This Day’s Thought from The Ranch- Tuesday


Special Note from Eric:  I just wanted to remind you that you can now get a copy of my recent series of messages on “How to Keep Trusting in God Even in the Face of Significant Loss” in a beautiful paperback book.  It’s called “Making The Most of the Darkness” and features the 12 messages I wrote last year after losing my wife, Lana.  Some things, like stars, can be seen best when it’s dark, but if our eyes are shut tight, we’ll miss them altogether.  So if you’re going through a dark time, or know of someone who is, I hope you’ll consider getting a copy of this book, as it can give you a whole new perspective on the darkness.  

Making the Most of the Darkness , by Eric Elder

You can still read all of the messages online for free from this link, but sometimes it’s easier to read, and more likely to be read, if you’re holding a copy in your hands.  So if you’d like a copy, here are 3 easy ways to get one:   1) Buy the book directly from Amazon at this link, 2) Make a donation of any size to The Ranch at this link and we’ll send you a copy as our way of saying thanks, or 3) If you’ve already read these messages and want to write a 1-2 sentence review on Amazon at this link, we’ll send you a complimentary copy of the book!  Just email us your name, address and a link to your review.  Your reviews help to get the word out about the book so we can get God’s Word out to even more people.  Thank you!  Eric


This Day's Thought from The Ranch

As I work through my day, I often find myself praying after each task. “What’s next, Lord?” And before I walk into any room for a meeting, I always say a silent prayer, asking God to give me wisdom for that meeting. Prayer is the key to staying connected to God, and staying connected is the key to God’s power and effectiveness. I recently tweeted this: “Much prayer- much power. Little prayer- little power. No prayer- no power.” If I am not quietly talking to God as I do my work, I am not depending on him at that moment. And if I don’t talk to God about what I’m doing, it shows that I’m doing it on my own power.

Rick Warren


This Day's Verse

“I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.”

John 10:9
The New International Version



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