What's New with LAM?
We are starting our 2016 class series called Fearless Living. Starting March 2nd, you will be joined with many all around the world learning how to walk in absolute peace, free from fear, anxiety, stress and more. It's a teleconference class and all you need to do is call in. There is a $125.00 class fee (includes workbook) but when calling and you mention you saw this in our January Newsletter, we'll offer the class for 1/2 price!
Check back for more classes coming up. We also provide a variety of topics on our Teachings page. Be sure to check that out.
Don't forget to join us for our radio broadcasts at www.770KCBC.com at 8:15 PM (PST) every Sunday Night (15 minute program). Join many others who have been faithfully tuning in. This month's topic is a continued discussion on our immune system and how our thoughts and spirt can heal it or compromise it. I will be introducing Caspar McCloud as our special guest in February, so be sure to tune in as we will be discussing our book, What Was I Thinking.
We are also adding a NEW station beginning Feb. 6th, on KFIA at 1:30 PM every Saturday afternoon, reaching Sacramento and outlying areas. You can also listen in via internet if you aren't able to reach this station. This program is 25 minutes!!
INSIGHT by Linda
Who has the post Christmas blues?? Well, then this is for you.
I can recall over the past several years I would feel let down or disappointed after the Christmas day was through. I didn't want to be like that. I prayed through it each and every time, and within a couple of days I was back to my chipper self. Well, this year I asked God why this was so? Why on the happiest season of the year anyone would be sad? Well, of course, many reasons can jump out like, family is back home so you are alone; or sadness over someone who has passed on; not getting to purchase gifts for everyone, etc. Perhaps even disappointed with family and friends who didn't meet up to our expectations of their gift giving and fellowship. All sorts of things. I had thought these were the reasons. Well, this year I got my joy back and it continued right through Christmas, and it is still going strong. Even after I took down all the decorations getting ready for the New Year. It was done with joy, excitement and peace. My heart remained constant. I had no let down, no pain, nothing. Even though my sister passed 3 years ago Christmas! The joy of the Lord was truly there for me. So you ask me how? Well, here's what transpired.
A few week before Christmas I was laying in bed before getting up that day and said, "Lord what is Christmas really all about?" And this is what He said. "It's about fueling the economy. Visiting with friends, relationships, feeding the poor, giving, and the time when people are more open to hearing the gospel story." He then said, "Christmas is a TRADITION of men, not of me." That really hit me between the eyes, so I began to meditate on this. And that's exactly what I saw. Now, I'm only speaking of me, and yes, Christmas is the day we celebrate Christ's birth, but do we? Really? Or are we throwing Him in as an after thought? The churchy answer is that we are celebrating Christ, but the truth is, we are having parties, shopping, making goodies, dealing with friends and relatives, office parties, decorations, etc. Then He said to me, "You know how people keep saying every year, "Put Christ into Christmas?" He said, "I want you to take Christ out of Christmas this year." I actually was surprised by this and continued listening to what He was showing me. He said to remove Christ out of Christmas and PUT HIM ON TOP of Christmas. As I used my imagination and pictured this, what a tremendous thing! Everything made sense. Scriptures say, "If our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart." So it's true with everything. GOD IS GREATER than everything, even Christmas!!! He's greater than the 4th of July, Easter, all of those TRADITIONS and HOLIDAYS man created.
Jesus said, "Remember Me." And He said that while doing communion. That means, remember all that He has done for us, not necessarily His birthday on one day, but EVERY DAY. We are to keep Jesus ABOVE everything, every event, every situation, and Christmas too. We so often look towards things, people and special days. We are the ones who build it up, not the Lord. He wants us to live life in peace. Not huge ups and huge downs... constantly. And as we keep our focus on Him IN EVERY THING... we won't ever feel let down, disappointed, sad... because our confidence and faith is in Him alone! I like how Paul put it. He said that he learned to be content in all things, whether doing good, or bad, rich or poor, every thing. Contentment is PEACE! And peace to me means a steady person in everything good or bad that comes their way.
I had some repenting to do that morning, and from that point on I looked at Christmas as a fun time of year... but keeping JESUS IN every second of every day to help make this time even more enjoyable. I stopped focusing on the DAY but on the ONE who made the Day, and everything changed!!
I believe my New Year is going to be one of expectations, not in what I will be doing in the year ahead personally and in ministry, but with what God is going to do. What He'll bless Tom and I with. How He will open and close doors. How we can rely and trust on every situation. What a way to start the New Year! Keep Jesus ON TOP of it all..... Can't ever be disappointed, fearful, worried, frustrated and depressed when you do that.
For daily insights, you can pick up your copy of Linda's daily devotional called, "Aha Moments." Contact us at www.truthfrees.org.
Tom and I were talking about a recent day we had, where I told him that I was in such peace, that my mind was even quiet. Nothing was even "in" there. That I did a lot that day, enjoyed seeing my kids on Skype, wrote back on a few emails, read a book, read the Bible, made a wonderful lintel soup, blue berry muffins, croched a scarf and hat, and talked with old friends. As I pondered on those things, in everything I did, I was in the moment. I was living in the present, not in the past or in the future. So then I said this: "When you have something in your thoughts, it's either about the past or the future, if your mind is clear you are living in the present." When I said that to Tom, he said, "You got it!"
What Was I Thinking? is our latest project. Re-released in Dec. 2015, written by Linda Lange and Caspar McCloud, is full of great insights and resources to help you gain your life back -- emotionally, spiritually, and physically. When we can get our thoughts working for us, that is half the battle. Many are using it for their group Bible studies. It's available on Amazon.com and www.truthfrees.org websites. We also have it in an eBook version as well!!
Please visit our website at www.truthfrees.org for more exciting things such as Linda'a blogs, upcoming conferences, sign up for conferences, books, free downloadable teachings, and more! And if you have any prayer needs, please let us know, we want to join with you in seeing God's blessings pour out into your life.
It's not too early to make plans to attend our FREE Conference scheduled for October 21-22nd El Dorado Hills, CA. You can check it out on our website at www.truthfrees.org and put it on your calendar today!
We are still in the process of calendaring events, so check out our website for more information.