NOEL

NOEL is a word born in England and France over 500 years ago, meaning "see what God has done!" It is a joyful expression of the excitement of Christ being born on this earth. The First Noel, a Christmas...

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DELIGHT – DELIGHTFUL – DELIGHTED, Part 2

Another good definition of delight is "inclination to great pleasure."  Here are some of the many places in the Bible that talk about delight. GOD'S PART - "He will take great delight in you..." Zephaniah 3:17 GOD'S PART IN MERCY -...

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JOY IS A PRECIOUS CHRISTMAS GIFT

A man has joy by the answer of his mouth - Proverbs 15:23 This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead...

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DELIGHT – DELIGHTFUL – DELIGHTED, Part 1

The three D's are the ingredients for a joyful, cheerful and fulfilling day! Oh, how we love the anticipation of a fantastic day! This feeling is because life is a gift. However, it is not an automatic response; it is...

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LEGACY GIFTING, Part 2

Christmas is that time of the year when giving is celebrated. Yet, I remember when, as a young child, I discovered there was no Jolly Old St. Nick making toys all year in the faraway North Pole.  My toy giver...

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THE IT PHENOMENA

Key Statement:  The IT of life is anything and everything that is on our radar screen. The IT demands our time, energy, and attention. The phenomena is that each time we eliminate one IT, another IT takes its place....

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LEGACY GIFTING, Part 1

Children are precious gifts from the Lord. The greatest legacy gift parents can give their children is to live St. Paul's parenting virtues, especially in his letter to the Philippians. Applicable to parents are: Be parents full of joy always. ...

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HAVE OR HAVE NOTS

This is the ultimate difference between contentment and discontentment. Contentment is living in abundance. Discontentment is living in scarcity. Contentment is living in - "enough is enough.” Discontentment is living in - "it is never enough.” Contentment is - "I have everything I...

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THE TRIPLE A’s

Adversity - Abundance - Appreciation Is it possible to go through life without adversity? Are learning valuable life lessons possible without adversity? In your life experience, how has adversity shaped you? With bold confidence, I proclaim adversity is vital to success in every...

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RELAX

      Slow the bus down. Relax. Breath. Call Time Out. When the pace gets too fast, relax. When words flow too quickly, relax. When the conversation heats up, relax. When anger seethes, relax. These are the times that Susie and...

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