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Joy is a Choice of My Behavior

Joy is a Choice of My Behavior Week 4 So many things are out of reach as well as out of our ability to control, but our behavior, that’s not one of those things. When we are choosing joy, we need to realize that what we say, think, do as well as how we treat […]

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Joy is a Condition of my Heart

Joy is a Condition of my Heart Week 3 Before this study, have you ever really thought about joy being a heart matter? In our day to day life, there are so many uncertain things, uncontrollable things and scary things.  Those are the kinds of conditions that we simply have no control over.  The condition […]

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Joy is a Conviction of my Mind

Joy is a Conviction of My Mind Week 2 Welcome to another week of Choosing Joy. This week we’ve taken a deep look into our own heart and mind.  If we are honest, it’s not always pretty there is it? I love the verses found in 1 Thes 5:16-18 because they are crucial to the […]

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Joy is my Inheritance

Joy is my Inheritance What an exciting introduction to Choosing Joy by Kay Warren!  Have you ever taken time to ponder the thought that Joy IS our inheritance?  Pure joy as we walk the streets of gold, as we live in mansions prepared for us, as we finally see our Savior face to face?  That […]

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Choose Joy Bible Study

I’m personally inviting you to this Choose Joy Bible Study. If you don’t have the book, I encourage you to hop on Amazon and get a copy or head over to your local Christian Bookstore and grab one there.   I’m so excited about this 4 Week Bible Study!  Joy doesn’t come easy for many of […]

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Prayer Works

We see example after example in the Bible where people went to God in prayer and had miraculous prayers answered, yet we doubt that God can still do that today. God is the same as He was then. Put Verses about Prayer throughout your home.  Commit them to memory and you’ll have them at a […]

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Verses on Comfort

  Sometimes when our heart is in so much pain we can’t think of verses that will bring comfort.  Bookmark this page, print out these verses and keep them in your Bible or pin this page.  Whatever you need to do to help keep the verse handy. Psalm 23:4 – Even though I walk through the […]

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20 Absolutes Of A Happy Marriage

Marriage – the best of times, the worst of times. So much joy and love, yet sometimes due to our human nature, we lash out so harshly at the ones we love the most, creating so much pain. My son recently got married (4/12/2014) and my husband and I will be celebrating our 25th anniversary […]

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Everyday Ministries For ANY Christian

When thinking of “ministry” think of…. Unto the Least of These… Christian Ministry isn’t just for the Pastor and Assistant Pastors of a Church. It is for every Christian. Yes, every one of us. There are a million excuses for why people don’t “minister” one to another but none of them are valid or reasonable. […]

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Train Up A Child

Parenting is not for wimps. It’s just not. Until your child has children of their own, there is no way they will ever comprehend why you do what you do. This is why it is vital to your heart that no matter how your days, months or years work out that you place your trust […]

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Single Step

  Lao Tzu said “A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” I have found that sometimes we take that first step naturally, other times it is quite by accident. Then there are the times that we are forced into taking that step with no control over what is happening, no […]

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Assumptions

It started with the book The Shape of Mercy and the main character assuming that someone was hired help by the way he was dressed when he was actually a friend of the family. The book is about the Salem Witch Trials and all of the horrible assumptions there. Next I hear it. You’ve heard […]

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A Place Of Healing

When I began listening to the audio version of A Place of Healing by Joni Eareckson Tada I listened, knowing that she had an amazing ministry to disabled people. I expected this book to be directed to towards physical healing, but quickly found out that it spoke very loudly to my heart. I have no […]

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The Hiding Place

The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom is a riveting story of faith, hope and complete trust in the Lord during a time that is nothing short of horrific. This true account of a family that helped Jews without regards to their own well being, will have you on the edge as you listen to […]

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Still He Speaks

Ps 46:10 BE STILL…and know that I AM God Romans 10:17 – Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God Sometimes when everything is going great – we forget to listen to the Lord – Still HE speaks Sometimes the tears flow daily – we forget to listen to the Lord – […]

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Follow Their Example

I’m always amazed at just how awesome the love of God is. When we stop focusing on our past mistakes, failures and current fears and turn our eyes towards the Lord, we’ll see just how amazing HE is. The Creator of the Universe, the ONE the wind and waves OBEY… will come to our rescue. […]

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A Promise Kept

Because of this single promise found in Luke 18:33 “And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again” we can stand strong in His strength. Because Jesus rose again…. We don’t have to fear tomorrow or face it alone We have peace that surpasses all understanding […]

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In A Valley

I’m in a valley. It’s true. Have been for about a month now AND I love it! I do! I’m working in beautiful Salem Virginia. Mountains are everywhere I look. The ride to and from each week has been gorgeous with the color of the leaves changing to burnt orange and bright reds. Megan even […]

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Gifts Of God’s Grace

I love the Grace of God. I love the fact that HE looks for us! He wants to spend time with us. Not just hear our prayers, but he longs to just spend time together. Isn’t that an amazing thought? The King of Kings and LORD of Lords wants to spend time with us? We […]

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Whatever The Day May Bring

Whatever your day has brought you – PRAISE HIM! If it brought you sun, praise HIM – If it brought you rain, praise HIM If it brought you a bonus, praise HIM – If it brought you an unemployment check, praise HIM If it brought you a new car, praise HIM – If it brought […]

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Where Is Goodness & Joy?

The other day I was talking with a friend that I had not talked to in a while. Knowing that she had been through a deep, horrible loss with the death of her beloved brother, I emailed her to let her know I was thinking of her and praying for her. Through a series of […]

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Hope In Emptiness

I love that with the Resurrection there is hope in hopeless situations. I love that even though it looks like things will end, that the beginning is right there in Christ, A new beginning in Christ. I love that when I feel that all is lost, the SONrise will remind me that the day can […]

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Letting Go

Letting go is one of the most difficult things ever. You know I’m telling the truth here! It doesn’t matter what “it” is, it is hard to let go. Letting go means you place 100% trust in whomever you are letting things go to. It means that you have confidence in that person to handle […]

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Never Alone

My heart is amazed at just how big this world is and how technology can keep us in touch with those who have moved away from us.  But sometimes, my heart is even more amazed at just how alone we can feel even though people are close to us physically as well as through technology.  […]

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Giants

  Guys are huge! Huge! Especially if you are a little girl, you look up and see a mighty man towering over you, your heart trembles a little. Men are giants in the eyes of children I remember as a little, tiny girl being afraid of those towering giants in my life. There were only […]