my favorite books read in 2017

Favorite Books Read in 2017–Have you read these?

What’s your favorite books read in 2017?  If you’re an avid reader, you’ve probably read a few gems and a lot of duds. Let’s face it: there are A LOT of books in the wide world, and not nearly enough time to read them all. And don’t you hate it when someone asks for a book recommendation and you know you’ve …

does god want me to be happy

Does God Want Me to Be Happy?

“Does God want me to be happy?” That question is incredibly personal because my name means God gives me happiness. But over the years, I’ve heard countless Christians say to me, “God doesn’t care if you’re happy. He just wants you to be holy.” Have you ever heard that? Have you ever said that yourself? Why Some Christians Are Afraid of Happiness I’ve …