Collin Creek News – 12.02.18

Dear Friends of COLLIN CREEK CHURCH,

Ken Shigematsu in his book, Survival Guide for the Soul writes,Shawn Achor, a psychologist who teaches at Harvard, suggests that we can train our brains to become more grateful by setting aside just five minutes a day for practicing gratitude. He cites a one-week study in which people were asked to take five minutes a day, at the same time every day, to write down three things they were thankful for. They didn’t have to be big things, but they had to be concrete and specific, such as, “I’m thankful for the delicious Thai take-out dinner I had last night.” Or, “I’m thankful that my daughter gave me a hug.” Or, “I’m thankful that my boss complimented my work.” The participants simply expressed thanks for three specific things at the same time every day.  At the end of one month, the researchers followed up and found that those who practiced gratitude—including those who stopped the exercise after one week—were happier and less depressed. Remarkably, after three months, the participants who had been part of the one-week experiment were still more joyful and content. Incredibly, after the six-month mark, they were still happier, less anxious, and less depressed. The researchers hypothesized that the simple practice of writing down three thanksgivings a day over the course of a week primed the participants’ minds to search for the good in their lives.” (Pages 114-115)   1 Thessalonians 5:18 (HCSB): “Give thanks in everything, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”   Red Sea Rule #10: Don’t forget to praise Him!  Learn more by listening: http://collincreekfwbc.podbean.com/.  Study Guide: Exodus 15c1-21 (Rea Sea Rule #10) (Study Guide).   And join us next Sunday, December 9 for special guest River Chambers from Randall University in Moore, Oklahoma.

Your Servant,

Robert Posner

Glorifying Christ through lives of Credibility and love for the Community.

Spend time with the Lord: at least 20 minutes a day praying for 18 individuals.

Monday, December 3: Today’s reading: Psalm 49

Pray for the Free Will Baptist Leadership Conference and IM Board Meeting

Tuesday, December 4: Today’s reading:  Isaiah 44

Pray for the Free Will Baptist Leadership Conference and IM Board Meeting

Wednesday, December 5: Today’s Reading: Galatians 4

Pray for the Free Will Baptist Leadership Conference and IM Board Meeting

Bible Buckaroos (Ages 3—4th graders) @ 6:45 pm

Challenger’s Class (5th—6th): @ 6:45 pm

Crossdirection (7th-12th): Confident Faith @ 6:45 pm

Men’s Prayer & Study Group: Studying the Minor Prophets @ 6:45 pm

Women’s Prayer & Study Group: Building Your Strengths @ 6:45 pm

English Second Language Class @ 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursday, December 6: Today’s reading: Proverbs 18

Pray for the Free Will Baptist Leadership Conference and IM Board Meeting

Friday, December 7: Today’s reading: Isaiah 49

Saturday, December 8: Today’s reading: Psalm 24

Sunday, December 9: Today’s reading: Jonah 2

Sunday School @ 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Nursery Caregivers:

@ 9:15 am – Ashley Blagburn & Judy Posner

@ 10:30 am – Lori Jennings, Andrea Shanks & Sharon Johnson

Community Worship @ 10:45 am—River Chambers with Randall University

Community Groups gathering at various days, times and places. (see http://www.collincreekchurch.org/community-groups/)

To see more of this week’s events at COLLIN CREEK CHURCH: http://www.collincreekchurch.org/calendar/

Events are subject to change.  See the church’s website for details:

collincreekchurch.org  – Glorifying Christ through lives of Credibility and love for the Community.

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