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Some men brought to him a paralyzed man, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, “Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.” (Matthew 9:2)
Sharon’s life looked perfect on the outside. She was married to a godly man who loved her deeply. She had three beautiful, healthy children. She worked part-time in a job that she found fulfilling. But still, Sharon couldn’t shake the depression that followed her around. She didn’t understand why she was depressed. She’d had a great childhood with loving parents. She’d never suffered any significant illnesses or diseases.  Still, she struggled to get out of bed each morning. She felt guilty for being depressed. “You don’t have a real reason to be sad,” she reminded her reflection in the mirror. One day, her husband gently suggested Sharon should see a counselor.  “I feel like I should be strong enough to overcome this on my own,” Sharon said. “You don’t have to be,” Her husband responded. “Just like the paralyzed man needed people …
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Plans for the future dashed, or just a detour?

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”   (Jeremiah 29:11)

Here's a personal story I heard that illustrations this verse as it applies to individuals. When something happens to dash your plans keep an eye out so see how this change fits into God's plans:


 Connie was so excited about graduation that she could nearly smell the ink on her certificate. After spending years planning for college, she was so excited to be accepted into her first-choice school.
But three days before graduation, Connie was hit by a drunk driver. They both lived through it but Connie’s injuries were extensive. She needed several surgeries and she’d have to spend a year re-learning how to walk.
Connie was crushed. She couldn’t understand how God could allow this to happen. She’d been certain she was headed to the right school. She wrestled with her feelings while she forced herself to go through the rehabilitat…

How to Face Discouragement

“Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.  (2 Kings 6:16) The King of Aram was determined to capture the nation of Israel. He set an ambush and waited for the king’s men. Israel’s troops showed up…but they weren’t surprised by the attack. They’d been prepared for it and they fought valiantly. This happened again and again. Finally the King of Aram demanded to know which one of his troops was a spy for Israel. One troop came forward to explain that the prophet, Elisha, was warning Israel about these planned ambushes. So, the King of Aram decides that he needs to kill Elisha and then his plans to ambush Israel will be successful. When he learns where Elisha is, he gathers his troops and surrounds the area. The next morning, Elisha’s servant looks out the window. He’s shocked to see so many troops and more than a little afraid. Elisha sees his servant’s discouragement and utters a bold prayer. And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord…

A prayer for good friends

Some men brought to him a paralyzed man, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, “Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.” – Matthew 9:2

Sharon’s life looked perfect on the outside. She was married to a godly man who loved her deeply. She had three beautiful, healthy children. She worked part-time in a job that she found fulfilling.
But still, Sharon couldn’t shake the depression that followed her around. She didn’t understand why she was depressed. She’d had a great childhood with loving parents. She’d never suffered any significant illnesses or diseases.

Still, she struggled to get out of bed each morning. She felt guilty for being depressed. “You don’t have a real reason to be sad,” she reminded her reflection in the mirror.

One day, her husband gently suggested Sharon should see a counselor.

“I feel like I should be strong enough to overcome this on my own,” Sharon said.
“You don’t have to be,” Her husband responded. “Just like the paralyzed man needed peop…

A Positive Pint

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/21532...Venue: https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaur...
Come and join us at the Egremont Ferry for praise, a pint and positivity. If you live anywhere near Wallasey, see you there 7.30pm Wd 10th April 2019.
Praise, Pub & Pint:Refreshes the parts that beers can’t reach.

Come and enjoy an evening of positivity with Positive Pete and blow away the blues with praise singing led by Les and Rob. Features audio of street interviews conducted in Wallasey. There is an answer to how to be positive in these troubled times.

Features a special prayer of blessing for you, the pub staff and customers and Wallasey.

Wallasey Churches Togetherinvites you to join us at
Venue>>The Ferry pub, Egremont
48 Tobin St, Wallasey CH44 8DF
Wednesday 10th April 2019
Starting 7:30 pm
Bar open, with a full range of drinks & snacks
Featuring Worship Songs led by Les and Rob
Audio playback of ‘Street Interviews’
Speaker local Vicar>> PPC
aka Revd “Positive Pete…

You get better at positive thinking with body language

Let's get thinking positively and live a better life.

Don’t be conformed to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds. (Romans 12:2)

This article looks at on aspect of this: the importance of body language.

Body language is something that we are not often aware of, but it sometimes can say more than our words ever could. That is why it is so important to pay attention to body language and always be aware of what it is saying to others. Body language is the movements of your body, the way you hold your body, and facial expressions, including eye movement. It often corresponds with our attitudes and sometimes contradicts what our words are saying. When our body language and our words do not match, people are likely to believe the body language as it is often an unconscious thing that gives away the truth. When you are trying to implement positive thinking in your life, you also have to implement positive body language.

When you are truly committed …

You Get Positive Thinking From a Child’s Perspective

Perhaps the greatest teacher of positive thinking is a child. Children are the ultimate positive thinkers. They have not learned that life throws curves and that challenges are around every corner. They look at life as a big adventure. Maybe you should adopt that way of thinking. Think about a child in your life. They seem to have no fear of new things. They will try anything once. They love life and are optimistic and happy. Children love to explore the world and what life has to offer. They are willing to put themselves out there just to learn. Children have to have this amazement for life. This is how they learn and how they develop their identity. It allows them to live in a positive manner. Children do not jump to the negative because they believe there is good out there. They do not know about all the bad that the world holds because you shelter them from that. Let yourself develop that child-like faith. 
Use the influence of a child to drive your progress towards a positive at…