Spring is in the air

Great news! Punxsutawney Phil predicted that we will have an early spring this year! I’m not really sure how a groundhog can make those kinds of predictions, but apparently, he’s pretty accurate. The past week or so has been very cold for most of the country. The hope of spring is very welcoming to me. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/groundhog-day-2019-02-02-punxsutawney-phil-shadow-today-live-updates/

A definition of spring that I found on the Merriam Webster website is a time or season of growth or development. Think of this groundhog prediction as a chance to grow or develop your joy. “The joy of the Lord is our strength” (Nehemiah 8:10). Living without joy is a very miserable life.

Take control of your mindset in this new season that’s just around the corner. Look up different scriptures about joy in the Bible and speak them over yourself. Write them down on post-it notes and stick them in different places around your house to remind you of the promises of God. This will help you to keep your focus on Him and not on yourself and your problems.

If we take small steps to conquer our depression, we will see changes in our moods. Even non-Christians believe that speaking positive things about yourself can be beneficial.

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Christians know that to be true from the Bible. Proverbs 18:21 says, “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Choose to feel good and feel great and feel wonderful instead of feeling sad and depressed. Choose joy!