The quick answer? YES. We all want to be happy and to enjoy life! And the Bible tells us that this is a good thing. God promises his people joy: it is part of the Holy Spirit’s fruit in a believer’s life (Galatians 5:22) and Jesus promises his disciples multiple times that they will have complete … Continue reading Is it okay to want joy?
A household "spring cleaning" allows you to clean the dust and dirt that hides away in unnoticed spots - behind the refrigerator, on top of the kitchen cabinets, or under the beds. We can ignore those hidden spots, but that doesn't make the dust go away. The same is true of the dust and dirt … Continue reading Spiritual Spring Cleaning
Everyone operates according to their "core values" - a worldview which guides how we think about ourselves, our family and relationships, God, and the world as a whole. Some common "value" questions include things like: Do you believe God is real, personal, and interacting with you? What do you most value? How do you prioritize between family, … Continue reading Exploring our core values: introduction
The start of a new year is often emotional and thought-provoking. You may find yourself filled with regret for some part of the past year, or particularly excited for something upcoming in the new year. Emotions can feel good or bad, but they are a natural part of life. Even difficult emotions, like sadness and … Continue reading Questions for a new year