Smoky Mountain Trader

January 9, 2020

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©SMTPUB INC LIST YOUR CHURCH OR MINISTRY EVENT ON THIS PAGE! E-mail: ads@thesmtrader.com or Fax: 423-587-2906 Outdoor Truths Living by Living by Living by The winter undoubt- edly thwarts many outdoor plans in most parts of the country. If you don't believe me, just wait until the first warm weekend in February. There will be more lawnmowers heard than any other time of the year. It's not that they want to mow their lawn, but it's just that they have cabin fever. Another problem with the winter is the amount of light in each day. There have been several times when one could hunt all day and stay out less than twelve hours. That means twelve hours in the dark. And even though my children think I live most of my life "in the dark," I'm not ready to do it literally. I guess you could say this time of the year we must live our lives in a cold and dark place. That doesn't sound too exciting. And the truth is depression is far more likely to occur during these cold and dark days than when it is warm and sunny. There is no doubt we are built for the light. Light was one of the very first creations of God. It is obvious why; without it we wouldn't be able to see all the other creation. The beauty of the mountains and trees, the plants and animals, would never be fully appreciated without a light to see it by. With light we understand those things we see, touch, smell, and hear. It puts things in perspective and shows the harmony each part of nature has with the other. As a child I was very afraid of the dark. My own bedroom became a prison for me each night. As I got older however, I began to love being outside at night. I used to think it was the darkness that gave me comfort, but it was not. It was the light. It was each star and constellation. It was the moon and the flickering lights that came from distances unknown. It was not the sea of blackness, but it was how one tiny speck of light could penetrate that sea, that mesmerized me. There is no wonder Jesus said of Himself, "I am the light of the world." I understand that. I understand what He was saying was simply this. He gives everything perspective, purpose, and peace. He illuminates the unknown, makes plain the path, and brings harmony to chaos. By His own life He penetrated a dark world with a light of hope and He gave us all an invitation to live in this light where we never have to be afraid or unsure and where we can enjoy every minute of each day, no matter if the calendar says June or January. Gary has three books that are compilations of the articles he has written for nearly 15 years. He also speaks at game dinners and men's groups for churches and associations. Gary Miller gary@outdoortruths.org For more information about Outdoor Truths visit: outdoortruths.org OutdoorTruths outdoortruths Living By Faith is also brought to you by: Living By Faith is sponsored by: ChristianBlogR CourageousChristianFather.com CourageousChristianFather.com "As for me and my house we will serve the Lord" CourageousChristianFather LivingByFaithPage ads@thesmtrader.com thesmtrader.com/living-by-faith/ Courageous Christian Father thetruelifechurch.com 860 E Hwy 11 E Jefferson City, TN 37760 (865) 471-5530 Read the full article online at: CourageousChristianFather ChristianBlogR Steve Patterson manofresolution@me.com www.courageouschristianfather.com courageouschristianfather.com/ 2020-gospel-tract-challenge/ Read the full article online at: CourageousChristianFather ChristianBlogR Steve Patterson manofresolution@me.com www.courageouschristianfather.com courageouschristianfather.com/ your-one-word-why-its-okay-to-not-have-one/ Sunday Services 1st Service at 9:00 A.M. 2nd Service at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday Services Discipleship Classes 6-8 PM Men, Women and Children truelifetn/ 2020 Gospel Tract Challenge – a challenge to give out 2,020 gospel tracts through out the 2020 year. #2020GospelTractChallenge I saw this come up as a search keyword, but couldn't find anything on it. I like to hand out gospel tracts. Sometimes I get laxed on it. 2020 Gospel Tract Challenge This challenge is simple …I figured I would then make up one. Maybe set a goal to hand out 2,020 gospel tracts throughout 2020. That is about 5.5 gospel tracts per day, since there are 366 days in 2020. So maybe try to give out between 5 to 6 gospel tracts each day. If you miss a day, just add the missed day to your future days. Don't have any gospel tracts? There are many places that will give them to you for free in the mail. Tips handing out gospel tracts. I am gonna try my best to do this. I hope you will too. If you do and share pictures, do so on your favorite social media and use this hashtag #2020GospelTractChallenge Your One Word – Why it's okay to not have one or have more than one. Each year people pick one word that will help them throughout the year. Your One Word - Why it's okay to not have one or have more than one. Each year people pick one word that will help them throughout the year. Your One Word – Also called One Word for the New Year, One Word Challenge or One-Word Resolutions. Essentially – you pick one word on how you want to approach the New Year. Sometimes people don't need a word and other times someone may need more than one word. No matter the word, words or lack of word(s), our focus should and always be on Jesus. The other point of this one word, is to lose or not set New Years Resolutions. That is because we usually drop or never accom- plish them. Instead you focus on the aspect of that one word through the year. It is easier to focus on the one word than a list full of resolutions. A resolution is something you resolve to do or not do. I even heard a DJ mention it is okay that you don't have a one word. I forgot what Christian radio station it was, as I listen to several different ones. I have never done the one word challenge. I don't really even set resolutions either. A list of some one words are on the blog post. So it is okay that you not set a one word for the year or even future years. Most people will say this one word will change your life. Well, it could affect your life, but the only person that can change our life completely is Jesus Christ. We are not defined by that one word or words we set. We are not even defined by what others think about us. We are defined by the precious blood of Christ (For those a Child of God – Born Again). We answer to God not man. Our purpose is share the Gospel, basically, we are disciples that make other disciples. That also means we share/teach and we also learn. That helps us to grow and mature. Those are some reasons why I think it is okay to not set a one word or words. You don't have to choose a word for the year! 2020 Gospel Tract Challenge 2020 January 12 Heavenly Heirs 11:00 AM First Independent Baptist 1730 Broadway Dr, Bean Station, TN 37708 January 12 Heavenly Heirs 6:00 PM Indian Creek 650 Indian Creek Road, Harrogate, TN January 19 Heavenly Heirs 11:00 AM Dutch Valley 3455 Dutch Valley Rd, Washburn, TN 37888 Your One Word 30 FREE GOSPEL TRACTS PER MONTH /BezeugenTractClub The Living by Faith page will print your Church/Ministry news, Vacation Bible School or Church/Ministry Event, based on space availability. The Living by Faith page runs in the Smoky Mountain Trader and also the Tri-State Connection also based on space. For possible inclusion please. These events or news may be also published CourageousChristianFather.com E-mail: ads@thesmtrader.com - Fax: 423-587-2906 Deadline is Tuesday at 5 P.M. for current week publication. Submit Your Church or Ministry Events/News "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away." Luke 21:33 NASB V e r s e o f t h e W e e k Find Your Birth Year Using the Number of Books in the Bible There are 66 Books in the Bible. Subtract the age you are this year. MATH AREA Add 54 to that number. * Did you get the year you were born? * This number will change based on the current year. (This graphic is for 2020) For more details and how to adjust the number to add based on what year it is. CourageousChristianFather.com www.thesmtrader.com January 9 - January 15, 2020 - The Smoky Mountain Trader - Page 19

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