Dr. Madkins chatted with Ann Nance recently about the stresses on you and your family because of “sheltering in place”.
Dr. Madkins is a Licensed Psychologist and is Board Certified in Counseling Psychology. Her practice is located in Bryan, TX. For more information about Dr. Madkins and her practice, please visit https://drjmadkins.com/
Some of the links and Apps Dr. Madkins mentioned are:
Sanvello – An anxiety and depression and stress management app.
ACT Companion – “Acceptance & Commitment Therapy” – ACT Companion: The Happiness Trap App, available free of charge for the next few months, as a resource for folks who are having a hard time at the moment as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Just enter the code TOGETHER on the subscription page to unlock all the app content for three months. The code is valid until the end of June. NB: Unfortunately the app is not compatible with the latest version of Android, so it may not be supported on some newer Android devices.
American Psychological Association Help Center – links to topics regarding the stresses surrounding COVID-19
Additional websites and resources:
Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty
Managing Stress and Anxiety with COVID-19
How Do I Cope With My Coronavirus Anxiety?
My Kid’s School Is Closed, So Now What?
Helping Children and Teens Cope with Anxiety About COVID-19
10 Tips For Talking About COVID-19 With Your Kids
National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-TALK
American Psychological Association Help Center
National Disaster Distress Hotline 1-800-985-5990
Moms and Dads, with your kids home for an extended time, you may be struggling to find things to fill their day. “Storytime with Brian and Ann” can help! Brian and Ann have recorded several short stories, including stories from the Bible, Dr. Seuss, and others. They’re all family-friendly and guaranteed to take your kids on fun adventures of the mind. Brian and Ann will be adding more stories, so be sure to check back here often!
A message from Brian and Ann…
“Parting of the Red Sea” from The Bible
“Treasures in Heaven” from The Bible
“God Talks to Samuel” from The Bible
“The Story of Palm Sunday” from The Bible
“Little Bear Goes to the Moon” by Else Holmelund Minarik
“Corduroy” by Don Freeman
“The Story of Creation” from The Bible
“Adam and Eve” from The Bible
“Are You My Mother” by PD Eastman
“Daniel in the Lion’s Den” from The Bible
“Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss
“Jesus Blesses the Children” from The Bible
“Jesus Feeds 5000” from The Bible
“Jesus Walks on the Water” from The Bible
“Noah and The Ark” from The Bible
“The Burning Bush” from The Bible
“The Easter Story” from The Bible
“The Princess and the Pea” by Hans Christian Anderson
“The Son Who Came Home” from The Bible
“The Three Little Pigs” by Joseph Jacobs
“The Tortoise and the Hare” by Aesop
We’ve heard that God said, “Do not fear” 365 times in the Bible, one for every day of the week, right? That’s a lot of times! Now, granted, most of these were said to a specific person for a specific reason. Even so, the phrase was never said lightly and there are a lot of other promises in the Bible that back up the fact that we don’t have anything to fear.
Then comes 2020 and this coronavirus. There is talk about it everywhere. It’s all over the news. There are announcements at work, schools, daycare, stores and churches. There’s so much information and misinformation out there, it’s easy to be fearful.
God was not surprised by ANY of this. He knew a long time ago the list of things that currently threaten our peace of mind. He knew that the fear of the unknown can paralyze us.
Let’s look at a few things that we DO know – to fight the unknown. I’ve been reading a little book lately by Clint Byars called, “God Says ‘Yes’ to Over 3000 Promises. No, I’m not going to list all 3000! This is supposed to be a short blog post! But I’ll tell you some of my favorites:
- 2 Corinthians 1 – 20 For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” ascends to God for His glory.
- 2 Peter 1 – 4 And because of His glory and excellence, He has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share His divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.
- John 10 – 27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me
- Colossians 2 – 9 For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. 10 So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.
- Proverbs 1 – 33 But all who listen to me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm.
- John 14 – 27 I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.
And I think my favorite is 2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
This verse has become especially comforting now in the midst of what seems like chaos during this health emergency. There are four distinct parts to that verse that are relevant to us now.
- Not a fearful spirit: Fear can paralyze us and keep us from seeing where God wants to use us. And He definitely wants us to share peace right now.
- Power: Through Christ, we have power over the things of this world. We can use His power to shine bright and give hope when things seem dark and scary
- Love: There are a lot of people that need love right now. (as always, it just may be more obvious right now).
- Self-discipline: I doubt when Paul wrote to Timothy he was thinking about a virus. But we do need to be self-disciplined through this… wash your hands often and if you get sick, stay away from older people and those that have chronic health problems.
Focus on God and His many promises more than watching the news.
Oh, and wash your hands and don’t hoard toilet paper!
- Annie Nance
Peace Family here’s what President Trump had to say on Friday afternoon. It’s always good to stay informed… though we know God is still in charge and on the throne.
*Photo courtesy of Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Hi Peace Family, Jami Mayberry here. You might not know this but just a few months after being hired at Peace 107 in 2013 I was diagnosed with cancer. It was shocking and I remember talking about it on the air and asking the Peace Family for your prayers. After surgery, chemo and radiation I was declared cancer free. There have been many check up since then and God’s grace (and your prayers) have carried me through the experience! Thank you so much. You will never know how much that meant to me.
I spent Valentine’s Day of this year at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. It was a routine check up but they still make me nervous. After a long day of tests, Dr. Kathleen Schmeler found me to still be cancer free. That makes 6 years! One of the doctors told me last year he didn’t think I would make it to the 5 year mark so I am so happy and grateful. God is good all the time and I’m praising him for this great report.
Today I want to send you encouragement that your prayers are heard and God does answer them. Not in our time but in his. Not in our way but in his. May his faithfulness pour out on you today.
After a long day of tests at MDA Dr. Kathleen Schmeler declared me still cancer free. So relieved and happy to be at the 6 year survivor mark. Thank you for your prayers and love!
At times, I think it would be nice if I could make time stand still… to just extend the time with whatever awesome thing Jesus has placed in my life at that moment. But since I can’t, I take pictures… as reminders… like the Israelites stacking stones in the wilderness. Pictures are something I can go back to and remember God’s love, His care, His provision or just the joy of that moment.
These pictures are from a tree in a friend’s back yard in El Paso. God did some amazing healing in my heart through my time in that desert city!! When I think of how much my life has been renewed, I always think of Isaiah 43:18-19 – “But forget all that – it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.”
A friend reminded me recently… even these awesome memories and feelings are NOTHING compared to what eternity with Jesus will be like!! Right?!!
– Annie Nance
A few years ago I had the privilege of staying with my daughter and her new family after my youngest grandson was born. It was a sudden and very difficult delivery. He was about 5 weeks early and his early days were a bit scary. I was able to stay with them for a couple months, it was WONDERFUL… and exhausting. There’s a reason YOUNG people have babies! I was in my fifties and definitely tired easier than when in my twenties!
I was on the “night watch” and was having trouble getting little Arlo to sleep. For some reason he was always calmer when he could see outside, so I was rocking him near their big picture window. I’d wound up a musical snow globe I had given my daughter. It had a sweet scene inside of an old village with people window shopping and it played “Let it Snow”.
The middle of the night has always been tough for me. As a child I was fearful of the dark. But even as an adult I would often have long wakeful periods, not because of fear, but my mind would grind on and on about a billion things. So looking through the snow globe into the darkness of early morning was a bit depressing.
Arlo and I fell asleep in that rocking chair and I didn’t wake until his daddy got up to go to work.
I laid Arlo down in his crib to get some more sleep. The sun was coming up as I sat back down in the chair in front of the window. As I snapped a picture of the sun lighting the snow globe the verses in Lamentations ran through my head… 3:22-23 “The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.”
I smiled and thanked God for the reminder… then shuffled into the kitchen to make coffee.
Sunrise gives a new perspective to MANY things!!
- Annie Nance
It wasn’t until after I had kids of my own that Christmas took on a deeper meaning. The holiday now conjures up thoughts of how Mary and Joseph felt as expectant parents, new parents and parents learning to let their kids go… Did either of them even have a clue what was in store for Jesus?
When my oldest was a baby, I had a full-length mirror attached to the back of my bedroom door. At first, he would have conversations with the babe in the mirror. When he learned it was himself in the mirror, it was great fun!! About the time he was learning to walk, he fell into the mirror and cracked it. That small crack was enough to cut him as he fell. When he started to bleed, I tried not to panic, but it was his first real wound and it bled like crazy!! As I bandaged him up, God gave me some perspective.
As much as my heart ached to see my son bleed and hurt, it didn’t come close in comparison to the wounds that God’s Son took for us!! I gasped out loud when that thought hit me. Then I had to admit to myself that I could NEVER give my son for someone else! Don’t take this personally, but… I can say I love you and mean it. However, I don’t love you enough to give my son for you. But that’s exactly what God did for us. MIND BENDER!!!
And to bend the mind a bit more, God knew LONG before Jesus was born to Mary that He would die for us!!! THAT is how deep God’s love is for us.
About 16 years after this little “epiphany” of mine, the Christian music group Selah released a Christmas CD that had a song on it that beautifully conveys this whole mind-bending love that God has for us…
The day was November 26th, 2014… it was the day before Thanksgiving. I was compiling a list of things for which to be thankful. 2014 was the year my then-husband had decided life would be better with someone else, my father passed away and I lost a job I’d had for 22 years. Yeah, rough year! But I had found an article that I took as a personal challenge: Letting Go of a Relationship with Gratitude. It’s about learning to focus on the positive aspects of an ending relationship, whether a friendship, job… mine being my marriage. It also encourages you to look into the learning experiences (whether good or bad) that came from the relationship. The article encourages you to have a Gratitude Journal.
As I thought back on that year and started my Gratitude Journal, the items came slowly at first. I found myself praying a LOT and using the last of the tissues in the box! My thoughts went to things my friends and my kids said and did for me and began to realize there were many things for which to be thankful. Hard year? YES! However, through all of it, I had learned so many things about my Savior and experienced, intimately, His overwhelming love and grace. How could I not be thankful?! I may not be thankful FOR everything that happened, but I was certainly thankful IN all those things! I also became thankful for the wonderful things that had happened during my marriage… kids, vacations, friendships and memories.
Sometime in the last 5 years I’ve misplaced that journal. I moved 5 times and put almost 50,000 miles on my Jeep! That journal might be hiding in a box somewhere. Honestly, it doesn’t bother me that it may have gotten thrown away somewhere along the way. God had used that one article to show me what 1 Thessalonians 5:18 truly means and those truths won’t leave my grateful mind anytime soon!! I really should start a new Gratitude Journal though. This one will highlight the amazing things I’ve learned about how God redeems the ugly things that can happen!
- Annie Nance
Hi Peace Family, it’s Ann from the Peace 107 Morning Show. I recently read an article by Gina Smith that truly lifted my heart. My kids are all adults now, but I still have doubts about how I did as a parent. I KNOW that most of these worries are just the enemy attempting to mess with me. But even at this stage of being a parent, I needed to read this!!!
1. You did the best you could.
2. We are not perfect parents.
3. If there are areas of failure, you are forgiven.
4. It’s not all up to you!
5. There is not a list or a formula for parenting.
6. God does not fail.
7. You have MUCH to offer the church!
8. The story is not finished yet.
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Hi Peace family, this is Ann from the Peace 107 Morning Show. Are you feeling achy, irritable, emotional, tired?! I read an article recently that said it’s probably not our bodies that are tired, but our souls. It was written from a secular stance but had some very spiritual truths in it. Some remedies suggested for alleviating the tiredness were to avoid negative thoughts and negative self-talk. I am SO guilty of talking negatively to myself!!
Another remedy for the tired soul… REST!!
In John chapters 14 and 15, Jesus encourages His disciples and us. He talks about us being in Him and He is in the Father. I’d say we’re in a safe place to rest and be revived.
Reading the article reminded me about a list of MANY things that are true of us in Christ. It took me a bit of searching through all the places I save links and articles… but I found it!! It’s a list that will help you and me to avoid the negative, emphasize the positive AND bring some rest. I included the link… in case you have places you “safely store” links you want to be able to access later.
Being reminded of truth will help chase away those negative thoughts!
So, find a comfy chair, bring your glass of iced tea and enjoy your mini-vacation…
- My salvation is fully accomplished (John 19:30).
- I have eternal life as a present possession (John 5:24; 6:47; 1 John 5:11-13).
- I have Jesus Christ as my present possession (1 John 5:12).
- I know the one, true God (John 17:3; 1 John 2:3; 5:20).
- I have been saved by His grace (Eph. 2:1-10).
- I have been justified by His grace (Tit. 3:7).
- I have passed from death unto life (John 5:24; 1 John 3:14).
- I have been quickened (made alive) by God (Eph. 2:1,5; Col. 2:13).
- I have been made fit for heaven (Col. 1:12).
- I have the forgiveness of sins (Eph. 1:7; Col. 1:14).
- My sins have been taken away (John 1:29; Heb. 9:26; 1 John 3:5).
- My sins have been completely purged (Heb. 1:3).
- My sins will never be remembered by God (Heb. 8:12; 10:17).
- I have been washed (1 Cor. 6:11; Tit. 3:5; Rev. 1:5).
- I will walk with Christ in white (Rev. 3:4-5).
- I have been healed by His stripes (1 Pet. 2:24).
- I have been forgiven all trespasses (Col. 2:13; 1 John 2:12).
- I have been fully justified (Rom. 4:5; 8:30; 1 Cor. 6:11; Gal. 2:16; Tit. 3:7).
- I am reconciled to God (2 Cor. 5:18-19; Col. 1:20).
- I am made nigh by the blood of Christ (Eph. 2:13).
- I am redeemed through His blood (1 Pet. 1:18,19; Eph. 1:7; Col. 1:14).
- I am redeemed from the curse of the law (Gal. 3:13).
- I am redeemed from all iniquity or lawlessness (Titus 2:14).
- I am bought with a price (1 Cor. 6:20; 7:23).
- I am delivered from so great a death (2 Cor. 1:10).
- I have been delivered from this present evil world or age (Gal. 1:4).
- I have been delivered from the power of darkness (Col. 1:13).
- I have been delivered from the wrath to come (1 Thess. 1:10).
- I will not come into condemnation or judgment (John 5:24; Rom. 8:1).
- I am a child of God (John 1:12; Rom. 8:16; Gal. 3:26; 1 John 3:1,2).
- I am a son of God (Gal. 4:5-7).
- I belong to Jesus Christ (Gal. 3:29; 5:24).
- I have been adopted (Gal. 4:5; Rom. 8:15,23).
- I am an heir of God and joint-heir with Christ (Rom. 8:17; Tit. 3:7).
- I am an heir of the grace of life (1 Pet. 3:7).
- All things are mine (1 Cor. 3:21-23).
- I possess all things (2 Cor. 6:10).
- I will inherit all things (Rev. 21:7).
- I am enriched by Christ in everything (1 Cor. 1:5; 2 Cor. 9:11).
- I am a fellow heir (Eph. 3:6).
- I am rich because of Christ (2 Cor. 8:9; Rev. 2:9).
- I am blessed with every spiritual blessing (Eph. 1:3).
- I have obtained an inheritance (Eph. 1:11,14; Heb. 1:14; 9:15; 1 Pet. 1:4).
- I have been appointed to obtain salvation (1 Thess. 5:9; Heb. 1:14).
- I am His inheritance (Eph. 1:18).
- I am a partaker of His promise in Christ by the gospel (Eph. 3:6).
- I am a new creature (creation) in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17; Eph. 2:10; 4:24; Col. 3:10).
- I have been renewed by the Holy Spirit (Tit. 3:5).
- I am accepted and highly favored in the Beloved One (Eph. 1:6; cf. Matt. 3:17).
- I have been seated in heavenly places with Christ (Eph. 2:6).
- I am to the praise of His glory (Eph. 1:6,12).
- I am light in the Lord (Eph. 5:8).
- I am a child of light (Eph. 5:8; 1 Thess. 5:5).
- I am a “peculiar person,” even God’s special, purchased possession (Tit. 2:14; 1 Pet.2:9).
- I am a priest who can offer spiritual sacrifices (Heb. 13:15-16; 1 Pet. 2:5,9; Rev. 1:6; 5:10;20:6).
- I am a king who will reign (Rev. 1:6; 5:10; 20:6).
- I am privileged to have fellowship with the Father and with the Son (1 John 1:3).
- I dwell in Christ (John 6:56; 1 John 3:24; 4:13,15,16).
- Christ dwells in me (John 6:56; Gal. 2:20; 1 John 3:24; 4:12-16).
- I am in Christ (John 14:20; 2 Cor. 5:17).
- Christ is in me (John 14:20; Col. 1:27; Rom. 8:10; 1 John 4:4).62. The Spirit of God dwells in me (Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 3:16; Eph. 2:21-22).
- The Spirit of God dwells (John 6:56; Gal. 2:20; 1 John 3:24; 4:12-16).
- I am not in the flesh but in the Spirit (Rom. 8:9).
- My “earthen vessel” houses a great Treasure (2 Cor. 4:7).
- My body is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 6:19).
- I have been blest with the gift and pledge of the Holy Spirit (2 Cor. 1:22; Gal. 4:6; Eph. 1:13-14; 1 Thess. 4:8; Tit. 3:6; 1 John 3:24; 4:13).
- I have an anointing (unction) from the Holy One (1 John 2:20,27).
- I am one of the “called” of Jesus Christ (Rom. 1:6; 8:28-30; Jude 1; Rev. 17:14).
- I have been called unto the fellowship of God’s Son (1 Cor. 1:9).
- I have been called unto eternal glory (1 Pet. 5:10).
- I have been called with a holy calling (2 Tim. 1:9).
- I am a partaker of the high, heavenly calling (Phil. 3:14; Heb. 3:1).
- I have been called out of darkness into His marvelous light (1 Pet. 2:9).
- God foreknew me (Rom. 8:29; 1 Pet. 1:2).
- God predestined me to be conformed to Christ’s image (Rom. 8:29; Eph. 1:5,11).
- I have already been glorified according to God’s mind and purpose (Rom. 8:30).
- I am eternally secure in God’s love (Rom. 8:38-39).
- I am chosen in Christ (Eph. 1:4; Col. 3:12; 1 Thess. 1:4; 1 Pet. 2:9; Rev. 17:14).
- I have been chosen to salvation (2 Thess. 2:13).
- I am complete in Christ (Col. 2:10).
- I am beloved of God (Col. 3:12; 2 Thess. 2:13).
- I am chastened and disciplined by my Heavenly Father (Heb. 12:6-7).
- I am part of that group that Christ is not ashamed to call His “brethren” and “friends” (Heb. 2:11; John 15:14-15).
- I am a child of Abraham (Gal. 3:7).
- I am Abraham’s seed (Gal. 3:29).
- I enjoy the blessing of Abraham (Gal. 3:9).
- I am a child of promise (Gal. 4:28,31).
- I am faithful (Rev. 17:14).
- I am a sheep in His flock (Luke 12:32; Heb. 13:20; 1 Pet. 2:25).
- I am a member of His body (1 Cor. 10:17; 12:27; Eph. 3:6; 4:25; 5:30).
- I am a stone in His building (Eph. 2:20-22; Heb. 3:6; 1 Pet. 2:5).
- I am a branch in the Vine (John 15:1-7).
- I am a child of the kingdom (Matt. 13:38; compare Mark 10:14-15).
- I am born again into His family (John 1:12-13; James 1:18; 1 Pet. 1:3,23; 2:2; 1 John 5:1).
- I am one of God’s people because He graciously claims me as His own (1 Pet. 2:10; Rev. 21:7).
- I am a fellow citizen with the saints (Eph. 2:19).
- I was baptized into Jesus Christ (Rom. 6:3; Gal. 3:27).
- I was identified with Christ in His death (Rom. 6:3-6,8-11; 2 Cor. 5:14; Col. 2:12,20; 3:3).
- I was identified with Christ in His resurrection (Rom. 6:5,8,11; 2 Cor. 5:15; Gal. 2:20; Col. 2:12; 3:1).
- I died to sin (Rom. 6:2).
- My “old man” was crucified with Christ (Rom. 6:6).
- I have been crucified with Christ (Gal. 2:20).
- I have crucified the flesh with its affections and lusts (Gal. 5:24).
- I am alive unto God (Rom. 6:11,13; Gal. 2:19,20).
- Christ is my life (Phil. 1:21; Col. 3:4).
- I can walk in newness of life (Rom. 6:4).
- I can serve in newness of spirit (Rom. 7:6).
- I can live unto righteousness (1 Pet. 2:24).
- I died to the law (Rom. 7:4; Gal. 2:19).
- I am delivered from the law (Rom. 7:6).
- I am not under the law but under grace (Rom. 6:14).
- I have God’s laws written in my heart (Heb. 10:16).
- I am married to Jesus Christ (Rom. 7:4).
- I am a partaker of Christ (Heb. 3:14).
- I am identified with Christ in His suffering (2 Tim. 2:12; Phil. 1:29; 1 Pet. 2:20; 4:12-13; 1 Thess. 3:3; Rom. 8:18; Col. 1:24).
- The knowledge of God is made known by me (2 Cor. 2:14).
- The savor (aroma) of Christ is made known by me (2 Cor. 2:15-16).
- I am an epistle of Christ (2 Cor. 3:3).
- I am being changed into Christ’s glorious image (2 Cor. 3:18).
- I am being perfected (Phil. 1:6).
- My inward man is being renewed day by day (2 Cor. 4:16).
- I have put on Christ (Gal. 3:27).
- I am not of the world (John 17:14,16).
- The world is crucified unto me (Gal. 6:14).
- I am crucified unto the world (Gal. 6:14).
- I am separated unto the gospel of God (Rom. 1:1).
- I am set apart and sanctified in Christ Jesus (1 Cor. 1:2; 6:11; Heb. 10:10; Jude 1).
- I am holy (Col. 3:12; Heb. 3:1; 1 Pet. 2:9; Rev. 20:6).
- I am clothed in His righteousness (Rev. 19:8).
- I am a saint (1 Cor. 1:2; Phil. 1:1; Col. 1:2; Rom. 1:7).
- I am faultless in Christ (Eph. 5:27; Col. 1:22; Jude 24).
- I am perfected forever (Heb. 10:14).
- I am not my own (1 Cor. 6:19).
- I am called unto holiness (1 Thess. 4:7).
- I am a citizen of heaven (Phil. 3:20).
- I am a stranger and pilgrim who is not at home in this world (Heb. 11:13; 1 Pet. 2:11).
- I have been translated into the kingdom of the Son of His love (Col. 1:13).
- I am circumcised in my heart (Col. 2:11; Phil 3:3; compare Deut. 10:16).
- My faithful God will sanctify me wholly (1 Thess. 5:23-24).
- My faithful God will keep me from evil (2 Thess. 3:3; 2 Tim. 4:18).
- Christ has made me free, free indeed (John 8:32-36; Gal. 5:1; 1 Cor. 7:22).
- Jesus Christ is my Deliverer (Rom. 7:24-25).
- I am free from sin (Rom. 6:7,18,22).
- The law of the Spirit of Life has made me free from the law of sin and death (Rom. 8:2).
- I am God’s servant or slave (Rom. 6:22).
- I am Christ’s servant or slave (1 Cor. 7:22).
- I am a servant or slave of righteousness (Rom. 6:18).
- I have been called unto liberty (Gal. 5:13).
- I have the mind of Christ (1 Cor. 2:16).
- I have a sound mind (2 Tim. 1:7).
- Christ has given me an understanding (1 John 5:20).
- I have the righteousness of Christ (2 Cor. 5:21).
- I have all sufficiency in all things (2 Cor. 9:8).
- I have all things that pertain to life and godliness (2 Pet. 1:3).
- I can ever be content for I have Christ (Heb. 13:5).
- I have all the armor and weapons I need (2 Cor. 10:4; Eph. 6:10-17).
- I have God’s all-sufficient grace (2 Cor. 12:9).
- I have grace to help in time of need (Heb. 4:16).
- I have God’s power (Eph. 1:19; 3:20).
