Happiness Is . . . Making Good Choices
From the moment we wake to the time we retire, we’re making routine decisions about what to wear or eat, as well as more significant choices, like how to relate to a family member or broach a difficult subject with a coworker. Bad choices do not diminish God’s love for us, nor do good choices make Him love us more. Yet choices impact our lives and the lives of those around us. In The Choice Is Yours: 52 Choices for Happier Lives, Barbara Dahlgren explores decisions we face daily. She does so with spiritual insight and practicality developed through fifty years of ministry.
Though the practice of making good choices does not lead to perfection, it does enable progress in the Christian life. Dahlgren addresses decisions from the theological, such as choosing to believe in God, to the practical, such as choosing not to worry. She refrains, however, from insisting her preferences are the only right ones, choosing rather to encourage readers to think outside the box and be willing to give up their preconceived ideas about spiritual concepts.
The Choice Is Yours is drawn from Dahlgren’s blog, Barbara’s Banter: taking my faith but not myself too seriously, and is suitable for a devotional or a Bible study tool. Each chapter includes practical suggestions, a key Bible verse, and the option for readers to jot down their own tips for making better choices in daily life.