Want to be Happy? Practice “Happy”!

Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do.” So do this: Practice being happy this holiday season – and it will carry on to next year!

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Your Life Story in 6 Words

Ernest Hemingway’s shortest story- “For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.” Wow! In 6 words can you spark hope? Yes! Tell us your 6 word story!

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Are You The One?

Many of us go through life feeling alone and empty because we never found that elusive “one”. God also is in search of the “one”. But God’s “one” is different.

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I Am Second

Most people are pushing to come out on top. We expect life to turn out one way but are broadsided by reality. New life is still possible, but not if we try to control our destiny.

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Want to be Happy? Practice “Happy”!

Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” We can practice being happy. And it works!

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Your Life Story in Six Words

Ernest Hemingway’s legendary shortest story “For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.” Sad and emotional. What if in six words you could spark hope in someone’s life?

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Favorite Christmas Cards

In the happy moments, praise God. In the difficult moments, seek God. In the quiet moments, trust God. In every moment, thank God. God is part of our real life.

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In Her Own Words… Angela B

My mom was an alcoholic and I was taken away from her. My uncle and adopted mom abused me. I felt trapped and was told I was stupid. Now my life has changed.

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Are You the One?

Many of us go through life feeling alone and empty because we never found that elusive “one”. God also is in search of the “one”. But God’s “one” is different.

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Broken Light Bulbs

As time passes and broken bulbs go unreplaced, you get used to the new normal. Your eyes adjust. It’s not so bad. Broken light bulbs are like sin in our life.

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Giving and Forgiving

What is better––to give or to forgive? We’re taught at a young age to give to others. We’re taught how to say we’re sorry. But we’re not taught how to forgive.

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Help v. Hinder: 3 Ways to Equip Others

We help others by equipping and teaching them to fish in their pond of life. We hinder others by buying a fish and expecting that they won’t go hungry again.

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Who is Looking for You?

Our bad decisions may have consequences for the rest of our life. But we can be forgiven. We don’t have to live an isolated and lost life without God.

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The View from Heaven

Have you ever experienced the view from heaven? Most of us have flown in airplanes and looked down at the patchwork of farms, rivers, forests and urban civilization below. Many of us have seen pictures of planet earth taken from

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Postcards from the Edge

What’s the coolest postcard you’ve ever received? My friends and family have traveled to some fabulous places so I’ve been the recipient of awesome cards. But my mom takes the cake. A few months ago she and my stepfather were

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Beauty Secret #27–Burn Off Bitterness

Do you ever scan magazine covers when you’re waiting in line at the grocery or convenience store? It’s hard not to. The headlines grab us–who’s in, who’s out, who’s this week’s hottest scandal. Even for those of us not following

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Believing In God In A World Gone Mad–#2

Yesterday I shared about my conversation with a friend who’s an atheist. He doesn’t believe in God. My friend and I began our discussion by talking about whether or not God exists. Then he moved on to the obstacles preventing

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Broken Light Bulbs

Have you ever turned on a light switch and had one of the light bulbs blow? If it’s in a room that you’ve been in before, you notice right away that it’s darker. It’s not as light as it should

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Giving and Forgiving

What is better––to give or to forgive? I started thinking about this yesterday, and I don’t see an easy answer. Initially, I thought my answer would be “to give”. There are a lot of sayings about how good it is

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Favorite Christmas Cards

How many Christmas cards do you send each year? Hallmark Corporation estimates that Americans will send approximately 1.5 billion Christmas cards this year. That’s a lot of cards! And it’s 10 times more cards than the next most popular card-giving

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Help v. Hinder: 3 Ways to Equip Others

Have you ever had someone try to help you and they ended up making things worse? Or have you ever wanted to help someone else but no matter what you did they couldn’t break free of what they were struggling

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Who is Looking For You?

Have you ever been completely lost? I don’t mean just lost as in you don’t have the right driving directions to get to a new restaurant. I mean really lost––as in you’re alone in a foreign or isolated place and

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The View from Heaven

Have you ever experienced the view from heaven? Most of us have flown in airplanes and looked down at the patchwork of farms, rivers, forests and urban civilization below. Many of us have seen pictures of planet earth taken from

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Postcards from the Edge

What’s the coolest postcard you’ve ever received? My friends and family have traveled to some fabulous places so I’ve been the recipient of awesome cards. But my mom takes the cake. A few months ago she and my stepfather were

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Beauty Secret #27–Burn Off Bitterness

Do you ever scan magazine covers when you’re waiting in line at the grocery or convenience store? It’s hard not to. The headlines grab us–who’s in, who’s out, who’s this week’s hottest scandal. Even for those of us not following

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Believing In God In A World Gone Mad–#2

Yesterday I shared about my conversation with a friend who’s an atheist. He doesn’t believe in God. My friend and I began our discussion by talking about whether or not God exists. Then he moved on to the obstacles preventing

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