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Sierra Pines Church

12 Ways to Turn Your Pain into Praise

Sapphires from Psalms

Better Than Jewels


I have only just a minute,
Just sixty seconds in it;
Forced upon me—can’t refuse it,
Didn’t seek it, didn’t choose it;
I will suffer if I lose it,
Give account if I abuse it,
Just a tiny little minute,
But eternity is in it.

When I read poems like this, I used to feel guilty for not packing every minute with productivity. As I “season” in life, I realize that many times the best use of time is to let it idle by while I rest my hyper-self or soak up the presence of God. I’d love to hear your 1-3 word ideas for some of the best things you have done or plan to do with your minutes this summer? I'll enter you name in a drawing for a free Better Than Jewels book for taking time to respond.

If you want more meaning in your minutes or joy in your days, The Next  Healing the Hurts that Are Holding You Back Workshop For Men and Women is coming up.
You can register now~
At Sierra Pines Church

When: Friday, July 26, 7:00 pm—9:00pm

Saturday, July 27, 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)

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.

To register~
Call Linda Newton at Sierra Pines Church 559-683-2882 
or email me at

$50 nonrefundable deposit will reserve your spot

In the beautiful location at the Sierra Pines Church Northwest Campus near Yosemite National Park, you can attend this workshop will teach you tools to~

♦    Identify the stuff that keeps you stuck

♦    Stop renting space in your head to bad memories and offenses

♦    Learn to forgive others, yourself, and God

♦    Relinquish the stinkin’ thinkin’ that causes you to emotionally circle the drain

♦    Learn how to love yourself and the challenging folks in your family

♦    Stay connected to Christ with time-tested tools to process your pain

♦    Let go of your hurts and let God fully empower you as you live for Him


July 14, 2013 @10:37 am

Playing with my grand kids. A baby's laugh is better than drugs!

July 14, 2013 @10:36 am

I moved to the mountains so i could sit on a rock and listen to the stillness. That is magic.

July 14, 2013 @10:35 am

I read...I love taking a book outside in the summer, letting the sun shine and relaxing...

July 14, 2013 @10:28 am

A few things I love to do - sometimes for just 60 seconds: Whisper Jesus name Look at grandchild Laugh Watch the ocean Dance Breathe deeply Arrow prayers

July 14, 2013 @10:27 am

Sit quietly, close my eyes and ask God to speak to my heart.

July 08, 2013 @11:58 am

Contemplative cup of coffee

July 07, 2013 @04:12 pm

More family time.

Debbie Herold

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