In the world today there is so much stress and unhappiness. Just turn on the news for a few minutes and try to find something that is good in what you hear. The police shows of today can be a major stress creator too. It is obvious this is nothing new under the Sun. King Solomon … Continue reading The Keys To A Happy Life
I have tried to write a different post on contentment all morning long but when things that are out of your control with your youngest son half way around the world in Africa it is a little hard to focus on anything else than what God is doing in both of your lives right then. … Continue reading A Lesson In Contentment
As Christmas approaches, we find ourselves busy with the preparations for all the celebrations that come this time of year. From baking cookies to rushing about buying presents for everyone on the list, we are busy and focused on preparing the house for Christmas. We fail to prepare our hearts to have room for Jesus at … Continue reading Heart Prepared
One sure thing that kills joy is to just turn on the news. No matter which news network you turn on it seems they are all about doom and gloom. Very rarely you hear something that will bring joy to one's heart. The disciples wanted to change channels. Jesus in John 16, tried to prepare … Continue reading Joy Be Filled
This week we see that Jesus is better than Santa Clause in that, He knows what we are thinking. He also talks about joy.
I love when baking and the smell of the warm spices feel the house. It just sinks all the way in and makes me feel satisfied without even eating anything. But the fragrance soon goes away. Oils, however, the fragrance last for a longer time. I'm sure that you have hugged someone and their … Continue reading Be The Sweet Aroma
Confession time, James 1:2, is my least favorite verse. After all, what joy is there in trials? I feel as sad and miserable as the dog's face looks during trials. Let's take a deeper look at this verse. Consider, or count it (as other versions put it) means we are active not sitting wrapped up … Continue reading Joy In Trials
Lemons make us pucker when we eat just them. I remember growing up my brother and I would pick them off the tree in the yard and see who could get one the fastest. He would always win. In life, we get those circumstances that come our way that make us pucker. Not only do … Continue reading What Do You Do With The Lemons Life Gives You?
How awesome it was that night long ago in the field near Bethlehem, with God's glory shining all around as the shepherds received the news of great joy! It was that night God the Father gave the world the greatest gift of love, His Son. How great the joy was in heaven that night as … Continue reading Night Of Joy