Author Archives: Joanie Williams



Joanie Williams

Lighten Your Load
in Encouragement

Lighten Your Load

 Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure...

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April 01, 2019
Celebrate the Organ
in Welcome

Celebrate the Organ

Praise him with tambourine and dance;     praise him with strings and pipe! -Psalm 150:4   Did you know that Hood Memorial has had a pipe organ since 1923? Did you know that our organ...

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March 27, 2019
Focus
in Encouragement, Lent

Focus

Reflect: Being busy can cause us to lose focus. How does busy-ness impact your focus? When you lose focus, how do you refocus and tune-in to God and to the big picture? Reflect: Who are...

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March 25, 2019
Lent 2 Prayer Chair
in Encouragement, Lent

Lent 2 Prayer Chair

Settle into a chair, breathe deeply, and make the following prayer your offering to God. For the times when I have put the to-do list before reaching others… forgive me. For the times when I...

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March 19, 2019
Un-busy: Presence
in Lent

Un-busy: Presence

  The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.      He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters;     he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths     for his...

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March 18, 2019
Tempo
in Encouragement, Inspiration

Tempo

Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your...

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March 11, 2019
The View from the Top
in Encouragement

The View from the Top

Luke 9:28-43 And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. Reflect: Consider some of the mountain top experiences of your life. What was the mountain you...

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March 05, 2019
You Can't Fall Up
in Encouragement

You Can’t Fall Up

Read Acts 9:1-19 Reflect: Since you cannot fall up, you have to climb up. When it comes to the mountains of your life, what has climbing been like for you lately? What external obstacles and...

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February 25, 2019
Prayers in Action
in Inspiration

Prayers in Action

An important aspect of climbing any mountain in our life…is prayer!  Communing with God and leaning on God’s guidance can not only get us up the mountain, but can also give us new perspective. I...

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February 12, 2019