Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings | Harvard Business Review
“We’re not happy when we’re chasing happiness. We’re happiest when we’re not thinking about it, when we’re enjoying the present moment because we’re lost in a meaningful project, working toward a higher goal, or helping someone who needs us.”

Good Writing, Prioritizing, And Gospel Communication | Aaron Armstrong
“Simplicity isn’t about dumbing down, it’s about prioritizing.… What’s the core of your message? Can you communicate it with an analogy or high-concept pitch?”

27 Reasons Why Believers Should Rejoice Always | Stephen Altrogge
“Here’s a suggestion: Copy this list and put it where you will see it regularly. Or stick it in your Bible to use in your devotions occasionally. Or make your own list. I have found the more I meditate on all God’s blessings and the more I try to rejoice in Christ for these, the more joy I experience.”

9 Things We Learned in our First Year of Homeschooling | Emily Armstrong
“Well, we did it: we completed our first year of homeschooling. When we started down this road, we didn’t really know what to expect: would the kids take to it? Would they turn into potatoes? Would we face the silent (or not so silent) judging of public schooling friends, family, and strangers?”

25 Questions for a Prospective Pastor to Ask a Church | Ron Edmondson
There are some I’d strike from this list. In fact, it had never occurred to me to have such a list. But there may be a few questions on this list that could help a pastor (and a church) decide if he’s called there.

Kindle Books

What It Takes: The Way to the White House $3.99. the blurb says: “A masterpiece of political reportage that exposes the emotional reality of the modern American campaign system.” So I bought it.

Enthroned On Our Praise: An Old Testament Theology of Worship by Timothy Pierce $0.99.

Praying Backwards: Transform Your Prayer Life by Beginning in Jesus’ Name by Bryan Chapell $4.99


Mia Love Breaks Down In Tears Over Planned Parenthood Videos

This is a powerfully moving video. We need more tears like this. Sincere, unashamed, beautiful, and persuasive tears running down our faces as we plead with anti-baby advocates. Men too. Dobbs goes into a diversion on the Iranian deal from 4.24 to 5.52. But make sure you watch from the beginning to 4.42 and then the tear-jerking conclusion from 5.52 to 6.30.