Articles by: J. Loren Russell

Count Your Blessings

Count Your Blessings

I’m counting my blessings today. In the midst of a worldwide crisis, I’ve discovered that I’ve got so many things to be thankful for. I’ve discovered that it’s not the circumstance or the situation that determines your condition, it’s your […]

Matter of Faith: Focus and Faith

Matter of Faith: Focus and Faith

By Rev. J. Loren Russell “But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able […]

by · March 22, 2020 · Faith, Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: You Are Blessed!

Matters of Faith: You Are Blessed!

By Rev. J. Loren Russell ”Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!” Psalm 34:8 (KJV) The Oxford Bible Commentary says the 34th Psalm is structured in three stages: Verses 1-3 […]

by · March 15, 2020 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: Judgmental and Controlling

Matters of Faith: Judgmental and Controlling

By Rev. J. Loren Russell “I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, does not receive us. 10 Therefore, if I come, I will call to mind his deeds which he does, prating […]

by · March 8, 2020 · Faith, Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: A Final Word

Matters of Faith: A Final Word

“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both […]

by · February 23, 2020 · Faith, Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: Stay the Course

Matters of Faith: Stay the Course

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning […]

by · January 12, 2020 · Matters of Faith, Religion
A Commitment to a New You in a New Year

A Commitment to a New You in a New Year

By Reverend J. Loren Russell “12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must […]

by · December 29, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: THE REASON FOR THE SEASON

Matters of Faith: THE REASON FOR THE SEASON

By Reverend J. Loren Russell “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so […]

by · December 22, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: Stop Enabling!

Matters of Faith: Stop Enabling!

By Rev. J. Loren Russell “The storm kept getting worse, until finally the sailors asked him, “What should we do with you to make the sea calm down?” Jonah 1:11-15 CEV Jonah told them, “Throw me into the sea, and it […]

by · December 15, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: The Principle Thing

Matters of Faith: The Principle Thing

By Rev. J. Loren Russell “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.” Proverbs 4:7-8 KJV   The […]

by · December 8, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Finding Wisdom

Finding Wisdom

“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.” Proverbs‬ ‭4:7-8‬ ‭KJV Why not decide to […]

by · December 5, 2019 · Religion, Spiritual Inspiration
Matters of Faith: All You’ll Ever Need

Matters of Faith: All You’ll Ever Need

By Rev. J. Loren Russell 19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 KJV Phillipians, a book, written by Paul the Apostle, always challenged me. I know the background […]

by · December 1, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: Rest for Your Soul

Matters of Faith: Rest for Your Soul

By Rev. J. Loren Russell Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and […]

by · November 24, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: Put Your Best Foot Forward

Matters of Faith: Put Your Best Foot Forward

By Rev. J. Loren Russell 25 If we [claim to] live by the [Holy] Spirit, we must also walk by the Spirit [with personal integrity, godly character, and moral courage—our conduct empowered by the Holy Spirit].  Galatians 5:25 (Amplified Bible)  The […]

by · November 17, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Spiritual Inspiration: A Debt We Owe

Spiritual Inspiration: A Debt We Owe

“Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not bear false witness,” […]

by · November 14, 2019 · Religion, Spiritual Inspiration