That Was Then . . . This Is Now

Australia used to be called New Holland.
Ethiopia was once known as Abyssinia.
Thailand used to be called Siam.
Myanmar was originally Burma.
Belize used to be British Honduras.
Peter was first known as Simon.
And Saul became Paul.

God is in the business of not only giving us new life—
He also gives us a new identity . . . identity in Him.

Check out this promise of new life:

“When someone becomes a Christian, he becomes a brand-new person inside. He is not the same anymore. A new life has begun!” (2 Corinthians 5:17)

And check out this promise of a new name:

“To him who overcomes… I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it.” (Revelation 2:17)

Spend some time thanking God today for not leaving you
as you once were. Rejoice that He makes all things new—
including you!

You are so loved.

Interested in taking a spiritual retreat with me?

Join me for a fun getaway at sea April 5-10, 2025!

Interior rooms: $718.50 per person.
Oceanview rooms: $774.50 per person.
Balcony room: $1,109.50

Bonus: Our group is getting a $100 on-board-credit for each room that can be used for off-shore excursions, tips, specialty restaurants, etc.

We’ll be sailing with Royal Caribbean and will depart from New Orleans. You’ll enjoy our private worship and teaching times—along with the ships’ variety of fun on-board shows.

If you’re interested, please contact my cruise director, Carla Pryor. She can help you with a deposit, choosing your room, and all kinds of exciting stuff!
Carla: 251-423-0900;