- I have access to the Father (Eph. 2:18; Heb. 4:16).
- I have a great High Priest (Heb. 2:17-18; 3:1; 4:14-16; 8:1; 10:21).
- I have an unfailing Intercessor (Heb. 7:25; 9:24; Rom. 8:34).
- I have a righteous Advocate with the Father for times when I sin (1 John 2:1).
- I have peace with God (Rom. 5:1).
- Christ is my peace (Eph. 2:14).
- I have rest for my soul (Matt. 11:28-29; Heb. 4:9).
- I am led by the Spirit of God (Rom. 8:14).
- I am enabled during trials and temptations (1 Cor. 10:13).
- I am given assurance by the Spirit (Rom. 8:16; Heb. 6:18).
- I am given comfort by God (2 Cor. 1:3-7).
- I am tranquilized by His peace (Phil. 4:7).
- I am freely given truth and knowledge by the Spirit (1 Cor. 2:12).
- I am not distressed (2 Cor. 4:8).
- I am not in despair (2 Cor. 4:8).
- I am not forsaken (2 Cor. 4:9).
- I am not in darkness (1 Thess. 5:4).
- God is my Sufficiency (2 Cor. 3:5).
- God is my Strength (2 Cor. 12:9-10; Phil. 4:13).
- God is my Helper (Heb. 13:6).
- I belong to a Sovereign God who works all things together for my good (Rom. 8:28).
- All things are for my sake (2 Cor. 4:15).
- My God is for me (Rom. 8:31).
- My every need is supplied (Phil. 4:19).
- I am a laborer together with Christ (1 Cor. 3:9; 2 Cor. 6:1).
- I am His workmanship (Eph. 2:10).
- God works in me (Phil. 2:13; Heb. 13:21).
- God’s Word works in me (1 Thess. 2:13).
- I am sealed by God (2 Cor. 1:22; Eph. 1:13).
- I am on the Rock, Christ Jesus (Matt. 16:18; 1 Cor. 3:11).
- I am established securely in Christ (2 Cor. 1:21; 2 Thess. 3:3).
- I am kept by the power of God (1 Pet. 1:5).
- I am preserved in Jesus Christ (Jude 1).
- I am kept from falling (Jude 24).
- I have a building of God eternal in the heavens (2 Cor. 5:1).
- My name is forever written in heaven (Luke 10:20).
- I am more than a conqueror, even a super-conqueror (Rom. 8:37).
- I have victory through Christ (1 Cor. 15:57).
- I have overcome the world (1 John 5:4-5).
- I always triumph in Christ (2 Cor. 2:14).
- I am indwelt by the victorious Christ who is greater than Satan (1 John 4:4).
- Satan cannot touch me (1 John 5:18).
- I have a living hope (1 Pet. 1:3).
- I have a glorious future (Rom. 8:18; 2 Thess. 2:14).
- I have been given eternal encouragement and good hope through grace (2 Thess. 2:16).
- I will be preserved unto His heavenly kingdom (2 Tim. 4:18).
- I am receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved (Heb. 12:28).
- I have a place reserved in heaven for me (John 14:2,3; 1 Pet. 1:4).
- I will eat of the tree of life (Rev. 2:7).
- I will not be hurt of the second death (Rev. 2:11; 20:6).
- I will have a new name (Rev. 2:17; 3:12).
- I will have power over the nations (Rev. 2:26; 5:10).
- I will not have my name blotted out of the book of life (Rev. 3:5).
- I will be a pillar in God’s temple (Rev. 3:12).
- I will sit with Christ in His throne (Rev. 3:21).
- I will be with my God forever (Rev. 21:3-4).
Meet Trump the Longhorn!
This beautiful fur-baby became famous this week when his “mom” posted a picture of Trump the Longhorn enjoying some Blue Bell Ice Cream! Unlike a certain person who put some ice cream back in the store freezer after sampling, Trump’s creamy treat was paid for before he sampled it and gave his lip-smacking approval!
Brian and Ann from the Peace 107 Morning Show, had the opportunity to talk with Kristy Walker, Trump the Longhorn’s mom. Take a listen to what she had to say about Trump being a social media celebrity: