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About Staying Faith

Staying Faith is a safe haven for learning to navigate the sea of life with a firmly anchored, staying faith.

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A heart journey toward a faith that…

S – Stays strong through storms
T – Trusts in the Lord
A – Abides in Christ
Y – Yearns to give all for his glory
S – Serves with wholehearted joy

A staying faith that keeps on going, and even grows stronger through life’s difficulties, trials, and sorrows. Because in holding on to Christ – we are held firmly safe in his love and care!

6 Steps to a Deeper Christian Life

1. Launch into God’s depth

Weigh anchor and cast off into the deep with Christ. Deepen your walk with him and come to know him more in his unsearchable greatness, as you grow more like him in your daily living.

2. Dive into God’s word

Dive deep into God’s Word – and immerse yourself in the customs, traditions, and places of the Bible. Because learning to understand the Bible is the best way to know God, learn more about him, and discover his will for your life and future.

3. Navigate life’s complexities wisely

Charting a sound moral and ethical course becomes ever more difficult with the shifting sands of our rapidly changing world. But keeping Christ at the helm of our ship can help us make wise choices and become faithful stewards in all that we have and do.

4. Face life’s storms fearlessly

By putting your faith in Christ and learning to trust him more, you’ll find a safe haven for those moments when the storms and trials of life threaten to overwhelm and take you under.

5. Safeguard Relationships with the Knot of Love

Life with others, though a blessing, can at times get a bit turbulent. Here you’ll find help to navigate those sometimes rough seas both in and out of your home with love and biblical wisdom.

6. Immerge Yourself in Service

God calls us to a life of service because we do not, after all, travel this world alone. This section offers inspiration and ideas for serving God and others wholeheartedly. Plus tips to help missionaries establish sound moorings in their new and confusing culture.

God has given both his promise and his oath… Therefore we hold to the hope that lies before us. This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls.

Hebrews 6:18-19 NLT

Let me introduce myself

I‘m Sheila, Skipper on this journey and so glad you’re here! I’m a mom, nonna, and wife of 44 years. And have been serving with my husband as a missionary in Italy for 30+ years. I hope you’ll find inspiration, help, and encouragement for navigating our increasingly complex world with a firmly anchored, staying faith. One that only grows stronger through life’s struggles, trials, and storms!

For it is precisely when every earthly hope has been explored and found wanting… When in the gathering darkness every glimmer of light has finally flickered out, it’s then that Christ’s hand reaches out, sure and firm. Then Christ’s words bring inexpressible comfort, then his light shines brightest, abolishing the darkness forever.

Malcolm Ruggeridge