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DEVOTION: GOD’S PATH TO HAPPINESS…


 

God‘s path to happiness…“Bring joy to your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.”
-Psalm 86:4, NIV

By Rev. Bobby Schuller, Crystal Cathedral Pastor

There are two words that sound like happiness. One that’s most common is the word joy. The word joy comes from a Greek word, “chara,” which is similar to “charis,” which means grace. According to Dallas Willard, “Joy is a pervasive sense of wellbeing.”

Happiness is a little different. Happiness means living the good life. Happiness, in the words of Aristotle, means “human flourishing.” St. Irenaeus, who was a church father, said, “The glory of God is man fully alive.” This is what real happiness means.

Many of us, when we hear the word happiness, think pleasure. We think it’s circumstantial. We think that if we do well in our jobs, or make money, or if our relationships are good, we’ll be happy persons. Though there may be moments of pleasure and happiness in the midst of that, happiness is actually a good life – a life that follows Christ and is how Christ taught us to live.

So, happiness is the flourishing of the human soul – a life that glows, that is truly living! That’s happiness! And this happiness that is offered by God is available to all of us if we would simply realize that the kingdom of the heavens, that the teachings of Christ and His presence are available at all times.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, you are my source of joy and happiness. I am your servant. To you, I lift up my soul. Amen.

Reflection: What joy-filled and happy ways have you found to stay connected to a positive faith in your loving Savior?

THREATENED WORKERS INVITE OBAMA AND ROMNEY TO THEIR TOWN TO DEBATE


Freeport workers featured on MSNBC‘s “The Ed Show

Posted: Jul 20, 2012 12:00 AM EDTUpdated: Jul 20, 2012 12:01 AM EDT

By Zahra Haider - email

Freeport workers fighting to keep their jobs from being outsourced are now on the nation’s radar.

Tuesday night, Sensata Technologies’ employees, currently set to lose their jobs at the end of the year, were featured on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show”. Mayor George Gaulrapp and other Freeport officials are also calling on President Obama and Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney to come to their city for a debate.

Mayor Gaulrapp says, “we’re a good cross section of the populace and voters here. It would make for a very interesting debate.”

His office has sent out letters to both candidates’ campaigns and also plan on filming a commercial pushing for the debate.

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Ann Romney ‘We’ve Given All You People Need To Know

WHO DOES THIS ELITIST EQUESTRIAN

THINKS SHE IS TALKING TO?

 Who Are, “You People?”

Mrs. Romney, why does Mitt have lower standards than his father, George Romney?

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The Daily Show: The Return of the “Big Weiner”…and Michele Bachmann Melts Down


Michele, sister, you need meds!

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Last Modified: 20 Jul 2012 08:56 GMT

BATMAN PREMIERE SCENE OF TRAGEDY IN AURORA, COLORADO


Fourteen people were killed and 50 injured when a gunman opened fire during an early Friday morning screening of the new Batman movie at an Aurora, Colorado, theater, Police Chief Dan Oates told reporters.

A suspect is in custody, Oates told reporters. “We don’t have any evidence of a second gunman,” he said.

[QUOTE: CNN]

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