Category Archives: Joy

Making Time for God

Mark 1:35 (NIV) 35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.   Godly people make a habit of spending time with God. … Continue reading

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God Redeems Our Suffering

2 Corinthians 11:24-29 (NIV) 24 Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was pelted with stones, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, 26 I … Continue reading

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A Rose We Will Never Forget: Remembering the Life of Rose Ann Pierce

As I was preparing my talk for Grandma Rose’s funeral, the memories flooded my soul and the words kept coming and coming.  By the time I was done, I had a talk that was going to be way too long … Continue reading

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We Can All Get Preferential Treatment

Psalm 30:5 (NIV) 5 For his anger lasts only a moment,     but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night,     but rejoicing comes in the morning.   Most of the time, we think, “Oh, God’s got bigger things to deal … Continue reading

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Twenty Things We Should Say More Often (Part 23)

Well, we made it through the entire list of things that we should say more often.  If you missed any of them, here is the complete list: Thank you. Excuse me. Here is a surprise corn dog I bought you … Continue reading

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Twenty Things We Should Say More Often (Part 22)

Today we are going to talk about a bonus thing to say on our list of things we should say more often.  Every great Top 20 list is even better if there is a 21st thing. Let’s dance. This may … Continue reading

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Twenty Things We Should Say More Often (Part 21)

Today we are going to talk about #1 on our list of things we should say more often. Something nice.  If you can’t think of anything nice to say, you’re not thinking hard enough. The world is full of people … Continue reading

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