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A Word from the Pastor and First Lady

Posted on February 23, 2016 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Lent is a time of season where we can deepen our relationship with Christ through observance of the suffering and sacrifice He made on our behalf. We are being led to the forty days towards Christ's crucifixion.  It is our duty to remember, with reverence, the sacrifice that Christ made for us so that we might live with Him after death. And remember, as we say at Hope and Faith Chapel, you will not leave the same as when you came in Jesus' name. 

Bishop James H. Hudson and First Lady Giselle T. Hudson

We have the victory over failure

Posted on February 3, 2016 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (1)

It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion saith my soul; therefore I will hope in him." -- Lamentations 3:22-24 

When we begin to urgently commit to a purpose, it is often said that failure is not an option. We strive to complete a plan successfully but sometimes it goes awry.

In today's tough economic climate, many have been met with loss of employment, lack of sufficient educational requirements, minimal work experience and a profound sense of hopelessness in how to achieve their basic objectives and goals. The resulting depressive state of emotional turmoil, due to their sense of loss, has left a number of folks feeling like failures. This has led, in part, to poor decision-making that commits him or her to acts of self-medication and self-destructive behaviors. Losing oneself in fruitless acts of desperation truly is not an option.

Failure is not final!

By: Bishop James H. Hudson, PhD

Originally posted June 16, 2012 in the Erie-Times Newspaper and on GoErie.com