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Say Thank You: Remembrance and Gratitude are Keys in A Life of Joy

How many times do we slip into the muck of life because we are stuck in our own pity-party? Get out of the muck, and say thank you. Enter a life of gratitude and joy. “It’s ok to have your pity party, but then you need to move on.” This is some sage advice given… Continue reading Say Thank You: Remembrance and Gratitude are Keys in A Life of Joy

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Plateaus: Trusting that God is Always at Work in Us

We often look at plateaus with a negative connotation, but all they are is room for growth. Why are they room for growth? Because they represent an opportunity to change.  We all hit plateaus. We all have days, weeks, even years of no movement. Are you standing still right now? I am. In several aspects.… Continue reading Plateaus: Trusting that God is Always at Work in Us

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Helping: Sharing God’s Love Through Actions and Generosity

God calls all of us to provide helping hands whether it be in our schools, churches, or neighborhoods. We must all take part in providing for the needs of those around us. A couple of weeks ago, two members of my church family, my community, helped me in a time of need. I previously wrote… Continue reading Helping: Sharing God’s Love Through Actions and Generosity

Devotional · Stay Sane

Help: Crying Out to the Lord Who Delivers from Trouble

Often, we move forward boldly, trying to accomplish things on our own, not asking for help. When is the right time to ask? What is at stake when we don’t? “Oh Lord, help us” is not just the name of this ministry, but the cry of my heart. It’s 11 o’clock on Tuesday night and… Continue reading Help: Crying Out to the Lord Who Delivers from Trouble

Devotional · Stay Sane

Home: Five Tips for Building Community Where We Are

Where we feel the most at home, isn’t always where we end up. Often times, it takes our own will power to seek out and build community where we land. There’s something about going “home”. I love returning to the place of my childhood. Especially in the summer. I was able to return to Indiana… Continue reading Home: Five Tips for Building Community Where We Are

Devotional · Stay Sane

Neighbor: Living the Great Commandment of Love

Loving our neighbor is more than loving the people directly next to us. It is loving all those whom God has created and has compassion for. The dark was so encompassing on the cloudy night. It crept right up next to the young girl as she held tightly to her mother’s hand. They stumbled through… Continue reading Neighbor: Living the Great Commandment of Love

Devotional · Stay Sane

Community: God’s Invitation into Spiritual and Personal Growth

Having friends, working side by side toward a common goal is the definition of community. God gives us an invitation into His community helping us grow. We went to the park today to play. My son wanted to have someone to play with but he can be shy in new situation. He tends to mirror… Continue reading Community: God’s Invitation into Spiritual and Personal Growth

Devotional · Stay Sane

Joy: Impacting Others with Our Deeds, Showing God’s Goodness

As believers, God’s goodness is the driving force behind our joy. We have the ability to impact others with the joy we hold inside. Joy is contagious, even if it’s for a moment. We have the power to influence others with our countenance. So, what if we all chose to use our power in positive ways?… Continue reading Joy: Impacting Others with Our Deeds, Showing God’s Goodness