Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Friends have decorated for Christmas inside and outside . . . already . . . they began the process two months before Christmas day.  A little over the top wouldn’t you say? 
I said it. 

But, my friend explained that she grew up in an angry home. 
Decorations remind her that she can have a home of joy regardless of her past.  She was helpless as a child; however, as an adult she received the strength to pursue a life of joy. And . . . she shares the joy with others by inviting them into her home. 

The Apostle Paul wrote the Church at Philippi a letter while he was imprisoned, joyful because his life centered on the presence of Christ.  He said:
. . . Then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Philippians 2:2

Joy comes through an active-ongoing-engaged-relationship with Christ, which changes our perspective of life. 
We see possibility rather than impossibility . . .
a new beginning rather than a dead-end . . .
freedom rather than oppression.

Pray:  Joy . . . because of You . 

Joy is a choice that changes the way we live on a daily basis.
 Learning with you to KICK START the day . . . with joy,
Pastor Kerrie

(interAct written by Kerrie Palmer © 2009 All Rights Reserved) ~Church on the Hill~700 N. Hill Rd.~McMinnville, OR 97128~503.472.8476 interAct
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