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🌞  Make your VBS amazing this year! 4 New Kits for you to choose from! 🌞


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🌞  Make your VBS amazing this year! 4 New Kits for you to choose from! 🌞


It’s VBS ordering time! Here are some great choices!

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Choosing VBS Made Easy.

As you begin planning for the summer months ahead we want to make the process of choosing and ordering Vacation Bible School easier for you. So, we’ve partnered with the best ministries to offer you great deals and resources you can trust! Here are 4 curated VBS Starter Kits for you: 

  • Babylon Starter Kit
  • Polar Blast Starter Kit 
  • COG Finish Kids W/ DVD
  • Shipwrecked Ultimate Starter Kit 

Check them out and order now while supplies last! 

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Join Daniel- torn from his home and forced into the king’s service. Explore exotic sights and smells in a Babylonian bazaar! 
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Kids can help to FINISH the Great Commission. Kids can Find lost people, Intercede, Network with others, Invest in Gods work, Send the Good News, and Harvest wherever they go.  

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Sled into an ice way to spend the ultimate summer weekend. Kids chill with new friends and warm up to Jesus- the coolest friend of all. 
 
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Venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive. Anchor kids in truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms. 
 

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Happy Centennial Lee University

On what would turn out to be the coldest New Year’s morning in a century, 19-year-old Roy Earl Hamilton of Sobel, Tennessee sat in a dark, borrowed, upstairs room at 2524 Gaut Street, Cleveland, Tennessee. He and 11 other hopeful students quietly watched as the stalwart Reverend Nora Chambers lifted and rang a small bell at precisely…

INTRODUCING: SPIRIT

Warmest Christian greetings! For more than four decades, the Pentecostal Theological Seminary has been committed to provide theological higher education for men and women engaged in Holy Spirit-filled ministry around the world. As we look to the future, one of our significant goals is to maintain connection with our constituency. It is with great delight…

Living a Life of Gratitude


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Living a Life of GratitudeBiblical Prescriptions for Life<!–



Living a Life of Gratitude

Teaching from James L. Marcum M.D. of Biblical Prescriptions For Life


Are you living a life of gratitude? Being thankful is a Biblical prescription for life.

“In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you,” 1 Thessalonians 5:18.

Many texts throughout the Bible encourage us to give thanks. What does it mean to give thanks? How does this state of mind change our physiology? These are all excellent questions to think about this month.
 
This word, gratitude, is often explained by other words including appreciation, indebted, relieved, and glad for something. Being thankful for me is an understanding of how good something is and how this is benefiting my life. Being thankful is an expression of love and can be an act of worship.
 
Physiologically, we know being appreciative activates brain regions associated with the reward neuro-transmitter dopamine.
 
Scientific studies have shown that being thankful:
1.   Improves sleep (Applied Psychology, LiveScience 2013)
2.   Improves hypothalamic function which is the part of the brain regulating bodily functions (J. Cerebral Cortex 2009)
3.   Decreases anxiety and depression (Psychology Today 2012)
4.   Helps cardiac function (U. of Cal San Diego 2015, Am, J of Card 1995)
5.   Improves Immune function (University of Utah)
 
We are just beginning to understand why giving thanks is important to our physiology. Giving thanks, via dopamine and other undiscovered mechanisms, lowers stress and can be a treatment for all chronic disease.
 
I have so much to be thankful for. As I was driving home today, I was thankful for my eyes that I could see the beautiful fall colors. I was thankful that my daughter returned safely from her semester in New Zealand. I was thankful for my work. I was thankful for the opportunity to know God.
 
Giving thanks is a Biblical prescription for life.
 
Today I am asking you to remember each day to thank God for at least three things.  When you feel bad, give thanks. When you feel good, give thanks.
 
This will improve your physiology. Our goal is to grow in our relationship with Christ so that we can give thanks in all circumstances. A life of gratitude is great for our health.

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Start your own small group Bible study with Biblical Prescriptions for Life and lead your friends and family towards experiencing optimum health the way God intended.
 

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