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Today, in our final chapter of this journey, I want to talk about joy. For many of us who are struggling, joy seems so far away. We’ve forgotten how to have fun. We feel stuck. I want to unlock the bottleneck that’s keeping us from experiencing joy. 

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The last two weeks we’ve talked about getting honest with our mental health issues, and then, working on the story that we tell ourselves. Today, I want to talk about coping. Coping is what we do in response to our story. Our coping mechanisms will lead us to life or into a dark place.

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Last week, we looked at getting honest emotionally. For many of us, telling people we’re not OK is a sign of weakness. But, getting honest is actually a sign of health. We were never meant to do life alone. We looked at getting honest about our insecurities and our pain. If we truly want to …

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The month of May is Mental Health Awareness month. For many of us, when people ask how we’re doing, our typical response is — “I’m fine.” Yet, that isn’t the truth. 

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After having its mission project canceled for 2020 and then for 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Southwest Baptist University’s Center for Global Connections team to Colombia headed for the border. 

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Tony Berry will be the featured speaker at Thursday’s second annual National Day of Prayer Gathering Practice drive-in prayer event sponsored by Polk County Community Connections. 

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Polk County celebrated a glorious Easter weekend, perfect for joining in egg hunts, church services and family gatherings.

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Look at the promises God makes to the Israelites in Leviticus 26:3-13. They’re marvelous and pretty well all-encompassing! Increase of harvests, peace in the land, harmful beasts banished and on and on. 

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In Luke chapter 8, Jesus heals a woman and Jairus’ daughter. We see here the story of the Jairus coming to Jesus and asking Him to come to his home and heal his daughter. It reminds me of the centurion who came to Jesus and asked Him to heal his servant.

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Bolivar Open Hearts United Methodist Church will hold in-person Sunday morning traditional style services at 8:30 a.m. Sundays with old hymns outdoors on the lawn led by Pastor David Collum. 

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Effective Sunday, June 26, Bolivar Open Hearts United Methodist Church will hold in-person Sunday morning traditional style services at 8 a.m. with old hymns outdoors on the lawn led by Pastor David Collum. 

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“And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever. … But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.” — John 14:16, 26

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Sue Storment believes fresh, healthy food shouldn’t just be available to people who can afford it. 

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Terry Phillips says he was ready to come back to church.