• Faith

    The shelter of God

    by  • July 20, 2015 • Faith, inspiration, Rural Ministry • 0 Comments

    Pastor Liz Howland

    It is my fervent prayer that as your read, God will sustain your hope and strengthen you. To those still desperate for rain, I recall a year – 1973, when the weather remained hot until the third week in May, then soaking general rains deluged this state including Central and North Queensland. I pray...

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    Look up and live

    by  • July 20, 2015 • Faith, inspiration, Rural Ministry • 0 Comments

    Pastor Liz Howland

    This month,I feel to write on the topic, ‘Look Up and Live’! It is so easy to fall into the trap of being bogged down in the ‘bad news’ of the hour! Bombings, rumors of wars and reporting of human injustice, when pondered upon and added to the personal challenges we all experience can...

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    The blessings of obedience

    by  • July 20, 2015 • Faith, inspiration, Rural Ministry • 0 Comments

    Pastor Liz Howland

    As I write, I celebrate with those who have received life-giving spirit-lifting rain I am ever mindful of those ‘still waiting’ and continue to mobilize prayer. To those receiving this complementary copy of Word For Today for the first time, I pray you find encouragement and hope on a daily basis within its pages....

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    Cultivate courage

    by  • July 20, 2015 • Faith, inspiration, Rural Ministry • 0 Comments

    Pastor Liz Howland

    As we begin this New Year, many have said, ‘I’m glad 2012 is over! It’s a year I’d rather forget!’ I’ve personally found ANY year comes with its own unique challenges. I feel to write on the importance of cultivating courage. Some of the Biblical meanings of courage are ‘be alert, steadfast minded, strong,...

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    Pursing the ability to forgive

    by  • August 29, 2012 • Faith, inspiration, Rural Ministry • 0 Comments

    Pastor Liz Howland

    This month I feel to write on the ABSOLUTE NECESSITY of pursuing the ability to forgive. In my family line, there was a strong pre-disposition to bitterness and unforgiveness. My dad and one of his brothers went to the grave without mending their bridges. Maybe your family has a history like this. Unforgiveness can...

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    Discover beauty in everything

    by  • August 27, 2012 • Faith, inspiration, Rural Ministry • 0 Comments

    Pastor Liz Howland

    In recent months I’ve seen a number of beautiful young people die prematurely and unexpectedly. This has led me to ponder the importance of doing everything possible to see damaged relationships restored. None of us know when the hour will come for us to depart this earth. Sometimes we erroneously think ‘time will heal’...

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