Peace family, as the Salvation Army begins to wrap up this year’s Angel Tree program, there are still 50-100 angels that haven’t been adopted. We don’t want any children in our area to go without this Christmas! Please click the Red Kettle to make a safe and secure donation online. All donations go to the Salvation Army and will help them shop for the final angels. Thank you for your prayers and support! Peace family, today you’re our Peace ARMY.
At Peace 107, we love all the joy, cheer, traditions – and memories – of Christmas. This year, Peace 107 and James Avery Artisan Jewelry would love you to tell us your favorite Christmas memory. Whether it happened last year, or many years ago, we want to hear about it!
If we share your Christmas memory on Peace 107, you could win a $100 — or $500 — gift card from James Avery Artisan Jewelry! Memories make Christmas special. Share yours with Peace 107!
Peace family, win a free birthday party from Peace 107 and Powersports!
Your child will love all of the fun and excitement, and Powersports puts it all together for a birthday memory you and your child won’t forget!
Must be 18 or older to enter.
Party is for kids between 3 and 10 years old.
Only one entry per person.
To avoid confusion, please enter ONLY for yourself.
Multiple entries will be disqualified.
To find out more about Powersports, CLICK HERE.
Your birthday party is good for up to 14 children ($300 value.) The party is for children between 3 and 10 years of age. Parties are held on Friday nights from 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., and are scheduled on an availability basis only. For more information, call Powersports at 979-776-0018.
Winners will be announced weekly on Peace 107!
Peace family, are we letting our lives reflect the truth and love that God values? Sometimes, humor can be a tricky area.
A friend and I recently shared some frustrations about an atmosphere of sarcastic, mocking humor in a certain circle of our mutual friends.
As a society, we tend to laugh when people do stupid things that injure or punish them for their stupid actions. Sometimes, we even laugh at people who don’t know God and are therefore upset or crying over things that are not valuable because their perspective is off. Spend a few minutes on Youtube, or google the Darwin awards, and you will see that this is true!
However, as believers in Christ, we should never take joy and pleasure from the misery, the pain, or the foolishness of the lost. That is absolutely not the heart of God. God hates death. He hates cruelty. He hates false perspective and the belief of lies. He hates pain and misery.
Before we share something with others, whether in person or on social media, let’s be disciplined to ask ourselves: Is it kind? Is it truthful? I’m not saying that we should cut all silliness out of our lives, but keeping love and truth in our humor is important to consider.
The Bible says, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8) Let’s allow God and his truth to purify the way that we experience and describe the world.
Let’s reflect the truth and love of God in our lives in everything, even in where we find our humor.
Peace family, do you struggle with worrying as much as I do?
One of my friends recently posted this on her Facebook status: “Every time you’re tempted to worry, turn it around. Thank God that he’s taking care of that situation.” It really encouraged me, and I hope it will encourage you, too!
This was a great reminder to me that even when I don’t see God moving, working or healing, he is there, doing good things. Even if the way that he takes care of something isn’t the way that I think it should be taken care of, I can still trust him that he is good, that he has a good plan, and that he knows better than I do.
What are the things that we usually worry about? Problems that have happened, the unknown in the future, bad possibilities, and more.
Peace family, we must remember that what God has done for us is more powerful than anything that anyone (including ourselves) has done against us.
We don’t have to be held back by lies or sin that we have done, or that have been spoken over or done to us. Our destiny is not defined by our failures, or by the ways that we have been harmed. We do not need to worry.
Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” However, I can often end up worrying even in the middle of my prayers. I am learning how to not just thank him for all of the things that I’m thankful for, but to specifically thank him that he is working where I don’t see it. It is better for me to remember that I can thank him, and choose to believe that he is moving, and that he is more powerful and wise than I sometimes give him credit of being.
If you find that you are worrying today, take some time to thank God for who he is and what he has done. Thank him for what he is doing right now, even what you cannot see, and for what he will do! You can trust that he is taking care of your situation.
Peace Family, have you ever felt like all that you truly had left, was God?
After flying back to Texas from Germany on July 25th, I was pretty dizzy. I thought I was just extremely tired, but the dizziness didn’t go away, and in fact, it progressively got worse. It was so bad by last week, that I spent the weekend almost continually in my bed, drifting in and out of sleep. I was so dizzy that I almost couldn’t do anything but lie down with my eyes closed, and even then, I still felt like my eyeballs were spinning around inside of my head. I was not in any pain, but I was completely emotionally drained, I was physically incapacitated, and I was so dizzy that I had a difficult time stringing thoughts together. All that was left was the presence of God, and the darkness behind my eyelids.
Have you ever reached such a debilitating state?
After three days of almost complete helplessness, a friend drove me to my doctor, where I got some medication and learned that my inner ear, behind my eardrum, was full of fluid. By that evening, I started to feel a little better, but the whole experience was pretty strange. The fact that I got broken down to my core, helped me to gain some perspective that I hadn’t had before for some difficult situations that I had been struggling with.
Peace family, it’s funny sometimes how God chooses to answer our prayers. After feeling a little better, I remembered the Bible verse that says that God works all things together for the good of those who love him, who are called according to his purposes (Romans 8:28), and I recalled that right before I got so ill, I was passionately praying (pleading, really) that God would give me more direction for my life. I realized that maybe him allowing me to become so debilitated, was his way of giving me more direction. That’s not my preferred way of getting direction, but it worked.
