Your Every Day Life

I just returned from Chicago where I was attending a spiritual transformation intensive seminar. It was fabulous. I have a notebook filled with scribbled notes, hand-written charts, and scripture. To say that those days filled me would be an understatement. I was filled in ways...
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Being Intentional in my pursuit of God

Intentional. We hear this word often enough. Does it’s meaning impact us or does it’s meaning escape our every day life. To be intentional simply means to do something on purpose. We can do intentional wrong or intentional good…We can be intentional daily about...
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Why Would I?

There are many things that strip the joy right out of my life. And, many of those things are not dependent on my circumstances but on what I believe while in the middle of them. This past week one of our teaching pastors at Cornerstone Fellowship, Matt VanCleave, gave a message...
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Leftover hurts or pain stealing your joy?

Leftovers. My refrigerator is cluttered with them, and my house is sprinkled with remnants of the leftovers of Valentines Day. Though  a week ago, Valentine’s Day gave me the gift of a leftover, in the form of food poisoning. My last meal was out to an early dinner with my...
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Your Troubles are Opportunities

As I have been saying, the word JOY is turning out to be something much different than I expected as I started the year with that word just one month ago. And, through some silly daily things I think I am beginning to experience joy in a new and living way…a way that is...
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Opportunity for JOY

Did you know that Scripture teaches us that our troubles are an opportunity for JOY? “Whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy. When your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully...
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The Journey into JOY

I took my two little dogs for a walk this morning. They are just so cute, trotting along side by side, sniffing the air and taking in the sights. I must admit I don’t walk them often because they get plenty of exercise running about the house and yard. And, frankly, I have...
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This Year's Theme: JOY

Each year I look for a theme, a word, a verse that I can hold on to and focus on. That way I am not running around trying to embrace every last thing, but I am single focused and my roots go deep into that year’s theme. Last year it was “YES LORD” and though the...
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