• How to Bring More Joy Into Your Life
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    How to Bring More Joy Into Your Life – 17 Useful Tips to Make Today Better

    Just waiting for JOY and HAPPINESS to show up in your life isn’t likely to get great, steady results. Like so many things in life, finding JOY is a proactive thing… you’ve got to make it happen! Now, realize the difference between JOY and temporary happiness…  Receiving a gift might bring temporary feelings of “happiness.” When your hubby gets a raise at work, that might also make you feel temporarily “happy.“ True JOY, on the other hand, can be a continual state of emotional and mental peace. JOY starts with walking in the steps of the Lord Jesus. Letting Him be Lord of your life. Following God’s biblical principles always…

  • Bible Verse Image with Jeremiah 18:4 KJV
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    And Now the Broken Teapot Has a New Purpose – Jeremiah 18:4

    “And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.” ~ Jeremiah 18:4 Today, I want to share with you a cute little poem (down below) about a broken teapot.  My pastor’s wife (Mrs. Kathy McCullough) wrote this poem, and last year she placed it on pretty bookmarks to give to the ladies at our church. I keep mine at my bedside since that’s where I love to read.  I love teacups and teapots as well. There’s soooooo many designs and colors.  So many unique ones; they never…

  • ray without ceasing I Thessalonians 5_17 kjv
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    Finding the Time to Pray

    *Updated 4/3/2019 – Originally posted June, 13, 2019 The most common frustration for tired, weary Christians in our hustle and bustle modern society is that, “I just don’t have the time to pray!”. But can you imagine if I told my husband that I just don’t have time to talk to him everyday? Or, can you imagine me telling my close friends that I just don’t have time to communicate with them anymore? Prayer plays a vital role in our relationship with our Heavenly Father.  When we make excuses not to pray, we are telling God that He isn’t really so important to us. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 says, “Pray without…

  • Laugh and find humor every day - watercolor art by herchristianhome.com
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    Stop being so serious. Seriously!

    Isn’t it a great experience when a friend says something so funny that you begin to laugh exceptionally hard... I mean to the point that your stomach hurts and you almost begin to cry? Didn’t you feel the tension dissipate? What you are experiencing is a release of stress that may have been weighing you down for days. The old adage, “Laughter is the best medicine” is so true. Proverbs 17:22 kjv says… A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Why is laughter your secret weapon to beating stress? You may be surprised to discover that laughter is equivalent to fifteen minutes…

  • How to Wake Up and See God's Blessings Each Morning #devotional
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    How to Wake Up and See God’s Blessings Each Morning

    Updated: 10/20/2018  Originally posted: February 27, 2011 How to Wake Up and See God’s Blessings Each Morning The other day, someone on Facebook posted a thoughtful question… “What if you woke up tomorrow morning with ONLY the things you thanked God for today?” It’s such a thought-provoking question to ponder because many of us fail to see that we are so very blessed! Sadly, if the question above were to become a reality, some of us might wake up with nothing. I know I’ve been guilty of days where I’ve focused more on the negative instead of all the positive blessings from God.  But, have you realized that our Heavenly…