Is the Purpose of Life to Be Happy?

Is the purpose of life to be happy?

Kim Thompson-Pinder That is an interesting question, and the answer is both yes and no. Confused? I was too until I thought it through and prayed. That is one of the great things about God; we can ask Him the tough questions, and if we trust Him, He will answer...

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If I Knew Then What I Know Now…

If I knew then what I know now

Darla Noble Have you heard MercyMe’s latest song, Dear, Younger Me? The song basically says if I knew then what I know now I would have let God have his way in my life. But, the song continues, it’s okay because it’s not too late to do that very thing—let...

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9 Habits to Centre God in Your Life

9 habits to centre God in your life

Darla Noble As an author, freelance writer, and speaker, most of what I write and speak about is God-centred. It may be a devotional book, a Bible study, parenting/family resources, or curriculum for raising up children to be adults who have a personal relationship with the LORD, but the majority...

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Finding the Right Church Family

Finding the right church family

Darla Noble Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6) In all my fifty-five years I have belonged to four churches. Church number one was Ridgeview. It was my home church until I...

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5 Elements of a Joy-Filled Marriage

5 elements of a joy-filled marriage

Darla Noble I started to title this article “5 Elements of a Happy Marriage”, but then I realized that the things I want to talk about go much deeper than just being happy. You see, happiness is an emotion or an experience of varying degrees and is dependent on what...

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8 Books That Are Good for the Soul

8 Christian Books that are Good for the Soul

Darla Noble How many of you are as sick and tired as I am of hearing all the hype about books like Fifty Shades of Grey or Thirty Pieces of Silver (which they won’t even print in hardcopy), or Plain Jane? These books are not what you can call good...

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