Tag: happiness

King Lear – Looking for a Happier Ending!

 August 8, 2019

Anyone who knows anything about Shakespeare, knows that his comedies end in marriages and his tragedies in death—not just one death but multiple deaths. I’ve studied King Lear in college and seen other productions. I know how it ends, yet, during this year’s production of King Lear at the Michigan Shakespeare Festival, I found myself […]

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Psalm 63:  Thirsting for that Which Truly Satisfies

 March 12, 2019

When I’m thirsty, nothing quenches my thirst like a glass of cold water. It’s what my body needs and longs for. I may enjoy a good cup of coffee or glass of wine, but nothing is quite like water. It is necessary for life, just as God is necessary for life. Psalm 63 reminds us […]

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Psalm 15 – How Do We Find Happiness?

 March 20, 2018

Happiness, the pursuit of happiness, is an American ideal. Everyone has the right to pursue his/her happiness, but what does that mean? What is happiness and how do we find it? Happiness according to Webster Webster says that happiness is a state of well-being and contentment. It’s not a state of ecstatic, frenzied delight, but […]

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Can You Buy Happiness?

 September 28, 2017

The Life & Culture section of my local newspaper this past Sunday featured an article about a study that showed that people who paid others to complete household tasks were more satisfied with their life.  “Working adults in the United States reported higher life satisfaction if they regularly paid to outsource household tasks, such as […]

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What Age Are You Meant to Be?

 October 16, 2014

I read an article a while back about how each of us has a certain age that we were born to be. This is the time that we are most ourselves, happiest, the best years of our life. For some people those years were in high school. Perhaps they were a cheerleader or football hero […]

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