Happiness is Not a Destination

Happiness is a choice. “You make known to me the path of life;    you will fill me with joy in your presence,    with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” Psalm 16:11 NIV “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” —Mahatma Gandhi A teacher gave her students balloons andContinue reading “Happiness is Not a Destination”

Failure is Bad!

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:26 NIV “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ― Thomas Edison Failure is bad. No, it isn’t. It just feels reallyContinue reading “Failure is Bad!”

Shake the Dust off Your Feet

“And if anyone will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet when you leave that house or town.” Matthew 10:14 ESV “I will not allow anyone to walk in my mind with dirty feet.” – Mahatma Gandhi We are setting Boundaries. Yes, even Christians need to setContinue reading “Shake the Dust off Your Feet”

Stormy Weather

“And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.” Matthew 7:25 ESV “There is always inequality in life. Some men are killed in a war and some men are wounded and some men neverContinue reading “Stormy Weather”

Knowing and Caring

Caring or Knowing? “Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them.” Matthew 5:1-2 NIV “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”― Theodore Roosevelt Jesus had a huge following and theContinue reading “Knowing and Caring”

Can We Overcome Evil?

Overcoming Evil “On the contrary, ‘If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink. For in so doing, you will heap burning coals on his head.’  Do not be overcome with evil but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21-22 Berean “For evil to flourish, it only requires good menContinue reading “Can We Overcome Evil?”

Spending and Abundance

“Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And delight yourself in abundance.” Isaiah 55:2 NASB “Too many people spend money they haven’t earned to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.”Continue reading “Spending and Abundance”

Win/Lose World

A Win/Lose World “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8 NIV “Sinful people are not motivated by love for others.” Paul Trip We live in a Win/lose world. From political leaders to our communities, If I get what I want, you lose. If you get whatContinue reading “Win/Lose World”

Hiding Your Light Under a Basket?

“You are the world’s light—it is impossible to hide a town built on the top of a hill. Men do not light a lamp and put it under a bucket. They put it on a lampstand and it gives light to everybody in the house.” Matthew 5:15 Phillips “The heroes that inspire us are theContinue reading “Hiding Your Light Under a Basket?”

You Are Valuable

“For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.” 1 Peter 1:8-19 NIV “People who add value to othersContinue reading “You Are Valuable”