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On the Pursuit of Happiness

Let’s talk about happiness for a minute.

You find what makes you happy, and you do that. Over and over again, adding new things to the list as they bring you joy… 695 more words


Book Study: Choose Joy by Kay Warren - Intro & Chapter 1

This semester, the ladies at my church are studying Kay Warren’s book Choose Joy. I decided to post my thoughts here for those weeks, like this one, that I cannot make it to book study. 420 more words


Emotional Roller Coasters

The last couple of weeks have felt like such an emotional roller coaster, and I am feeling a little worn out by it all.

I started on a low because celebrations always lead to a brief reality check that my dad, after almost five years of him being gone, still isn’t here to celebrate things with us. 487 more words

Good Times

choose joy | vol. 2

Oh, my goodness … insert my personality into an adorably squishy baby listening to her favorite song, and this is what you get. Enjoy!! 20 more words


choose joy | vol. 1

St. Teresa of Ávila is widely credited as saying, “From silly devotions and sour-faced saints, good Lord, deliver us.” Whether the dear religious of blessed memory ever actually… 65 more words


Choosing Joy

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For about the past three years, I’ve been holding tightly to these two precious words: CHOOSE JOY. It began with meeting a beautiful, precious three year old blond girl, loving and wanting her as a permanent part of our lives, losing her, mourning her…and finally..learning to let go of her, choose joy and trust God. 482 more words


If You Don't Have Anything Nice to Say...

Author Rita Schiano was on to something when she said, “Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction.  Break the habit.  Talk about your joys.”  Grumbling and complaining becomes a hard habit for some of us to break.   1,014 more words