Joyful Living

Pursue A Penchant For Praying

Pursue A Penchant For Praying

I read a story about Ben Patterson, dean of the Chapel of Hope College and a former pastor. He was in great pain due to two herniated discs in his lower back.The doctors had placed him on total bed rest. But since the bed was too soft, he wound up lying on the floor. He was completely frustrated because he couldn’t preach, he couldn’t conduct meetings and he couldn’t make hospital visits. After two weeks of being bored out of his mind, he asked his wife to bring him the church directory. His thinking was, at least he could do...

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29 Inspiring Quotes On Joy

29 Inspiring Quotes On Joy

1. "Happiness is driven by your circumstances. Joy is experiencing peace and contentment day in and day out, regardless of your circumstances."     -Todd Phillips 2. "I find joy in every day, not because life is always good, but because God is."     -Rick Warren 3. "The most profound evidence of the existence of Jesus is the joy in the lives of his followers."     -Ken Pierpoint 4. "Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God."      -Pierre Telihard de Chardin 5. "A joyful heart is good medicine."     -Proverbs 17:22 (NASB) 6....

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18 Inspiring Quotes On Perseverance

18 Inspiring Quotes On Perseverance

1. "By perseverance the snail reached the ark."     – Charles Spurgeon2. "If you’re running a 26-mile marathon, remember that every mile is run one step at a time. If you are writing a book, do it one page at a time. If you’re trying to master a new language, try it one word at a time. There are 365 days in the average year. Divide any project by 365 and you’ll find that no job is all that intimidating."     -Charles Swindoll3. "Becoming like Christ is a long, slow process of growth."     - Rick Warren4....

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34 Inspiring Quotes On Gratitude

34 Inspiring Quotes On Gratitude

1. "Gratitude lifts our eyes off things we lack so that we might see the things we possess."      -Max Lucado 2. "When I started counting my blessings, my whole world turned around."      -Willie Nelson 3. "Joy is the simplest form of gratitude."        -Karl Barth 4. "Gratitude is one of the most medicinal emotions we can feel. It elevates our mood and fills us with joy."       -Louise Armstrong 5. "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a gift and not giving it."        -William Arthur Ward 6....

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23 Inspiring Quotes On Patience

23 Inspiring Quotes On Patience

1. "Waiting is an expectant patience. It's a patience that that says, "I don't know what God is going to do, but I know God is going to do something."      -Max Lucado 2. "Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind."      -Joel Osteen 3. "Trust the wait. Embrace the uncertainty. Enjoy the becoming. When nothing is certain, anything is possible."      -Mandy Hale 4. "Patience is a tree, it's root is bitter but its fruit is sweet."     -Justice Kojo Bentil5. "Your...

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