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Heart Medicine

  • A cheerful heart makes good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22 WEB

    Health tip: Don't worry. Be Happy. You can add years to your life, and health to your body by simply being joyful and happy. No one should have power over your joy for it should come from the inside of you.

    People, places, and things can cause problems but how you react to it is completely under your power. You can make a choice to become angry instead of turning the other cheek. Yes, we have a part to play in our life and regardless of what people may tell you today, you are responsible for your own actions.

    There are so many attacks that come against us daily, and it is easy to get discouraged. That is their purpose, but true happiness is not in things, jobs, or success. It is not even in people. Your relationship with Jesus is what can bring an unshakable peace to your life.

    Paul said that he had learned to be content in whatever his circumstances were (Phil 4:11). Whether beaten, shipwrecked, or in prison, Paul was content. He wrote much of the New Testament from within prison walls. If he had not been imprisoned, he probably would not have had the time to do so.

    Paul learned to detach his emotions from his circumstances and to be at peace. He focused on the invisible and the eternal (2 Cor. 4:16). He found the will of God in every situation and kept close fellowship with Jesus. Nothing else was more important. We can behave the same way. The same grace and peace that Paul had is available to us.

    The Joy of the Lord is your strength. Remember when you were first saved how you felt so light, so happy, filled with joy? That is what happens when you lay your burdens down at the cross. We too often pick them back up again, and the heaviness returns. Leave your baggage at the cross. Pray and let God worry about it.

