Schan Ellis
Schan Ellis

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You know God can bring lessons during any moment, through anyone and by anything! My latest lesson came through the frying of a grilled cheese sandwich. Yep, I said it; grilled cheese sandwich! I had buttered the bread like I normally do and placed it in the cast iron skillet. At the same time, the phone rang and something the newscaster was saying on the television caught my attention. Innocently losing focus, I took my eyes off my original...
If just learning from your mistakes builds good character then all of us would have it! However, learning from mistakes simply teaches us how not to do the same thing again or the same thing the same way again.  The decisions that we make after learning the lessons can either build "Bad" character or "Good' character. Character development is similar to building blocks. There are many different blocks on our life’s journey of building...
As I heard the woman of God encourage the parishioners from the pulpit, a rush of hope jetted through my body.  Though it felt like the streams of hope were traveling at record speeds, they stopped at each major vital vein and artery depositing its power and leaving traces of its presence.  I bet a million of my cells could be a witness to this awesome Word. It felt as if every organ could stand up and testify.  Just as my heart was about to do back flips, I yelled “Thank you Jesus!”
So what happens when you lose your job, the house is in foreclosure, your spouse leaves, your children raises up against you and the doctor presents a bad report?  Now if this is not ALL of hell breaking loose, then the feeling is pretty close! Probably for some of us, if just one of these events would take place in our lives, things will fall apart.  Frankly, it’s very easy to just give up and throw in the towel during these raging storms. The difficult task in all of this is staying the course...
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