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It's Time for a Personal Retreat!

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It's Time for a Personal Retreat!

Happy New Year!  It is the beginning of the Jewish New Year and a perfect time for a personal retreat.   A personal retreat is about taking time to get away from everyone and everything and allow Holy Spirit to revitalize our spirit, soul, and body.  We carve out room to spend an extended time with God and allowing Holy Spirit to do what He wants to.  Get away from your daily routine, celebrate His goodness and listen for His instructions for the upcoming year.  It is like taking a weekend with your best friend. To live the delightful life God...

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God's Goodness: "the measure of faith"

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God's Goodness: "the measure of faith"

My focus this month has been on the goodness of God.  As believers, we must have faith in the goodness of God. The bible tells us that without faith it is impossible to please God. Without that faith, we can fall into fear and anxiety, doubting God's love and His plans for us living an abundant and delightful life. “The goodness of God is infinitely more wonderful than we will ever be able to comprehend.” A.W. Tozer   What is goodness? Goodness is the quality of the state of being good.  Just like God is love, God is good.  He...

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3 Steps to Choosing Your Word for the Year

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3 Steps to Choosing Your Word for the Year

2020 is almost here, a new year and a new decade.  It is a time of anticipation and excitement for everything new that God is doing and has planned.  Several years ago, I started the practice of choosing a Word of the Year.   What is a Word for the Year?  It is one word that helps focus your thinking, unify your goals and keep them in front of you.  A theme for the year, a word that you go back to for every decision, and every situation.  One word that sums up who you want to be or how you...

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