How to thrive during the storms of life

Two years ago, I was honored to be asked to preach at the Little Log Church in Palmer Lake, CO, on the topic of “The Palm Tree Christian: How to thrive during the storms of life.” If you’d like to hear the message, it should be posted here.

I began with Psalm 92:12-13 (The righteous will flourish like a palm tree … planted in the house of the LORD, they will flourish in the courts of our God.) and then reviewed the ‘wisdom’  of the divine designed of the common palm tree. I’m praying that each listener, young and old, will be able to apply these timeless principles to their lives.

During the sermon, I tried to answer some of these questions:

  1. How do you survive a drought in your life?
  2. Why will you survive best in a good grove?
  3. How can you withstand the major storms of life?

I’d be interested in your thoughts and feedback. And, I pray you and yours had a Christ-filled, family-centered, warm-memory-overflowing, and pray that yours is a Blessed New Year.

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5 Responses to How to thrive during the storms of life

  1. Elizabeth Johnson says:

    I wish I could have been there. I know it was wonderful.

  2. admin says:

    You can listen to the sermon by downloading it, for free, from the church Web site, here.

    Hope it’s a blessing.


  3. Larry Gee says:

    This is great message. I hope more people get to listen to this. I plan to share with others this link to your message. Thanks for being so open about the challenges your family has gone through. Great to hear about your daughters award. Blessings.

  4. admin says:

    Thanks, Larry. I do hope the message will be an encouragement and blessing to all those you share it with.


  5. Bill Bevins says:

    Dear Walt, Thank you for the openness and transparency you shared in this testimony of your and Barb and Kate’s walk with our Saviour. Thank you all for choosing to be as palm trees, living in Father’s love and forgiveness and rebounding, in His grace, from the storms of life.
    Be blessed, Bill

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