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Da i l yGr a c Whenweheart hephr as e,f r om s eat os hi ni ng s ea,wemos tof t enr ec al lt hes ewor dsc omi ng f r om anol dpat r i ot i cs ong,“ Amer i c at he Beaut i f ul . ” “ Amer i c a! Amer i c a! Gods hedHi sgr ac eont hee, Andc r ownt hygoodwi t hbr ot her hood Fr om s eat os hi ni ngs ea. ” Thes east hats ur r oundusar equi t ei mpr es s i v e.Theyf r ame ourgr eatnat i on and gi v e beaut y .I nt he nor t her n par tofourwes t er n s hor es ,magni f i c entt r ees l i ne t he s eas hor e whi l ei nt hes out her nbeac hes , pal mt r eess way i nt hebr eez e.Ihav enev erbeent ot heeas t er n s eaboar d,butIheart hewat eri swar m and c l ear .Atc er t ai nar easont hec oas twher ewe l i v e,t hewav esc anbev er ybi gandy ouc an ac t ual l yf eelt hei rpowerast heyhi tt hes hor e. Asal i t t l egi r lIonc egotc aughti nas er i esof t hes epoundi ngwav esandt houghtf ors ur eI wasgoi ngt odi e.Regar dl es s ,Ihav eal way s l ov edt heoc eanandenj oyv i s i t i ngi tbec aus ei t haspl ay edas i gni f i c antr ol ei nmyl i f e.Bes i des t he al mos t“ dr owni ng”i nc i dent ,Ihav ef ond memor i esofgoi ngt oi tasay oungc hi l d,r i di ng mybi k et oi tasay oungt eenandt henev ent ual l y meet i ng my hus band ati tas a y oung woman.

Fr om Se at oShi ni ngSe a wome n’ smi ni s t r yne ws l e t t e rs umme r2 0 1 1e di t i on I naddi t i ont oal loft hat ,Ihav eal way shada huger es pec tf ori tbec aus et heoc eani sv as t , power f ulandawes ome.I ts peak soft hev er y handi wor kofGod.I nt hebookofJ ob,c hapt er 38,v er s e1 1,i ts t at est hatGodi st heOnewho c r eat ed t he s ea and gav ei ti t sboundar i es . “ Thi sf ary oumayc ome,butnof ar t her .Her e y ourpr oudwav esmus ts t op. ”Hav ey ouev er wonder edwhyt hewav ess t opwher et heydo? Why does t he wat ers t op wher ei tdoes , obey i ngt het i des ,t hemoonands oon?The Bi bl ehol dst heans wert oi tal l .Ps al m 33: 7“ He as s i gnedt hes eai t sboundar i esandl oc k edt he oc eansi nv as tr es er v oi r s . ” GodHi ms el f c ont r ol st heoc ean. Whent heI s r ael i t eswer e es c api ng f r om t he handsoft he Egy pt i ans ,t heyc amet ot heRedSeaandwe r ead, “ Mar v el oust hi ngsHedi d…Hedi v i dedt he s ea and c aus ed t hem t o pas st hr ough;He madet hewat er ss t andupl i k eaheap”Ps al m 78: 1213.Pr et t yamaz i ngs t uf f !Oh,howIl ov e t hemi r ac ul oust hi ngsof God. Heal onei sgr eat ! Ev ent hought hewav esar es t r ongandmi ght y , t heydon’ t c ompar et ot hes t r engt handmi ght of ourGod.“ TheLor donhi ghi smi ght i ert hant he noi s eof manywat er s , t hant hemi ght ywav esof t hes ea”Ps al m 93: 4.Medi t at eont hes et hi ngs .

