Category Archives: encouragement

When life gives you lemons (16 alternatives to lemonade)

We’ve all heard the popular phrase about what to do when life gives you lemons.  But what if you don’t want (or like) lemonade? Perhaps we could learn from inventor, George Washington Carter, (who came up with hundreds of things … Continue reading

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Can God speak through “Chicken Run”?

Can God speak through the animated movie, “Chicken Run?” Today my wife said that she felt a nudging in the Spirit to watch the movie, “Chicken Run.” The idea sounded kind of weird to me, but I went along with … Continue reading

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Church without community is like spaghetti without sauce.

Church without community is like spaghetti without sauce. Church without unity is like unconnected chain links. You can’t organize or hype-up genuine Christian unity. It comes through surrendering our agendas to the Holy Spirit. If church meets around a prearranged program, … Continue reading

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Word choice matters

Your lingo leads your life. Choose to use uplifting lingo! It’s hard to build a positive life with a negative vocabulary. Bad words don’t produce good outcomes. Your feelings follow the verbiage you daily use and consume. Volatile verbiage creates volatility. Serene verbiage … Continue reading

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Do fishy, smelly words jump into your mind?

People become like the words they think, say, write, hear, & read. Do you need a change in words? Lay down put-down words & take up uplifting words! Holy Spirit promptings, when humbly obeyed, turn into amazing God moments! When first coming to … Continue reading

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12 steps for one another groups

The founders of Alcoholics Anonymous established 12 steps to help people overcome an addiction to alcohol. As the program gained success, various support groups for other addictions began to apply the steps for their own needs. In 50-something places the … Continue reading

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Inauguration Day Thoughts: When you can’t see the light, it may be behind you.

Meanness & kindness are both boomerangs. Which will you throw? Persistent kindness melts away meanness. Try it and see. Returning kindness for hostility; is disarming. When you don’t see much kindness; break the tread & do something kind! Kindness & joy … Continue reading

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