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Joy & Happiness

Never Too Soon

"This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it." (Ps. 118:24 NKJV)It is closing in on my 54th birthday as I write this and I am reminded of a wonderful quote by the writer, Colette: “What a wonderful life I’ve had.  I...

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Negative Vs. Positive

"A joyful heart makes a cheerful coutenance, but sorrow of the heart crushes the spirit." (Proverbs 15:13 NKJ)"Anxiety weighs down the heart of a man, but a good word cheers it up." (Proverbs 12:25 NKJ)Did you know that negative draws negative? The more negative words...

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Contageous

After over a year of staying home and hiding behind our masks in public my children and I finally got our vaccine shots. The Covid 19 pandemic had gripped the world with fear for so long and it was so joyous feeling safe again after just two tiny jabs from a needle....

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How to Face the Bad Stuff

I can't forget our disappointing dialogue. Two of us were lamenting over societal woes, when suddenly, he walked away, exclaiming, "This is too depressing!"That's not how I wished the conversation to proceed! He never got to hear the hope welling up in me, which I was...

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I choose Joy

"You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands." (Isaiah 55:12 NKJV)"My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you, I whom you have delivered."...

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Boring

"This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it." (Ps. 118:24 NLT) I was lying in bed yesterday afternoon after a big dinner. The television had nothing on that interested me. The book I was trying to read seemed boring too. Finally I put...

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Joy to the World

"Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who dwell in it! Let the rivers clap their hands; let the hills sing for joy together before the LORD, for He comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with...

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I Choose Joy!

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope." (Romans 15:13. ESV)"This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24 ESV)Life happens! Joy gets...

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Peace and Joy

"Now may the God of hope fill you with joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." (Romans 15:13 ESV)"Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil. But counselors of peace have joy." (Proverbs 12:20 ESV)Life has a...

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