How to Replace Negativity with the Truth
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How to Replace Negativity with the Truth

Worry, anxiety, envy, anger, frustration, discouragement, self-pity, etc. Stinkin’ thinkin’! Negative attitude affecting thoughts that ruin our days and hurt our relationships. But it’s just part of life, isn’t it? Since sin entered the Garden, there have been examples of negativity leading to serious problems. Most of us have seen the quote: “Watch your thoughts,…

10 Ways God’s Love is Perfect, Unconditional, and Unfailing
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10 Ways God’s Love is Perfect, Unconditional, and Unfailing

John wrote, “We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in His love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.” 1 John 4:16 Not just that He loves but He is love! The Bible says God’s love is perfect. The Lord passed in front of…

Taking My Brokenness to the One Who Can Restore Me
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Taking My Brokenness to the One Who Can Restore Me

“Let my heart be broken for the things that break the heart of God.”~ Bob Pierce (World Vision and Samaritans’ Purse) I’ve been thinking about being brokenhearted lately. Synonyms for heartbroken include – agony, anguish, despair, grief, pain, sorrow, sadness, heartache, etc. What breaks God’s heart? Simply stated – Sin/Evil. Sin and evil are the sources…

How Counting Your Blessings from A to Z will Make You Happier
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How Counting Your Blessings from A to Z will Make You Happier

How would you like to be happier? Studies show a deliberate attitude of gratitude can increase happiness and when you and I express it to others or write it down, we can actually increase our levels of energy, enthusiasm, and empathy. Sounds good, doesn’t it? God inspired Paul to write… In everything give thanks. This…

How to Declutter Your Heart and Mind and Experience Joy
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How to Declutter Your Heart and Mind and Experience Joy

Rev and I began decluttering our home in January. I bought Marie Kondo’s book – The Magic Art of Tidying Up and jumped right in… The summary says: The Magic Are of Tidying up gives detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle…

5 Verses & Prayers that will Help You Trust God More
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5 Verses & Prayers that will Help You Trust God More

When I’m struggling. When I don’t know what to do next. When I’m anxious about the path God is placing before me . . . I go to the Psalms. Because David penned words there that are raw and honest. It almost feels like I’m getting a peek at his personal journal. “Lord, I’m afraid….