Author: Cory Jones

Where Your Confidence Lies by Cory Jones

So many times in life, we base our confidence on our own strength and abilities. But with those, also come all of our failures and mistakes. And when our abilities fail us, we’re left feeling insecure and unsure. We fall victim to depression, and take ourselves out of the game of life all because we let insecurity dominate our confidence. So where should your confidence lie if not in yourself? In Luke 22 and John 18, we read the account of Peter’s denial of Jesus. Peter was so confident in himself, that he told Jesus He was wrong when...

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I ain’t afraid of no ghost | by Cory Jones

This last week was October 31st (Halloween), and what a fun evening we had at our church Trunk-or-Treat festivities. I can still remember growing up in our Christian home and not being allowed to participate in this “evil, ghostly, demonic holiday”. Now, I never enjoyed scary movies anyway, but the thought of all my friends getting bags of candy while I hid in the back of our house with the lights off, wasn’t appealing either. In fact, I still remember my junior year in high school, when my parents finally decided to let us kids “participate” in Halloween. It...

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Under Construction

While traveling to the DFW area recently, I noticed “Under Construction” signs everywhere. It seemed as though every road was having some sort of work done to it that affected my trip. It can be frustrating. In fact, I can’t remember a time when they weren’t there. And yet, while driving on some of the newer roads, I forget the years that someone else put up with “under construction” signs there too. Living in the middle of change and shaping can seem like a drawn out, unending process. But the end result is always something to be admired and...

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“When it rains, it _____” by Cory Jones

“When it rains, it    ?   ” We all know the phrase… it pours! Just as soon as the unexpected happens, it seems like more of the same is bound to happen. But for those who give their life to Christ, God promises to deliver them from all that, right? Actually, NO! Sorry if someone told you otherwise, but God doesn’t promise unicorns and rainbows at every turn. In fact, just the opposite, His Word says “In this world, you will have problems.” Troubles will come, it’s a guarantee, it’s a part of life. But that’s all the more reason...

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Church is Churchy Sometimes – Cory Jones, Positive Thoughts

A statement like this never rings truer than when you decide to invite a friend that’s new to church, and have to think through the things you’ll have to explain beforehand and the things you’ll be praying won’t happen while they’re there, Right??? We all have a desire to be around people or places where we feel comfortable, where we fit in. We enjoy knowing that there is a place where we can make mistakes and be ourselves and it’s okay. When people feel like they don’t belong, there is a sense of struggle. Most times, they will give up...

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