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July 15

A Thought: Mute Buttons. I am SO thankful for mute buttons! No matter who you favor politically, the ads are full of negativity. I don’t want to hear them—they ‘poison’ my spirit. In life, what is it you need to ‘mute’ from your existence? We do not need to desensitize ourselves by acceptance. We just need to either block being […]

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July 14

A Thought: Mundane tasks. Everyday holds the routine, unexciting and/or tedious tasks. We become bored or disgruntled by them fairly easily, and quickly can discover ourselves in a bad mood, complaining and grumbling. Well, THAT’S not helpful. Focus on the end result, and be thankful for your work, and your health and energy to do it. Now, go get ’em! […]

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July 13

A Thought: Mountains. Why are we so drawn to them? Why are they mentioned so often in the Bible? Why is it best we not stay on the mountaintop too long? These questions will be answered at 8:30 and 10:45 in worship at Asbury UMC in LR this morning, or you can catch it online tomorrow at asbury-lr. org.  Happy Sabbath, […]

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July 12

A Thought: Our “Toys.” On Saturdays we often look forward to playing with our ‘toys.’ Obviously, there’s nothing wrong with enjoying a little recreation—it’s a healthy thing to rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit. It’s been said, however, sometimes the worst thing is to get your idol because then the pressure is on to keep it. Enjoy, but be mindful […]

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July 11

A Thought: On Being Challenged By Change. When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. So, if you don’t like something and cannot effect change, change the way you think about it. Ephes. 2:8 “For by grace you are saved by faith.”

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July 10

A Thought: Being Choosy. Proverbs 12:26 says,”A righteous person is cautious in friendship.” It’s not only ok, but appropriate to be careful as you choose your friends. They should share, not challenge your values. They should increase your joy, not drain you of it. So be choosy! Choose friends who will encourage and participate with you in glorifying God!

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