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The Blessed Life #4

Sunday morning Pastor Shayna wound up the Blessed Life series with a message on giving your time and talents and not just your money as a part of living a blessed life. Click here to listen. You can keep up with our current events on Facebook as well as the Events page on this blog. Have a great week! Thanks for being part of our online community.


Divine Interference

Interference can be good or bad. It can even be good but feel bad as today’s devotional, written by Stasi Eldrege and reposted from faithgateway.com, tells us. Thank God He is a faithful, interfering God whose intent is to redeem and restore us.


“Jesus crossed the Sea of Galilee, all sixty-four square miles, to get to this one man. And He has crossed galaxies and heavenly realms to get to you. He passed through unimaginable opposition and endured unfathomable suffering to get to you. To mess with you. He has come, and He is coming still. To save us. To read more

source: faithgateway.com



An Audience of One

365 Devotionals for a Thankful Heart faithgateway.com

Today’s devotional, reposted from faithgateway.com, hits the nail on the head when it says: “You will find not only more breathing room but also more joy in life if you stop trying to please everyone around you.” Read the whole devotional here


Source: 365 Devotionals for a Thankful Heart by Zondervan on faithgateway.com

Activating Your Spiritual Senses

We’ve been doing a sermon series on the Gifts of the Spirit, so today we’re reposting a wonderful article written by James Goll about activating your spiritual senses for Charisma’s online magazine that goes along with our series. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

(Photo by David Pisnoy on Unsplash)

“Each of us needs to become a discerner—no matter what our personal background or specific gift or function in the body of Messiah. Although some believers are especially gifted as prophets, every follower of Jesus receives the gifts of revelation and discernment. And every believer needs to use them! In fact, without discernment and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit, we cannot read more

source: charismamag.com

Characteristics of a Good Father

What does a good father look like? There are many examples of both good and bad dads in scripture. Pastor Caleb brought a message Sunday for Father’s day about the characteristics of a good father using Joseph the husband of Mary as an example. Click on the Sermons page of this blog and click on the message to listen. Click on the Publications page to read this week’s bulletin. Don’t forget to visit our webpage, akjoy.com and check out what’s new.

One Shot at a Time

You may not be a big golf fan, but today’s devotional, taken from Dr Morris Pickins’s book The Winning Way in Golf and Life and reposted from faithgateway.com has some fantastic lessons to teach us about keeping our focus in life and living mindfully.

golf-life-400x faithgateway.com

“When you are thinking your best, you focus on one shot at a time. There is no looking back or projecting forward. Thoughts of your score or what you might shoot do not exist. The implications of winning a tournament become as irrelevant as snowshoes in South Georgia. Mistakes from earlier in the round are completely forgotten. Your focus is entirely on the shot before you, and nothing else. When not playing your shot, your mind is consumed with read the rest here

Source: faithgateway.com

The Next Big Thing

The world system seems to strive to keep us in a constant state of dissatisfaction. Advertisers tell us there is always something better than what we have and we find ourselves fighting to keep a heart of contentment. Today’s devotional, reposted from faithgateway.com,  encourages us to fix our eyes on the real “big thing” that God offers us instead.

When I was growing up, there was always a next big thing.

As a poor kid raised in Chicago’s Humboldt Park, I usually got the next big thing long after it had already peaked. By the time I got my first hand-me-down bicycle, skateboards were in. Couple years later when I finally got a skateboard, video games were all my friends talked about. On and on, from cassette players to car stereos, video cameras to VCRs, pet rocks to iPods, polo shirts to designer purses — there was always something that all the cool kids had while the rest of us lagged behind.

Without money to waste, because a box of Cap’n Crunch was a luxury in my neighborhood, I realized early on that there would always be a read more

source: faithgateway.com