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Happiness Reflection Guide – October 9, 2019

Wednesday Read: Luke 6:36-38 “36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.37 Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For […]

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Happiness Reflection Guide – October 8, 2019

Tuesday Read: Philippians 4:13-14 “13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.14 Yet it was good of you to share in my troubles.” (NIV Philippians 4:13-14) Study: Paul’s words are handled almost superstitiously—a spiritual rabbit’s foot—inscribed on skin or apparel with hopes of Divine favor. With the best of intentions, this phrase is rehearsed […]

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Happiness Reflection Guide – Octoer 7, 2019

Monday Read: Acts 20:35 “35 In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ” (NIV Acts 20:35) Study: Have you ever considered the ability to give as a blessing? Most […]

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Happiness Reflection Guide – October 4, 2019

Friday Read: Isaiah 12:2 2 Surely God is my salvation;    I will trust and not be afraid.The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense;    he has become my salvation.” Study: Could you be happy if you were in prison?  Or what if you were called at a young age to enter a cloistered monastery and live in seclusion throughout your life?  […]

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Happiness Reflection Guide – October 3, 2019

Thursday Read: Proverbs 3:27-29 27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,    when it is in your power to act.28 Do not say to your neighbor,    “Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you”—    when you already have it with you.29 Do not plot harm against your neighbor,    who lives trustfully near you. Study: This is a […]

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Happiness Reflection Guide – October 2, 2019

Wednesday Read: Colossians 3:12-13 12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Study: This verse gives us several practical examples of what we can do to […]

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Happiness Reflection Guide – October 1, 2019

Tuesday Read: Romans 12:9 9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Study: We all wear masks at times. We put on a happy mask when we are really sad. We put on a confident mask when we have no clue what we are doing. Sometimes we even put on a […]

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Happiness Reflection Guide – September 30, 2019

Monday Read: Philippians 2:1-4 1″ Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain […]

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