by Fred Lowery

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Are You Happy Now? (1 of 11)
Series: Are You Happy Now?
Dr. Fred Lowery
August 23, 2009
John 10:10; Ecclesiastes 5:10; Proverbs 23:5; John 4:13; John 4:14; John 7:37-38

Thank you Sidney Claire. Sidney Claire you make me happy. My, and a seventh grader and my next door neighbor. I work with her a lot in the afternoons and it’s amazing. You know when Laura Leigh was three years old I guess. We were there in the kitchen area and she had taken a bucket of golf balls from the washroom back there and brought them up there in front of me there on the tile floor and she just turned the bucket upside down. And golf balls bounced and went everywhere. And I said Laura Leigh people will get hurt stepping on those golf balls you’ve got to pick them up. And she looked at me as a teenager, like how can you be so old and still so dumb. I’m not going to pick those balls up. I said Laura Leigh you’ve got to pick the balls up and put them back in the bucket. She just looked at me. I said Laura Leigh I’m going to tell you one more time, you don’t want time out, pick the balls up and put them back in the bucket. She started picking the balls up one after another not saying a word. