Author: Cory Jones

Purpose to ‘Go’ || by Cory Jones

“Don’t let the mixed signals fool you. Indecision is a decision!” In today’s world, we are bombarded with options at every glance. Walk in the drug store with a cough and prepare to read the back of at least 20 different medicine labels to see which one you need. Want a jar of peanut butter? Again, 20+ different options to choose from. Every aspect of our lives is an opportunity to get caught up in indecision.So many times in life, we sit around wondering where God would have us go or what He would have for us to do...

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Resolve to trust || Positive Thoughts Contributor, Cory Jones

New Years Day and people around the world are starting new resolutions. They’re thinking about the things that didn’t go as planned this last year and hoping to do something different about it. But statistics show that by the second week of February, 80% of those resolutions will have been broken or just completely abandoned – 80%!!! We have great intentions but lack the resolve to finish. That’s what we should do differently. This year don’t make a resolution, instead resolve to finish a new thing. There’s a passage written by the prophet Isaiah, where he hears the voice of...

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When life doesn’t turn out the way you planned || By Cory Jones

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Those words can mean so much to so many… For many, it instills joy and excitement, but there are some that are dealing with emotions and hurt that wasn’t asked for or wanted. And sadly, the holidays seem to expound on the emotions of loss and/or depression. Today there’s a parent waking up, having lost his job, and trying to make the best of the minimal presents under the tree for his kids. A spouse is dealing with their first Christmas alone in years, when happily-ever-after was much shorter than they anticipated. Whether its Christmas season or...

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The First Noel || Cory Jones, Positive Thoughts Contributor

“The First Noel, the Angels did say Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay”  A carol we all have probably brushed past many a time, enjoying the season without giving the words a mere thought. But the shepherds are my favorite part of the story… In the days of Jesus’s birth, being a shepherd was a dirty job. It was a profession that was looked down on as less than even a slave. To start, they were laying with the sheep day in and day out, with no means for a warm bath, much less a...

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Do not fear || Positive Thoughts Contributor by Cory Jones

Well, the Christmas season is now in full swing! Sure, Hobby Lobby has had their seasonal stuff out since mid-July, but with Thanksgiving now over, it’s official! Trees are going up, lights on houses flash the night away, and the local downtown Christmas parade has come and gone (and with it, Santa on a fire-truck… truly making it seriously official!). But as joyous as all that is, fear can easily creep in and destroy what should be the “most wonderful time of the year.” It’s all too easy to get caught up on the commercial side of things and...

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