SONG OF THE WEEK

March 31, 2016

The lyrics from this week’s song of the week remind us to let let joy flow into our lives and not work to keep it out
https://youtu.be/fDANA1MeaoE

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

March 31, 2016

find some time today to laugh

APPLAUSE

March 30, 2016

A few months ago, I was invited to give my first public talk since I stopped pastoring. There are so many things about public speaking, which make me nervous. It is not that I cannot speak publicly, it was that for the longest time I took others response to my sermons or talks as an evaluation of my message. It was as if I was giving others the power to tell me when I was doing a good job and when I was not. I struggled with my response to others applause and comments, or lack thereof. I was intentionally working on moving to the place where my self-evaluation was unrelated to the evaluation of others, albeit positive or negative. There were times people would clap wildly, jump to their feet, yell out “you betta say that Pastor” or some other expression. I struggled with how much value I placed on their reaction.

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

March 30, 2016

May ever step be filled with joy

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

March 29, 2016

Are you allowing the joy to flow through you?

Bring on the Joy

March 28, 2016

What can you do to bring joy into this world?

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

March 28, 2016

Joy and suffering are two different things. I learned this recently while i was joyful while grieving.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

March 27, 2016

Are you smiling?

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

March 26, 2016

Do you have spiritual vision?

FOCUSING ON THE JOY

March 25, 2016

It has been a challenging few weeks and I know there is more to come. The awesome thing for me is that I know that even when it may feel like you are not there for me, you really are. Over the course of my journey with you, I have learned a few key lessons for which I am truly grateful. Maybe the first is about where I put my focus. It is easy when I am going through to focus on what is going wrong and what you are not doing for me.

The reality is that even when I am going through, you are doing things for me.

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