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I have been away for a couple of weeks and I’ve really missed posting and reading your blog posts-thanks to each one who checked in on my blog this week.  As always, I appreciate it very much!

The reason for my absence is first, that I have family that lives in Houston, TX.  With the events that unfolded after Hurricane Harvey and not being able to be with them there, I was so concerned for them and for everyone there, I spent much of my time trying to direct my family from a few states away.

Secondly, after Hurricane Harvey passed, there was sheltering assistance that I was tasked with for those who were fleeing Florida and the hurricane on the way there.  It’s been a busy, and somewhat stressful couple of weeks.  Please join me in continuing to keep all of those affected by the hurricanes in Houston, TX and Florida in our prayers.

I would like to leave you with this image at the end of this week that is a bit comical to me.  It appears to me that the image is in need of a caption!  If anyone would like to take a stab at it, I would be really curious to see what you come up with!  Keep it light and non-offensive please 🙂

Have a great weekend everyone!

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What Makes You Happy?

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Internet “match-making” sites differ in purpose.  Some are “dating” sites, allowing singles to meet and get together.  Other sites are marriage-oriented, requiring interested parties to fill out extensive questionnaires on themselves and the kind of person they’re looking for.  All these sites are based on a single premise:  Few people are happy being single.

God himself said to Adam, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him” (Genesis 2:18).  God said that, ideally, men and women should meet, marry, and populate the earth.  What He didn’t say was that it’s okay to be unhappy until that meeting and marrying takes place.  The apostle Paul pointed out that singleness has rare blessings – the chance to be wholly committed to serving Christ.  His point is this:  Whether one is single or married, use it as an opportunity to serve the Lord with all your heart.  Are you happy where you are, taking advantage of the opportunity you have today?

Happiness is not a state of companionship.  Rather, it’s a byproduct of being in the center of the will of God.

“There is never a place in the Bible where it says that marriage makes you happy.  It says over and over again that God makes you happy.”  Dick Purnell

Commentary from the Pathways devotional, by David Jeremiah, May 30.