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Your Success and Hapiness

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." - Albert Schweitzer Success, not failure, is the key to worldly happiness. Happiness is the key to success through Christ Jesus in knowing the Father. If you love Christ Jesus you can love everybody, because your soul is saved and successful. - Rev. Lynwood F. Mundy

Amazing Grace : 366 Inspiring Hymn Stories for Daily Devotions

November 1 COME, CHRISTIANS, JOIN TO SING Christian Henry Bateman, 1813–1889 Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song. (Psalm 95:1) A New Testament church should always be a singing church, for sacred song is the natural outpouring of joyous Christian hearts. Of all the world’s religions, only Christianity is a singing faith. But singing should not be limited to the church services; rather, it should become the Christian’s normal daily lifestyle. Singing God’s praises provides many important benefits to believers. There is the awareness that God is pleased when the voice is lifted in praise: “He who offers praise honors me” (Psalm 50:23). Then we learn many important spiritual truths and concepts when we sing. For many of us, our first awareness that God loves us and that He loves all the children of the world was gained through a song sung at our mother’s knee…

Fresh Start Devotionals

110% My teammates cheered. Coach didn’t say a word and neither did I. I usually enjoyed “Film Day,” every Monday afternoon. Long before Camcorders and VHS tapes, our coach would have every game filmed on 16 mm, have it developed overnight and ready for Monday’s practice. Dressed only in football pants and our foul smelling T-shirts, we listened to Coach McCord’s analysis of the previous game, his voice barely audible over the rat-a-tat-tat of the projector. He rarely pointed out good plays, but was quick to find fault. One afternoon, he drilled me. The quarterback called my least favorite play—I was supposed to pull from my right tackle position and trap the linebacker on the left side of the line. I was too slow for that play, coach knew I was too slow for that play, my feet just couldn’t move fast enough to get my body over there. Why did he insist on calling a play he knew I couldn’t do? In the film room, Coach backed the play up five or six times, “Wilson, you’ve got to get …

Revised Common Lectionary

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2011 | AFTER PENTECOST ALL SAINTS YEAR A First Reading Revelation 7:9–17 Psalm Psalm 34:1–10, 22 New Testament 1 John 3:1–3 Gospel Matthew 5:1–12 Revised Common Lectionary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).