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Have you ever heard that hardships don’t have to turn into suffering?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carla Sep 6. 5 Replies

Recently I heard a preacher saying that we can choose joy over suffering even when we have hardships and that we don’t have to suffer so much over the bad things that happen to us—losses, illness,…Continue

Do we worship the Bible?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Amanda May 15. 17 Replies

I know we often refer to the Scriptures as being holy, and I know we use them as we worship God, but is that the same as to worship the Bible? Continue

Is it manipulative to encourage or influence another’s faith?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen King Mar 8. 10 Replies

These are my latest card creations. I just have this bundle of four ready to give away and then these new ones I’ve made, but haven’t written in yet, and I’ve been wondering if I should continue or…Continue

Do you like to feel in control of your problems?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jack Oct 2, 2017. 8 Replies

Do you like to feel in control of your problems? Why or why not? What do we risk by fully turning our problems over to God? What could we gain? How do we fully turn them over? Is it possible?

 

One of my favorite quotes is, "You're not brave, if you're not scared."

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Carla replied to Amanda's discussion Have you ever heard that hardships don’t have to turn into suffering?
"I believe that sorrow doesn't have to overcome us.  I can't say for sure if our personalities play a role in that, or if it's a choice.  I do know that Jesus heals.  In that sense, perhaps nothing else matters. In…"
Sep 6
Amanda replied to Amanda's discussion Have you ever heard that hardships don’t have to turn into suffering?
"Hi, Carla. I haven’t read the book you’ve mentioned but I have read other books about personality typing. It does seem that pain can take control of our lives and if we don’t deal with losses (cope) effectively, then the pain…"
Sep 6
Carla replied to Amanda's discussion Have you ever heard that hardships don’t have to turn into suffering?
"Hi Amanda, I've thought about this myself.  It makes me think of my own family when I was a child and the trauma my siblings and I experienced with our abusive father.  There are four of us.  All four of us have…"
Sep 5
Amanda replied to Amanda's discussion Have you ever heard that hardships don’t have to turn into suffering?
"Hi, Watchman. Grief is something felt when loss occurs, and a common teaching is that there is no timetable for grieving. It’s a process over time. However, some people tend to start feeling better sooner than others. Some can lose a loved one…"
Sep 5
thewatchman replied to Amanda's discussion Have you ever heard that hardships don’t have to turn into suffering?
"I've never thought it a choice how much we suffer???  Perhaps on how long we chose to suffer, i.e. lay in bed, self pity ourselves, blame others, etc.  but I do believe in the preachers response that we can choose joy over…"
Sep 4
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Sep 4
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Have you ever heard that hardships don’t have to turn into suffering?

Recently I heard a preacher saying that we can choose joy over suffering even when we have hardships and that we don’t have to suffer so much over the bad things that happen to us—losses, illness, tragedies. Have you ever heard that hardships don’t have to turn into suffering? How do we choose how much we suffer over these things? See More
Sep 4
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May 23
David commented on Amanda's blog post There’s no getting rid of the stigma.
"Amanda, this post brings me to tears every time I read it, as it is not the heart or nature of God. He is not disappointed with you, you are not a failure to Him in any way. You have so much value and potential and I know this because He sent His…"
May 22
thewatchman liked Amanda's discussion Do we worship the Bible?
May 20
journeyman commented on Amanda's blog post There’s no getting rid of the stigma.
"Amen Little Sister. We need God. He is in control not us, not me that's for sure. I struggle often with feelings and thoughts. Then God reminds me again that he is the one in charge not me. My faith is in God. My Hope comes from God. His Love…"
May 18
Amanda replied to Amanda's discussion Do we worship the Bible?
"Thanks for replying, journeyman. I remember as a child that I was told to be careful with the Bible, not to tear any of its pages, or hurt it in anyway because it would anger God. I know that there were book burnings during World War II and the…"
May 15
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There’s no getting rid of the stigma.

