Tag: happiness

My theme for 2017 matches the traditional theme for Advent’s third Sunday: joy. How did I do with reflecting joy this year? With Philippians 4:4 as my key verse, I practiced rejoicing…over and over again. I did this when I didn’t feel like it. I did it when I did feel more like it, yet […]

Happiness is a fleeting emotion. Fickle at best, it stays as warm as a mocha latte and lasts about as long. Why? Happiness is based on conditions. Much like the weather, it fluctuates with our emotional barometers. Our highs and lows determine the cloud-cover, whether our dispositions will be stormy or sunny. So, should we […]

All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness. Hebrews 12:11 NASB Sunday mornings can be anything but joyous. How many Sabbaths are spent doing last-minute ironing and rousing sleepy children after busy weekend activities […]

“We can’t choose happiness either for ourselves or for another; we can’t tell where that will lie. We can only choose whether we will indulge ourselves in the present moment, or whether we will renounce that, for the sake of obeying the Divine voice within us,–for the sake of being true to all the motives […]

Philippians 4:12-13 NASB I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Recently, […]