Thursday, December 13, 2018

Happy Thursday reader!

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How to turn your life around.

A new month, another season. But some things stay the same. The problems that overwhelm us and the disappointments that barge in still drain us.

In this segment of my radio show, you’ll find the reason for these dark moments in your life. You’ll learn the path to defeat the forces that might be against you and how to find peace for your life, answers to your problems, and solutions to your pain.

Pamper yourself for 60 minutes; relax and grab a cup of inspiration. CLICK HERE.

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It’s still hot in Orlando.

But when walking through the desert of life, God has just what we need. WATCH this one-minute video.

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Here's the latest.

In about a week, we’ll be remembering the day when my 19-year-old Joe began his life in the glory of heaven. In fact, those were the words that appeared in the obituary.

The doctor’s words at the ER, “He didn’t survive the stab wounds” ripped my heart.

Shock paralyzed me. Then disbelief turned to pain and heartache. But as days went by, God’s comfort wrapped my heart.

And now, sixteen years later, as I travel across the U.S. and abroad, I humbly serve as an illustration of sorrow turning to gratitude.

Did you know, no matter what you face, gratitude is the secret to contentment?

Here’s a challenge for you: See if contentment will fill you if you embrace these truths:

• Our problems don’t have to rule us, God’s promises should.

• There’s an already prepared reunion with our loved ones in heaven.

• Mourning may come during the night, but joy comes in the morning.

• there is no pain that outlasts God’s power to ease it.

• There’s no fear when we make Him our fortress and refuge.

• God renews all that we surrender to Him.

• God provides enough peace for the moment and enough comfort for a lifetime.

• It’s not about our sorrow, but about His serenity to calm our soul.

• It’s’ not about our worry, but about the wonder of His reassurance.

• It’s not about the impossibilities, but about He who makes all things possible.

• It’s not about our emptiness, but about How He provides all.

As you read this, you might be facing your own heartache. And I pray you embrace the truth that God’s comfort doesn’t delay, His restoration isn’t limited, and His peace is freely given.

Will you choose to receive it?

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The Greatest Gift

It was a normal day, busy and a bit hectic. Until I opened an email. It came from my middle son Jeff’s girlfriend, Krystal.

“Could we come over sometime next week and just hang out with you for a while?” Krystal wrote.

I smiled big. My heart did a little flutter. And my delight was ignited.

A simple offer from Krystal, but a powerful gift to me.

These days when life is so busy, when demands don’t slow down, taking time to “just hang out” with someone is a rare gift, beautiful to our life and sweet to the soul.

In your own life, there’s someone who hungers for company, longs for a human touch, and sighs with hope at the thought of a phone call or visit from you.

Will you consider giving that gift to someone today?

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In the coldness of this world, here’s a warm afternoon for your heart…

“Picture yourself seated in a comfortable chair. A luscious Latin melody dances in the background as you spend a few hours with a dear friend. Her smile embraces you like a warm hug. Her openness encourages you to share your heart. And her words of wisdom challenge you to follow the God of boundless love.

This golden afternoon mirrors the experience of reading Janet Perez Eckles’ Simply Salsa: Dancing Without Fear at God’s Fiesta."

 -- Marti Pieper, Book Doctor/Writer/Editor

Hey friends, your copy of Simply Salsa waits for you HERE:

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As always, I consider it a privilege when you ask me to join you in prayer. Please send your requests HERE.

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I pray as fall arrives, a new, beautiful season for your life begins. As the tree leaves change color, so will your hardship change to happiness. And while the summer heat decreases, may the love you receive increase.

It would mean the world to me if you would share this newsletter with your friends.

Love you all. Janet

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