L ife has its difficulties... dealing with them is tough. If you're facing sickness, death addictions, etc. ... you may need a way to move forward. After battling cancer twice, Kathy, our founder, found life was better when she hung on to her faith or the faith of others. With a desire to provide hope and encouragement to those suffering, she started this ministry.
Read the stories we've collected of people who've been through storms in life and survived by Hangin' on Faith in Jesus. We believe reading about how others prevailed can give you strength and encouragement to make it through and imagine a better day. Many of our authors are even willing to listen and talk with you if you need that extra personal touch.
We trust you'll find a story that'll encourage you - or maybe for a friend. When you're ready, submit YOUR story! Not only can it help others, you'd be amazed at how writing it can help your own healing process. Stories are a powerful thing.
Last month we issued a challenge to each of you to list your favorite names/description for God. Thanks to a generous donor each answer generated a $5 contribution to my favorite charity (other than Hangin' On Faith of course), The American Cancer Society.
SO COOL! I was able to collect - not 50 but 51 answers! Thanks to those who helped!
Another cool thing was how unique they were! There were only 2 duplicates where both the name and scripture were identical (Love/John 3:16 and Peace/Philippians 4:7).
There were 23 people who provided a total of 39 unique names for our Lord (another name we could have included!)
The scriptures were from 17 books of the Bible - the most referenced books were from Isaiah & Psalms (8 verses from each). The most referenced was Isaiah 9:6.
I have included only half of the list in this newsletter. Enjoy!
On behalf of the Hangin' On Faith board and our families I wish you all a Christ-centered Christmas and a fulfilling New Year!
The Lord's name
Alpha & Omega
Revelations 22:13, Revelations 1:8
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the beginning and the End.
The Anointed One, Bread of Life
My Jesus is my Bread of Life, The Anointed One, Alpha & Omega, I AM, Son of God, Prince of Peace, Wonderful Counselor, Everlasting Light, My Savior!!
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God
O God of our salvation, You who are the confidence of all the ends of the earth, And of the far-off seas
For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; ... His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
In the beginning God created
El Shaddai - God Almighty
Also God said to him: "I am God Almighty.
If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!
Because you are His sons, God sent this Spirit of His Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out "Abba, Father."
Forgiveness / Grace
You are fairer than the sons of men; Grace is poured upon Your lips; Therefore God has blessed You forever
Therefore Jesus said again, "Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep
You are good and what you do is good; teach me your statutes!
For I am the Lord your God who take holds of your right hand and says to you, "Do not fear, I will help you."
He said, "Young man, I say to you, get up!" The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother.
1 Peter 3:15
Sanctify in your hearts Christ as Lord: being ready always to give answer to every man that ask you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, yet with meekness and fear.
I know who you are-the Holy One of God!"
He said, "Say to the Israelites, 'I AM has sent me to you...' "
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us