The title of this article is true! No one will ever rise any higher than his or her attitude toward God, others, life and even themselves as an individual. Gratitude is the attitude that will elevate a person's altitude to a new level. As Paul the apostle says, “Give thanks in all circumstances.” (1 Thess.… Continue reading Newsflash… Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude!
Confidence is a popular subject today. We are told to think confidently, to be self-assured, to live brashly, boldly, and brazenly. In a myriad of ways, the theme of modern society is to be self-confident. Popular religious leaders make confidence the centerpiece of their teaching. Does the Bible agree with this "positive thinking" mantra? If… Continue reading What Does the Bible Say About Confidence?
This month’s article is a continuation of my article from March titled 5 Ways to Be Happy. God loves us immensely and desires for us to be happy. At times life may not feel this way, but it truly is what God desires for us, His children. We are going to look at five more… Continue reading 5 (More) Ways to Be Happy
In life, we all experience times of peaks and valleys and it is important to be able to restore the happiness that God so desires for our lives. With that in mind, here are five things that can make you happy immediately, regardless of what is going on in your life. 1. Life It's easy… Continue reading 5 Ways to Be Happy
Depression is the common cold of emotional issues. Depression makes us the victim of our feelings. When we’re depressed, we lose motivation. We don’t feel like doing anything – going to work or school, playing sports or exercising, going to church or praising God. We also feel bad about ourselves and hopeless about our situation.… Continue reading Change Clothes
Do you have all your Christmas shopping done? Are your travel plans all laid out and are you starting to pack your bags? It's Christmas! It is important to look at Christmas from a different perspective. While people are the recipients of gifts, it is essential to think about this - "Why did Jesus come?"… Continue reading Why Did Jesus Come?
Scientific evidence has shown that people who practice an attitude of gratitude are considerably more enthusiastic, interested, and determined. These people also feel 25% happier; and are more likely to be both kind and helpful to others. It is that time of year when we begin gearing up to be more thankful. However, research shows… Continue reading Gratitude is the Quality of Being Thankful
When you hear the word “addictions”, the first thing that pops into your head is probably drugs or alcohol. Gambling or sex addictions might also register as types of negative habits. Or perhaps even the digital obsession many have with their devices. But video game addiction? Is there really such a thing? Is It Really… Continue reading How to Identify Video Game Addiction & Others
By Pastor Jason Phillips, MA Sometimes life just wears you down. We all face times when we don’t feel the happiness that we may have at one time or another in our lives. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you have depression, it could just be the burdens of your day to day life are taking a… Continue reading Finding Your Smile
By Les Morgan, D. Min. Ignace Jan Paderewski, the famous Polish composer-pianist, was once scheduled to perform at a great American concert hall for a high-society extravaganza. In the audience was a mother with her fidgety nine-year-old son. Weary of waiting, the boy slipped away from her side, strangely drawn to the Steinway on the stage. Without much… Continue reading Give the Gift