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โ›๏ธ The Hard Parts of Life ๐Ÿฆ

A Happy Fourth of July to You!God Bless America I am so grateful to live in such a wonderful, free country! I hope you're having a fun and safe Independence Day! Let me know how your day is going in the comments ๐Ÿ™‚ Today I have a quick but super helpful blog for you, so… Continue reading โ›๏ธ The Hard Parts of Life ๐Ÿฆ

๐Ÿ˜Š Happiness ๐Ÿ˜Œ

๐Ÿพ Being More Like my Dog, Tyson ๐Ÿพ

It dawned on me that I could learn a whole lot from this little dog, who weighs less than 20 pounds but always fills up my heart ๐Ÿ™‚ โค๏ธ Tyson wakes up wagging his tail I wake up every morning to the sound of his ears flapping as he shakes off sleepiness. I open my… Continue reading ๐Ÿพ Being More Like my Dog, Tyson ๐Ÿพ

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๐ŸŽถ Conviction Over Music: My First Time Feeling This ๐ŸŽถ

I have a sign over my writing desk that says FEAR NO ART. And it's there for a reason. Whether it is Bernini's David or Andres Serrano's Immersion (also known as P*ss Christ), I believe that art should be looked at objectively and not censored. Basically, let people exercise their free speech through art. It's… Continue reading ๐ŸŽถ Conviction Over Music: My First Time Feeling This ๐ŸŽถ

๐ŸŽญ Fun Exercises ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป · ๐Ÿ˜Š Happiness ๐Ÿ˜Œ · ๐Ÿ™ Christian Life ๐Ÿ™

โœ๏ธ A Super Simple Way to Journal: FAST โŒ›

Have you ever heard of "morning pages"? It's this practice many writers do to get prepped and ready for a day of tapping away at the keyboard ๐Ÿ˜Š You simply sit down in the morning and write three non-stop pages ~ just whatever comes to mind. It's like opening the tap and letting the gunk… Continue reading โœ๏ธ A Super Simple Way to Journal: FAST โŒ›

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3 Major Changes in my Life After Following Christ

Good morning! โ˜€๏ธ โ˜• Today, I am inspired to share with you 3 ways in which following Christ has changed my life. It's been only one year since I made the big change. For 14 years, I was in the new age, but eventually I felt unfulfilled. One day, after a very honest prayer for… Continue reading 3 Major Changes in my Life After Following Christ

๐Ÿ˜Š Happiness ๐Ÿ˜Œ · ๐Ÿ™ Christian Life ๐Ÿ™

๐Ÿ’“Happy Resurrection Sunday!๐Ÿ’“

April 21st is Easter, or as I'm finding out some prefer to call it, Resurrection Sunday ๐Ÿ™ I do like that, as it is more accurate of what we are celebrating that day, and it separates it from the fun egg-hunting activities and other non-Christian traditions. I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating the… Continue reading ๐Ÿ’“Happy Resurrection Sunday!๐Ÿ’“

๐Ÿ˜Š Happiness ๐Ÿ˜Œ

๐Ÿ“ฐ My News Rules ๐Ÿ“ฐ

Because happiness is not just about what we do, it's also about what we don't do, and about what we avoid. I have decided to avoid certain types of news. No more... ๐Ÿšซ Sensationalized headlines๐Ÿšซ News that tell me how I should feel or think๐Ÿšซ Echo chambers where no one has differing opinions๐Ÿšซ Any news… Continue reading ๐Ÿ“ฐ My News Rules ๐Ÿ“ฐ

๐Ÿ˜Š Happiness ๐Ÿ˜Œ

๐ŸŽ‡ Pleasure vs Happiness ๐ŸŒณ

I'm currently reading a nonfiction book that has posed this question for me: What is the difference between pleasure and happiness? The book does a marvelous job of explaining the two. Here is my short version for you ๐Ÿ˜‰ Pleasure is quick. It is transient. It is easy to get and even easier to lose.… Continue reading ๐ŸŽ‡ Pleasure vs Happiness ๐ŸŒณ