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Sa ndc a s t l e s

AndMa ns i ons Val er i eKouk al

Wal k i ng on t he beac h atdus k ,a di s t ant moundc aughtmyey e.Suns etc l oak edt he bl obi nl ongs hadows .Upc l os eIr ec ogni z ed t he r emnant s ofa was hed outs andc as t l e v i l l age.Sk i l l f ul l yc ar v edt ur r et shadmel t edi n t hewav e’ sebbandf l ow.Seagul l f eat herf l ags wi t her ed on out pos t s ofs hel l dot t ed r ui ns . Whatar c hi t ec thad ov er l ook ed t he t i de’ s pat h?How manyhour swer es pentf or mi ng, s hapi ng,s c oopi ng,s moot hi ng?Onc eel abor at e,t hi sgr andes t at ewasdi s s ol v i ngbac k i nt ot hes andi twasmol dedf r om. Tr yaswemay , wec annot hol dont ot he‘ s andc as t l es ’oft hi swor l df orl ong.Whet heri ti s i nv es t ment s , r eal es t at e, f i t bodi esorpr ec i ous gems ,ev ent ual l yev er y t hi ngc omest or ui n. But J ohn14: 13of f er sgr eat hope. I t pr omi s es “ I nMyFat her ’ shous ear emanymans i ons ; i f i t wer enots o,Iwoul dhav et ol dy ou.Igot o pr epar eapl ac ef ory ou. ” ( NKJ V)Wec anl ook f or war dt oanet er nalhomei nheav enwher e l os sanddec aydon’ tex i s t . God’ sWor di st heor i gi nalbl uepr i ntbywhi c h al l ourday sar edes i gnedandHi sSon,J es us Chr i s t ,br i dgedt hegapi nt oet er ni t yf orus . Whi l e manmade weal t h and s ec ur i t yf ade away ,Godc anc l os ees c r owont heheav enl y homeofy ourdr eams .OpenaBi bl e;y ourk ey i si ns i de.

T r us t Godt oHol d Ba c kTheWa v e .SANDERS NANCYI

OnMar c h1 1,201 1amas s i v eear t hquak er oc k edJ apan,f ol l owedbya dev as t at i ngt s unami .Homes ,bus i nes s es ,f ar ml ands ,andanunbel i ev abl enumberofi ndi v i dual swer es weptawaybyt hef or c eoft her agi ng s ea. Doy ouf eel asi ft hegi antwav eofat s unami i spoi s edabov ey ou,r eady t oc r as hov ery ourhead?Thenc l i ngt oGod’ spr omi s ei nt hi sv er s e, “ Theywi l lpas ss af el yt hr ought hes eaofdi s t r es s ,f ort hewav esoft he s eawi l l behel dbac k ,andt hewat er soft heNi l ewi l l dr yup. ”Zephani ah 10: 1 1 Lookup,pas tt hatwav e,ands ee!Reac hi ngdownf r om heav eni st he al l power f ulandal mi ght yhandofGod.Wi t hHi sout s t r et c hedar m and s t r ongr i ght hand, GodHi ms el f hol dst hat wav ei nc hec k . I t c annot c r as h ov ery out odes t r oyy ouory ourl ov edones . Youwi l l pas ss af el yt hr ough y ourt r i al . Thi si sGod’ spr omi s et oy ou,f oundedi nHi sWor d. Yes , t hegi ant wav eof di s t r es smayov er s hadowusf ormont hsat at i me. Somet i meswet r av elt hr ought hev al l eyoft hes hadow ofdeat h.I fwe c andi s c ov ert hemy s t er i ouss ec r et ,howev er ,oft ak i ngourey esof ft he t hr eat eni ngwav eandf oc us i ngi ns t eadonGod’ ss t r ongr i ghthand,Hi s peac ewi l l was hov erus . Ourpani cwi l l di s appear . Reneweds t r engt hwi l l f l ow t hr oughus .St epbys t ep,momentbymoment ,wewi l lmak ei t t hr ought hats eaofdi s t r es sands af el yt hr ought ot heot hers i de. Whent heI s r ael i t esr eac hedt heRedSea,t heypani c k ed!YetGodhel d bac kt hes eaandt heyc r os s eds af el yt ot heot hers i de.Whent hes t or m bl ew wi l dl yar oundt hedi s c i pl esont heSeaofGal i l ee,t heyf ear edf or t hei rl i v es !Yetwes eei nMar k4: 35t hatJ es ushadt ol dt hem “ Letus c r os sov ert ot heot hers i de. ”Hewasas l eepi nt hes t er noft heboat bec aus eHek newt hes t or mc oul dnotdes t r oyt hem. Let ’ st ak eourey esof ft hewav es .Let ’ sl ooki ns t ead,t ot heOneWho l ov esuswi t hanev er l as t i ngl ov e. Let ’ sput ourt r us t i nHi m. Hepr omi s es t ohol dbac kt hewav esandbr i nguss af el yt hr ough.


