Experience Health & Joy

Intentional Wellness Plans Are Christ-Centered

Decay happens naturally Our natural state is atrophy. Last week we discussed how important it is to be intentional about safeguarding your spiritual, relational, physical and vocational health. When untended, wholeness in each of these aspects of life is jeopardized. But a wellness plan that… Read More

Sincere Faith

A Word from the Lord I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also. 2 Timothy 1:5 A Word of Encouragement What discipline would be of the greatest benefit to… Read More

Intentional about Healthy Choices

A Word from the Lord For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 A Word of Encouragement Intentional self-care requires exercise of the Spirit’s gift of self-discipline. How is the Lord calling you to care… Read More

Who Knows What You Need Today?

A Word from the Lord May the Lord show mercy to the house of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains. On the contrary, when he was in Rome, he searched hard for me until he found me. 2 Timothy 1:16-17 A Word of… Read More

Grace, Mercy and Peace for YOU!

A Word from the Lord To Timothy, my dear son: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. 2 Timothy 1:2 A Word of Encouragement Baptismal renewal is an intentional welcoming of God’s grace, mercy and peace. Take a moment to remember God’s working of… Read More

The Joy of Friendships

A Word from the Lord Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy. 2 Timothy 1:4 A Word of Encouragement Which of your friends would offer you the most joyful conversation? Renew yourself. Make a call. Be intentional about your need for… Read More

Fan into Flame the Gift of God

A Word from the Lord I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 2 Timothy 1:6 A Word of Encouragement You are gifted and called for ministry. Be intentional this week about acknowledging and finding confidence… Read More

Spiritual Healing Today

A Word from the Lord Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. Ephesians 4:15 A Word of Encouragement God is using yesterday’s hardships to shape and mold you, to grow you up to be more… Read More

Physical Healing Today

A Word from the Lord But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. Ephesians 4:7 A Word of Encouragement Forget the legalistic New Year’s Resolutions about diet and exercise! Treat your body with kindness for the pure joy of the grace of the gift… Read More

Lesson Ten: Self-Care Must Be Intentional

You’re not being selfish When the airplane loses cabin pressure and you get your own oxygen mask firmly in place first, you’re doing it for the sake of those traveling with you. They depend on you. Put your own mask on first! You’re not being selfish; you’re taking care of… Read More

Emotional Healing Today

A Word from the Lord Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 A Word of Encouragement No relationship, no matter how strained and broken, is beyond the scope of the healing touch of Jesus. May peace prevail in… Read More

Baptismal Healing Today

A Word from the Lord …to be made new in the attitude of your minds. Ephesians 4:24 A Word of Encouragement People will try to define you with their comments and criticisms, but God has defined who you are in Baptismal grace. Pause and remember who (and whose) you are. Read More