It’s said that people will turn to the church and to God first for help and answers to the problems of daily life (especially those who are experiencing mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression) because professional help is so expensive but they turn away from the church because their problems…See More
May 15
journeyman replied to Amanda's discussion Do we worship the Bible?
"I don't see him as the "New Creature". He is God. Part of the Holy Trinity. God the Father and the Holy Spirit. He was and is and ever more will be. We born again followers of Jesus are the "new creation". If we are in…"
May 11
Carla replied to Amanda's discussion Do we worship the Bible?
"Amen and Amen. "
May 9
journeyman replied to Amanda's discussion Do we worship the Bible?
"I am in agreement with Carla and JB. I will say that to treasure God's word for us in the Bible is a subtle difference from worshiping the Bible itself. The word of God because it is God's word is Holy. I think that what you are saying…"
May 9

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There’s no getting rid of the stigma.

Posted on May 15, 2018 at 8:19am 2 Comments

It’s said that people will turn to the church and to God first for help and answers to the problems of daily life (especially those who are experiencing mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression) because professional help is so expensive but they turn away from the church…

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Through Him, I have been forgiven, declared righteous, and am precious in God's eyes.

Posted on August 25, 2017 at 6:27am 0 Comments

The piece of text on the image said, "I'm not what I ought to be. I'm not what I wish to be. I'm not even what I hope to be. But by God's grace and Jesus' love I'm not what I used to be."



All of us do things or have things in our lives that God doesn't want. None of us live in sinless perfection, but does that mean we shouldn't talk about God or share the gospel of Christ until we do?



I want to please God with my life, but I know I fail in many ways. My failures don't mean… Continue

His death was in exchange for your life.

Posted on August 16, 2017 at 5:59am 0 Comments

Have you ever examined yourself on the question of whether or not you turned to Christ out of fear for yourself, your eternal destiny, and what He can give you, or because you were truly sorry for the sinful life you've lived and what it cost Jesus to be your Redeemer, the One Who ransomed you, paid the price for your release from sin and its consequences and you love Him?



His death was in exchange for your life. "Through His blood" means by His death (Colossians… Continue

The one thing everyone truly needs is Jesus.

Posted on August 14, 2017 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Well, somehow I made it through this Sunday morning's church service. Just kidding ...



The focus as usual was on God and exalting Him.



Love and thankfulness to God were apparent in those who participated in leading the service ... through the songs and communion, through prayer and the reading of the Scriptures.



Truly, for the time I'm there, they make it easy for me to remove my eyes from my own problems and focus on God.



This morning's Scripture… Continue

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At 7:09am on August 12, 2017, JB said…

Can people love someone whatever is true about them?

Yes! by the renewing the mind.

The UN-renewed Mine!!

#1. An UN-renewed mine is always waging war against unbelief.

#2. Ever praying for faith, but never arriving.

#3. Talking unbelief, yet struggling to get faith,

#4. Confessing failure, at the same time, confessing faith in the Word, yet denying it in action,

#5. Trying to believe, yet never acting on the Word.

 This is the attributes of Love, "God's kind of love" that we are to have as a Christian.

1 Cor. 13:4-8 Amp. Affirmation

God is Love

Because I walk in love, and love lives in me

#1. I endure long

#2. I’m patient and kind,

#3. I’m never envious, nor do I boil over with jealously

#4. I’m never boastful or vainglorious

#5. I never display myself haughtily

#6. I’m not conceited, arrogant or inflated with pride

#7. I’m never rude, or unmannerly, and I never act unbecomingly

#8. I never insist on my own rights, or my own ways

#9. I am not self-seeking

#10. I’m never touchy, fretful, or resentful

#11. I take no account of an evil done to me

#12. I pay no attention to a suffered wrong

#13. I do not rejoice at injustice, and unrighteousness

#14 But I do rejoice when right and truth prevail

#15. I bear up under anything, and everything that comes

#16. I am ever ready to believe the best of everyone

#17. My hopes are fade-less under all circumstances

#18. I endure everything without weakening

#19. For the love in me never fails, never fades out, becomes obsolete, or comes to an end 

 
 
 

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