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Month: November 2022

Do You Seem to be Juggling Your Hectic Life?

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We all have faced hectic times. Everything seems to be pulling us down like a huge magnet. How can we avoid this?

  1. Live differently. We spend too much time trying to mold into what everyone else is doing. It is called the rat race.
  2. Recognize your status as a Christian in the world.
    • Abstain from powerful passions.
    • Display God’s glory by the way you live.
  3. We need to live like an alien on this earth. This is not our home.
  4. Live submissively.
  5. Live feely.

Followers of God see freedom, not as an opportunity to do as we please, but to serve as God wills.

Ask God for wisdom as to how to choose the right thing to do.

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up.

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Reaching out May Help You Find Old Friends, or Make New Ones.

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I had a pleasant experience yesterday. I went with my son to a meeting he was conducting. He was the MC. He did a wonderful job of leading the meeting. I was back behind everyone trying to stay out of the way. Then one of the members asked who I was. My son said, “He is my dad.”

Then a lady shouted, “He was my fourth grade teacher.” I couldn’t believe it. I met with her afterwards and found out she was indeed one of my fourth grade students.

I met with her during the summer and tutored her. She told me that because of me helping her she became and outstanding student.

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Have you had a wonderful experience like this? Why not? Have you reached out to those around you to see if they are someone from your past?

It could be a neighbor. It could be a person ahead of you in a grocery line. It could be at a restaurant.

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Reaching out has many benefits. You may find someone you hadn’t seen in years. Even if it isn’t someone you didn’t know, You have made a new connection.

If someone looks familiar, ask.

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Put a smile on God’s face and meet new people.

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up.

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Seven Ideas on How to Make it Through the Day

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Missed Monday. Bad hair day.

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A perfect day weather wise, but very cold. I was out in it earlier, and I had the heat turned up high in my car. Oregon will set a record for none rain days if it doesn’t rain tomorrow. Pretty strange for a state that rains a lot.

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Have you ever wondered how you can make it through the day? I have. There are some days where I would rather just stay in bed, and sleep. Those days seem to come far to often. It’s like a long lost relative that comes to visit just for a few days, and stays much longer.

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My thought on the making it through the day:

  1. All days come and go.
  2. Never let the darkness dictate your feelings.
  3. Go for a long works. This really works for me. Especially when it is cold. New fresh air in the lungs.
  4. Storms come, and storms go, but God is with you 24/7.
  5. Live differently.
  6. Live submissively.
  7. Live freely.

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up.

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Thanks’ to All The Veterans Who Served Their Country.

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Today is Veteran’s Day. I am a veteran from waaaay back. I was in the service from 1959-1962. I am proud to say that I served, and I thank all of you who are serving, or have served. The sacrifice you did for your country is honorable.

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It seems like many people do not appreciate the military and what it does for us. I hate to think what our country would be like if we didn’t have a military. Can you speak German, or Japanese?

The great generation fought hard for our freedoms, and they won. I had three uncles who fought in WWII, against both the Germans, and the Japanese. Two earned the Purple Heart.

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It was hard for me to serve. I was a Christian and had feelings about being a conscientious objector. I was raised in a Quaker church that was against going to the military.

Because of me thinking my uncles were heroes, I overcame that feeling and enlisted anyway.

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Be sure to thank everyone you know that is a veteran. It will make them feel proud that they served.

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up.

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Pain and Suffering Seems Something we All Face.

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We want to avoid suffering, but it happens. We want to make sure the suffering is not because of sin.

We need to submit to God to help us with our suffering and pain. What do we need to do to be submissive?

  1. Feelings.
  2. Desires.
  3. Trust.

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Jesus submitted to the Father. He went through terrible pain and suffering. Because He did, Jesus is our substitute for pain and suffering.

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I was thinking about my TV remote the other day. What Power!! I can get rid of channels I don’t like and turn to the ones I do like. However, we must remember that God is our remote of life. We are not our own remote for life. God pushes the buttons, not us.

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Some thoughts:

  1. Do not return evil with evil.
  2. Overcome evil with God.
  3. Entrust yourself to God.

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up.

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Winter’s Coming With Rain and Storms. Similar to Life.

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Winter is on its way. The days are colder and the rain has returned. That gives us some relief from the heat, but realize that come April you will be crying for summer to come again.

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That is what it seems to be for life. Always changing from stormy to sunny, and back to stormy again.

We have trials that pull us down like huge magnates. We struggle, and fight back.

It seems like we are in a war, and we are losing the battle.

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Now that I have totally depressed you, let’s talk about our God who is there for us 24/7.

He knows what we are going through. He knows our hurts and disappointments. He will never forsake you or abandon you.

We just need to reach out to Him in prayer, and He will be there helping us through our storms.

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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