INSPIRATION: A journey through the mind of Poet Dennis Maxwell
Christmas can mean different things to many people. Created by God for the purposes of worship and fellowship, the reader is transported back in time. Chris combines poetry with extraordinary story telling.
Unwrapping His Presence - Chris Maxwell
Through these pages, I could smell the food, see the lights, and hear the chorals from days gone by at Christmas. I was prodded to reach back and discover for myself once again what Christmas is all about. Christmas is about reflection and the birth of Christ. Chris makes sure we never forget what Christmas means- that being Christ at the center of every present and presence. What We Really Need for Christmas.
Chris eloquently relates Christmas in three basic truths: God came; God came in an unexpected way; God came in an unexpected moment. Unwrapping His Presence reminds us that as it was then, so it is now! Chris Maxwell is one part poet and two parts story-teller.
What we Really Need for Christmas is a joy to read. Take a day off from the hustle and bustle, settle into an easy chair and read this book. Real beauty is complex and multifaceted. This is why beauty has inspired all aspects of art from songs to poetry to the canvas. Chris Maxwell offers to help us explore the deepest beauty of all…the incarnation which is the glory of God shown in the face of Christ. Chris guides us into the depths of the beauty of Christmas using the entire toolbox of art. In the past year, I was introduced to Chris Maxwell.
This book, like its author, is warm, direct, and authentic. I encourage you to invest some time this Christmas season and beyond discovering these simple moments of reflection. Eddie Taylor President of Family Discipleship Ministries, husband, father of three sons, pastor, and speaker. Chris Maxwell has done it again! The sharp yet seasoned words penetrate our minds and hearts with emotionally packed insights of the Christmas Season.
Reading this book during the Advent Season is a great way to settle your heart and mind in the busyness of Christmas.
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Ironically, the Christmas season can be a period of pain and mental anguish for many. Heartrending memories often resurface making it a challenge just to cope. Chris Maxwell in his newest book, Unwrapping His Presence, offers solace and solution to all who are grief laden and troubled. I heartily recommend it as a must read, especially for those entering the Advent season with pain and disillusionment. Kiesling author of Jaded: Poetic reflections of Hope that communicate the thoughts and feelings of the heart we all might experience during the holidays.
The stories and words translate into insightful truths that will add threads to the fabric of your faith. Thank God for the gifts that are heaven sent. It can also create a type of self-fulfilling prophecy of negativity, failure, and misery. When you work out your body releases feel good hormones called endorphins, which make you feel happy and joyful. But, happiness is within our daily lives even though it may be in small proportions, and occurs only a few times.
How we decide to react to what is thrown at us is what determines our level or happiness or frustration. The Secret of Success "Because happiness lies within, it is totally under our own control to be happy or not regardless of the age or stage condition in life. Discover Happiness at Every Age At Every Stage of Life "Happiness is a more permanent state - a feeling that everything is right in your world, and that life just couldn't be any better if it tried.
It gives you that feel-good happiness that is very important if you want to achieve extraordinary success for the day. Petit Senn "If we cannot find happiness within ourselves we will not be able to find happiness anywhere. This is the place to find happiness. If one doesn't find it here, one doesn't find it anywhere. Soni "My best advice for finding inner happiness is to reach outside yourself, to use your talents and brains and personality to make life better for someone else.
It is something that you can cultivate, cherish, and share even through hardships. Love begets love, so remember this law of sowing and reaping, for the more love you give, the more will be returned to you. Cliffe, Lessons in Living "Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. Heinlein "To love is to find pleasure in the happiness of the person loved. That is to say each one of us is responsible for our own happiness - you cannot give your responsibility for love or happiness to some one else expecting that it is there duty or place in life to make one happy.
This means that it needs two people with a shared out-in-the-open agenda who prioritise similar things, which, in turn, means that the relationship they co-create generates happiness and satisfaction for each of them. Right is not a one - way ticket to happiness, but only the beginning of a life - long journey of learning to love each other.
Intense feelings of happiness can even lessen physical pain. The Business of Doing What You Love "Do not love material things As happiness they will never bring Love other people, love them well Wear your love on your lapel" Catherine Pulsifer see also love quotes True Happiness Quotes "The way to true happiness is to build a fortress of bliss and fulfillment that you can retreat into until the storm of emotions passes.
Unless you find a balance, you will never feel fulfilled. You will always feel empty. There has to be effort and risk taking for any of your results to bring you a sense of true achievement. How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life "We cannot experience true happiness and bliss in life when thoughts of revenge are doing the rounds of our mind. Happiness can only exist right now.
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Have faith in God - Learn to sleep well - Love good music - See the funny side of life - And health and happiness will be yours. And once you have achieved a state of happiness, you must never become lax about maintaining it. Don't rely on someone else for your happiness. You can fulfill that simply by doing things for other people. Barbara Fredrickson, another positive psychologist, says happiness is the fuel to thrive and flourish as well as to leave the world in better shape than you found it.
You'll always be content. Reframe Relationships "See that happiness starts with your own attitude and that it's not dependent on the reaction of someone you have never met before. Murphy, Always Know What To Say "You must not wallow in negative emotions, because then they will cloud your perspective, and even prevent you from achieving happiness.
You may not smile because you are cheerful; but if you will force yourself to smile you'll. Like revisiting a memory of happiness.
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Turn the corners of your mouth turn up a little and feel the muscles of your cheekbones slightly contracting. A word of optimism and hope. And you can do it when things are tough. DeVos "Every time a man smiles, and much more when he laughs, it adds something to his fragment of life. Nesbit "It's easy enough to be pleasant when everything goes like a song, but the man who is worthwhile, is the man who can smile when everything goes dead wrong. Visualize yourself dancing with joy and running around the room.
Those with a smile on their heart know God. It is a simple philosophy. The Making of McDonald's "Happiness comes not from having much to live on but having much to live for. Could they win some visible goal which they have set on the horizon, how happy they would be! It's just according to the way you look at things. It is the law of life itself that every being seeks and strives toward the perfection of its kind, the realization of its own specific ideal in form and function, and a true harmony with its environment. We are happy when we are growing.
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