    Prayer: Father, please send me grace and peace for my life. Help me see past the circumstances and learn to detach my emotions from my situation. Give me strength and guide me today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Mark Duell
Mark Duell Amen. Thanks Brother. Needed this.
April 25, 2016
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph Wow this really touched my heart. I pray Lord that you will continue to bless Pastor Dion to bring your encouraging words of hope to those who need them, Amen.
April 25, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt AMEN!
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Deleted Member Amen
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke Amen
April 25, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome it is so wonderful to live this day because god provides for me amen
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Deleted Member Amen
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Tavii Martin
Tavii Martin Amen!! I needed this word this morning!!
April 25, 2016
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Kath Paro
Kath Paro Dion~ At first I thought I have been at peace and happy for a long time.  Read on I saw NO I HAVEN'T! I haven't really had that deep relationship with God that I have today.  I said the words but I didn't feel them.  Today I have the happiness in my heart and soul, I share it everywhere I go.  I feel peace most of the time, I didn't feel it a lot yesterday.  The demon came once again to play with my head and it took me all day to completely expel him.  I didn't turn it over to God, I was fighting the battle alone.  Finally my friends asked me if I had prayed, boy that hit me like a ton.  That hadn't even occurred to me, usually that is my first line of defense.  It wasn't there, that demon is so sneaky!  Today I have my armour on and will be ready to fight off the demon with God at the lead.  Thank you again Dion for being right on time!
April 25, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I am glad you made that choice to not let satan steel your joy.
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Deleted Member Praise The Lord for letting God help you be an overcomer. God bless you. 
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen!
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.
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Deleted Member Amen
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Linda Cella
Linda Cella Amen. Thank you Pastor. I really Needed this today. 
April 25, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen! Thank you:) Pastor's Prayer: Father, please send me grace and peace for my life. Help me see past the circumstances and learn to detach my emotions from my situation. Give me strength and guide me today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
April 25, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen. God does want us to believe Him.  
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Deleted Member Amen
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sr Amen  
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen, Pastor Dion, I believe every word that you wrote, and I know God gave you the scriptures and words of incouragements. I do believe that God is not as concerned about our circumstances as He is about how we respond to them. He does give us wisdom on how we should handel all of them. Satan wants to distroy our peace and joy, and Jesus fatetley wounded him at the cross, and Gods resurection power, has given us strength to live out our salvation. I thank God for this power that is so big! I want to live in this peace and joy every minute of my life, and thank God this is possiable.
April 25, 2016
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Deleted Member Amen and Amen, I too want to live in that peace and joy.
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen Twila
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Deleted Member Amen. What a wonderful devotion of how to allow to let the past stay in the past and to let Jesus carry our burdens when we can no longer carry them. God is so wonderful. His love and forgiveness is always there for us.
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I do believe this. The choice to let Jesus carry our burdens is real freedom.
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! Negativity begats negativity. We must keep our minds on good thoughts, positive thoughts.   Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things.
April 25, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza amen
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen, one of my life verses. I love how God speeks to me from His word.
April 26, 2016
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Mary Luter
Mary Luter Thank you Pastor Todd, needed this.
April 25, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Amen!
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran Amen.
April 25, 2016
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Joseph Krell
Joseph Krell Thanks Pastor Dion! Just what I needed to hear, thank you Lord, I will dwell on it! Be blessed as you are a blessing!
April 25, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.
April 26, 2016
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Fraser Keys
Fraser Keys Amen thank you for your message today Pastor Dion I am reminded of my Danish Grandmother she had a deep unshakable faith in the Lord without being judgemental.  She did not go to join the Lord until she was 101.  She always told me you can be happy or you can be the other way I wish I wouldh have listened to her those many years ago.  I was truly blessed to have her in my life for so many years!
April 25, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen. Thank God for your godly grandmothers life.
April 26, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Amen pastor thank you!  
April 25, 2016
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Deanne Rascas
Deanne Rascas Thank you so much for this message that I needed to hear today. I applied this good attitude towards the person that enjoys attacking me. I would always be so defensive and let it ruin my whole day. Today I kept the peace that surpasses all understanding and I just considered how very immature this person has always been. I would not let him steal my joy! Funny how this message showed up today to verify my feelings. God thinks I am perfect and loves me unconditionally! What can man do to me!
April 25, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen!
April 25, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen, I believe Gods way always wins. I love that God allows these people into our lives to teach us to respond the way He wants us to, and gives us the strength to respond in his love.
April 26, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Amen ♡ 
April 25, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson I love you Lord!  Amen!!
April 25, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza When I get upset and start to feel angry I just pray because I know GOD does not like us to be angry.  For it is a sin to be angry so I always shake off my emotions and let JESUS CHRIST give me my joy and peace.  I always do this when I get upset.
April 25, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.  
April 26, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!
April 25, 2016
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner yes so true when had second child fear and worry comumed for first year with third child reach out was strength by paster  wife lead relize yes do this on my own and loved help reconect   my identy slowly  got prayer last  summer  learned that faith something wish had known this instead beliveing lies past that control my mind  as focus future realized better reach out yourself struggle alone.  
April 25, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I do believe God wants the best for all of us. He can handle every that comes into our life.
April 26, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord Thank you for this message.  I must try harder not to let things worry me and give them to God to worry about. I sometimes get involved in things and get angry instead of giving them to God to deal with. Thank you for this reminder and for the lovely prayer. Have a great week.
April 25, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I to start worring about things instead of giving them to God right away. I know to worry about something that hasn't happened is useless, besides I serve a big God that can handle it all.
April 26, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝ Amen!!! Thank you, Pastor Dion. <3 I've been speaking and praying about joy for along time now. I pray that this all turns around and my joy comes back. Your right about proplr, places and things I saw it break many families aprat. I saw it in my own family and it's a sad thing to deal with. I pray that we can all come together and love one another. I'm sure this will be what is seen in heaven. Love, Peace and Joy. Everyone will only know love, kindness and to live in joy. Amen <3
April 25, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen. Only love, joy, and peace comes from God. What the world ofers is fake, It might look like the real thing but it is not.
April 26, 2016
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Lauri Teel
Lauri Teeledited: April 25, 2016 Thank you Pastor.  This is a great reminder for me.  I work with the public and we do get some mean, damanding, critical and rude customer's and I struggle with that.  It sometimes weighs me down and I find I don't like serving them.  I come home burdened and ask the lord to help me see them the way he does.  I find myself dweling on it and don't want to go back to work.  I just want to learn to love the unlovely the way Jesus does and see them them the way he does.  It is true when my sights are on Jesus and my plans are for him and include him I have joy, but sometimes people, and circumstances have a way of knocking me down.  I do realize it is a constant of life expecially in these times we are living in where peoples hearts have grrown cold.  I thank you for your teachings and the truths you share with us.  God Bless You!!!   Please pray that the Lord will help me to see with his heart these hurting people lost in the world.
April 25, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I will pray this prayer for you, Lauri.
April 26, 2016
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Lauri Teel
Lauri Teel Thank you so much Twila.  God Bless!!!!
April 26, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Hi Laurie,  may the Lord give you what you need to do your job at this moment of time.  For another will come that you will love to get up and go to work at.  Isaiah 43: 18 &  on...starts Behold I will do something new among you........since you are precious & I love you.  My paraphrase in that there is more to read I thought you might like to look up in Old Testament & read yourself.  If sound would be present I would sing the words to you.  Maybe you have heard it sung.  Blessings!  Jer.29:11
May 7, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Amen.
April 25, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Lord, Let me be a light, witness and example to this world for Your Kingdom Today!
April 26, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.  
April 26, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I do want Gods will for my life, and I want Him to use me for his glory. I believe He knows my heart, and if I listen to the Holy Spirit God will give me the strength and the will to obey Him, He will sharpen my service for Him so I don't wast His time to do what He created me to do.
April 26, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Dion..I want to preserve this.  I will try to go to other computer & print this message.  Laminate with packaging tape.  It works great.  To detach from my emotions(at least the ones that tear me down).  I want emtion that is healthy to love as God would use it etc.  Blessings!
May 7, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Great msg of what  steals our joy.  Don't need the devil's help when we do such a good job  when we do it better
May 24, 2016