Gossip Leading to Happiness?

Soren Kierkegaard, one of the modern world’s first existential philosophers, discovered four unconventional steps to happiness.  Some of them seem outlandish, but the path to contentment is not always a simple one! These steps, he explained, are essential. Continue reading “Gossip Leading to Happiness?”

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Is This My Will? Or God’s?

Religious and spiritual people often have difficulty deciphering between their personal desires and what God’s will is for them.  They feel frozen with fear about making the wrong choice.  This is particularly distressing with life-altering decisions:  Which career to pursue, whom to marry, what neighborhood to live in, or whether or not to have more children (just to name a few). Continue reading “Is This My Will? Or God’s?”

The Problem With Beliefs

There’s an old fable, similar to the concept that C.S. Lewis presents in The Screwtape Letters, of a devil and his young apprentice.  They are monitoring a man whom they are in charge of tempting.  They observe him finding peace beneath a tree.  The apprentice anxiously pleads with the master devil stop this man from finding happiness.  The master, with quiet confidence replies:  Continue reading “The Problem With Beliefs”