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1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.       snoopy-life-lessons 2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. 3. Life is too short not to enjoy it. 4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will. 5. Don’t buy stuff you don’t need. 6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself. 7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone. 8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it. 9. Save for things that matter. 10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile. 11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present. 12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry. 13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it. 15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye… But don’t worry; God never blinks. 16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind. 17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful.  Clutter weighs you down in many ways. 18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger. 19. It’s never too late to be happy.  But it’s all up to you and no one else. 20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer. 21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special. 22. Overprepare, then go with the flow. 23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple. 24. The most important sex organ is the brain. 25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you. 26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words, ‘In five years, will this matter?’ 27. Always choose Life. 28. Forgive but don’t forget. 29. What other people think of you is none of your business. 30. Time heals almost everything. Give Time time. 31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 33. Believe in miracles. 34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do. 35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now. 36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young. 37. Your children get only one childhood. 38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved. 39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere. 40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back. 41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you think you need. 42. The best is yet to come… 43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 44. Yield. 45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift. (Source: reginabrett.com)
John 10:10 -- "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life and have it abundantly."   https://gallery.mailchimp.com/bfdeaa1356c279d57dea5e0cc/images/866ba87f-3206-4509-bff8-7b16b9392334.jpg What happens when you encounter obstacles?  Are you tempted to give up?  Do you muddle through them, but lose your zest for life? There was a season in my (Patty) early journey of life where my stomach churned as I sat in a room with some of my closest friends.  I had grown up in my professional career with these people; we worked together, birthed projects together, and celebrated life victories with each other.  Now these same friends were in disbelief, experiencing a spirit of panic and anxiety, competition and comparison, and forced to make a decision that was going to change everything.  This crisis was going to make great friends become great enemies. There we sat, staring at each other in silence, knowing it was the beginning of an end. We had just been informed that our jobs were on the line and our company needed to cut 50 percent of our team. We were to decide which team members needed to leave, and if we couldn’t decide among ourselves, the decision would be made for us. There was no verdict that day.  The resolution didn’t come until weeks later and it was horrid.  None of us was unscathed.  Our team, despite having great chemistry, and amazing gifts and skills, was ripped in half.  Fortunately, I stayed in my position, but it was difficult to be thankful for my job and yet grieve for and with my friends. How do you deal with the pits and hurdles in life? Join us as we talk about facing life’s greatest obstacles, and more, with Pastor Jason Mayfield, founder of Grace For Life TV. Let's live abundantly,
"Every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit."  ~ John 15:2     PR __NING What’s missing?  We hope you solved the puzzle with “U”.  You!  Is God pruning You? I (Patty) often wave my hand in the air saying, “Pick Me, God!  Pick Me!!  I want to do crazy, big, God-sized things!!”  But, my hand shoots down when the shears appear. Recently, it seems I have been in a season of pruning, passing certain ministry batons on to the next generation. (Okay, so maybe instead of passing the baton, it was pulled . . . or perhaps, pried, from my sweaty hand.) There is a saying in my house, “All mine, says Bunny!”  It comes from a book that Kevin and I used to read to our kids when they were younger.  It’s about a bunny who would never share; even when he would get a new toy, he wanted to keep the old along with the new. Each page of the story ended with, “All mine, says Bunny!” That has been my season; God is gifting me with other ministry opportunities and yet I am grieving what He is removing from my plate.  I’m trying not to be that bunny!  If we could only see in the present what we can in hindsight:  that Jesus is offering us Disneyland while we stubbornly spin in circles on the Merry-Go-Round. Let’s face it -- pruning stinks. The shears are sharp. We fear it, we don’t want to face it, it hurts.  But in the end, we know the abundance of fruit to come will far outweigh the pain of the pruning. We know it just keeps us falling more and more in love with Jesus. Join us this week on Girlfriendit Radio with Arron Chambers, Lead Minister of Journey Christian Church in Greeley, Colorado, Author, Husband, Father, Evangelism Champion, Leadership Consultant, Marriage Coach, and Blogger as we talk about falling for Jesus and the incredible outcome of that “fall”. . . phew, you don’t want to miss it! In loving shear madness,

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