Dear Memorial Family,

As we face these trying times, we all know that our strength comes from Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

Many of us have a favorite verse, passage, song lyrics, or even something we have written or read that also sustains us through our faith. We would like to ask you to share these with all of your Memorial Family so that these words can help to inspire and comfort all of us. These very brief words will be posted on our website for all of us to see. It is hoped that these words may not only inspire and comfort you, but also spread comfort to others within our Church family and to all who view our Website.

Please CLICK HERE to send via email to Cheryl Merritt by Monday of each week.

Remember: Keep your words extremely brief (a few sentences) so as to fit within the website space. Feel free to send along a picture of yourself so that, if feasible, we may post it beside your inspirational words. We will always place your name with your words so that all may know it has come from you. We will run these consistently on our website, changing frequently so that we can post all that is sent.

Thanking you in advance for your inspiration and comfort for us all.

Education and Equipping Ministry
Julia Gassaway, Cheryl Merritt, Co-Moderators

Thoughts of Inspiration and Comfort

George Duren

“Trouble don’t last always”.

“The LORD will provide and The LORD will make a way”.

(Old Folk Sayings)

Ray Merritt
Ray Merritt

The value of persistent prayer is not that He will hear us….but that we will finally hear Him.

William McGill, circa 1986


Cheryl Merritt

A Psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 23: 1-4 (New International Version (NIV)
Psalm 23

Delores McNair

“We must stand beneath the Cross, and behind the Bible, if we claim to believe, we must be in Worship”

Rev. Edward Newberry, 5/4/08

Happy moments, Praise God
Difficult moments, Seek God
Quiet moments, Worship God
Painful moments, Trust God
Every moment, Thank God

Rick Warren

Margaree Hill

Helpful Tools to Help Us Control Anxiety:

  • Prayer
  • Faith
  • Love
  • Hope

(From Religious TV)

  • Pray Big
  • Worry Small
  • Trust God
  • Love One Another
  • Laugh More
  • Stress Less
  • Have Faith
  • Rejoice and Be Grateful

Excerpt from Magazine Reading

Henri Rumph

“God said, I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)

“This too shall pass.”

(Helen Steiner Rice)