Happiness & joy

“The difference between shallow happiness and a deep, sustaining joy is sorrow. Happiness lives where sorrow is not. When sorrow arrives, happiness dies. It can’t stand pain. Joy, on the other hand rises from sorrow and therefore can withstand all grief. Joy, by the grace of God, is the transfiguration of suffering into endurance, and…

A blessing

May His peace be yours in the midst ofthe busyness and difficulties life brings; May hope in Christ fill you with purpose; May His love be your motivation and comfort; And may His joy fill each cell in your bodyknowing He is working all things for your good.

Grief and happiness

For those who live with loss in their lives, grief and happiness often live together as two sides of one coin. Amidst the “best day ever”, the ping of sadness introduces itself in the most inopportune moments, stinging joy with depths of grief. “I think we just learn to live with the sadness that will…

Like Jesus

You are everlasting, and I will fade awayInto the glorious image of my risen Lord and KingFaced with my own blemish, deeply stained withinTurn into Your likeness, my empty life to fill To be like Jesus, this hope possesses meIn every thought and deed, this is my aim, my creedTo be like Jesus, this hope…

So will i

* i wanted to share – this is not my writing, but highly recommend following @writtentospeak on social media hope remains resilient. and so will i. despite the storms that come. despite the questions that call.despite the anxiety that cries.despite the unknown that creeps.i’ll remain resilient. fear speaks a lot of loud lies,but i’m listening…

Hope with God

“Whenever God is involved, there is always more in store.” // Pastor Matthew Hartsfield

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,because the Lord has anointed meto proclaim good news to the poor.He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,to proclaim freedom for the captivesand release from darkness for the prisoners,to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favorand the day of vengeance of our God,to comfort all…

Start over

For what it’s worth:It’s never too late or… too early to be whatever you want to be.I hope you make the best of it.And I hope you see things that startle you.I hope you feel things you never felt before.I hope you meet people with a different point of view.I hope you live a life…

Uncontainable joy

Now may God, the inspiration and fountain of hope, fill you to overflowing with uncontainable joy and perfect peace as you trust in him. And may the power of the Holy Spirit continually surround your life with his super-abundance until you radiate with hope!// Romans 13:15 TPT

To the Point // Close

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.”‭‭// Psalms‬ ‭34:18‬ ‭NLT‬‬ For those who need reminding, whether in this moment or every single day of 2020, the Lord is close. He is near to you in your hard days, dark days, can’t-see-past-this-moment days, heart-ripped-out days, just-trying-to-get-by days… He is…

To the Point // Keep hoping

I will stand my groundwhere hope can be found. – Lauren Daigle Keep dreaming.Keep laughing.Keep engaging.Keep going.Keep improving.Keep pursuing.Keep standing.Keep hoping. In our keeping, God will give us patience for the waiting, strength of character for the undertaking, and glimpses of His glory to sustain us. We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems…

Reflect

May your choices reflect your hopes not your fears. // Nelson Mandela