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The Rivers Flow

Posted on May 6, 2022 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters

One of my favorite pastimes is canoeing on the river. The key is putting in up steam and traveling with the water flow. There were times when we had to paddle against the current, which was quite the exhausting battle, but worse was when we had to carry the canoes with all the gear because […]

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“Because of” before “Pursuit of”

Posted on May 5, 2022 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters

And Hannah prayed and said: “My heart rejoices in the LORD; My horn is exalted in the LORD. I smile at my enemies, Because I rejoice in Your salvation”   Have you heard the term “Fox hole prayer”? It’s when you feel your in deep trouble and your prayer comes with a desperate promise to do […]

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Wanna give up?

Posted on May 5, 2022 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 Wanna give up?  That was the question posed by Pastor one Sunday during his sermon.  As I contemplated the question, I wondered what that would actually look like. There are times in all […]

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Spiritual Schizophrenia: Prologue

Posted on May 4, 2022 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters

“And Ahab made a wooden image. Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel who were before him.” – 1 Kings 16:33 (NKJV)   135 years had past since King David was the king of a once united Israel, his son, Solomon would expand its horizons […]

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Conflict-ing Ideas of Conflict

Posted on May 3, 2022 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters

I entered the Colony of Mercy on April 2nd of 2019. It was a Tuesday morning. I was more than ready for a change. During the two weeks prior to that date, my time was spent searching for help. Help, specifically, in overcoming a five-year addiction to heroin. This drug, and any other opiate for […]

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Self-Deception

Posted on May 3, 2022 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

“Deception has been the primary strategy of Satan from the beginning.”[i]This is a quote from a book I am reading for the Recovery Coach Certification I am pursuing. The author, Dr. Anderson, describes eight ways that we deceive ourselves and some of them hit too close to home. We deceive ourselves when we hear the […]

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A Little Change

Posted on May 2, 2022 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

Paul Tripp (one of my favorite authors) says:  “It’s not that we want too much from God. No, the reality is that often we are willing to settle for too little. We are content with a little bit of change, a little bit or growth, or a little bit of maturity.”[i] We tend to climb […]

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Is Your Life Filled with Busyness & Hurry? Part 2

Posted on May 2, 2022 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters

 “Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take up my yoke and learn from me, because I am lowly and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:28-29 CSB  “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get […]

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WHY DO MANY LEAVE THE FAITH? ARE THEY STILL SAVED?

Posted on April 29, 2022 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters

Psalm 37:28, “For the Lord delights in justice and does not abandon His saints (faithful ones); they are preserved forever, but the descendants of the wicked will (in time) be cut off.” (Amplified Bible)   The other evening my wife and I and our daughter and son-in-law began to discuss people we ministered with who […]

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Letting Go of a Dream

Posted on April 29, 2022 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

Have you ever had a dream that you longed to see come true?  A plan. A desire. A direction you thought you were going? I think we all have. Sometimes that dream comes to fruition. That is how I feel about my job at America’s Keswick.  I clearly remember attending a conference one summer about […]

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Too Weak to Fight

Posted on April 28, 2022 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

Ephesians 6:10-12 says: “Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers […]

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First Response

Posted on April 28, 2022 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters

The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18:10   When it comes to responding there’s one thing we all have in common, our “First” response. The initial take or the beginning of a process usually effects an outcome. Advertising spends a lot of time creating a […]

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Forgiveness Costs Somebody

Posted on April 27, 2022 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

…forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us. Luke 11:4 Unforgiveness is bondage.  It is a prison of bitterness and unpaid debt. However, the offended one is the one trapped.  Unforgiveness and bitterness are common themes in the counseling office.  How often have I heard and said myself, “Forgiveness […]

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Spiritual Schizophrenia

Posted on April 27, 2022 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters

“So Ahab summoned all the people of Israel and the prophets to Mount Carmel. Then Elijah stood in front of them and said, “How much longer will you waver, hobbling between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him! But if Baal is God, then follow him!” But the people were completely silent.” 1 […]

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