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Facing the Future

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Life is moving on and a new year is here. You will never live in a time of perfection or a problem-free environment in this life. So, here are some thoughts on the New Year that can help us all to face the future with courage and faith. Always see your future as bigger than your past Many people face the future with apprehension.  “I’m just glad it will be Clark Gable who’s falling on his face and not Gary…

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Overcoming Fear

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As we begin a New Year, I would like to talk to you today about overcoming fears. I know we all face them but I am praying we won’t allow Satan to cripple us with these fears that do not come from God. What are you the most afraid of? What worries you the most? What fears hold you back? Here are a few fears that I know I have experienced in my ministry journey: Fear of failing Fear of…

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Ten Ways to Bring Joy to Your Pastor

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By Thom Rainer In some ways, I don’t like the official designation of October to be pastor appreciation month. I really wish we showed appreciation to pastors all the time. But like many other points of recognition, it does serve as a reminder that we are blessed by our pastors and their ministries. So how can you bring joy to your pastor? My list of ten is based on the interactions I have with thousands of pastors every year. Some…

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The True Meaning of Christmas

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As you are spending Christmas Day with your family, I pray you are enjoying your time together and making memories. Whether you still have young children at home or you are an empty nester, we can all still make wonderful memories of the “True Meaning of Christmas.” I would like to share today’s “Jesus Calling” devotion with you and pray as you go through the day it will stay at the forefront of your mind. As you wait attentively in…

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Learning How to Say “No” and Be Okay With It

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I would like to share a blog with you today from Patti Johnson, a local pastor’s wife, on the hard subject of learning to say, “No!” We are so often put in the position to give an answer to the question, “Will you do …?” Often we say, “Yes” and then everything in us is screaming that we should have said, “No.” So how do we maneuver this minefield? Here are 5 practical practices that may help. I discovered them…

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