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Jesus Spread Happiness

Listen to Today’s Devotion Jesus was accused of much, but he was never described as a grump or sourpuss or self-centered jerk. People didn’t groan when he appeared. He called them by name. He listened to their stories. He answered their questions. He visited their sick relatives, and he helped…

The Door to Joy

Listen to Today’s Devotion Jesus said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). The words of Jesus are spot-on. When you give, it has a boomerang effect. Happiness happens when we give it away. That’s such great news. You can’t control your genetics, the weather, the…

Seeking Joy?

Listen to Today’s Devotion Doing good does good for the doer. Research bears this out. When volunteers were put in a functional MRI scanner and told they would be giving some of their money to charity, the areas of their brains associated with pleasure—like food and sex— lit up like Christmas…

Change Doors

Listen to Today’s Devotion As one Harvard professor said, “We think money will bring lots of happiness for a long time; actually it brings a little happiness for a short time.” We’ve all seen happy peasants and miserable millionaires, right? There is another option. It requires no credit card, monthly mortgage,…

A Simple Philosophy

Listen to Today’s Devotion Ninety-two-year-old Johnny Barnes stands on the edge of a roundabout in Hamilton, Bermuda, and he waves at people as they drive past. He’s not asking for money or begging for food. He’s making people happy. “I love you!” he shouts. “I’ll love you forever!” And they love…

Best Days Are Ahead

Listen to Today’s Devotion Perhaps you can relate to the deflated little fellow I saw in an airport terminal. Everything about the dad’s expression said, “Hurry up! We have to run if we’re going to make the connection.” Can the little fellow keep up? Mom could. The big brothers could. But the little…