Posts Tagged ‘Emotions’

Hatred is the Devastation of Life

The first book of the Bible contains the front page news of the first murder ever committed.  Today our world is so saturated with hate that this generation can hardly turn on a news channel without hearing about a hate crime.  It would be appalling to know […]

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Happiness is the Choice of Life

In a college campus survey the question was asked, “What do you want most in life?”  The majority of students answered, “To be happy.”  Those who look for happiness in people, position, power, places, or things will never end their search.  This kind of happiness is only […]

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Tears are the Catharsis of Life

When my youngest son was ten years old the wind was knocked out of him while playing football.  It frightened him and he cried.  One of his coaches said, “Football players don’t cry.”  Blake said, “This one does!” The philosophy that men don’t cry has been passed […]

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Worry is the Tormentor of Life

Worry is like a rocking chair because it doesn’t go anywhere.  It is like a merry-go-round that always takes you back where you started.  Worrying doesn’t solve anything.  It is a negative influence that produces stress and anxiety.  If it is allowed to become a pattern of […]

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Sympathy is the Condolence of Life

Sympathy is the first step toward compassion.  Sympathy, empathy, and compassion are all interrelated.  Pity is merely feeling sorry for someone.  To sympathize is to understand their grief and misery.  To empathize is to feel their pain.  Condolence is the compassionate expression of sympathy that causes us […]

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Depression is the Despondency of Life

Depression is a destructive, invasive force that can rob you of your joy, peace, courage, and finally of your energy and strength to even face another day.  It is a mental state of despondency and melancholy that will steal your health and drain the very life out […]

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Joy is the Strength of Life

There is a difference between happiness and joy.  Happy feelings are determined by your happenings, but joy, real joy is a state of being.  It is a declaration!  It is a destination with determination.  It is there even when you are not aware of its presence.  Psalm […]

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Music is the Atmosphere of Life

If you recorded a typical day at your house, what would you hear… the TV blasting, telephone ringing, people yelling, and dogs barking?  Sounds can be motivating or irritating.  God created the sound of music with the capacity to have a dramatic influence on our emotions.  Music […]

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