Posts tagged happiness
Trading Joys

When God withholds something good from us, we learn whether or not we are content to have God and nothing else. - Marshall Segal

As my 30th birthday approaches I’ve been reflecting on my life. Am I the only one who’s younger self imagined what their older self would be like? Sometimes my dreams were silly and self- centered. Sometimes my dreams…

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Praying For Sun But Getting Rain

"When you put your happiness in temporal things, then your happiness will only be temporary." I recently heard this quote from Nic Vujicic (link to video). This quote struck me and I've been thinking about it constantly.


  • What am I basing my happiness on?

  • Am I only happy if the future seems bright?

  • Is my happiness based on getting what I want when I want it?

  • Do things that make God happy make me happy?

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When Pure Joy No Longer Seems Possible

I recently heard a dear friend who lost her child a year ago say, "I don't know if I'll ever be able to experience joy without sorrow again."


Have you ever been there? Has grief or depression so permeated your heart that you no longer see pure joy possible?

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