Fighting Falsehoods

“Do not take life too seriously.  You will never get out of it alive.”  –Elbert Green Hubbard Elijah was depressed.  This prophet and preacher for the Lord had a classic case of what is known today as “clinical depression.”  His story is found in 1 Kings 19:1-10. Doctors who study this passage suggest that ElijahContinue reading “Fighting Falsehoods”

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Where Do You Find Happiness?

Where Do You Find Happiness? I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High. Psalm 9:2 One of my favorite childhood songs from children’s church is called, “Happiness is the Lord.”  Lindsay Terry tells the following story as to how this wonderful song came about.Continue reading “Where Do You Find Happiness?”

A Revival Prayer

A Revival Prayer O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.   Habakkuk 3:2 With our annual Revival Meeting nearing, it is good to pause and to pray for the LordContinue reading “A Revival Prayer”

The Allowances of the Heart

The Allowances of the Heart Amy Carmichael, a Christian missionary to India wrote, “Blessed are the single-hearted, for they shall enjoy much peace…If you refuse to be hurried and pressed, if you stay your soul on God, nothing can keep you from that clearness of spirit which is life and peace. In that stillness youContinue reading “The Allowances of the Heart”

Discovering Joy

Discovering Joy Joy has been aptly defined in a simple and yet profound acrostic. Jesus, Others, You. I like that.  Consider the depth of joy as opposed to the shallowness of mere happiness.  Happiness is generally derived from outer circumstances, while joy comes from within.  Happiness is impacted by good or bad surroundings whereas joyContinue reading “Discovering Joy”