d ne ppe Ha t Wha ? r e e r oMyCa T ge e l l Co r e t eAf f i L ByMa ny aUr a ne

I twashar dwor kt omus c l eupt hos ec ol l egeappl i c at i ons .Thenc ameunder gr ady ear sf i l l edwi t hhef t yc l as sl oads ,par t t i me j obs ,i nt er ns hi ps ,s c hedul ej uggl i ng,andf i nal l yaBac hel or ’ sdegr ee. Yahoo! ! Her eIam wor l d,r eadyf ort hec ar eerI ’ v ebeenwor k i ngt owar dsf ory ear s .Butwher ear et hej obs ? Cr as hi ngwav esof di s c our agement j os t l edmyc onf i denc e: f ewj obs , ex per i enc er equi r ed, f r ui t l es sc ar eerf ai r sandI ’ mf l oat i ng i nl i mbo. Can’ t empl oy er sat l eas t ac k nowl edget hat I ex i s t , t hat I ’ v eac c ompl i s heds omet hi ngus ef ul ?Orwasi t al l abi gwas t e oft i me?“ T ak ehear t ! ”c r yt heSc r i pt ur es .“ Donotl os ec our age! ”t heWor ddec l ar es . Godhasapl ant ogi v emea“ hopeandaf ut ur e”J er emi ah29: 1 1.He“ es t abl i s hest hewor kofmyhands ”pr omi s esPs al m 90: 17.Whi l ef or mi ngmei nt hewomb,Godappoi nt edt hatIwoul dex i tc ol l egeatt hi sex ac tec onomi ct i me,“ …i nYourbook t heyal l wer ewr i t t en,t heday sf as hi onedf orme,whenasy ett her ewer enoneoft hem. ”Ps al m 139: 16. Eac hmor ni ngIr es ol v et hati t ’ sal l i nmyFat her ’ shands ,andIpr es son,pr ayf ordi r ec t i on,k eepappl y i ng,andus et hi st i met o gett ok nowGodbet t er . TheSupr emeHumanRes our c esManagerhasi tal l underc ont r ol .

Mi ni s t r y Ma t t e r s Au di oMi n i s t r y B yB e t hK e l l e y

Hows ha l l t he ybe l i e v ei nwhom Romans :10: 14b t he yha v enot he a r d?-

TheAudi oMi ni s t r yatCal v ar yChapelChi noHi l l shasapur pos ef ulmi s s i on.I ti st omak e s ur et hatt hemes s ageoft hegos pel i shear dl oudandc l ear . Themai ngoal oft hi smi ni s t r y i st ohel pot her swor s hi pGodandt oheart heWor dbyus i ngs oundboar dsandmi x i ng equi pment t oget t hemes s ageout t ot hous andsof peopl eal l ov ert hewor l d. “ Howbeaut i f ul ar et hef eetoft hos ebr i ngt hegoodnews ! ”Romans10: 15b Kev i nFr os t ,wor k i ngundert hegui danc eofPas t orMor ganLawr enc e,under s t andshi s c al l i ng.“ T ot ak ewhatGodhasc r eat edf orus ;s ound,whi c hi st hemov ementoft hewav es of f r equenc i esi nt heai r , andbr i ngt hem t oget herf orac l ear erunder s t andi ngof t hewor s hi p andt hegos pel mes s ages ,del i v er edbyourpas t or sandwor s hi pt eams . ” Theaudi oboot hi supandr unni ngwi t hs t af fandv ol unt eer sev er ySundaymor ni ngbef or e any oneel s ear r i v es . Fai t hf ul l y , t hi sc r ewpr epar esf orSunday ’ st hr eemor ni ngs er v i c esand Wednes dayev eni ngsf ort heBi bl es t udi esandHi sChannel i nt er nett el ev i s i on.Theyal s o s et upf orc onf er enc esands pec i al ev ent sl i k eourannual 9/ 1 1s er v i c eandt heydoi t wi t ha j oy f ulhear t .I naddi t i on,t henewl yc ompl et edeas twi nghasbeeni ns t al l edwi t hs ound equi pment l i nk edt ot hemai ns anc t uar yandhasc r eat edanex c i t i ngnewf ac et t ot heAudi o Mi ni s t r y ’ sc hal l enges . Godhasequi ppedt heAudi oMi ni s t r ywi t ht het ool st obl es sal l t hos ewhohav eaneart o hear .I fy ouwoul dl i k et ol ear nmor eabouthowt obec omeapar toft hi smi ni s t r y ,pl eas e c ont ac tt hec hur c hof f i c e. “ Thei rs oundhasgoneoutt oal l t heear t h,andt hei rwor dst ot heendoft hewor l d. ” Romans10: 18b


Si z z l i ng Summe r Fun ByJ udi Mc Da ni e l s

Ref r eshi ngSummerSmoot hi es ByMi c hel l ePer ez

Cool downonhots ummerday sbyi nv i t i ngf r i endsand f ami l yov ert os har eadel i c i ouss moot hi e. Ev er y onewi l l ber ef r es hedandbl es s edwi t ht hes ei c ec ol dheal t hy dr i nk s .

