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Jesus Loves You: This I Know

Jesus loves me! This I know
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong.
They are weak but He is strong.

Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so.

(Words by Anna B. Warner 1860; Music by William B. Bradbury 1861)
(Whitney Houston singing Jesus loves me: click here)

Is this simple song familiar to you? Did you ever sing it as a child? Kenneth Osbeck writes in 101 Hymn Stories, “Without doubt the hymn that has influenced children for Christ more than any other is this simply stated one, written in 1860 by Anna Bartlett Warner. Miss Warner wrote this text in collaboration with her sister Susan as a part of one of the best-selling novels of that day, a novel written by Susan entitled Say and Seal. Today few remember the plot of that novel…but the simple poem spoken by one of the characters, Mr. Linden, as he comforts Johnny Fox, a dying child, still remains the favorite hymn of children around the world to this day.” Osbeck writes that…
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Simple Pleasures in Life

Sometimes we make dramatic plans that are expected to bring happiness into our lives, whether it be a vacation, graduation or wedding. But the simple pleasures in life are what we can count on to give us continuous joy. When we appreciate and enjoy the simple things, the gratitude we feel will extend to other areas as well. Here are some of the simple pleasures that are worth making an effort to experience often.



Freshly Cut Grass
Freshly cut grass is enjoyable in every way. The smell and feel of it under your bare feet are fresh, and invigorate the senses. Try to experience this at least a few times each year, as the weather allows it.

Giving and Receiving Smiles
What a better way to experience a simple pleasure for free? Give smiles not only to your friends, but also to random strangers you pass on the street. You will be amazed at how good it feels to see first the surprise of others, and then their own smile in return.

The Endorphin Rush after Working Out
When you work out in a stren…

Be Happy By Living in the Moment

We all know that living in the past can drag a person down, but why? And what about living in the That can really be depressing. We need balance: we need to live int he moment. Living in the moment is something we must focus on if we are to lead happy lives. Living in the moment is a way to become and stay happy. Here is why.


We Can’t Change the Past

Almost every one of us has regrets about something in our past, but there is nothing we can do to change it. Instead of wasting our moments and energy in lament over situations that are long gone and no longer in our control to change, we can use the energy to make our present situation better. Learn what you can from the past, and then move on.

We Can’t Predict What the Future Holds

Don’t worry about the future, that is in God's hands.

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. (Proverbs 16:9)

You can only prepare to a certain extent, and being fearful about what tomorrow holds will only cause stress that will c…

Eat Yourself Happy: Eat Fatty Foods

Food can greatly affect your mood, for better or for worse? When it comes to happiness and every other area in your life, food has the capacity to harm or heal. By learning about what foods to choose and avoid, you will be able to help your body and mind, and embrace happiness. Start off with looking for foods that are high in oil and yes I am talking nuts. Our brains rely on  fats, such as oils containing omega-3 fatty acids, and they do wonders for mood and improving happiness by allowing nerve cells to communicate more efficiently.  Walnuts, pumpkin seeds and fish oil are a great way to consume these. Omega-3 fatty consumptions has been have been demonstrated to reduce the prevalence of clinical depression in many different studies.

Look for fat, eating any fatty food does make you happy. "Eating fat seems to make us less vulnerable to sad emotions, even if we don't know we're eating fat," says psychiatrist Dr. Lukas Van Oudenhove, co-author of the study. For the…

Low Carb is the Answer, don’t be fat forever.

Advanced technology is affecting our life today by causing an increase in luxuries and facilities that result in more laziness.  We can order almost anything on Amazon and get it delivered. We can get any food we want from the local supermarket. These and other cultural factors, such as the popularity of sugary foods,  have resulted in a simple horrific truth: more people are becoming obese these days. It is one of the most rapidly thriving health problems of the 21st century. This health problem is more serious in developed countries. It causes serious heart problems and results in devastated effects on body.

One cure, the one that I have found to work, is the adoption of low carbohydrate diet; a diet containing lesser amounts of carbohydrates. Low carb diet enhances your body by shifting your metabolism towards the burning of fat instead of carbs. As fats are the primary cause of obesity so they must be removed to cure the effect. When your intake of carbohydrates; which are direct …

The God Inspection: the healthy way to evaluation of your spiritual life

If you spend a lot of time in introspection, examining yourself spiritually, morally, mentally; then you can end up in a cycle of negativity.  This unhealthy kind of introspection is repetitive negativistic and a major risk factor anxiety and depression.  But there is a healthy way to be introspective and to examine yourself to look inwardly and that is to involve God.

Some people engage in it too much naval-gazing introspection looking for faults and indulging in self pity. Others fail to look at themselves at all, there never evaluate how they are doing spiritually and morally and thus live on the surface. The important thing to remember is this - self-examination should always be carried out in the presence of God. If this tule is not adhered to, then the exercise can become harmful and counter-productive. Some Christians strongly oppose the idea of self- examination. They say: "the moment you see that you have sinned and then put your sin 'under the blood' you are all…

Direct Your Emotions (Motivational)

Win the week: take control. Look who's in charge here? What determines whether it will be a good week? My weekly motivational video to get me through the week ahead. How do you get through a tough week?