White Flag of Surrender

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White Flag of Surrender

erin bentley

But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us

The Most Difficult Time of the Year

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The Most Difficult Time of the Year

erin bentley

Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope. This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life. Psalm 119:49-50 (ESV) DEVOTION If you were to ask just about anyone in our programs right now, you would likely learn this is the most difficult time of the

Repentance

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Repentance

erin bentley

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20 DEVOTION Last week, the Christian world celebrated the life of Billy Graham

Commitment

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Commitment

erin bentley

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 Weary? Weary of the battle? Weary of the scorn? Weary of the cynical looks? Weary of anger? Weary of the thorns? Weary of being marginalized? Weary of being shunned?

Priorities

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Priorities

erin bentley

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33 Devotion Have you ever walked into the grocery store without first making a list of what you need to purchase? Naturally, your first stop is the produce section because it’s at the front of

Healing

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Healing

erin bentley

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and

Show You Care with Boxes of Hope

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Show You Care with Boxes of Hope

stephanie

This Thanksgiving we’ll distribute more than 150 Boxes of Hope—each including a turkey and all the ingredients for a Thanksgiving feast—to families in need throughout our community. Gather your friends, family, co-workers or church group and head to your local grocery store to fill a box of hope. Decorate your box and leave a special Thanksgiving

The Power of Prayer

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The Power of Prayer

stephanie

“Each prayer is like a seed that gets planted in the ground. It disappears for a season, but it eventually bears fruit that blesses future generations. In fact, our prayers bear fruit forever.” ― Mark Batterson, Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge In the middle of our most difficult circumstances we often search

Donate Your Car!

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Donate Your Car!

stephanie

Selling your car can be extremely frustrating! Take a moment and explore the benefits of donating your car to the Foundry instead. Sell it on your own: Gather all the facts about your car and list your car in a 3rd party listing like Auto Trader Pay $25 or more to list your car Receive

Faithfulness

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Faithfulness

erin bentley

Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. Proverbs 3:3-4 Devotion Great is Thy Faithfulness is one of my favorite hymns. When I hear the tune and

Easter Bags of Blessing

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Easter Bags of Blessing

hunter davis

This Easter, you can show the love of Christ and the hope of the Cross to the broken. Provide Easter Bags of Blessing to men and women who are desperate for hope and healing from a life ravaged with hurt. Here’s how you can help: Fill a gallon-sized bag with: Assorted Bite-Size Candy 1 –

So Is He

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So Is He

julia charleston

“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7 (NKJV) Our Re-Entry program is designed for men desiring to change their lives after incarceration. Some enter our 6-month biblically-based program as part of their parole requirements. Our Re-Entry program teaches participants how to live productive lives in society as we encourage, empower

Walk Carefully

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Walk Carefully

erin bentley

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Ephesians 5:15-17(ESV) DEVOTION Wisdom is a popular topic among Christians. It is something the majority of Christians

Sweet Home Heroin

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Sweet Home Heroin

julia charleston

There’s an epidemic in our country tearing through families like a tornado in a Kansas town, bringing about incredible devastation to all who are in it’s path. An astounding 91 Americans die every single day from opioid overdose, which gives this non-discriminating killer the #1 cause of accidental death in the United States. Beating out gunshot

Hope and a Future

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Hope and a Future

julia charleston

  “For I know the plans I have for you…plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 Welcome to Hope and a Future – The Foundry Blog. We are so happy you stopped by. Come on in and have a look – take a peek inside The Foundry walls and the work we do

Seek Peace

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Seek Peace

erin bentley

Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. 1 Peter 3:11 (ESV) DEVOTION The French Quarter of New Orleans is one of the most spiritually dark places I have ever visited. You begin to physically feel the weight of darkness the moment you enter the outskirts of

A Triple-Braided Cord

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A Triple-Braided Cord

erin bentley

A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NLT) DEVOTION Most animals on land or at sea have some sort of predator, whether we’re talking about wolves, lions or sharks. The young and

New Life

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New Life

hunter davis

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV) DEVOTION Do you remember the moment the truth of this scripture finally came to life for you? You know, that light bulb moment where these words you believed as truth

Foundry Celebrates 100th Graduating Class!

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Foundry Celebrates 100th Graduating Class!

erin bentley

On April 9th, 2017, 35 men and women walked across the stage to mark a milestone of hope renewed, lives reshaped, and families restored as The Foundry Ministries celebrated our 100th graduating class. As each took the mic, the Lord was praised for His faithfulness, families were honored for never giving up, staff were thanked

Truly free

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Truly free

hunter davis

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Ephesians 6:10 (ESV) DEVOTION STRENGTH: the quality or state of being strong : capacity for exertion or endurance. From a worldly perspective, strength is something to be achieved. You work hard to build muscle or you keep denying that piece of cake

Hunger Doesn’t Take a Break

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Hunger Doesn’t Take a Break

erin bentley

One in four children struggle with hunger every day. This doesn’t change during the summer, in fact, it may worsen. Children receiving free or reduced lunch during the school year are guaranteed breakfast and lunch each school day. But, once summer begins the opportunity to eat those meals greatly reduces. Without the guarantee of school

Faith

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Faith

erin bentley

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 DEVOTION: There was a point in my life where the weight of what was supposed to happen, but didn’t, was slowly crushing me. Day after day I found myself digging farther into a place where I wasn’t sure if