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4/12/16 10:48 A

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Joyce is offering this book for any donation of $20 or more -- either hardback or AUDIO!
I have the book, but I'm going to get the audio so I can play it right before I go to sleep at night.

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Sure


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3/11/16 9:28 P

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please do emoticon

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3/11/16 9:27 A

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The Mind Connection is sorta like a follow-up to her Power Thoughts book.

LADYRENEW, I invite you to just read topics/chapter reviews on this team page and chime in with quotes or insights that you're finding in Power Thoughts which complement the areas of thinking being addressed in this new book.

I'm sure there are some on this team who have not yet had a chance to read Power Thoughts, so sharing bits & pieces from that book may enhance this discussion.

Looking forward to your input.



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3/10/16 5:21 P

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We understand that.

Perhaps you'd still like to read my lesson anyhow( it's an extension of the lone your reading, or come back and read it, after your finished.

It still makes me glad to get some others here participating.

I've never done this type of project before. Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome. emoticon

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I wish i could do the book but I"m doing Power thoughts right now and i don't want to change or add it to my list right now. :)


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2/27/16 3:20 P

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COOL. I hope you get something out of it emoticon

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2/27/16 3:49 A

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l picked up the book today .

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2/24/16 9:32 P

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I don't have the book or have the read it as yet but will do both as our nearest Christian book store is over the other side of the city it'll be abit before l can pick it up but will read and take part until l can get it l will take part the best l can . Takecare

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2/24/16 2:29 P

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That book is excellent too.

Even if you don't read this book, you are most welcome to follow this discussion, and share if you want.

You might say, the themes are interrelated . It like the puzzle being expanded.

I'm pleased to see our first response.

Our leader is processing and attending to her mom's passing, as of a few days ago.

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I haven't read mind connections yet. I'm right now on Power Thoughts. I'm really trying to do what she says and meditate on the 12 power thoughts. I'm on power thought 2 right now. Next week will be 3. But i will. Joyce really helps me. :)


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2/22/16 7:09 P

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Hi members !

This study will most likely be helpful and inspirational. This is my goal. We'll see.

This is my first time time writing for a book discussion group or leading. Please keep this in mind while we are learning together. I may not put this together in the typical format . I don't consider myself to be gifted in organization but I do love to read and have dabbled with writing . Also I have partisipated in plenty of group bible studies or with a few friends.

I came to know Jesus in my freshman year of high school. The Lord placed several individuals in my path and also used life events to get my attention .Commiting my life to Him was my next step.

I consider myself very blessed, since several of my sibling came to faith, although our parents weren't intersted.

Anyhow, several years ago, I came across some really remarkable books that kicked up my spiritual life up a bunch of notches. Several of them are from Joyce Meyer .Also I discovered a few other writings from others , that turned up the light inside brighter. I had been a christian for decades, but didn't grasp all these things they talk of. Also understanding principles and knowing how to actively use them intergrate them into one's daily walk are two different things.

At the back of our book, “ The Mind Connection”; I saw a listing of 68 books Joyce has written.

It is my opinion, the following series is one of the best

1. TheBattlefield of the Mind
2. Power Thoughts
3. The Mind Connection



Although the concept of renewing ones mind isn't original, it is challenging to find material that are down to earth. Sure we want it to dissect the topic and tear it apart. Some materials are so complicated, it's hard to remember or apply it. I do hope you find this book an aid in your study.

I would like to take the liberty to briefly do a small overview on all three of these books, because it may be beneficial, in order to get more out of the material.I'm only going to bring up a few points, so not to confuse anyone.

Book 1- the author introduces the idea of our minds representing a battlefield.

Before we were committed to Christ, we were impacted by a secular worldview. Here we live 24/7 and are bombarded by it's influences such as the media, music, educational and in so many other domains. Also our flesh has it's cravings and desires, and plenty of opinions on countless things. Lastly, our enemy, doeesn't want us to recognize our new identity. After all, if we remain unchanged, or act like a carnal christian, we won't get accused of the type of love that Jesus desired. Jesus' stated " they will know we are christians by our love" . Does this make you squirm? It does me....That's not the same thing as merely having rules, rituals, good deeds, and church attendence.

Nope, that's Christ in You ( the Holy Spirit ). That's a place to relax in but also be infused with power to get going, because we want to ( since he delights in us/ and it give both of us pleasure ).




The rest of that book is a dilalogue of what she terms as" wildness mentalities" . These are unproductive negative strongholds or mindsets . To bait your interest, here is one:
“ It's not My Fault “

Book 2-This book gives actual positive stragegies on how to overcome and develop new patterns to cancel faulty negative thinking Here is an example of rephrasing thoughts to curve conflict : “I pursue peace, with God, myself and others. “

Book 3- This a a continuation of ways our thoughts affect our lives. She believes our inner life spills over into our outer lives from what we:
1. think about
2. reflect and discuss


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Our choices and decisions lead on on a particulular direction. Is it down a good trial or a bad path?

Do our attitudes please the Lord ?

Are we swayed by our moods or other factors?

Can we impact others in helpful ways?

Are you stuck in hurts and unforgiveness?

How about being bored or stagnent with the God thing ?

Want to grow?

What my part ? How about resting in His provision and ability ?



This is an presequel . We will crack open the book on Thursday and discuss the introduction of our book, which is only about 2 ˝ pages long.

You don't have to read our book to participate but you would get more out of it. I think you could be fine without it for the introduction and first chapter.

Amazon and her webpage used to allow a free download of the table of content and into. Maybe, even the first chapter. I didn't get an opportunity to see if it is still available.





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2/21/16 8:01 P

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This is where we will discuss Joyce Meyer's book, "The Mind Connection: How the Thoughts You Choose Affect Your Mood, Behavior, and Decisions".

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