I just returned from a pilgrimage of sorts to my childhood home. You see, I grew up in France. We were reassigned to the States when I was 16. In the years leading up to that fork in the road, France had become my home in every sense of the word. Our life there had … Continue reading Sacred Foundations …
I love the thoughts this pastor presents here. So many of his points are directly in line with things I’d like to bring up in upcoming posts here on One True Chord.
I must admit to you that I have spent way too many years of my life being something less than a happy person. I’m not proud of that. The good news is that I can honestly say that in my current chapter, the one I’ve been living for nearly a decade now, I have found a deep and abiding happiness. What’s more, it’s proven to be pretty unshakable! And I have to agree with him that it is totally a choice – or a series of choices. Learning how to craft those choices into a lifestyle has changed my life and brought healing to my family.
Thanks, Pastor Bishop, for sharing these vital points with us.
I have been thinking a lot about happiness of late, partially because so many people seem unhappy. I think that was my first epiphany upon entering the world of Social Media; people are unhappy and there are a lot of them. Now don’t get me wrong, we all know some people who wouldn’t be happy, were they not unhappy but I am not talking about them. We will just let them be. I am also not thinking theologically here (i.e. juxtaposing happiness and joy), today I am going to err on the practical and pragmatic side of things. With that being said, let’s get going.
I think most people want to be happy; they are just not quite sure how to get there from their present location. Many people honestly believe that happiness is a lucky bounce; a sunny disposition or favorable circumstances but I disagree. Happiness is a choice…
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Is it possible to become who we are apart from the most cherished desires of our hearts? I wonder. What do you think? We all have them: those dreams and desires which fill our hearts from an early age. The question is, have your dreams felt like friends? Have you enjoyed entertaining them? Was it … Continue reading Childhood Dreams
I was blessed to grow up in a musical home. My very earliest memory is of blissfully falling asleep at night to the gentle sounds of my mother playing the piano. (Did I ever tell her that?) Such a sweet memory. This is Day 1 of my first blog. I decided long ago that when … Continue reading Day 1: A Signature