It seems wrong to go on with this blog as if nothing has changed in the world, when there has been a radical shift in the very axis of the earth. Since March of this year, nothing has been as it was. The protests against racial injustice around the country have coincided with a desire … Continue reading Open Eyes. Open Hearts.
Today in my quiet time, I was thanking Jesus for the things he has taught me about relationships. Many of the lessons were learned the hard way. Sometimes thought I had learned a lesson only to fail the test when given a chance to practice it again. I couldn’t understand why I kept meeting the wrong … Continue reading 40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 36
On Day 34 of 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life, Tommy Newberry tells us that thinking like God thinks makes us more joyful. Really? Isn’t God angry? Isn’t he hypercritical, watching us closely to catch us messing up? Isn’t he ready with his lightning bolts to strike us down when we fail? We know he is plotting his revenge for … Continue reading 40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 34
What is your goal for the COVID 19 Pandemic? It sounds like a silly question. The survivalist in me just wants to live through it with my finances and relationships intact. On Day 33 of 40-Days to a Joy-Filled Life, Tommy Newberry offers another option. Newberry states that people are presented with a situation. This worldwide crisis would … Continue reading 40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 33
What is joy anyway? The secular definition is generally considered to be “a feeling of great pleasure and happiness,” (https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/joy), but, for our purposes we look to Christian pastor and author, Rick Warren, “Joy is the settled assurance that God is in control of all the details of my life, the quiet confidence that ultimately everything is going to … Continue reading 40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 21