Thanks for stopping by.  I'm pastor of First Baptist Church in Dupo, IL.  You can visit the church website for information on the church: www.fbcdupo.org.  Here I hope to share some inspiration and perhaps a few tales from the winding road…this journey called life, where God can be seen in the moments of our day if we are looking for Him.  ~Roger~ 

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Thought for the Day

Even when we don't sense God's presence, His loving care is all around us.

Words to live by...

Those who seek Him will praise the Lord.  Let your heart live forever!
Psalm 22:26 

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Navigating The Storm 

The ancient people of the nation of Axum (located on the Red Sea in modern Ethiopia) discovered that the stormy winds of the monsoon season could be harnessed by sail for speedy navigation.  Rather than dreading the high winds and rains, they learned how to navigate their way through the storm. 

Psalm 107 provides a wonderful word picture of how God allows storms to come our way, and then provides help for us to navigate through them. 

Trusting God for guidance in troubled times is a biblical theme.  Hebrews 11 lists many who used their problems as an opportunity to exercise faith and to experience God's grace, provision, and deliverance" "Who by faith conquered kingdoms, performed acts of righteousness, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were made strong, became mighty in the war, put foreign armies to flight" (Hebrews 11:33-34).

Stormy circumstances are inevitable.  Although our first reaction may be to run from the problem, we can instead ask God to reach us how to trust Him to navigate us through the storm.

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