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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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620 Godin Avenue | Dupo, IL 62239

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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Friday
Jun152012

A Fortress...

We wanted to thank you for the love and support as we process the loss of Beth's Dad.  We were humbled that so many of you came to St. Charles for the visitation and funeral, and we have received so many cards and thoughtful words. And we appreciate most your prayers for Beth and her Mom and family. The Lord has proved to be a fortress and a refuge in the day of distress.

But I will sing of Your mighty strength and power; yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy and loving-kindness in the morning; for You have been to me a defense (a fortress and a high tower) and a refuge in the day of my distress. Unto You, O my Strength, I will sing praises; for God is my Defense, my Fortress, and High Tower, the God Who shows me mercy and steadfast love. Psalm 59:16-17 AMP

I read these reminders recently by Roy Lessin:
God is MIGHTIER than the battle; He will cause you to be victorious.
He is more POWERFUL than the storm; He will bring you through.
He is STRONGER than the burden; He will free you from its weight.
His BALM goes deeper than the wound; He will come with healing in His wings.
His SUFFICIENCY is more abundant than the need; He will provide for you.
His LOVE reaches the depths of every valley; He will lift you up.
His PEACE overrules the conflict; He will give you rest.
His LIGHT overcomes the darkness; He will show you the way.

These are good reminders for whatever you may be facing today.  If you will live in these truths they will be for you a fortress, a high tower of protection.