Are there any areas where you are suffering right now? Are there any areas that are bad, that God might be redeeming and using for good? I want to encourage you to remember that God is with you in your darkness, even the most desolate darkness, even if no one else is, and I also want to encourage you to look for him and how he is working. When things are very bleak, and you are right in the middle of things, it can sometimes be impossible to see him. Just keep holding on. My prayer for you today, is that God would bring you through, and show you, even if it’s afterwards, the ways that He stood by you, and continues to stand with you.
Coming to First Baptist Church Bryan on September 16, 2018, this 2 1/2 hour event is for moms and daughters ages 7-12. Discover the power of true beauty and modesty! Reframe the way that you look at the world and yourself. Learn the secrets of true beauty and modesty, while connecting with your daughter and digging into God’s word. Discover that you are a masterpiece created by God, and every masterpiece must be protected. Live worship, Bible teaching, and modesty fashion show.
For more details, go to www.SecretKeeperGirl.com
Peace family, when was the last time that you really focused on the power of God?
The Psalms are full of poetic examples of the power of God, and we know that he is the God who performed all sorts of miracles with the Israelites, but He is the same, powerful God that is acting in your life right now. He is with you today, and he has power and grace for whatever situation you are going through. He is the same, powerful God who raised Jesus from the dead, and if you are a believer in Christ, he has put his powerful Holy Spirit inside of you!
So many times, the devil makes us feel like our lives are worthless, weak and ineffective. With God, none of those things are true! He has placed his value on you, his strength is made perfect in your weakness, and his grace is sufficient for you. No matter whether your struggles today are big or small, God cares, he is bigger than any problem, and he is with you.
Here’s a great verse to remember, Isaiah 41:10, which says, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Peace family, here’s hoping you have a wonderful day, leaning on the power and promises of God!
Peace Family, what helps you to have hope?
Something that God has really been impressing on my heart lately, is that we as Christians can have hope despite living in a hopeless world. It’s easy to look at the world and circumstances around us and feel discouraged, or even despair. However, the fact is that those evils have no real, permanent power over us. We have Christ as our eternal hope and can always trust in him. We have hope for our futures, because we know that while we are alive, God will never stop his work in our lives (see Philippians 1:6), and we also have hope that there is life in heaven after our physical, imperfect lives in this world.
Anytime that you are feeling stolen from, your joy is killed, or your peace is destroyed, that is the work of the devil (see John 10:10). We can recognize that those are his methods. We can intentionally remember that we have confidence in Christ!
If you need to bolster your hope today, there are several things that you can do.
Remember to arm yourself with the armor of God: the Helmet of Salvation to protect our minds and thoughts, the Breastplate of Righteousness to protect our hearts, the Belt of Truth to surround our core, the Gospel of Peace to equip our feet, the Sword of the Spirit to help us discern and act, and the Shield of Faith to extinguish the fiery darts and attacks of Satan (see Ephesians 6: 10-12). Remember that (as my friend Hannah recently reminded me,) we have to dress ourselves! No one can put your armor onto you for you. So, take steps to strengthen these areas and protect your hope! Protecting your hope is vital, if you are going to be an effective, encouraging, truthful, and encouraged believer.
Additionally, if you are feeling hopeless, read the Bible (when nothing else is sticking, Psalms is my go-to book of the Bible,) and especially, make time to spend time with other believers, particularly in prayer. This is so important! There is something so powerful about praying together, and although when we feel “off,” it’s tempting to isolate ourselves, that makes it so much easier for Satan to attack us. There’s no such thing as a “Lone Ranger” Christian. Jesus says that we are a branch grafted onto a vine, and Paul says that we are complimentary body parts of one body. In both of those illustrations, life is impossible apart from the whole.
Peace family, our prayer and hope for you today is that you can have hope! Don’t be afraid to fight for your hope in Christ. Hold onto it, and let it carry you through your day.
Peace family, are you stressed today? Do you have a few minutes to be still and quiet in nature?
Over the weekend, I was dealing with a lot of stress. There were so many projects, so many responsibilities, and so many plans swarming around in my head, that I started to feel pretty overwhelmed!
I asked friends to pray, and I tried to read my Bible, but the stress was oppressive. However, I got some breakthrough when I drove down to my parents’ farm for Father’s Day. I passed rolling, green hills, covered with grass. The sunshine shone through white, fluffy clouds. I passed red and black cows, full and satisfied, and grazing horses. I looked at the large and spreading trees in different shades of green.
You know what, Peace Family? God made all of those things. As I looked away from the highway, across long expanses of land, it helped me to rise out of my panic mode and think about the humongous God who created and maintains all of these things.
Peace Family, if you’re feeling stressed today, can you take some time to look at nature, maybe take a fifteen minute drive or a walk, and think about how great God is, and how much bigger he is than all of our problems?
Nature relieves my soul in a very specific way. The Bible often talks about how mature points us to God, how the thunder and the trees praise him, and Jesus himself said that if we failed to worship God, the rocks themselves would cry out (Luke 19:40.)
Nature is always praising him! Let’s take time to listen, today, Peace Family!