Archive for July, 2021

  • July 30, 2021By JB Shreve

    The past 18 months of global crisis have taught us many things, but chief among these is a startling revelation regarding the weakness of our response systems. Whether we are looking at the global pandemic, food systems, climate change, or any other point of crisis encountered during this season of extreme pressure, the crisis response

  • July 19, 2021By JB Shreve

    Last week the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) announced that the US experienced a record surge in drug overdoses last year. More than 93,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2020, increasing 30% compared to 2019. Ten states in the US are expected to show an increase of at least 40% in overdose

  • July 17, 2021By JB Shreve

    In this podcast devotional, JB and Casie Shreve continue to look at how to build internal strength by thinking strong.  We start in Joshua 1 where the new leader of Israel is encouraged “be strong” AT LEAST THREE TIMES in the course of three verses. The implication is clear, he was not feeling very strong at

  • July 12, 2021By JB Shreve

    The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; He repaid me according to the cleanness of my hands. For I have kept the ways of the LORD and have not turned from my God to wickedness. Indeed, I have kept all His ordinances in mind and have not disregarded His statutes. I was blameless toward

  • July 10, 2021By JB Shreve

    In the Monday Morning Devotional this week we looked at the reality of the wise and foolish builders. The foolish builder is the guy who builds on the foundation of sand. It is a foundation of easier decisions, comfort, and an easy fit for the world we live in today. But what about the wise

  • July 5, 2021By JB Shreve

    “In some ways, before the event, the building was just another building on the beach. Now it’s a site of trauma and tragedy, a sign of — I don’t know. I don’t even know what it is. Is it a sign of mismanagement, over-optimism, negligence? I don’t know. I don’t know what it is.” Surfside