40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 25

Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” In this same spirit, on Day 25 of 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life, Tommy Newberry suggests we take time to look around and see what’s working in our lives, what’s bombing, and how we can improve before it’s too late.  This is a perfect activity for […]

40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 20

Yesterday I talked about exchanging thoughts.  Directed by the exercise for Day 19 in 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life, the objective was to come up with three encouraging scriptures to memorize and substitue for negative thoughts.  That was good.  What I left out is, in my opinion, even better because it feels more doable in a crisis.  Have a […]

40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 19

Did you know that it’s impossible to think two thoughts at once?  As amazing as your brain is, it is limited to one thought at a time.  That’s good news!  The bad news is that you can’t eliminate a thought by telling yourself not to think it.  It’s hard to concentrate on the reverse of […]

40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 18

Today, March 17, 2020, the world is shutting down in an attempt to contain COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel Corona Virus.  (I include that description for anyone who may have been under a rock for the last few weeks or who is reading this in the future when it is a distant memory.) […]

40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 17

Continuing the Journey to Joy.  It takes concentration and focus.  It also requires a strong desire to change your mindset.  Satisfaction with the Status Quo will only result in more of the same.  God has been showing me that my thoughts about circumstances and people cause me more misery  than the circumstances and people themselves.  […]

40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 15

Tommy Newberry has talked about the importance of gratitude on many of the previous days of his book, 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life, but today it’s a full-on smack down!  He gets serious about the lack of a heart of thankfulness in his “Profile of an Ingrate.”  He states that ingrates fall into one or more […]