Category Archives: Happiness

Daily Dose of Encouragement

Proverbs 16:20, “He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.” Smart management of an issue will lead to success. That is self-evident, but always consider the source. We are reading … Continue reading

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Good Habits for Daily Living

We are creatures of habit, and our habits reflect our true selves because we all build our daily lives around our priorities and passions. We make time for what we truly value, building habits and routines around the things that … Continue reading

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Right Obedience = Genuine Happiness

In studying Mark 12:1-12 and the Parable of the Vineyard (some might also call it the Parable of the Tenants) I did what I normally do when studying a particular passage and read what Spurgeon preached. On March 6, 1887 … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Dianna!

On January 28 my sweet wife celebrated her birthday. She is as beautiful today as she was in August of 1990 when we went out on our first date. Her true beauty, much like Ruth, is in her desire to … Continue reading

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The End of the Matter at the Start of the Year

Ecclesiastes is a very modern book in the sense of speaking to the dilemmas and frustrations that strike us as so contemporary to our own experience while providing very practical and pastoral answers to those dilemmas. The thesis of the … Continue reading

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Where Happiness Is

Now that we know where happiness can’t be found, God tells us where it can be found. He says, “Blessed is the man who delights in the law of the Lord, and in his law doth he meditate day and … Continue reading

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Where Happiness Is Not

Psalm 1 defines the pursuit of happiness, first of all, in terms of where it is not found. I really appreciate that because it keeps me from wasting my time looking in places where I will not and cannot find … Continue reading

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Busting Myths about Happiness

True happiness is not dependent on external circumstances. Genuine, abiding happiness is grounded in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a devotion to His word. This means that we can debunk two prevalent myths about happiness. One myth is … Continue reading

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The Pursuit of Happiness

Answer this question: “What would really make me happy?” What does it take to make you happy? Do you remember that song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”? That is a good philosophy to have. Have you ever met anybody who did … Continue reading

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