How to Overcome Burnout to Transform Your Job into a Calling

There’s a secret to being happy in any job. When you know the secret, you can overcome burnout and turn any job, or career, into a calling. Martin Seligman, in his book Authentic Happiness (affiliate link), defines a calling as “a passionate commitment to work for its own sake. Individuals with a calling see their […]

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4 Things to Do Today to be Happier in Life, Love and Work

A wise man once said, “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones, (Proverbs 17:22 ESV). If you increase your happiness, science says you can expect more positive benefits, when compared to people with less happiness: Life Benefits – Superior mental health – Excellent physical health – Ability to […]

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3 Things I Learned About Love in Marriage from John 3:16

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the ultimate love story. Wouldn’t that make John 3:16 a source of guidance for love in marriage? For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16) This single verse is “the heart of […]

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Why You Need a Meaningful Life for Lasting Happiness

A meaningful life delivers lasting happiness. On this, most philosophers and religions agree. But the definition of a meaningful life takes on a different flavor, depending on who you listen to. Defining a Meaningful Life Here are some of the definitions I came across: According to Plato the meaning of life is in attaining the […]

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Why You Need Holiness for Happiness

How can holiness be the path to happiness? Doesn’t this idea run right in the face of Jesus’ gospel of grace? Yes, it’s contrary to the gospel…if the idea of holiness conjures up images of people overwhelmed with a list of impossible dos and don’ts. But holiness isn’t something we achieve by human effort. We […]

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7 Virtues Every Father Should Teach His Children

Fathers find it difficult to make time for parenting. We have work. We need time for exercise and rest. But that doesn’t excuse us from our responsibility to our children to teach them virtues.   The time a father invests in his child’s moral development by teaching virtues is the greatest investment he can make […]

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7 Promises for Happiness and Healing

There’s a Bible passage that challenges me, and that I believe will challenge you. It’s a passage the contains God’s promises for happiness and healing–with some conditions. When God calls us to walk with Him, part of God’s purpose is to have His character rub off on us. God’s character transformation includes producing within us […]

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Your First 3 Steps Toward Healing Broken Relationships

This is the number one cause of broken relationships: sin.Please, hear me out. Sin is an unpopular topic in many circles–that’s until a politician or Christian leader is caught in sin. The immediate consequence: broken relationships. Restoring relationships doesn’t get much support either. This requires admitting sin, and a commitment to overcome bad behavior. But […]

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7 Warnings to College Graduates for Happiness and Health

Even if you’re not a college graduate, chances are you know one. If you are a college grad, you need help. You’ve learned a lot, but you’d admit–at least in private–that you have some wisdom to gain. If you know a college grad–if you’ve earned their trust–you can offer wisdom you’ve picked up from life’s […]

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Receiving God’s Love: 4 Steps Everyone Needs to Know

We’re all born with a thirst that can only be quenched by receiving God’s love. The problem is this: When we look for love we find bitter waters. Nothing to Fear…Unless We ForgetYou probably know the story. Moses led the Hebrews out of Egypt under God’s direction. Pharaoh pursued them with his army. But God […]

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