What’s in your basket of blessings? Grandchildren? A pastor you’ve bonded with? A vacation home in the mountains? Good health, a spouse, even a job you enjoy … Amos 8:1 tells us: “Thus ...

An old gospel hymn tells us to count all our blessings, to name them one by one. When we have a bad day, count our blessings. When we have a good day, count our blessings. When our grandchildren ...

God, our omnipotent Lord, the One in whom we find strength, has created this day and this moment. In him we rejoice. Psalm 118:24 tells us: “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will ...

We think of rock music as harsh and discordant. “In our church, no way! That music is of the world, and we won’t have it!” Yet, rock music is exactly what we want reverberating from the walls ...

“I have no time!” That’s the story of life during the holiday season for many of us. Rush, rush, rush … when will we ever be able to slow down? The tree needs to be decorated. We’ve yet ...

―  Also find us at www.MyChurchNotes.com  ― We know the manger scene by heart. Baby Jesus snuggles in a straw-filled manger, and on either side hover Mary and Joseph, looking ...

How do we honor someone? Several decades ago, a Fort Worth, Texas, hometown son rode NASA’s Apollo 12 rocket into space and successfully returned. The city wanted to recognize Alan Bean and his ...

Worship. Praise, love, respect, adoration. What do these have to do with the writing convention of analogies? Here’s the thing: An analogy is a comparison that explains something to us using ...

There are times when we can’t seem to grasp the hope rope. People try to pull us out of our misery, and their help slips through our fingers like effervescent floss. Psalm 42:11 offers us ...

We are living in a digital world. Okay, not everything, but many things. For example, which is easier, to mail a birthday card or click on our phone, type in Happy Birthday! and hit send? Duh! ...

What’s the good in a spa? Everything, you exclaim!  Woohoo! Manicures and pedicures, cucumber face mask, and we’re feeling good now. Even a little massage time … bam, about to be a happy ...

Rejoicing is a pick-me-up that makes any day better. Here are three examples of pick-me-up rejoicing found in the Book of Acts: Example No. 1: “And they, continuing daily with one another in the ...

What’s the most joyous moment you can recall? Meeting your spouse? The birth of a child? The day you accepted Jesus as Savior? How happy were you? Did you sing and dance? Isaiah 55:12 says the ...
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