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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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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 …

Inspiring

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 …

Inspirando

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 …

Equipping

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 …

Education

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 …

Wholeness

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 …

Feature

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 | KeeneCampMeeting.com June 9-10: Arkansas-Louisiana Conference Spanish Camp Meeting | Gentry, AR | ArkLacSDA.org | 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 …

Classified Ads

June 2017 Classified Ads

Employment Walla Walla University is hiring! To see the list of available positions, go to www.Jobs.WallaWalla.edu. Weimar Institute is seeking master’s prepared nurses for the 2017-2018 school year to teach psychiatric/mental …

Obituaries

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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