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3 Major Changes in my Life After Following Christ

Good morning! β˜€οΈ β˜• 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

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πŸ’“Happy Resurrection Sunday!πŸ’“

April 21st is Easter, or as I'm finding out some prefer to call it, Resurrection Sunday πŸ™ 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 πŸ’“Happy Resurrection Sunday!πŸ’“

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πŸ“° My News Rules πŸ“°

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... 🚫 Sensationalized headlines🚫 News that tell me how I should feel or think🚫 Echo chambers where no one has differing opinions🚫 Any news… Continue reading πŸ“° My News Rules πŸ“°

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πŸŽ‡ Pleasure vs Happiness πŸŒ³

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 πŸ˜‰ Pleasure is quick. It is transient. It is easy to get and even easier to lose.… Continue reading πŸŽ‡ Pleasure vs Happiness πŸŒ³

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🌱 Eucharisteo 🌿

Definition: 1. to be grateful, feel thankful 2. give thanks Eucharisteo is a verb. That means, it is a doing word. To be grateful and thankful is not a passive activity, but an active one. This tells me that eucharisteo won't just come to me, I have to move. I'm so grateful for this little… Continue reading 🌱 Eucharisteo 🌿

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🐦 Step Off the Twitter ‘Coaster πŸ¦

The rickety Twitter roller coaster will strap you in haphazardly and shoot you into the sky. There are twists and turns and gut-wrenching danger. And after the hair-tangling fast-ride... you end up right back where you started. Meanwhile, your Bible sits untouched. Meanwhile, your dreams are still just that-- dreams. Meanwhile, you didn't raise your… Continue reading 🐦 Step Off the Twitter ‘Coaster πŸ¦

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How to Count Blessings in Hard Times

You don't need years of university or college, but you do need practice. You don't need textbooks or student loans or a professor... but you do need the Bible, personal willingness, and Jesus 🌱 It is possible to take things for granted without meaning to. In this society, we are sold stuff by being taught… Continue reading How to Count Blessings in Hard Times

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πŸ˜‚ We Need Laughter πŸ€£

I love to read, and over the years I have read countless non-fiction, self-help books. They have been immensely helpful on my path to healing. But something that seems to be missing from quite a few of those books is-- laughter. Laughter truly uplifts the spirit. Laughter reminds us not to take ourselves too seriously.… Continue reading πŸ˜‚ We Need Laughter πŸ€£