Sunday, December 16, 2018

Happy Sunday reader!

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Inspiration for You

I'm so happy you decided to take a few minutes out of the hectic Christmas season to share a few minutes with me. Put your feet up, grab a cup of tea, and breath in deeply. Ahh, there now. Let's begin.

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Is Christmas really the most wonderful time of the year? For many, it is. For others, it’s the most painful and sad. And yet another group simply chooses to be unhappy all year long.

Check out this list of 10 HABITS for an unhappy person. Take the test to see if you’re truly happy…and if not, learn the reason why:

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Ten questions to remove worry.

Christmas break is almost here. That means more time with my grandkids. Sometimes I play games with them. I make them up. And (big smile) I make up the rules, too.

When I give the instructions and details, they bombard me with questions: “What if…”

I give the reason. Then another “what if” question. They think of bizarre scenarios to prompt the same question, “What if…”

In life, which is no game at all, we also have questions. They rise with more force when heartache attacks, when pain intensifies, when uncertainty robs our peace. Then the question deep inside repeats, “Why, Lord?”

But I invite you to play the same game my grandkids and I play. Instead of asking “Why?” ask these 10 questions so you can be set free from the prison of worry:

• What if God was in total, full control of the problem we face?

• What if His promise never to let us fall was true?

• What if we were to remove all doubt?

• What if we counted on the power of God at work within us?

• What if we believe that when we invite Christ Jesus as our Savior and make Him the Lord of all, we’ll enter heaven?

• What if we let our worry turn to trust in God instead?

• What if we relied on God to be our provider of all?

• What if God’s healing hand was upon us right now?

• What if God meant it when he said, “For I know the plans I have for you. They’re plans not to harm you, but to prosper you. To give you hope and a future””

• What if we believed all of the above were true?

If we did, God’s power would be released in us. All inside us would change. Then, this Christmas season would invite renewed joy, welcome contentment, and embrace peace that soothes the heart.

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Your Christmas List

Would you like a copy of one of my inspirational books for that someone on your list who needs encouragement and a path out of their gloom? You can find them all right HERE.

And, don’t forget the CD of my uplifting testimony is on special sale for $10 (includes postage). Use the contact button to let me know how many you would like. I’ll send them with a special note to that special person in your life.

You’ll have the perfect gifts to give just in time for Christmas!

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Did you know?

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The simple method to donate is through the DONATE button. Using this link will take you directly to the Paypal donation page.

With all my heart I thank you for your joyful contribution.

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Video for You

In this ONE-MINUTE VIDEO, there’s a quick Christmas message for you.

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Prayer

 During this Christmas season, we’re extra busy and often stressed. It’s a blessing to pray for you. Please SEND ME your prayer requests.

And my personal prayer for you is that this Christmas you choose to decorate your heart with generosity to please the Lord, with compassion to touch others, and with faith that conquers mountains. Janet

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Until next month...Janet