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Alex Shipman
January 27, 2015

My Journey!

This time it going to be different! This year I am going to keep my new year resolution. I’m going to lose this weight and get healthy this time around. I spoke those “self-motivating” words to myself back in January 2010. I needed motivation because I began that year at 300 lbs and gaining, the heaviest […]

December 17, 2014

The weight of the world

The world is on my shoulders! This is what many of us often feel. We carry so much – our family, our bills, our jobs, our health, our dreams, our failures, our successes, our fears, our hope and etc. Do you feel the weight pressing down on you? I feel it! Sometimes we don’t know […]

September 26, 2013

Spiritual Warfare People

I was listening to a local Christian radio station this morning and one of the host said something odd and interesting. He said, “I’m not a spiritual warfare guy.” Stop what you are doing at the moment! I want you to think about that statement – I’m not a spiritual warfare guy. American believers can […]

August 13, 2013

The Broken Heart

I was reading in The Valley of Vision, which is a collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotion, and I wanted to share with you what I read today. It says: O Lord, No day of my life has passed that has not proved me guilty in thy sight. Prayers have been uttered from a prayer […]

August 6, 2013

Chariots of Fire

In 2 Kings 6, the king of Syria grew tired of the king of Israel always finding out about his plans to attack Israel. The king of Israel was warned several times about the Syrian king’s plans, which benefited Israel each time. The Syrian king was frustrated by the halting of his war plans, so […]

July 25, 2013

Prayer of Beginnings

I read this during my morning prayer time and I want share it with your for encouragement today. Its a prayer for new beginnings taken from the Tyndale’s 365 pocket prayers. Lord God, at some point, all people dream of new beginnings-an escape from sameness, a chance to wipe the slate clean and start over, […]

July 18, 2013

Race Matters!

Race matters! Well, what do you mean by that Alex? The simplest explanation is it matters because it matters to God. Wait a minute, pastor! I thought God was color blind and that he did not see race but just people. I don’t understand, focusing so much on race keeps our country in turmoil on […]

May 29, 2013

A Recession that we all need

We are in a difficult time in our nation’s history. People are losing their jobs and their homes. The good news for us is that we have a chance to take a hard look at our life. When we take that look we’ll see that we are not as independent as we think. Instead, we […]

May 21, 2013

The Eyes of the bride Groom!

This past Saturday was an awesome and most beautiful day! It was time of celebration and fellowship with family and friends; it was particularly wonderful and special for me to be able to walk my sister down the aisle to her groom. And yes, his eyes were firmly fixed on her and her eyes were […]

May 9, 2013

Thought of the Week

In 1 Kings 20, the Lord sent Ahab into battle against Ben-haded, the king of Syria, twice. Each time the Lord gave Ahab victories over the king of Syria. However, in the second battle Ahab had an opportunity to complete the mission the Lord gave him by putting Ben-hadad to death but Ahab did not. […]