Happiness is an intentional creation. It is temporal and conditional part of your emotional state. Happiness is the measurement of what is going on now. For instance, if you lost your job, you would be unhappy, but if you found a better one, you would be happy again. Joy is the permanent side of your emotional state. It is not based on what has happened, but rather who has happened. "The joy of the Lord is our strength" Nehemiah 8:10. Because God is eternal, He can only provide eternal joy which leads to continued happiness. Your pursuit of joy and happiness is your sovereign right given to you by God. Here are a few steps to help you get there.
Wednesday, 28 January 2015 15:42
I recently spent some quality time with one of the strongest individuals I have ever met in my life. This person shared with me that they had endured such hardships as a child that it was a surprise that they would even grow up to be a healthy adult. After hearing their story, I was moved to ask how they were able to become the successful person that they are today. What was the key? What was the defining moment that turned their life around and made them who they are today I questioned?
Setting and keeping the right New Year's resolutions
Thursday, 22 January 2015 16:40
The beginning of every year ushers in a fresh start and inspires the idea of improvement. "I'm going to lose 10 pounds." "I'm going to save more money." We believe that we will accomplish every goal set on New Year's Day. However, many of these worthy objectives get quickly lost when we return to our daily routines. Check out this information from LabDoor.com about New Year's Resolutions and see if you can find the secret to sticking to your goals this year.
Motivational Moments: Goals may require help from others
Thursday, 22 January 2015 16:32
This week I had the pleasure of reading about a young woman who achieved a goal of losing over one hundred pounds in a year. I was so impressed with this young woman that I had to reach out to her and hear her story.
Chavis, MC Lyte on new book bridge hip -hop/civil rights gap
Thursday, 22 January 2015 16:27
LOS ANGELES – Civil rights leader Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Jr. and hip-hop icon MC Lyte have joined forces with the penning of "FUSION: Bridging the Gap Between Civil Rights and Hip Hop" (www.fusionthemovement.com).
Motivational Moments: Stay positive and stick to your goals
Tuesday, 13 January 2015 14:12
Have you decided to do something that has been on your mind for awhile now? Is it part of the new journey that you have decided to take with this New Year? If so, then you are probably not alone. I have talked to so many people who have decided that 2015 will be the year that they make changes that will affect not only them but also their friends and family.
Crystal McCrary, director of the film 'Little Ballers'. Carmen Robles, associate editor for Afrodescendientes in Insight News. Mohamud Noor, interim director of the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota.