Tag Archives: joy

Keepsakes of the heart (inner connectedness)

Connection happens when people meet up with one another in a Christ-led environment. To collaboratively hear & obey the Spirit with others, is an incredible experience! If people are kept silent about their faith while attending church, they’ll have little … Continue reading

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Some things make more happy-sense . . .

People talk about common sense — basic wisdom for living well. But people also need happy-sense — the insight to live happy. Much unhappiness is self-made. Everyday decisions are determining your destiny: joy, mediocrity, or misery. To stop doing, thinking, … Continue reading

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Party like Christ is real (& present)

Christianity’s a lifestyle of passionate love for and growing obedience to Christ! People want parties to be extemporaneous, not stuffy. Why not church? We understand people getting impassioned about so many things. Why not Christ? A mind-made message, enters your mind; but … Continue reading

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Let’s go beyond church to the fruit of the Spirit!

Let’s Let’s go beyond church conflict, competition, and control — to the fruit of the Spirit: * Love * Joy * Peace * Patience * Kindness * Goodness * Faithfulness * Gentleness * Spirit-Controlled Self * http://amzn.to/2ao4vBe

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America needs “J” for JOY

I made a “J” (for “joy”) with my hand in front of a map of America. We have relentlessly pursued happiness — but somehow we have missed out on joy. Happiness depends on happy happenings; but joy flows from deep … Continue reading

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Alive inside? Experiencing the joy of internal life!

Are you alive inside? Are you experiencing the joys of internal life? Devoid of internal life, chaos resides inside and inner chaos creates chaos everywhere you go. However, when you connect with and cultivate inner life, there is an ongoing release … Continue reading

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We live in a naive world where people blindly believe that self-destructive behaviors will make them happy.

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