Avoiding Gratitude Clichés

The fall season comes with its many clichés on its own, does it not? Pumpkin spice everything, sweater weather, and if you live in the south, kids dressed up for pumpkin patch photos in cold weather outfits when we still have highs in the 80s in October. Don’t get me wrong, I love all of these ...

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The Definition of Happiness

The nature of happiness, and how to obtain it, has been a debated topic for centuries.  The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy brings some clarity to opposing sides of this issue. From one perspective emphasis is placed on our psychological state. Here pleasure is an essential ingredient to our ...

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Abounding in Hope

If you’re like me, chances are, you have had your ups and downs when it comes to hope. So much of life is waiting. Waiting for something to come or waiting for hardships to end. In the midst of the waiting, that ray of hope can be the light we so often need to persevere. However, there are times it ...

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The Search for the Meaning of Life

The search for meaning in life refers to the idea that individuals are strongly motivated to find meaning in their lives, that is, to be able to understand the nature of their personal existence, and feel it is significant and purposeful. No one can tell the actual definition of the meaning of ...

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Why Is Hope So Important?

There is a verse in the Bible that directly speaks to the importance of hope. Why is so hope so important one may ask? Does having hope really matter? Is there a justification for having hope? According to Scripture there is reasonable explanation for the importance of hope in our lives. Proverbs is ...

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