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Reflections on Thankfulness

All month long I've been sharing with you how we can become thankful and praise God even in the storm.  There is a saying I've seen all month long that gives us some insight as to why: It's not happy people who are thankful It's thankful people who are happy   I think I'd change one word of this though.  I'd change the word happy to joyful because happiness is dependent upon our circumstances while joy is dependent upon more stable things like the Lord. So here is my version in JoJoism# 370: If we are able to become thankful for the blessings we have even if we are suffering through painful struggles, we will become joyful.  That is the...

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HOW to praise God in the storm part 2

On Monday I shared some things we can do that will help us become thankful so that we can praise God in the midst of the storms of our lives.  Here are some more things that have helped me over the years and I pray they help you as well. 1. Remember that joy and happiness are two different things Keep things in proper perspective.  Happiness, as defined by Merriam Webster as good fortune or  prosperity, a state of well-being and contentment, joy or a pleasurable or satisfying experience. Joy is listed as the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires, delight, the expression or exhibition of such emotion, gaiety,...

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