Making Room for Joy in Times of Trial

How Do You Embrace the Joy of the Lord? Read the thoughts on this topic from Pastor Jim:


One of the truths of living is that we often realize the most growth and make healthy changes through times of trial or challenge. Coaches know this principle and create ‘dis-ease’ to disorganize the norm so that it can be replaced with a new habit or practice.

God is the creator of life and the principles to live life successfully. He allows us to experience ‘dis-ease’ in hopes that it will build awareness that we need to make some changes.

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Filling The Void Of Singleness

void of singleness

Pastor Jim provides advice for Christian singles about allowing God to fill the voids in our life.


Most of life is about filling one form of void or another. It is the void, or perception of a void, that becomes a driving force in our lives. God created us with a void intentionally. If he had made us perfect we would be robots and not have any choices.

The primary void that God created in us is the need for a relationship. His primary intention in doing so was to create the need to relate to him.

However, he intentionally created this need so that we would need and want to create with others too. This fact can be quickly illustrated by referring to Adam and Eve. Was it not the “void” in her life that allowed Satan to entice her to sin?

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