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Heart of the Father Ministry Founder and Director

Jesus our Gentle Protector (John 8:1-11)

Jesus is not afraid or intimidated.  Jesus didn’t amplify the situation by making eye contact with the Pharisees who were  attacking him and harassing the woman threatening her life using Scripture to justify their anger and hatred.  Jesus didn’t confront … Continue reading

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Maintaining Our Joy Strength During the Holidays

Maintaining our Joy Strength During the Holidays  Introduction: Thanksgiving and Christmas may amplify relational and emotional pain we carry during the year. Watching others enjoy the holidays may trigger our loneliness. The family focus of the holidays reminds us of … Continue reading

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Let Jesus Be Your Rabbi

Resources: “Jesus Clear and Simple in Times of Struggle” James G. Friesen “The Divine Conspiracy”  Dallas Willard 1. Let Jesus be your rabbi.  We embrace the “yoke” of our rabbi Jesus.  “Come to me all who are weary and carrying … Continue reading

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Creating Hesed (heart focused) Community and Increasing Hesed Love

Creating Hesed (heart focused) Community and Increasing Hesed Love   Hesed can also be spelled chesed  in English because the initial h is guttural.  Saying “hess-ed” is closer to the Hebrew than saying “chess-ed’. The emphasis goes on the first … Continue reading

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Joe’s Favorite Jokes

Joe’s Favorite Jokes I enjoy telling jokes.  I have a habit that when I get to the punch line I start laughing because I starting thinking how funny it is. Sometimes I  laugh harder after I tell the punch line.  … Continue reading

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Healing Depression

HEALING DEPRESSION HEALING DEPRESSION DR. JOE JOHNSON, pastorjoejohnson@gmail.com   What is depression? Healing the Wounded Spirit, John & Paula Sandford. Depression is a condition in which our personal spirit has died to its capacity to sustain the person fully, either … Continue reading

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God designed us to create belonging, the joy we share around us

Belonging is experiencing  “hospitality,” “community,” “being at home”, “feeling safe and welcome.”   Belonging is the joy and safe place we create around us.  “….each member  belongs to all the others…practice hospitality.” Romans 12: 5, 13 1.  Jesus experiences belonging … Continue reading

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