Month: April 2017

How Happy Are You?

Have you heard about the little book, 14,000 Things to be Happy About? It was written by Barbara Kipfer. It is just a list (a long list) of things that should make you happy. What is beautiful about these 14,000 things is that most of them are simple. (Sorry, there are also some vulgar ones […]

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Upgrading Happiness

“Hardly anyone was happy.” That is what Neil Pasricha realized after years of consulting and coaching with some of the most “successful” people in the world of business, sports, and entertainment (The Happiness Equation). Did you ever see the movie starring Will Smith, The Pursuit of Happyness? It is a good movie–one that made me […]

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Welcome to “The Flourishing Project”

I have been thinking about this for a long time. Flourishing. Thriving. Abundance. Life. Love. Laughter. Family. Friends. Meaning. Purpose. Health. Beauty. Goodness. Truth. Virtue. And Jesus! I have been thinking about Jesus a lot! “In him was life and that life was the light of men.” (John 1:4) “I came so they may have […]

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If This is Your Only Exercise…

Some people don’t seem to get much exercise. If this is the only exercise you get, then you might be in trouble. Jumping to conclusions Running other people down Sidestepping responsibility Jumping through the hoops of others’ expectations Lugging around baggage from the past Running on empty Carrying the weight of the world on your […]

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Devotions and Devotionals

Devotion: To be deeply and emotionally committed or dedicated to a person or cause. Devotions: Time spent growing in your devotion. Devotionals: The resources used to grow deeper in devotion. The word devotion is common, but I do not think I have ever heard the words devotions and devotionals used in ANY CONTEXT other than […]

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A Sign of the SpringTimes

Spring is here. The weather is changing, although a little more slowly than I would prefer. Plants are sending up growth. The grass in our leveled field along Route 24 is starting to grow (at least a little). Our Global Missions Conference is over (and we had a great time with our speakers). Yes, spring is […]

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