His Eye is on the Sparrow

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As Christians, we all believe that God’s eye is on the sparrow…but this sparrow took an unfortunate drunken dive into the water.

And so it goes with us – we get busy with the daily demands of life until in our own stupor we realize that we thirst for the time to find peace, comfort, and solace. We need something greater than what we can achieve on our own. We need the hand of God on our busy lives.

Come unto me all who are weak and heaven laden and I will give you rest. Don’t wait till you are taking a nosedive…seek God’s call on your life.

For His eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches me.

I sing because I’m happy,
I sing because I’m free,
For His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.

Because I’m Happy

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The singer, Pharrell’s, new song is making a mark on the music industry with its cheerful message and snappy tune. It is one of those songs that once you hear it…you keep singing it all day long.

Recently, I had the opportunity to spend time with a prolific Christian author, humorist, speaker, and generous soul to soak up knowledge and insight into the publishing industry. But this was not what made the weekend a success.

What made my weekend so remarkable was Patsy Clairmont’s encouragement. I didn’t realize how much I needed to hear some grace-filled words of inspiration and optimism. It made me happy.

Merriam-Webster dictionary described encouraging as “causing a hopeful feeling.” I soaked up all the great advice Patsy offered and it was a spectacular weekend because she exudes joy. I found hope. My soul soared and my life changed from her kind words. I realized how important this can be in a world full of hurt.

To some extent, all of us have been beaten down which can lead to a defeated mentality. Sharing time with someone who exudes joy and happiness and wants to share is life-changing.

I hope today you will share happiness with someone and give them a joy-filled moment in their day. It matters. People need this. I need this.

Because I’m happy.