To Sow Joy, Plant…

Scott Thompson's family has farmed the Wisconsin soil for over 70 years. He usually plants strawberries. Then, in the fall, he grows raspberries and pumpkins. This year, his crop looked different. He planted joy. You can't plant joy, but you can plant sunflowers. Thompson planted 22 acres of sunflowers. Thompson Strawberry Farm attracted families who picnic, wander fields of florals, and take [...]

By |2021-02-08T12:46:33-06:00February 8th, 2021|Life Observations, Reflections|3 Comments

Get Real: A Perspective on Troubles

One of the dawning truths of living long enough is life weaves problems into every person’s life. Paul told the Corinthians of the “light and momentary afflictions” which enter life (2 Cor. 4:17). We exaggerate most of them into overpowering and everlasting. The great tragedy is to hide from them as a child plays hide-and-seek in plain sight. We hide our struggles [...]

By |2019-02-12T22:48:33-06:00February 12th, 2019|Reflections|0 Comments

Going Back to Childhood to Find Joy: Three Avenues to Happiness

Some things you read hit you right between the eyes. One such piece was Eric Barker’s recent blog post on how to be happy in a crazy world. In a furrowed-brow world, everyone is looking for the magic elixir of joy. We all have it; we don’t know it.  For those who are not regular readers of Barker’s, he takes the research [...]

By |2018-04-27T21:14:50-05:00April 27th, 2018|Life Observations, Reflections, Uncategorized|0 Comments
Go to Top