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  • Thought and Prayer for Thursday, November 14, 2019

    11/14/2019 5:56:59 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    November 14, 2019 FRIENDLY RELATIONSHIPS We may not always dream or set goals for our relationships with our friends; however, if we did we would find our relationships to improve. We can start be determining who are friends are and how our relationships are with them. We can also look at chara... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    11/13/2019 6:24:16 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    November 13, 2019 NO FAMILY IS PERFECT There is a saying about how we can’t pick our family but we can choose our friends. There is another saying about accepting what we can’t change. Drawing from these two sayings means we should accept the family we have been given and do what we can to make... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    11/12/2019 6:32:45 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    November 12, 2019 LET THE DEAD BURY THE DEAD Bad memories. The past. It is what it is. Or what it was. It’s over and done. We can’t change it. But we learn from it. That’s about all we can do that is good. God wants us to forget the past because He knows if we dwell on it too much it can keep u... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Monday, November 11, 2019

    11/11/2019 7:01:29 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    November 11, 2019 GIVE GENEROUSLY As we think about our vision for our lifetime and set goals for the dreams we have about what we want to do in life, we should think about how we can give. God gives us so much and we have a great deal to be thankful for. There are many generous givers who tru... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Sunday, November 10, 2019

    11/10/2019 7:07:39 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    November 10, 2019 COURAGE BRINGS REWARDS There have been times when we have been a little afraid of doing something. We may have made big plans and stretched our goals so we could do something bold and big but when the time came, we backed out. We lost our courage. We gave up. That is not at al... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Saturday, November 9, 2019

    11/9/2019 7:28:04 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    November 9, 2019 PEACE OF MIND We sometimes mock or laugh at the beauty contestants when they talk about world peace. We laugh because we know it is not really attainable. In this broken world, there will never be peace. Peace will only come when Jesus returns. However, it is possible to set go... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Friday, November 8, 2019

    11/8/2019 6:30:00 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    November 8, 2019 IN TIMES OF TROUBLE All of us have something we want to do in our lives. We may have a wish list, bucket list, dream board, or whatever we want to call it. Some things can be achieved pretty quickly while others take some time. Some dreams we put off and some we go after right ... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Thursday, November 7, 2019

    11/7/2019 5:06:34 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    November 7, 2019 URGENT NEEDS Many times when we are writing our vision and dreams for our lives, we think about what we want. Some who teach about setting goals even tell us to think about what we want in life and go for it. However, our vision and dreams should not be for selfish reasons. God... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    11/6/2019 6:22:37 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    November 6, 2019 OUR EVERYTHING When others use the word everything or always, we tend to think they may be exaggerating a bit. In fact, it is good advice for us to stay away from using words like, always, never, everything, etc. because there is usually an exception to every rule. However, wh... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, November 5, 2019

    11/5/2019 5:31:49 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    November 5, 2019 PLANS THE FUTURE It is getting close to the end of the year. Whatever plans we made in January for this year are either about to come true or we decided to go on a different path. We have possibly made new plans and set new goals for the remainder of the year or even next year.... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Monday, November 4, 2019

    11/4/2019 5:14:00 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    November 4, 2019 BLURRED VISION When we are trying to see something but have something in our eye, our vision gets a little blurry. However, when that object is removed, we can see clearly again. Just like with our eyes, when something blocks our vision of what we want to do in life, we get of... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Sunday, November 3, 2019

    11/3/2019 5:53:50 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    November 3, 2019 GREAT EXPECTATIONS Many times we have ideas and dreams about what we want to do in life. We think about them, plan for them and sometimes take action on them. But what about the dreams and ideas of others. What about the great plans they have to better themselves and others? Do... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Saturday, November 2, 2019

    11/2/2019 8:10:43 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    November 2, 2019 LOOKING IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES There are those in this world who believe certain things that are not of God. In fact, they not only believe them but they attempt to persuade others to believe them as well. They say they have visions of angels and spiritual powers from this wor... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Friday, November 1, 2019

    11/1/2019 6:32:46 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    November 1, 2019 LIVE IN TRUTH We have all had some type of visions in our lifetime. Even in the Bible, we read of visions people had from God about what is to come. Visions come to us either consciously or unconsciously. Some are like dreams and some create ideas in our heads about something w... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Thursday, October 31, 2019

    10/31/2019 5:45:43 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 31, 2019 GOD’S THOUGHTS ARE GREATER No matter how hard we try, on our own, we are not going to have great and positive thoughts all the time. We need God. We need His Holy Spirit to help guide our thoughts so they are good and pleasing to God. We will never think like God thinks becaus... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, October 30, 2019

    10/30/2019 6:29:09 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 30, 2019 FAITHFUL MINDS To have hope in something or someone means we are waiting on what we desire to happen in anticipation. To have faith means we believe and trust in a person or thing. We put our hope in the people and the things we have faith in. We all have some type of hope and... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, October 29, 2019

    10/29/2019 6:07:24 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 29, 2019 BE OF ONE MIND We have heard of groups of people with like minds. There are cults, clicks and gangs. They all think the same, act the same, dress the same, etc. People with like minds are on the same page with their fellow members. Some of these groups do good and some do not.... Read more

  • Cry Me A River

    10/28/2019 11:58:53 AM, by ON_A_DIET

    I just do not know what is happening wrong. I am not doing anything differently. But, I have gained 17 pounds. I like to peddle on my fitness pedal exerciser. I know cardio is important, but I get bored, such as with Leslie Sansone and Richard SImmons. My work is important to me. Yes, ... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Monday, October 28, 2019