St r awber r yRaspber r ySmoot hi e 1banana 1c upf r oz ens t r awber r i es 1c upf r oz enr as pber r i es 1c upmi l k 68f r es hs t r awber r i es ,pi neappl ec hunk s ,andf r es h mel onbal l s Sk ewer s I nabl endermi xf i r s tf ouri ngr edi ent sunt i l t heyar ewel l c ombi ned.Pl ac eaf r es hs t r awber r y ,pi neappl ec hunk , andmel onbal l oneac hs k ewer .Pl ac eas k eweroff r ui t i neac hgl as st os er v e.

Mi ntGr eenSmoot hi e * Cuc umber Honey dewmel on Li me ½c upappl ej ui c e ½c uppearj ui c e ½c upf r es hmi ntl eav es 1c upi c e

Forf ami l i es:Keepi ngy ourf ami l ybus yandhappyt hr oughout t he s ummermaybeabi t daunt i ng, but nev erunder es t i mat et hepower of wat er . Don’ t hav eapool orl i v eneart hebeac h?Nopr obl em! J us t s et t hem f r eewi t has pr i nk l er , s upers oak er soranyot herwat er t oy ; ev ent eenager sl ov et oget eac hot herwet ! Whent hey ounger onesget bor ed, gi v et hem abi gt ubf i l l edwi t hs andandac c es st o t hegar denhos e, s ot hat t heyc anbui l ds andc as t l es . Mak es ur et o get Dadi nt ot hepi c t ur et oo. What bet t erwayt of i ni s hof f anaf t er noonof y ar dwor kt hanwi t hwat erpi s t ol sandi c ec ol ds moot hi es ? Sur pr i s ey ourk i dsbyget t i ngabi t c r az yandy ou’ l l bemak i nga memor yt heywon’ t s oonf or get ! Forcoupl es:Summer t i mef uni s n’ t l i mi t edt oj us t f ami l i eswi t h k i ds …c oupl esc anus et hes eas ont oaddabi t of pi z z az zt ot hei r r el at i ons hi pbypi c ni c k i ngt oget her . Suns et i sagr eat t i mef or r omant i cpi c ni c s . Api c ni cunderaf ul l mooni sev enbet t eri f y ou hav eac oz ybl ank et t os nuggl eunder . T oaddt ot heambi enc e, i nc l udet eal i ght si ny ourbas k et andi f t heyar ec i t r onel l a, t heyhav e t headv ant ageof k eepi ngbugsaway . Romant i cpi c ni cf oods houl d bedi f f er ent f r om t henor mal meal sy ous har et oget her , but i t does n’ t hav et obeex t r av agant . Keept hi ngss i mpl eandc ons i derpac k i nga v ar i et yof s mal l por t i onsr at hert hanaf ul l bl ownmeal . St or esl i k e Tr aderJ oesorWor l dMar k et ar egr eat pl ac est opi c kupf unand i nex pens i v ei t ems . Thedes t i nat i oni s n’ t asi mpor t ant ass pendi ng t i met oget her , but l ookf orpar k sandbeac hest hat ar eawayf r om c r owdswher ey ouandy ourhoneyc anber ef r es hedandr ec onnec t . Sowhet hery ou’ r eaf ami l ywi t hc hi l dr enorempt y nes t er s , be c r eat i v eandt hi ss ummerc anbet hebes t oney et !

Peelandc hophal foft hec uc umber * andhal foft hehoney dew mel on.I na bl endermi xal lt hei ngr edi ent sunt i lt hey ar ewel l c ombi ned.

Squeez eat abl es poonort wooff r es h l i mej ui c et ot as t e, andbl endagai n. Pour i nt oi c edt eagl as s esandgar ni s heac h gl as swi t has pr i gofmi ntl eav es .Ser v e andenj oy !


