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Monday, September 08, 2014

Thoughts from the weekend

Thoughts from the weekend:
If you feel you have no place in life - why not come to our church campus on a Sunday morning and check us out?
Christianity is the "good news" of God.
Let's (as believers) be more defined by what we are for than what we are against.
We need to speak the truth in love.  We also need to speak words of encouragement.
Both are needed in the church.
How do you deal with that toxic person in your life?  
Let me review:
Know that their toxicity is not about you.  Hurting people hurt people.  Hurting people hurt easily.
Don't let their bondage become your bondage.
If possible, disconnect and let them go.  More than getting the approval of others (and spending all of your time trying to do so) hook into God.  Seek God's approval - and just maybe everything else will fall into place.  (Again, we are not speaking of the marriage relationship).
Don't play the toxic person's game.  They love to argue and quibble.
Perhaps the biggest one is to set boundaries.  Don't let anyone enslave you to their expectations.
Do only what you can do (with God) and be at peace about the rest.  Even Jesus didn't heal everyone on the planet when he was with us in bodily form.  He did what he could with the time he had.
Beautiful evenings in Chicago now.  Fall is coming.
Can I share this with you?  Thanks for coming to our Sunday services.  I also encourage you to bring a friend.
Dallas Cowboys.  Oh my.  They looked really bad yesterday.  Again - you heard it here first:  3-13 for the year.
I am looking forward to attending the men's life group this evening.  Their name?  "Man up".  I like that.  We as men are to step up and be the men of God he has called us to be.
God is reminding me to focus on the majors and not on the "minors" of church life.  Help me God today, in this endeavor.
Don't forget - prayer meeting tomorrow evening at 6:30 P.M.
Love you all.......

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