    10/28/2019 6:19:20 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 28, 2019 PEACEFUL THOUGHTS Peace. Yes. That is what we want. We want peace in our homes, in our hearts and in our world. Is that attainable? God tells us we can have peace. In our minds and hearts. That is where we start. When we fix our thoughts on God, He will keep us in perfect peace... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Sunday, October 27, 2019

    10/27/2019 5:33:48 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 27, 2019 HUMBLE THINKING So many people in this world tend to think about themselves more than others. It seems to be human nature to want to boast or brag about what is going on in our lives rather than listen to others or seek ways to encourage or help them. God wants us to think abo... Read more

  • This weak in Jefferson area 6

    10/26/2019 3:23:47 PM, by GRALAN

    So, this Sunday's readings are: (opt1) Joel 2:23-32 and Psalm 65 • (opt2) Jeremiah 14:7-22 and Psalm 84:1-7 • (Epistle) 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 • (Gospel) Luke 18:9-14 We are told in Scripture that Jesus learned obedience in the things he suffered. One point is that Jesus did nothing wrong ... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Saturday, October 26, 2019

    10/26/2019 6:46:16 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 26, 2019 KEEP OUR CONSCIENCE CLEAR When our conscience begins to bother us that means we have possibly done something we shouldn’t have done. God has a way of speaking to our minds when we do wrong. When we listen, we can repent and make things right. When we ignore our conscience and ... Read more

  • Shopping! Exercise! Stuff!

    10/25/2019 3:35:45 PM, by KAYAHSLOANE1

    The young lady and I went shopping already today, she was off from school. We went to Target, H&M, Kohl's, Macy's, and Hot Topic. She found socks, a new jacket, and all the things she needed to carry her through. I think she was having a growth spurt, she is about 5"7 now. So it means she is ta... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Friday, October 25, 2019

    10/25/2019 6:06:38 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 25, 2019 CONTENT MINDS The world sees contentment as a negative thing. Commercials entice us to want more. Motivational speakers tell us to do more. Media shows us how others live and create in us a desire to be different than who we really are. Contentment isn’t about a lack of ambitio... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Thursday, October 24, 2019

    10/24/2019 6:20:32 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 24, 2019 CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY Choose to be happy. But what about what that person did to me? Choose to be happy. But what about how I am treated at work? Choose to be happy. But what about my bills, my health, my worries? Choose to be happy. God isn’t playing around when He tells us to be... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, October 23, 2019

    10/23/2019 6:34:51 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 23, 2019 ANGRY THOUGHTS There is sometimes something inside of us that builds up over time. It doesn’t always come out because we tend to hold it in. However, the more we hold it in, the more it will want to come out. It could actually come out in the wrong way to the wrong person. That... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, October 22, 2019

    10/22/2019 6:11:44 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 22, 2019 CONFUSED THINKING It seems confusion sets in when there is too much to do or too much going on. Sometimes our minds get cluttered with too much. Sometimes we get so much in our heads we get confused about what is right to do. Getting off-focus will lead to confusion. Listening ... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Monday, October 21, 2019

    10/21/2019 6:08:53 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 21, 2019 STRESS AWAY It’s no wonder we are stressed in this world. We are overwhelmed with work, taking care of our homes, daily activities, families, social media, health issues, money woes, etc. The list goes on and on. There are two things to remember about stress. First, it’s all of... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Sunday, October 20, 2019

    10/20/2019 7:59:30 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 20, 2019 A WORRIED MIND The great thing about habits is the more we do them, the more routine they become. That is great news for the good habits in our lives; however, what about the bad habits? We don’t want to repeat them over and over because that would lead to unfortunate conseque... Read more

  • This weak in Jefferson area 5

    10/20/2019 1:06:31 AM, by GRALAN

    This week's readings for Sunday worship are Genesis 32:22-31 and Psalm 121 • 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 • Luke 18:1-8. I read both cycles actually so I read Jeremiah 31:27-34 and Psalm 119:97-104 also. Jacob wrestles with God due to his own sins against the brother he was going to meet gets a new name ... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Saturday, October 19, 2019

    10/19/2019 7:26:25 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 19, 2019 PROUD THOUGHTS Many of us don’t believe we have proud thoughts. However, we may want to rethink that. Proud thoughts are not just thinking about how great we are or better we are than others. Proud thoughts don’t come from just thinking about ourselves. Pride comes from thinki... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Friday, October 18, 2019

    10/18/2019 6:43:02 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 18, 2019 PEOPLE WILL SAY (AND DO) ANYTHING! It is so sad to see the path this world is taking. It is sad but it is not new. Since the beginning of time, the world has gotten out of hand with evil and corruptness and, yes, even fake news. There are still those who twist the truth to bene... Read more

  • My daily walk. How can I be bored with this?

    10/17/2019 8:51:37 AM, by TUKARAMA

    This will be kind of picture heavy, as I want to show you my walk. Somehow I got bored with this ha ha. Out around my house I can do about 3 km before I get bored. If I go into the city, I can walk the downtown streets and hit 10 km before I realize it. Guess I am really a city boy. First m... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Thursday, October 17, 2019

    10/17/2019 5:56:25 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 17, 2019 DISCOURAGED MINDS There are many ways we can get discouraged. We lose our confidence. We lose our enthusiasm. We allow someone or something to take away our courage. We lose heart. When discouragement happens, it slows us down and sometimes even stops us. Allowing our minds to ... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    10/16/2019 6:12:59 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 16, 2019 JUDGMENTAL THINKING It seems, in life, we like to take the easy way out. And who can blame us? We have instant access to most everything which makes life much easier now than it was 100 years ago. However, we have to be careful with easy because it can make us lazy. And it can... Read more