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12 Ways to Turn Your Pain into Praise

Sapphires from Psalms

Better Than Jewels

Expect God to Act.

 Psalm 52:8, “But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love forever and ever.

I like that word flourishing. It means succeeding, prospering, blooming, blossoming like the towering tree; empowered, capable, confident!

I deeply desire to be like that flourishing tree, don’t you!

We can direct our thoughts more than we realize, especially if we ask the Holy Spirit to help. Here are some tools I’ve found when those faith-less, negative and sinful thoughts threaten to rob all peace:

Reject crippling doubts about the future, that negativity, that sinful thinking. We can get stuck in our stinkin’ thinkin’ or we can

Recognize that it is toxic for us.  That seems like a DUH! But many times we wallow in our misery, our self-pity, our fear, our anger. If we are consciously aware that these thoughts are destructive, we are far more ready to embrace healthy ones. Then we are less likely to get stuck in, “This is the way it is.” or “I don’t deserve better.” Then we

Refocus our thoughts to the truth from God’s word, to the memories of His faithfulness and provision empowering us to walk in strength.

We can be that flourishing tree when we I trust in God’s unfailing love forever and ever~Psalm 52:8, “But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever.”

If you have difficulty with chronic stinkin thinkin that tends to keep you  from the abundance God has for you, then we would like to invite you to our next

Healing the Hurts that Are Holding You Back Workshop For Men and Women
You can register now. It may seem far

At Sierra Pines Church
When: Friday, January 29, 7:00 pm—9:00pm
Saturday, January 30, 2016,  9:00 am—3:30 pm
Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided on Saturday.
Where: Sierra Pines Church Northwest Campus in Oakhurst, CA (Take the driveway next to the church on the same side of the street)

The Workshop is limited to no more than 17 people, so register while there is still space available. Cost: $149 per person. If you need a place to stay, there are a few newly remodeled bed and breakfast rooms available on site for an additional $49 per night. At this price, why not stay an extra day and enjoy Yosemite National Park while relaxing in God’s beauty.

Respond to his email or call Linda at 559-683-2882 ext. 21. If you keep reading and rereading this offer and talking yourself out of coming, then I personally invite you to come take care of yourself! It could make a difference in you for the rest of your life.

The Healing the Hurts that are Holding You Back Workshop is not just for women.

Here is what EVAN has to say~

 I wanted to let you know that God made some amazing changes in my life this weekend at the Healing the Hurts Workshop. I honestly believe that He healed me of my self-hatred and has given me a clear picture of how to find the support I need to complete the work that He started in me

 I have disqualified myself from so many opportunities that God has been building me up and preparing me for over the years. I can see now that God has taken me from a timid, depressed, self-conscious teen to a capable, adult that has been placed in a position of influence in many young people's lives. I am so glad that I can now move forward into the new things that God has with a view of myself that is closer to His view of me.

 I honestly have not felt this alive since very early on in my walk of faith that started almost 12 years ago. I am greatly appreciative, and I know how hard it is for men to consider these types of things as being worth the time. I want to do on record encouraging guys to attend. Keep changing the culture, Linda and Bruce.




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