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Happiness is fleeting. As much as we’d all like to say we’re happy every single moment, that’s simply not the truth. So many things in life can toy with our emotions. Situations we face, people we encounter, news we hear about — all of these can uplift, discourage or frustrate us in a matter of moments. No matter how resilient or hardened you might be, the world will play — or has already played — with your emotions. That’s why it’s so important to anchor ourselves in something other than fleeting emotions. Obviously, emotions are good things God created within…

“This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24 How do you view your day?  Do you wake up every morning, thanking the Lord for a good night’s rest and for another day that He has given you to serve Him?  Or, do you wake up thinking of all the things that you have to do today, and worry about how you are going to find the time and the energy to get them done? We have had a very hot summer and most days the windows have had to…

“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy” (Exodus 20:8). It’s Sunday, a day in which most of us will spend time with other believers and worship God together. It’s a day each week when our pace slows somewhat, even if someone has little or no religious connection. One definition of the word Sabbath is intermission. It’s an interlude, a pause, before we pick up our daily tasks and move into another week of work and activity. What is so important about Sabbath that God included it in the Ten Commandments? He didn’t suggest it; He commanded us to observe this…