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7Aug, 2018

Pure Joy! Week 9

The Joy of Trusting God and Not Worrying Philippians 4:1-9 In Philippians 4:1 Paul again reiterates his love for the Philippians and encourages them to stand firm in faith. During times of trial it is often difficult to stand firm in faith. Often we start to doubt God and think [...]

25Jul, 2018

Pure Joy! Week 7

The Joy of Knowing Christ! Philippians 3:1-11 Last week we looked at the joy of service and how thankfulness will help ward off one of the biggest joy zappers of all – grumbling and complaining. Hopefully, you picked up on how grumbling and complaining can come from either a prideful [...]

10Jul, 2018

Pure Joy! Week 5

The Joy of Humility Philippians 2:1-13 I hope the past couple weeks you have had an opportunity to think about the freedom we have in Christ. A deeper understanding of what we have been given will help us live into the humble attitude that Paul talks about in these next [...]

27Jun, 2018

Pure Joy! Week 4

The Joy of Spreading the Gospel Philippians 1:12-30 Here we are in week 4 of our study of Philippians. I pray you are already starting to grasp the recipe for pure joy. The most important and first ingredient is Jesus – the grace of God sent to this earth to [...]

13Jun, 2018

Pure Joy! Week 2

Overview of Philippians - History and Background I pray you have taken some time this past week to think about what fills your bucket—what makes you happy and what joy is in your heart. We learned this last week that joy is a fruit of the Spirit. That means joy [...]

3May, 2018


Fly… Give my prayers wings Lord, just like a butterfly. I know You listen to them all my God, I don’t need to know how or why. An ardent word expressed in the recesses of my mind Is heard by you, and acted upon Although I may not find, an [...]

27Apr, 2018


POWER PRAYER My boys were only 3 and 5 years old but they decided they wanted a dog. Since the older one wasn’t getting the results he wanted, he solicited the help of his younger brother. Then they both came to me and their dad asking to get a dog. [...]

16Apr, 2018

The Lord’s “Pray-ers”

The Lord’s “Pray-ers” Luke 11:1 says, One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” In the words that follow this passage, Jesus gives us our Lord’s Prayer; one [...]

13Apr, 2018

Hedging Thoughts to Hear God

Hedging Thoughts to Hear God   “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.”— Psalm 143:8 I had the opportunity to attend a Quiet and [...]

5Apr, 2018


Unveiled A group of God’s GALS finished studying the book of Exodus in January and we learned so much about God, ourselves and this beautiful relationship God calls us into. This unhindered—or as it is sometimes put “unveiled”—relationship we have with God through Jesus Christ is truly a blessing beyond [...]