Point to the Cross.

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Right and Wrong. Good and Bad. Yes and No. These are basic concepts we know…that aren’t so basic anymore. The world has become a mass of confusion and grey area. People don’t want to live in the right way, they choose to live in the comfortable way. Why is this happening? Why has the truth and righteous living become so disrupted? Humans have been confused forever. It is not a new issue. It is the same today as it was since the beginning of sin. The difference is that the topics have become more public…and the people don’t have very good examples to follow. So how can we make a difference in this world? We can be that loving example that this world so desperately seeks. Everyone is looking for peace. Everyone wants help and hope in all the trials and tribulations that they face. Everyone looks for ways to find that happiness we all desire. Everyone should be pointed to the Cross. Jesus is the answer to everything. Jesus is God’s Son…given to us…so that we could be forgiven, forsaken, and helped in absolutely all ways. Jesus suffered and died for you. Jesus bore all…so you could have all. God raised Jesus from the dead, and gave us the ability to have a peace-filled life on earth…and eternal life in Heaven. All you have to do is believe and receive. Believe with your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord and Savior. Then begin to allow the abundant love and peace to pour into your spirit, heart, and mind. Begin to feel the hope and help of God. He is always with us…no matter what is going on around us in this world. You will begin to desire the right…know the good…and proclaim ‘yes’ to the promises of God!

That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in Him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile – the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on Him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” ROMANS 10:9-13

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. 2 TIMOTHY 1:7

God is with us.

Layla

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Layla Freeman

Layla Freeman is a wife, mother, friend, and encourager to all. She is a passionate disciple of Jesus Christ. Layla is the C.E.O. and Founder of the Non-Profit outreach ministry called “Light of Hope”. www.lightofhopeinc.org. This is an outreach to help individuals and families who are struggling with addiction and life difficulties. On Christmas Eve 2013, Layla lost her oldest daughter Ashley. Ashley was only 23 years old. There is no greater pain than child loss. Layla attributes her ability to face each day, to the overwhelming love of Jesus, who carries her through. This very difficult journey has given Layla the desire to help those who are facing difficult times and to help people see the hope. Her love for helping others is the passion behind Light of Hope. Light of Hope non-profit ministry has a vast variety of services that encourage, educate, empower and bring change and hope to the lives of those who need restoration and new life. Layla was awarded the Non-Profit “Leading Lady” award of Rogers County in 2018. She was also voted #1 community volunteer “Best of Claremore” in both 2019 & 2020. On June 9, 2020, Layla Freeman was Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who’s Who Biographical National Registry, as well as recognized as an “Amazing Oklahoman” in October 2020. Additionally, her non-profit Light of Hope was awarded the "Non-Profit of the Year" in both 2019 & 2020 and is also the winner of the International 2020 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Community Drug Prevention Award. Layla is also an author. Her first book publication, HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE, offers hope in the midst of dark times. Layla is also the author of the encouragement blog “Layla’s Light,” found on Facebook or on her website, www.laylafreeman.com. She has been actively writing since 2001. Layla’s personal experience in the extreme difficulties of life gives her a deep understanding of brokenness. Therefore, Layla’s writing and passion behind her desire to help others is empowered by the truth of God’s unconditional love and forgiveness, and the hope we find in God’s promises. Layla is also a Business Owner/Vice President of Asset Industrial, Inc. She and her husband, Randall, work together providing services necessary for the oil refinery industry. She is also a respected Executive Committee Board Member, serving on the State Northeast Oklahoma Workforce Development Board. Layla is a public speaker and enjoys the opportunity to speak and present to groups, schools, churches, organizations, conferences, etc. She has a passion to bring awareness, education, and hope to our society. She believes that working together, and collaboration with others is the key to healthy families and stronger communities. In addition, Layla is a Stephen Minister, Congregational Care Minister, Lay Servant/Speaker, and a volunteer for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. (Layla has two daughters who face Type 1 Diabetes daily).

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