Important enough to pray about During a women’s meeting at church, a friend who volunteers in the children’s ministry started talking about my three-year-old daughter. She said she loves when my little one prays — which she always wants to do, every time they ask for a volunteer. My friend went on to talk about […]
Joy is an important characteristic for a Christian woman to possess. It’s not only a fruit of the Spirit, it’s something we’re to find in the midst of trials, it’s our strength, and it is supposed to fill our heart. Sometimes being joyful is easier than other times. Sometimes it bubbles out of us, other […]
In this fast paced, selfie-loving, goal oriented, and – dare I say it? – greedy world we live in, finding happiness through contentment is not common. There’s such a drive to have more, be better, live bigger, be prettier, and that’s not altogether bad when that drives us to live excellently; however, the beauty of […]
Number One Happiness Killer Negativity is a happiness killer. Plain and simple. You can have all sorts of happiness going on, but when negativity creeps into the room, that happiness disappears like Oreo cookies do around my husband. (Trust me, it’s fast.) I have a friend who had to wait awhile to find her husband. […]
Joy & Happiness – How They Go Hand in Hand Happiness. Joy. What’s the difference? Is there any? While historically, happiness and joy were used interchangeably by many renowned pastors, the contemporary church likes to make a clear distinction between happiness and joyfulness. I’ve heard it said by some within the contemporary church that joy […]
The Most Beautiful Thing You Can Wear My daughter is in gymnastics. Her teacher is an incredibly beautiful college student. The girls in her class all love ‘Miss Courtney,’ and I think my daughter secretly doesn’t ever want to move up in levels, because she doesn’t want any other teacher. Miss Courtney is gorgeous with […]
Five things you can do today to be happier Everyone wants to have a happy life, right? We want to enjoy this journey we’re on. And, the great part is, that even in a world where so many things are out of our control, having a happy life is not. It is completely up to […]
How to choose happiness Every morning we wake up with an opportunity to make a decision that will shape the rest of our day. We get to choose whether or not we will be happy. As soon as our eyes open, we start making decisions that will determine this. Will we look for the good? […]
WHEN YOU DON’T FEEL LIKE FORGIVING “I’d forgive them if they were sorry.” How many times have we heard someone say that? How many times have we said it ourselves? How many more times have we thought it? Forgiveness – in theory – is easy. In reality, true forgiveness is hard. …Like really, really hard. […]
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