Daily Living

Matters of Faith: It’s Only A Test

Matters of Faith: It’s Only A Test

IT’S ONLY A TEST! By Reverend J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv   Ever wonder why your tests seem to be so much more challenging than others? Why your tests seem so much more overwhelming? So daunting? So heavy? I woke […]

by · August 19, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Op Ed
Matters of Faith: What A TIme! What A Time!

Matters of Faith: What A TIme! What A Time!

WHAT A TIME! WHAT A TIME! By: Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv Ecclesiastes 3:2-4 1 To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a […]

by · August 9, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Op Ed
Matters of Faith: Talents, Skills, Abilities And Gifts!

Matters of Faith: Talents, Skills, Abilities And Gifts!

TALENTS, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND GIFTS! By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv.   How would you react if you suddenly discovered that your cognitive abilities were suddenly limitless, that your perception, memory, judgement and reasoning were suddenly and remarkably precise? […]

by · August 2, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Op Ed
Matters Of Faith: Just On Pause

Matters Of Faith: Just On Pause

JUST ON PAUSE!   By Reverend J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv     Have you ever thought to pause during the course of your day just to reflect on the day? Do you ever pause and take a few minutes […]

by · July 26, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Op Ed
Matters of Faith: Being Led Or Leading

Matters of Faith: Being Led Or Leading

BEING LED OR LEADING By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv.   I had an interesting dream the other night. I was on the steps of a building, engaged in dialog with two young men. The conversation was cordial and […]

by · July 19, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Op Ed, Religion
Matters Of Faith: From Evil To Good!

Matters Of Faith: From Evil To Good!

FROM EVIL TO GOOD! By: Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv Were you distracted by the debate over the Confederate flag that flew over the statehouse grounds in South Carolina? I hope you are now settled in your spirit that […]

by · July 12, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Op Ed
Matters Of Faith: SPEAK EMPOWERING WORDS INTO YOUR LIFE!

Matters Of Faith: SPEAK EMPOWERING WORDS INTO YOUR LIFE!

SPEAK EMPOWERING WORDS INTO YOUR LIFE! by Rev. J. Loren Russell, BS, MDiv There isn’t much you can do about thoughts that run through your mind. Our thoughts are spontaneous and often times random. While we cannot control our thoughts, […]

by · July 5, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Op Ed
Matters of Faith: You Deserve It!

Matters of Faith: You Deserve It!

You Deserve It! by Rev. J. Loren Russell, BS, MDiv There was an interesting conversation that took place between a colleagues and me. She was sharing how intentional she had to be to take advantage of an opportunity that she deserved. […]

by · June 28, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: “Whatever!”

Matters of Faith: “Whatever!”

WHATEVER! by Rev. J. Loren Russell, B.S., MDiv “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete […]

by · June 21, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: WITH THESE TWO WORDS

Matters of Faith: WITH THESE TWO WORDS

With These Words by Rev. J. Loren Russell, BS, MDiv Someone posted a question on their Facebook page, “If you could send a two-word message to yourself as a teen, what would you say?” My response was “Be yourself!” With […]

by · June 7, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Op Ed, Religion
Matters of Faith: Coming Out of the Tombs

Matters of Faith: Coming Out of the Tombs

COMING OUT OF THE TOMBS by Rev. J. Loren Russell, BS, M.Div Being vulnerable opens the door for you to know who you are. Through that door you find your emotional parameters, your mental shortcomings, and your physical limitations. It […]

by · May 24, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith
Matters of Faith: Beyond Mediocrity

Matters of Faith: Beyond Mediocrity

BEYOND MEDIOCRITY by Rev. J., Loren Russell, BS, MDiv   I went into a Subway restaurant to purchase a salad. There was a lone gentleman sittingat a table having lunch. I greeted him in typical fashion as I walked in. […]

Matters of Faith: NOTHING LIKE THE PRESENT

Matters of Faith: NOTHING LIKE THE PRESENT

NOTHING LIKE THE PRESENT by Rev. J. Loren Russell There’s nothing like a birthday to remind you that there is nothing like the present. As much as we sometimes want to, we can’t go back and change yesterday, and we […]

by · May 10, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith
Matters of Faith: From the Inside Out

Matters of Faith: From the Inside Out

From the Inside Out by Rev. Dr. J. Loren Russell   There is a book that I read periodically called, Leadership from the Inside Out by Kevin Cashman. I re-read it when I think I’m getting distracted, or when a […]

by · May 3, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Op Ed
Matters of Faith: A BLESSING DISGUISED AS A MOUNTAIN

Matters of Faith: A BLESSING DISGUISED AS A MOUNTAIN

A Blessing Disguised As A Mountain by Rev. Dr. J. Loren Russell When you’re faced with an extremely difficult situation, what is your immediate and automatic response? Some people immediately panic, some prepare for war, and others calmly assess the […]

by · April 26, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Op Ed, Religion