Gently Used

We all believe exercise is good for us, but we don't always head to the gym or go on a run. To actually get in shape, we have to exercise. We have to get off the couch and do it. And isn't it easier when we have someone to keep us accountable? The same is true of our faith—we can only get so far on our own.

We all have wish lists. But what if there are some wishes that, if we keep front and center, will make our lives better, our relationships richer and our faith journeys more exciting?

There is something in all of us that desires affirmation from our dads. If we don’t receive it, we often go looking for it . . . sometimes in all the wrong places. Some of us received this blessing. Some of us didn’t. For some of us, the voice of our fathers is gone.   

While we may not have received a blessing from our earthly fathers, we can all receive one from our heavenly Father. Today, we’ll look at the blessing God the Father spoke over God the Son and see how this blessing is also available to us. 

There is something in all of us that desires affirmation from our dads. If we don’t receive it, we often go looking for it . . . sometimes in all the wrong places. Some of us received this blessing. Some of us didn’t. For some of us, the voice of our fathers is gone.

The good news is that we can all receive a blessing from our heavenly Father today, no matter who we are or what our past experiences have been. This could change everything—not only for us, but also for those that follow in our footsteps.

Check out this secret ingredient to happiness. It's so counterintuitive that only people who have experienced it believe it.

Why are we tempted to make decisions that hurt us in the long run? This message will help you understand the difference between pleasure and happiness.

If your goal is to find happiness, no amount of money will ever be enough. But this one principle can change the way you view money and help you find peace.

Peace with God paves the way to peace with ourselves and equips us to make peace with others. Find out the one thing it takes to find peace with God.

We think we have to choose between being happy and pleasing God. Check out what Jesus had to say about that.

We all daydream about a trouble-free life made possible by something: a dream job, house, car, spouse, child, family, or pile of money. But what if no thing can make us happy?

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