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10/30/13 11:40 P

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Joyce is the real thing. She had quite a life of all kinds of abuse before she met Jesus and has struggled even after until she began to love herself like Jesus loves us. Our church did a summer Bible Study from her study Me and My Big Mouth and it was wonderful. She gave personal experiences and quotes scripture. She is not a minister but is a very good teacher.

Please find a church that is scripture based and that the whole Word is studied..and not taken out of context. In other words, don't pick and choose scripture with out reading the verses before and after the particular scripture. This is very important. Find a church that has Bible studies. A church that is friendly and welcomes you in an open and honest way.

We all sin and none of us is perfect. we all judge others and talk about others even when we know we are not supposed to do that. That is why God has forgiven us of our sins and will continue to do so if we are sincere about wanting forgiveness. But then once you ask for forgiveness, that's it..It's done. God has forgotten the sin and you have a clean slate to start again.

Once again, welcome to the team. we will love and support you and one another with the love of the Lord. emoticon

Elayne from the west coast of Fl.

"Music is the original mood-altering, non-fattening wonder drug. Ask your doctor if Music is right for you."

Playing my sax is how I connect with God. That gift is from God and I use it to Glorify His name. It's not bout me..it's all about HIM.




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10/30/13 1:37 P

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I saw these sort of sites and commsnts several years ago. I think some don't like that she has some money. However, she writes 3 books a year and gives so much away. I believe you should either go online or get the booklet they put out each year to show where the money goes to all the various parts of her ministry. The hand of hope gives out money to hospitals, national disasters, orphanages, resue homes, and other projects.

Last year I went to a conferance and they had one night that all monies went to just Hand of Hope. They also collected socks and clothes for the local city they were in.

The other thing that I believe people may wonder about is, what they call the faith, health, and wealth teaching. If you listyen to her casually, or people take this out of balance, it's can be wrong. There are people who take this concept completely out of balance., I don't think that is godly. I do think that if you listen to complete messages and don't pick out parts and make an entire religion of out it... that it is more balanced. Everyone knows that christians also lose children, or get sick, and it isn't hokey dorky or have limited funds ( particularly in foreign countries).

There are occasions that there are various reasons and choices why things happen the way they do and other times, it has nothing to do about what we did or didn't do.

I don't like it when we or others guilt ourselves about why whatever still happens. The bible is full of suffering and victory. I think we really don't know why some of it.



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10/30/13 12:18 P

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I agree with everyone. Joyce is so real and honest. The people who criticize her are jealous and lots of them are in it for the fame and money. Don't listen to the lies. Joyce brought you to the Lord, so remember that. Pam

"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine"
Proverbs 17:22


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10/30/13 11:21 A

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I think Joyce is the real deal. I have seen a lot of preachers on TV and never believed in them at all. I believe Joyce is genuine and she inspires me to better person and a better Christian.


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10/30/13 8:59 A

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Joyce is not a fraud at all. She is real. I have watched her for a few years now and have read all her books. Our church has done Bible studies on her books and our Pastor quotes her many times. I have a Pastor that Love's the Lord and you can just feel the power of Jesus in his word, as well as with Joyce. That is real and that is the power of God! Who ever said that she is a fraud does not know Jesus and is living for the World and not for Jesus. Sadly so many churches are like your parents' church and that's what does give Christian's a bad rap. I pray that you find a church that preaches the Word of God and not a "religion." I am so glad you ran across Joyce. She is the real deal speaking God's Word! Hugs to you.

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10/30/13 8:28 A

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Joyce is so not a fraud. Her messages are sound. She has a unique way of sharing the word of God that truly reaches me. Love, love, love her! So glad your heart has been turned to the true light of Christianity. Pray for your family, while you continue to love on them. May they see and be influenced by the Christ they see in you.

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I grew up in a religious family. But I never had a relationship with God. Because of my parents I had a real problem with religion. We went to church and as we left my mother would start belittling everyone, critisising other peoples hair and clothes etc. Their behaviour never reflected their christianity they flaunted in everyones faces. They still do it today. When we visit they will preach and quote bible verses and out of the same mouth hatred etc. will flow. In any case, that caused me to avoid any person that say they are a christian. That is untill a while ago. I accidently changed the tv channel to Joyce Meyer. I listened and I couldnt get enough. Through her I felt God was calling me and I became a born again Christian. What is bothering me and seek advice for - yesterday I was searching for her website and I came upon all these religious sites that say Joyce is a fraud and what she preaches is a scam. I'm confused now. I cant believe God would use somebody to bring me closer to him if this was true. Do I ignore it?

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