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Thursday Thought - Extend Community

After a couple of days talking about how to find community and the fact that God lives in community, let’s spend a minute talking about extended community – you know, the community that is bigger than our town or neighborhood. Chances are that you have family or friends who live outside of your 5-mile radius.

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Thursday Thoughts – Give Thanks in all Circumstances

The 3rd action we are looking at in Paul’s list of instructions for living in the will of God instead the ways of the world is "give thanks in all circumstances". Paul didn’t write “Give thanks in the good times” or “Give thanks in successful times”. No, he wrote “Give thanks in ALL circumstances.”

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Thrusday Thoughts - Praising God

In a recent daily devotional from the You Version Bible app was this verse and a beautiful pray praising God. Thank you to You Version for their daily devotions that remind me to start my day off praising God!

Symbol for "God is Greater than the Highs and Lows"

Thursday Thought - God is Greater

For the longest time I didn't know what the image meant. I saw it around, but never really asked anyone. If you're in the dark like I was, here is what it means. "God is Greater than the Highs and Lows."

Thursday Thought – Unexpected Hope

Every night before bed, I read a story out of our children’s Bible to my daughters. We just got into the New Testament, and we read the story in Luke 2 of how God sent a choir of angels to tell the lowly “riff-raff” shepherds about his Son who was born.

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Thursday Thoughts - Positivity

How have your thoughts changed this week?  On Monday we challenged ourselves to be kinder to ourselves in the ways we think and talk to ourselves. On Tuesday I shared about the three questions we can use to assess those thoughts: 1. Is it true? 2. Is it helpful? 3. Is it kind?

“The people around us don’t really need to know what WE think of them, as much as what GOD thinks of them.”

Thursday Thought

It can be so easy to notice the flaws in someone, but how often do we take time to vocalize and celebrate their gifts and talents? How often do we celebrate them for being the person God made them to be?