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Something pilfered our happiness

By Dave Henning / February 23, 2020

” . . . something pilfered our happiness.  It can seem like such a fragile thing, this joy.  Tomorrow scattered by the  winds of a storm.  Still we keep searching for it, this sense of contentment and well-being.”- Max Lucado In Chapter 1 (“The Unexpected Door to Joy”) of How Happiness Happens: Finding Joy in […]


Good news of a great joy – need to change doors?

By Dave Henning / December 16, 2019

“When the angels announced the arrival of the Messiah, they proclaimed ‘good news of a great joy’ (Luke 2:10 RSV) not ‘bad news of a great duty.’ . . . .  Our joy level matters to God.”- Max Lucado, How Happiness Happens And the angel said to them, “Be not afraid, for behold, I bring […]


Contingent contentment creates wounded, worried people

By Dave Henning / March 28, 2018

“Contingent contentment turns us into wounded, worried people.”- Max Lucado “For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better.”- Philippians 1:21 (New Living Translation) Max Lucado concludes Chapter 7 of Anxious for Nothing as he stresses that materialism never truly defines personal happiness.  Indeed, in Philippians 4:12, the apostle Paul stated […]


A passport to happiness and heaven

By Dave Henning / February 7, 2017

“Jesus didn’t shed His blood so you and I could have a passport to happiness and heaven, while continuing to indulge our lust, anger, and jealousy; our addictions and critical, competitive spirits; our selfishness and pride.”- Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth As Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth continues Chapter 2 of Holiness, she discusses the third and fourth powerful […]

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