family of God––where Jesus is depicted …


Attitude of Gratitude

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There are so many things to be grateful for: the air we breathe, our lives, our families, our experiences, and salvation! Yet, either because it is human nature to take …

Little Readers

Unexpected Mercy

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Download June 2017 Kids’ Activity Page (PDF | JPG) I was caught, and I knew it. The test was almost over when I noticed Mr. Markham's shadow over my desk. I …


Daring to Dream the Impossible

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God––inexpressibly holy, unimaginably creative, incomprehensibly loving, unshakably faithful, and astoundingly daring. I have concluded that there is such a thing as a holy dare and I believe God employs it …

An Offering of Praise

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As a musician, I am constantly reminded of the value of practice. Whether it’s in my own playing or among the friends, or the kids’ ukulele group that I teach …

Southwestern Happenings

June-July 2017 Events

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--- June Events ---  May 31-June 3: Texas Conference Keene Camp Meeting | Keene, TX | June 9-10: Arkansas-Louisiana Conference Spanish Camp Meeting | Gentry, AR | | 318.631.6240 June 9-17: Southwest Region …

Southwestern Union

Oklahoma Constituency

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Edmond, Okla. » On April 30, 2017, the Oklahoma Conference of Seventh-day Adventists held is 69th Regular Constituency Session at the Edmond Seventh-day Adventist Church in Edmond, Okla. In attendance …

Excellence in Teaching

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Burleson, Texas » Each year the Southwestern Union Conference Education Department recognizes excellence among the teaching staff of over 300 teachers. This is accomplished at both the elementary and secondary …

The North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY STATEMENT

The Seventh-day Adventist Church, in all of its church schools, admits students of any race to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students …

Southwestern Adventist University

The Making of a Nurse

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Keene, Texas » Denny James (pictured above), class of 2013, is an ICU charge nurse at Lake Granbury Medical Center. As a team leader and a team player, James is …

Life After Graduation

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Keene, Texas » In May, a total of 149 students graduated from Southwestern Adventist University (SWAU) in addition to four guest graduates from various schools. Nearly all the graduates held …

Arkansas-Louisiana Conference

When Facing Trials

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Life can be challenging. Life can be tough, filled with disappointment, pain, suffering, and sickness. Life has its ups and downs and moments of frustration. Even when we are doing …

Mission to Romania

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New Orleans, La. » In February 2017 a group of 34 members and pastors from Arkansas-Louisiana traveled to Romania for a series of evangelistic meetings sponsored by the North American …

Blankets of Love

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Fort Smith, Ark. » Blankets of Love is an ongoing community outreach ministry by the ladies from the Fort Smith Seventh-day Adventist Church, led by Nancy Brennan. The group meets …

A Growing Congregation

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Clinton, Ark. » On Sabbath, October 22, 2016, members and visitors of the Clinton Seventh-day Adventist Church walked from their old church building, which seated around 60 people, to their …

Oklahoma Conference

Questions and Choices

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The sound of a huge, crashing surf seems to melt into the beautiful evening light as it changes colors and begins to fade. Cool trade winds blow across the waves …

Serving the Servant

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Stuart » On one recent Sunday, I had the pleasure to visit with a special church member, Alpha Davenport. She lives out in the middle of nowhere in central Oklahoma …

Fellowship Evangelism

Wagoner » The members of the Wagoner Seventh-day Adventist Church are reaching out to their surrounding community, seeking to help those searching for biblical truth and those in dire need …

Broken Arrow

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Broken Arrow » Several years ago, church members pitched in and built a huge fellowship building adjacent to the Broken Arrow Seventh-day Adventist Church. As years went by, and more …

Southwest Region Conference

Giving God the Praise

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There are so many people who love the Lord and call themselves Christians. Some even declare, “I was raised in the Church and nobody can ‘out church’ me.” Some even …

Marriage is for Friends

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Camp Yorktown Bay, Hot Springs, Ark. » The Southwest Region Conference Family Ministries Department held a “Marriage is For Friends” Retreat at Camp Yorktown Bay on March 24-26. Thirteen couples …

Texas Conference

An Attitude of Gratitude

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Psalm 100:1, 4 says, “Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs … Enter His gates with thanksgiving  …

Shattering the Darkness

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Houston/Gulfhaven » On a recent Sabbath, the first elder of the Gulhaven Seventh-day Adventist Church, Victor Amankwah, gave a most-inspiring testimony. He spoke about a recent mission trip to Ghana, …

Texico Conference

Focus On Him

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Has God been good to you? I think we can all find many things in our lives to thank God for and to give Him praise. The scriptures are filled …

Texico Heritage Series

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Texico » The Texico Conference has published its first book in the upcoming “Texico Conference Heritage Series,” a historical account of Seventh-day Adventist history in the West Texas and New …

Revival in Odessa

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Odessa, Texas. » On February 4, 13 new members were added to the Odessa English Seventh-day Adventist Church by baptism and profession of faith. Through the joint efforts of the …

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June 2017 Obituaries

Barnes, Johnnie Lee; born Oct. 6, 1925, Boley, Okla.; died April 21, 2017, Tulsa, Okla. Surviving: Dasol Mashaka, Michael Barnes, Lawrence Phillips, Debra Waterhouse, Terry Barnes, Don Phillips, Cheryle Rivers. …

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