These things lead to Happiness

These things lead to Happiness

Arthur Brooks is a Harvard professor who writes for The Atlantic.   He recently noted that he has found that the two motivations that most lead to happiness are:  forgiveness and gratitude.  Interesting.  This is what we have talked about all week.  What’s in your...
The Lord is My Shepherd

The Lord is My Shepherd

In 2006, 400 sheep fell to their death into a ravine in eastern Turkey.  One of the sheep tried to navigate in the cliffs above and walked off to its death 50 feet below.  Sheep have such strong flocking and following instincts that 399 followed even though it wasn’t...
Serve the Lord with gladness

Serve the Lord with gladness

Psalm 100:2 reads: “Serve the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs”. The great violinist, Nicolo Paganini, willed his marvelous violin to Genoa — the city of his birth — but only on condition that the instrument never be played upon. It...
Water In The Manifold

Water In The Manifold

I don’t have to tell you that there are times when life gets heavy.  I have found myself many times over the past several months thinking “Man, it has just been Monday ALL week.”  We have times like that.  I read about the teenage driver who had just...
Shout To The LORD!

Shout To The LORD!

“Let the whole earth shout triumphantly to the Lord!” Psalm 100:1 The word ‘shout’ is the word ‘RUA’ in the Hebrew.  It means a sound that has a lot of energy behind it.  We see more of God when we worship with energy.  It doesn’t mean we act like...