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Joy & Happiness

Finding Joy and Fulfillment

I wore my red suit and sat at the head table in the elegant conference room at the Coronado Springs Resort in Disney World. But rather than relish on the lovely setting or delight in the scrumptious food, my mind was distracted. As their keynote speaker for the...

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Erasing the Evidence

I woke up in the middle of the night with a start. My aging and aching back had jolted me awake with a sharp pain. I got up and stretched in the dark until it eased, laid back down again and shut my eyes. I couldn’t go back to sleep, though. Finally, I gave up and...

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Circle of Love

It was over 20 years ago. I was holding my baby son in my arms while my two other children played under a big tree in the front yard of an old house. The house was also a local food bank and I was watching my children while my wife went in. I had been laid off work...

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The Best Meal I Ever Had

"What was the most delicious meal you ever had?" That was the question in an online survey that popped up on my screen the other day. I moved my mouse over and clicked out of the survey, but the question stayed with me. As I thought about it only one answer came to my...

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After the Presents

"This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalms 118:24) When I was a boy I used to look forward to Christmas morning with all the eager anticipation of a child. I couldn’t wait to crawl under the tree, pull out my presents, and rip off...

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A Real Winner

"Jesus said to him, '"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind." This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." On these two commandments hang all...

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Think of Heaven

When you have a day, When all goes wrong, You feel “why me”? Instead, sing a song. Just close your eyes, Take a sigh, Jesus is near, He says, “draw nigh”. Holy Spirit, like a dove, Let yourself feel light, Think of Heaven, One day it will be right. No more sorrow or...

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Wake Up

I remember the enthusiasm as I heard in my 8 year old son, Keith as he recited Psalm 30:5 - "Weeping may endure for a night, but Joy cometh in the morning". How proud I was of him. And Oh, how I wished my morning would come; it seemed to us that we were...

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