Start Your Day with Gratitude [Beautiful Image and Prayer]

Start Your Day with Gratitude [Beautiful Image and Prayer]

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.— 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Pause and Pray... Dear God, help me to start each day with a grateful heart, no matter what’s going on around me. Amen “The Lord bless you and keep you;the Lord make his face shine on you    and [...]

The Greeting [A Dog Lovers Poem by Joen Noeldechen]

The Greeting [A Dog Lovers Poem by Joen Noeldechen]

Photo by Raquel Garcia The Greeting I open the door.You are alreadybounding to the doorwith a wagging tail,flashing teeth,and four prancing paws.Your healing power dissolvesthe most difficult dayfrom memory.A cold nose and warm kisses trigger a child’s laughterfrom my heart.I am a better human for having you in my life.— Joan Noëldechen Recommend reading: A [...]

Are You Happy? [Short, Encouraging Words]

Are You Happy? [Short, Encouraging Words]

Are you happy? I mean deep inside where no one else sees. If not, you are not alone. We're all running and chasing after happiness. Sometimes we catch up to her and enjoy her sweetness. Other times, she seems a million miles away and we're left feeling abandoned and discouraged. There are also times she seems so close we can see her face smiling back at us, and yet each time we grab hold of her hand she slips away. Wouldn't it be nice if we could find her, hold on, and never be separated from her? Is this wishful thinking?