Entries by Katie

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Secret #1 – The Happy Soul is FOCUSED on God

The Bible is not a collection of stories about mankind. It is not a history book. It is not a how-to guide for how to live our lives. It is first and foremost a book about God. It is theological in function and form. Does it include history? Indeed. Does it record stories of people […]

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On the International Day of Happiness

I woke up this morning to discover that today, March 20, is the International Day of Happiness. I don’t usually pay much attention to the many, often obscure “holidays” (March 20 is also Extraterrestrial Abductions Day) but this one caught my attention. Since I just wrote a book on happiness I can’t help but notice […]

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Bible Verses to Help Fight Fear

It’s so easy to get caught up in the “what if’s” especially when so many around us are giving in to fear. Fear is contagious. We work hard to avoid the spread of disease. Yet we neglect to check our fears to keep them from plaguing our peace. We labor together to stop the reach […]

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Three Actions To Take Against Loneliness

Loneliness is a paralyzing existence. We might be surrounded by people yet feel completely isolated, emotionally speaking. Our heart feels as if it is flying solo; our mind filled with a flurry of negative thoughts like: I am alone. I am unimportant. No one really cares about me. No one needs me in their life. Everyone else […]

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Why I (the Pastor’s Wife) Have Trust Issues

Several years ago while on a road trip, I got to connect with a dear friend for lunch. Over salad and sandwiches she made a statement that caught my attention: “Pastors’ wives have trust issues.” It wasn’t an accusation. Simply an observation from a wise woman who has had several close pastor’s wife friends. At […]