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“Great Day” Sunday 06/25/2017

To quote Corrie Ten Boom; “Every experience God gives us, every person He puts into our lives is the perfect preparation for a future only He can see”.
From the book of Proverbs we read; “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. I all you ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight”.

A recommended song to accompany this devotion is Trust His Heart”.
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“Great Day Presents” Week Of 06/25/2017- 07/01/2017

The Chapel Quotes

We must make the most out of every opportunity. When it comes to working with the new generation we only get one chance.”

“Today we have the wealthiest generation of all time, the most affluent, most privileged, most opportune, and yet we are the most unhappy. We as a culture are less happy then we have ever been, yet we have more.”

“Joy and pursuing joy is a safeguard for life. Happiness leads to success, it doesn’t follow success, it’s not born by success. Happiness is the mother to success. If we align ourselves with God’s purpose and will for our life, then success comes out of a heart that finds it’s joy in the Lord, and not a heart that finds it’s joy in income or opportunity or power or pleasure or prestige.”

“Four things we cannot change; our genes, our past, most of our circumstances, and other people. The one thing that we can change is our self. We can change how we respond to what happens to us in life. We make two mistakes; trying to change things that we can’t, and not trying to change things that we can.”

“We have two primary Spiritual responses that are negative; one is doubts, the other is anger. If God hasn’t come in and rescued you, adopt the philosophy of gratitude. Find thing’s you’re thankful for. Focus on your life’s purpose. Every time something bad happens God uses it to fulfil your life’s purpose. Don’t confuse that with your employment or your relationships. We should only be discouraged when our life purpose is threatened.”

“Every one of us should be saying; ‘I’m an alien, I’m a foreigner, I’m a stranger. Take this world but give me Jesus, this is not where I belong. We have hurts, disappointments and diseases that won’t be made right until heaven.”

“Follow the formula; think, do, feel. The order is everything. If you want to find joy in your life, it’s thinking built on God’s Word (the principles of Scripture), obey God’s Word, and the joy of Christ multiplies in our life. We find our joy in the Lord, not in the goodness of life. We receive the goodness of life and we trust God in the hard days.”

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“Christian Stylings In Ivory” by composer-musician Don Krueger Week of 06/25/17

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Devotion 06/25/2017
Our Devotion: “Why Settle?” by Sara D. Kicinski of Carmel, Indiana, a professional writing major at Taylor University and book reviewer for Church Libraries.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”  James 1:17 (NIV)

As I approached the end of the table reserved for desserts, it was obvious that someone had forgotten to make assignments for food that week.  As a result, there had been five different salads at my little church’s traditional Sunday evening pitch-in dinner, and the sole dessert offering was a box of store-bought chocolate chip cookies encased in a crinkly tin-foil package. 

Driven by my craving for chocolate, I peeled back the wrapper and grabbed a handful of cookies.  Just as I was about to pop one in my mouth, someone slid a new plate onto the table.  “I’m running late tonight,” Mrs. Gibson apologized.  “These just came out of the oven.”

My teenage brother swooped in front of me and expertly selected the gooiest, warmest, most chocolate-chip-packed of the fresh-baked cookies.  He shrugged at me when he saw my stack of store-bought snacks.  “I’d put them back,” he offered when he saw my disappointed expression. “These are so much better.  I’m not about to settle!”

Book Review 06/21/2017
This Book Review comes from Angie Knight, a wife, mom, and freelance writer based in Upland, Indiana.

Journey to 50: How to Live with Gratitude, Grace, and the Effects of Gravity

By Laurie Russell

Elevate Faith, PB, 259 pages

The 14 chapters of this book are divided into five sections: Overwhelmed No More; Open Relationships; Optimal Health; Organic Faith; and Outrageous Fun. The book is targeted at women in their forties and fifties, acknowledging that this age group faces unique issues. Russell tells of her personal challenges and experiences as they relate to parenting, assisting aging parents, dealing with personal physical struggles, coming to terms with serious doubts, and navigating future plans. Russell competed in Iron Man events for several years, so some of her information relates to the importance of exercising for strength, not just for cardio development. She also provides information from other experts in the areas of health, exercise, psychology, and theology.

 The fifth section offers sincere words of encouragement, as well as pragmatic tips and ideas on how to brainstorm about ways to make a brighter future and how to create a roadmap for reaching worthy goals. Russell nudges readers to create a bucket list and to pursue it.  Spiritually, the book offers biblical guidance throughout. She tells women in section four, “The number 1 weapon used against us is not believing in ourselves, but a woman walking in God’s strength can do anything.”   

Many books write of female empowerment and ability, but this one is different. It celebrates female strengths by showing where the strength really comes from.

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