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We may need moments to feel happy, but to always experience the joy of the Lord, we need faith in all of God's promises:. When you look through the scriptures, we are often told to rejoice, always be full of joy in the Lord, or be of good cheer. You will notice that these statements do not come as a recommendation, but rather as an instruction. This shows us that joy is something we must practice as believers.


Therefore, whatever the surrounding circumstances or situations, your disposition sh

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The Importance Of A Positive Mindset

Mindset plays the biggest role in determining your actions. Your mindset is the fuel to your actions. When you feel good about yourself, you will look good.  

You might not be good enough now but don't worry...Don't beat yourself up. All you have to do is to keep a positive mindset. 

Look into the mirror and tell yourself, “I look good”. 

“And, I will look even better from now onward. I just need to eat  and live healthy.” 

Looking good increases your self-esteem. And what’s most important is yo

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As much as rejection is a very frequent occurrence in life, we are quick to feel bad about it. Each time it happens to us almost forgetting that God can still work out good from any situation. I like to think of rejection as an opportunity to get access to something even better. Yes, it hurts it may look like we gave something all we had and still got rejected. However, if there's better which there always is, then the rejection keeps us open to receiving that better opportunity.


After every r

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The biggest enemy of motivation are our own bad habits. When we are so programmed to do something that isn’t good for us that we do it without even thinking about it, chances are high that we are already more invested in our own failure than we are in our success. If we don’t commit ourselves to our success every single day and constantly reinforce ourselves by reminding ourselves to make good choices, then motivation can and will slip right through our fingers.  

The number one thing you can do

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Life has many issues that we need to consider. We can easily get carried away by these burdens and forget the main reason why we are here. Life can be very cumbersome for many people. They tend to lose themselves from trying to keep up with schooling, wanting better careers, handling relationships. Life comes as almost impossible. Many people have been stressed out, some have become very depressed and others have looked to drugs to help keep them up.


But there is a way you can live a better li

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Life will knock you down and laugh at you. Life will hit you when you're trying to live for Jesus. Life is no respecter of persons. But that's when you say, "you know what, I'm getting up, I'm not going to quit. I'm not. I may get knocked down nine times, but I'm going to get up 10 times. I'm not going to quit." In the words of the great theologian Rocky Balboa, - and I quote, "it's not how hard you can hit that makes you a winner, but it's how hard you can get hit and get up and keep going".


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As you build your faith, you block out the spirit of fear. Fear and faith do not mix, they are complete opposites. So, if you'll take just one thing away from my message today, let it be this. God has not given you a spirit of fear. He has given you a spirit of power, love and a sound mind. Deuteronomy 31 verse 8 says

 The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”


This is God's word to you. He will not leave yo

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As you build your faith, you block out the spirit of fear. Fear and faith do not mix, they are complete opposites. So, if you'll take just one thing away from my message today, let it be this, God has not given you a spirit of fear, he has given you a spirit of power, love and a sound mind. Deuteronomy 31:8 says

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”


Everything God has for us is contained in thes

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Everyone loves to be comfortable, stress-free and happy. A unique sense of satisfaction comes when there are no challenges when there is peace and everything is working out smoothly. However, we all know that in life, peace and prosperity are not always the case. There are times when you will pass through hardship and diverse challenges before peace and prosperity arrive. This is a natural occurrence in life, both born-again Christians and non-believers.


Have this same experience, however, bel

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by Tonja Taylor  


Of gentle grace who wins respect (Prov 11:16).

Who lives right and blesses the city so that it flourishes (Prov. 11:11)

Who is kind to others and helps myself (Prov 11:17)

Who keeps a cool head and avoids rash bargains (Prov 11:15)

Who is one of God’s loyal people and triumphs (Prov 11:21)

Who has desires that are good that lead to the best (Prov 11:23)

Who blesses others and is abundantly blessed (Prov 11:25)

Who seeks good and finds delight (Prov 11:27)

Who has a G

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by Dale Buchanan  



Green Bank, West Virginia, is called the "quietest town in America." A sign at the edge of town states, "You are entering the Radio Astronomy Instrument Zone:  Diesel Vehicles Only; No Portable Electronics except for Authorized Purposes; Do not install or leave Unattended any equipment that does not comply with ITU-R RA.769."

This 13,000 square mile area is home to the Green Bank Observatory. It has the largest steerable radio telescopes in the world to measure invisible e

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It is difficult to understand that pain has a purpose when you are the one suffering it. It is very easy to say it to someone else, but admitting it to yourself might be quite challenging. Despite this, the truth is that your pain has a purpose. The truth is, God is aware of the pain you are passing through. He is aware of the difficulties you are faced with and while he does not enjoy seeing you in pain, he is working out. Even the pain for your good, in fact, some of those circumstances only o

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by Tesh Njokanma  



In our world today, everyone uses the word love, even when they don’t understand what love is. For example, we see two women having sexual relations with one another, some going to the extent of even getting married under the name of love. That isn’t love; it is an abuse or misrepresentation of love. A man bruises and batters your face on a regular basis and you say he loves you, he just has a problem expressing his emotions. The further away we are from God, the easier it

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by Lorraine Taylor  


Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your understanding;

Proverbs 3:5 NKJ


Trust is defined as a known reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, and surety, of a person or thing. 

As Christians who believe in the divine empowering of a holy God, we are often encouraged to place unwavering trust in this spirit-being.

When we trust in the Lord for the unknowns in life, (family estrangement, suicide, chronic illness, hospice, mental illness, addictio

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Have you been a victim of people's attacks? Maybe people just dislike you and you have been faced with persecution for no reason, this blog post is for you. You may have been wondering why people attack you for no reason which may have caused you to face challenges. Let us build a foundation. The first thing you should know is that your real enemy is not the people attacking you, even if they do a lot of harmful things, they are not the real enemy, they are just puppets being used by the devil a

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God, loves and takes care of his children. He always has good plans for us. Jeremiah 29. Verse 11 says...

 For I know the plans that I [a]have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for [b]prosperity and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

God also knows that we live in a world where we can become easily distracted by things and even other people. He created us to be relational beings. This is why we are always around people and can't live purposely in isolation. Because of this, he

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by PamFord Davis  


Look up; turn your eyes toward the merciful LORD.

Worship the LORD; meditate on the words of the Psalmist.

“I will raise my eyes to the mountains;
From where will my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to slip;
He who watches over you will not slumber.
Behold, He who watches over Israel
Will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is your protector;
The Lord is your shade on your right hand.
The sun wil

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by Jerry Ousley  


By Jerry D. Ousley


            In spite of what or who you may think of when you hear the word “father,” and in spite of the fact that a father is biologically required for the birth of a child, according to the Bible, a father is a God-ordained office in a family situation and in the life of a child.  Regardless of our modern acceptance of sinful practices (and no more comment is required for this article), the Biblical definition of a family is a father, a mother and the

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by PamFord Davis  

It was a simple book-keeping error.

We were getting married in Syracuse, NY and planning a move to Mississippi (where Norm had been hired to work at WDDT, Greenville). Norm forgot to balance his check book in all the excitement of the wedding ceremony and move preparations.

Maybe he could blame the memory lapse on sleep deprivation; he’d been working the midnight-6am shift at WNDR, Syracuse. If my memory serves me he also paid for his wedding tuxedo twice.

We got a letter f

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