Sharon Mindy

Faith & Spirituality

The Joy vs. Happiness Debate

Today I need to pick on a favorite pet peeve of mine. It’s when Christians say that joy and happiness are two completely different things: happiness is a fleshly emotion, and joy is a Christian virtue. Some even go so far as to say they have nothing to do with each other. This is rubbish, and I can prove it. For one thing, who are the Christians you know whom you would describe as having “the joy of the Lord”? Are they the grouchy-looking ones? The gloomy ones? No,  ...

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Lifestyle

The Value of Pie

Over the past month or so, I’ve been taking a class. Well, it’s not a class, exactly — just an online, self-paced, not-for-credit, “personal-enrichment” (a.k.a: navel-gazing) class, about “finding your true purpose in life.” I know, I know: it’s a  ...

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Lifestyle

The Time of Our Lives

I hear it all the time. People say, “Time goes by so fast.” “Time flies.” “Where does the time go?” “I can’t believe it’s been a year already; it feels like yesterday.” I must confess that this phenomenon — the flight of time  ...

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On the Lighter Side

Coffee ABC’s

Disclaimer: Okay, I admit it — this piece is old and has made the rounds among friends, family, and fellow coffee lovers quite a few times since it was first written. But still, I think it belongs here. If I were to rewrite this now, I would probably change a few things (like Z, for  ...

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Lifestyle

Return to the Blog

Do you hear that? That’s the sound of crickets. The sound of crickets filling in a several month hiatus from blogging while I completed an out-of-state move and generally got my life in order again. Okay, so it was never in order. It won’t be now, either. But that’s okay,  ...

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