F I NDI NG F R I E NDS ByCa t he r i neL. Os or ni o

“ Oi nt mentandper f umedel i ghtt hehear t ,andt hesweet nessofaman’ sf r i endgi vesdel i ghtbyhear t ycouns el . ” Pr ov er bs27: 9 Ev er yonewant ssweetf el l ows hi pt hatdel i ght st hehear t .Buthowdoy ouf i ndf r i endsami dstt hes eaofst r anger si n al ar gechur ch? Fi r s t ,pr ayandl ayy ourdesi r esbef or et heLor d.Goddesi gnedusf orf el l owshi p,s oHehaspeopl ei nmi ndj us tf or you.I naddi t i on,pr ayf orbol dness .Pr over bs18: 24at el l sus,“ Amanwhohasf r i endsmus thi msel fbef r i endl y…” Godmaywantyout obet heonet or eac houtt oot her s . Next ,as kGodt odi r ec tyout oachur chmi ni st r y .Whatbet t erwayt omeetpot ent i al f r i endst hani nami ni st r yt hati s nearanddeart oy ourhear t ? Fi nal l y ,bepat i ent .GodhasHi sownt i met abl e,eveni nr el at i ons hi ps.LetHi m doHi sper f ec twor ksot haty ouc an enj oyt heheal t hyandhear t yhandoff r i ends hi p.

We’ v eal l hear dt hataki ndwor di sof t ent hebes tgi f tyoucangi veanot her ,andy eti ti ssoeas yt ol ett i mesl i p awaywi t houtl et t i ngot her sk nowhowmucht heymeani ny ourl i f e.Si ncenotoneofusknowswhatt omor r ow hol ds,mayweal lc ons i dert hesweetexhor t at i onofHenr yWar dBeecher : “ Donotkeept heal abas t erboxesofy ourl oveandt ender nessseal edupunt i lyourf r i endsar edead. Fi l l t hei rl i veswi t hsweet nes s.Speakappr ovi ng,cheer i ngwor dswhi l et hei rear sc anheart hem and whi l et hei rhear t scanbet hr i l l edbyt hem. ”

“ T r e a t y ourf r i e ndsa sy oudoy ourpi c t ur e sa ndpl a c et he mi nt he i rbe s t l i ght . ” J e n n i eJ e r o meCh u r c h i l l ( 1 8 5 4 1 9 2 1 )


Ours ongr aduat edf r omhi ghs c hool l as t J uneandi t hasbeenonehear t br eakaf t eranot her . Hequi t c ol l ege bec aus ei twas n’ thi s“ t hi ng”andnows eemsc ont entt os et t l ef orl es st hanwhatwehadhopedf orhi m. Whatnow? Si gned, Di sappoi nt ed

De a rDi s a ppoi nt e d, Di s appoi nt ment happenswhenex pec t at i onsar en’ t f ul f i l l ed. Youar eunhappybec aus et hi ngshav en’ t gone asy oupl anned,butper hapst heyar enots uppos edt o.AsChr i s t i ans ,wel ov et oc l i ngt os c r i pt ur est hat c onf i r mt hat Goddoesi ndeedhav eapl anf orourl i v es ; v er s ess uc hasPs al m138: 8“ TheLORDwi l l per f ec t t hatwhi c hc onc er nsme…”orEphes i ans2: 10“ Forwear eHi swor k mans hi p,c r eat edi nChr i s tJ es usf or goodwor k s ,whi c hGodpr epar edbef or ehandt hatwes houl dwal ki nt hem. ”But ,hav ey ouev ers t oppedt o c ons i dert hatt hes es amepr omi s esappl yt oy ours onaswel l andt hatt heLor d’ spl anmaynotl ookex ac t l y l i k ey our s ? Al s oc ons i dert hi s …r ar el ydowes uc c eedats omet hi ngont hef i r s tt r y .I tt ak esef f or t ,mi s t ak es ,andmany “ r et r y ’ s ”t ogeti tr i ght . TheLor di satwor ki ny ours on’ sl i f eev eni fi ti snotc l ear l yappar ent .Godwi l l mov e hi m out f r om undery ourumbr el l a, s ot os peak , andwi l l t eac hhi m howt obeanadul t , but j us t k nowt hat t he pr oc es shast hepot ent i alt obeabi tunpl eas ant .Hopef ul l y ,y ouhav eal r eadydoney ourpar t ,“ Tr ai nupa c hi l di nt hewayhes houl dgo,andwhenhei sol d( er )hewi l lnotdepar tf r om i t . ”Pr ov er bs22: 6…nowbe pat i entasGodc ont i nuest odoHi s . “ Nowweex hor ty ou,br et hr en…bepat i entwi t hal l . ”1Thes s al oni ans5: 14c At YourSer v i c e, Gi gi Doyouhaveaquest i onf orGi gi ?Wewoul dl ovet ohearf r om you. Youcanemai l heratgi gi @cal var ycch. or g. Al l cor r espondencewi l l bekeptst r i ct l yconf i dent i al .

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