Restrain Your Lips

Jan 22, 2018 | ocblog

There is an old American saying, –Loose lips sink ships.” A British equivalent, –Careless talk costs lives,” carried the same meaning - to beware of unguarded talk. These slogans during World War II were used to warn against discussing ship movements or unintentionally leaking vital...

Here's a Bible trivia quiz: Can you name any of the three men who became so depressed that each of them asked God to take his life? Each of them got depressed, but for different reasons; depression is always a symptom of a deeper problem. Answer: Moses, Elijah, and Jonah. Perspective...

A Suggested Goal for the New Year

Jan 09, 2018 | ocblog

The Christmas and New Year's celebrations are over, now we are fully locked into the new year. In anticipation of moving into a new calendar year, many of us are also engaged in the annual practice of making resolutions or setting goals. These can range from stopping bad habits and...

When Things Fall Apart

Dec 19, 2017 | ocblog

–My enemies threw me in to a pit and dropped stones on me. The water flowed above my head, and I cried out, •This is the end!' But I called on your name, Lord, from deep within the well, and you heard me! You listened to my pleading; you heard my weeping! Yes, you came ...


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