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Happiness and Joy

Joy does not equal happiness. Joy describes the inner peace coming from true contentment with the Lord, present in a person whether happy or sad.

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Bible Teachings on Happiness and Joy

To balance out the "work hard and succeed" promises of the Book of Proverbs, the Book of Ecclesiastes assures us that human beings cannot find their...

I have found this principle to be true: It is not happy people who are thankful—it is thankful people who are happy.

The comic Will Rogers described advertising as "making people want what they don't need and paying for it with money they don't have." He understood...

Christian author C. S. Lewis titled his autobiography Surprised by Joy. He believed that joy was a key part of the Christian life, one too often...

Questions about Happiness and Joy

Some think when they have a religious experience and suddenly want to live well and do good in the world, that is Christianity. They may get some...

I wondered, if we call God good when things go right, does it mean He’s not good when things go wrong?

Happiness is less about our circumstances, position, and possessions, and much more about having the right viewpoint.

Devotions about Happiness and Joy

Yes, Lord, I want to be as the little bunny – trusting your protective care, free to play and explore, observant to discover the gift of your grace,...

I don’t understand how God does it, but when you sow your tears, you get joy.

I have found this principle to be true: It is not happy people who are thankful—it is thankful people who are happy.

Make the effort to spend time with a friend in the midst of a busy life. 

If you’ve been to the Philo house, you would know our dachshund Abby, a barky, nervous, skittish weiner dog. Abby doesn’t like men.

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Videos about Happiness and Joy

At 80 years old, Charlie Daniels is still celebrating milestones—like being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He looks back on his life,...

A&E’s Duck Dynasty founders Phil and Kay Robertson share Christmas memories on the backdrop of faith, family, thankfulness and joy.

Best selling author and pastor Bobby Schuller provides insight into happiness according to Jesus.

“Hour of Power” host Pastor Bobby Schuller shares how you can experience real happiness in his latest book, Happiness According to Jesus.

In her new book 10 Steps to Your F.I.T., expert Kim Dolan Leto combines faith with fitness to help you transform your health.

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Articles on Happiness and Joy

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Be Glad—You Who are Grateful

Have you ever had a time when it was hard to come up with a gratitude list because everything that could go wrong did go wrong that day?

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Be Glad—You Who Suffer

Do you ever feel like you got in the wrong line? You went to sign up for some happiness and you received suffering instead.

The search for joy will never cease until we encounter his love and allow his Holy Spirit to fill every area of our hearts and minds.

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Be Glad—You Who Are Joyful

Look at the lyrics of "Joy to the World" and see how those words from 1719 are still relevant today.

Negativity is just a result of thoughts existing outside of God’s will. 

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