Get Better Rejoice Daily

 

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Fruit of the Spirit: Peace

  I have several acquaintances that thrive off drama and I want to ask why.  It is difficult to me why they want to constantly be in an uproar rather than enjoy peace and serenity. Dictionary.com defines peace as: The normal, non-warring condition of a nation, group of nations; or an agreement or treaty between warring or antagonistic nations or […]

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Living with Humility

Recently, I was speaking with my boss.   She said, “you came with little experience and I did not know what to expect, but you’ve blown me away with the way you have built the program up and all you do.” I have to admit that I was left speechless.   More than anything, I struggled to accept the compliment. I was […]

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Hall of Faith: John, the Faithful

In looking at those in the New Testament who belong in the Hall of Faith, one would think of the Apostle John. In the Gospel of John, he is referred to as the “Beloved disciple” or the “disciple whom Jesus loved”. He is first introduced in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke as “ he saw other two brethren, James […]

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Healing can’t be done alone

When we’ve been hurt, the one thing we long for is to move past the pain to a better place in our hearts and lives. Healing is a very personal experience and the process is different for everyone. Depending on the situation and length of time in the relationship, healing can take anywhere from a few months to years. We […]

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Behind the Hymn: And Can It Be, That I Should Gain

  And Can It Be is one of the better-known hymns written by Charles Wesley. According to The Oxford Edition of the Works of John Wesley, the song was written immediately after the conversion of Charles Wesley. Charles Wesley was born on December 18, 1707 to Samuel and Susannah Wesley.  Charles was the eighteenth of nineteen children born to the […]

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Fruit of the Spirit: Joy

I have an acquaintance who always has a smile on her face, no matter what she is going through.  I must admit that this joy is very attractive and I wish I could exude this characteristic more wholeheartedly. This lead me to think of the song that says “I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down deep in my heart.” […]

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A Blessing to Others

Last week, I shared how God provided for me in my weakness. I work in a service industry where I give a lot of myself. I have people come to me with a variety of issues and I often have to think outside the box to find a solution to the problem. There are days when I am left drained […]

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Hall of Faith: Peter, the Leader

Throughout the gospels, the book of Acts and epistles we see the evolution of Simon Peter from fisherman to leader of the early church. So, what can we learn about Peter? “And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.” {Matthew […]

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When We Blame Others

Recently I had a conversation with a loved one.  A former boyfriend had recently died due to a short illness. We began to discuss the decisions this individual made and that she was better off without him.  Even before they broke up, he was making bad choices and doing things that were harmful to both himself and others.  This was […]

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Behind the Song: You Are My King {Amazing Love}

You Are My King {Amazing Love} is a contemporary song that has become very popular. The song talks about God’s amazing love for us, how we are forgiven, and how Jesus is our King and he loved us enough to die for us on the cross.  This sacrifice is the amazing love the song refers to. The song was written […]

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God’s Love Never Changes

 

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Fruit of the Spirit: Love

Love is a word that we seem to throw around the way we might throw a pillow. I love this food… I love this sweater… I love this house… I love this car… I love, I love, I love…. As we begin our study on the fruits of the spirit, the first fruit mentioned is love. So, what does the […]

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Even in My Weakness I am Made Strong

For years I struggled to find my professional niche and where I belonged. Through performing in nursing homes, I became acquainted with the activities department and the variety of tasks provided and performed. As one chapter of my life drew to a close and I began to seek a new career, God slowly revealed to me that this was where […]

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Hall of Faith: Mary Magdalene, Served Jesus

In discussing who in the New Testament deserves to be listed in the Hall of Faith, Mary Magdalene seems a very logical choice. Other than Mary, the Mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene is listed among the women who were the most faithful followers of Jesus. Her name derives from Luke 8:2 which says “Mary, called Magdalene.” The town of Magdala […]

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Lessons When Faced with the Past

Recently, I attended a conference and was confronted with my past. No, this was not one of my abusers, however it was a reminder of a difficult and unhappy time in my life. Yet, in a very strange way I felt as if I were: Liberated from that situation Had learned the lessons I was meant to learn in that […]

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Behind the Song: Holy Ground

Holy Ground is a song that once again shows the power of God. Geron Davis was nineteen years old when his minister father ask him to write a song for the new building their church was dedicating in Savannah, Tennessee. Weeks before the dedication his father asked him to write a song and Davis kept meaning to, but either inspiration […]

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Gifts of the Spirit: Giving, Mercy and Marriage

Today, we wrap up our series on the gifts of the spirit.  Be sure to join me next week as we start a new series on the fruits of the spirit. Today, we will be discussing giving and mercy, fortitude and exhortation and marriage and celibacy. At the end of this article, I am providing several links for you to […]

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