People want to be happy. We pursue happiness with passion. But happiness does not come by looking for it. Eric Hoffer correctly stated, “The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.” Happiness is a by-product. It is the result of right living, of seeking something greater than one’s own interest.
Today’s List to Live By is in the form of a simple acrostic wishing you a “Happy New Year” from a spiritual perspective. And offering 12 ways to experience both happiness and joy. Continue reading
In response to yesterday’s post on ten tips for making your new year great, one of our readers, Eric Bradshaw, shared three really good quotes relating to our goals, dreams and plans for 2020.
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” –C. S. Lewis
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice.” –T. S. Eliot Continue reading
“Cheers to a new year and another chance to get it right,” opined Oprah.
There is something wonderful about January 1. A certain magic in new beginnings. The feeling of a fresh start. The anticipation of what lies ahead.
The new year is a time of resolution. Declaration. And decision making. We also receive a lot of advice from various sources about our chance to get it right. Here are 10 tips that will help you make 2020 your best year ever. Continue reading
Happy New Year!
We are back from our 10 day Christmas break, refreshed, renewed, refocused and ready to resume our work for 2018.
Hopefully, most of you have been able to experience some downtime. Relax with family and friends and enjoy some of the festivities of the holiday season.
This is traditionally a time for us to make New Year’s resolutions. This year I’m approaching my resolutions and goals a bit differently. Continue reading
Some sage quipped that “a New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.”
How often have we began the new year with good intentions, but two weeks into the year, we’ve already abandoned that diet, failed to exercise, and gotten behind on our Bible reading program.
Sound familiar? Continue reading
How are your 2016 New Year’s Resolutions Going? Have they survived the first week?
Are you still on your diet? Are you working out? Texting less? Listening more? Living within your means? Reading your Bible? Praying daily?
I have two thoughts about why our goals and resolutions may not always be effective and too often jettisoned. One thought comes from John Maxwell and the other from Leonard Sweet. Continue reading
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We sometimes sing the song “I am Resolved” as an invitation song. The lyrics appeal to the non Christian to make a commitment to Christ. To resolve in one’s will to make a change.
Resolution is also good for Christians. As we begin a new year here are some resolutions you might want to consider. Continue reading
HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of our readers around the world. According to an end of the year report that I received from WordPress, ThePreachersWord has been read in 191 countries in 2015. For that we are both humbled and thankful.
After a holiday break, as we counted down the 10 top posts for 2015, we are ready for a new and exciting year in 2016. Of course, everyone desires good health, prosperity, peace of mind and successful endeavors for the new year. However, Google revealed some rather unusual searches for New Years resolutions. Continue reading
After a holiday break, we return refreshed, renewed, and refocused. Norma Jean and I were blessed to spend some really quality time with family, especially our two new grandsons, Roy Sharp Thompson and Miles Carter Weliever!
As we reflect on 2014, it has been a year of many firsts, changes and surprises! No doubt 2015 holds in store unknown adventures, as well as exciting opportunities.
By now you probably have both said and heard “Happy New Year” countless times. It is so traditional to exchange such a greeting that we may not think about its significance. Consider these three important points about a HAPPY NEW YEAR: Continue reading
Last night our church family gathered for a New Year’s Eve Party. We ate. We sang. We laughed. We played games. We even had a balloon drop at midnight. And we hugged and wished each other a HAPPY NEW YEAR!
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Those words have a special ring to them. They are filled with joy. Excitement. Expectation. And well-wishes. They usher in the new year with a renewed hope. Optimism for better days ahead. The feeling of a fresh start. A clean slate. The opportunity to begin anew. Continue reading