Daily Hope Devotionals - Healthy Living

To Be Happy, Learn to Collaborate

Happiness isn’t a matter of luck; it’s a matter of learning. To live a happier life, you need to learn how to work well with others. I call this the skill of collaboration. It’s an … Continue reading To Be Happy, Learn to Collaborate

Trustworthy People Are Happy People

If you want to be happy, become a person who people can trust. Paul used Timothy as an example of someone who was reliable, consistent, and dependable: “You know that Timothy has proved himself, because … Continue reading Trustworthy People Are Happy People

The Starting Point for Happiness

If you truly want to be happy in life, you’ve got to care about the needs of those around you—and move the focus away from yourself. That’s the starting point for all happiness. Paul looks … Continue reading The Starting Point for Happiness

Give the Gift of Your Attention

When you walk into a meeting, how many people are sitting there, looking at their phones, texting or scrolling social media? Our heads seem to be always down, engrossed in a video or game, and … Continue reading Give the Gift of Your Attention

Make the Choice to Rejoice

When things are falling apart, don’t try to work it out yourself. Let God put the pieces back together. If you’re facing a problem, you’ve got two options: You can worship, or you can worry. … Continue reading Make the Choice to Rejoice

You Don’t Need Someone’s Approval to Be Happy

You can be happy in life if you don’t let other people control your attitude. In Philippians 1:15-17, Paul talks about different kinds of people who are affecting his ministry while he is a prisoner … Continue reading You Don’t Need Someone’s Approval to Be Happy

The More Grateful You Are, the Happier You’ll Be

If you want to have healthy relationships, start with an attitude of gratitude. You will be far happier and enjoy your relationships more if you develop the habit of being grateful for the people in … Continue reading The More Grateful You Are, the Happier You’ll Be

How to Be Patient with People’s Progress

When my kids were little, they would bring pictures to me that they had drawn and say, “What do you think of this, Daddy?” I would tell them, “That’s perfect! It looks great.” When I … Continue reading How to Be Patient with People’s Progress

Positive Prayer Produces Strong Relationships

Paul didn’t just pray for people in his life. He prayed for them with joy!  There are probably things in other people’s lives that you’d like to change. You don’t want to change yourself; you … Continue reading Positive Prayer Produces Strong Relationships

Focus on the Good Times

Paul wrote the book of Philippians to the church that he started in Philippi, where a woman named Lydia opened up her home and, along with others, welcomed Paul to the city. The Philippian church … Continue reading Focus on the Good Times