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Choose Life!!

"I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Choose life..."-
                                                                                                  Deuteronomy 30: 19

Choosing life is about finding your spiritual nerve to live each day with deep faith:
     Learn things you have told yourself you would never learn
     Enjoy simple things.
     Play with children.
     Laugh often and laugh loudly.
     Cry when it is time to cry.
     Surround yourself with what you love--
                    whether it is family, friends, pets, music, or silence.
    Walk around the block.
    Turn off the television..and the computer...and the iPhone.
    Invite someone you do not know well to lunch or dinner.
    Quit doing something that is not worth your time.
    Do something so someone else will not have to do it.
    Give money to a cause you care about.
    Stop arguing. Just stop.
    Forgive someone, even if she does not deserve it.
    Walk away when the gossip starts.
    Have patience.
    Stop having patience when it is time to tell the truth.
    Worship with all your heart.
    Love your church.
    Help your church be brave.
    Pray saying 'hello' and 'thank you' to God.
    Pray asking God to change you in ways you have not imagined.
    Remember the stories of Jesus.
    See Christ in people around you.
    Share God's love with someone who has forgotten it.
    See that all of life is holy.
    Open your heart to the Spirit.
    Search for something deeper and better than your own comfort.
    Live a life you and your children can be proud of.
    Find your nerve--let go and just let God!!

Jesus said: "I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly."
                                                                                                   John 10:106

May you enjoy life abundantly today and every day!!

Pastor Steve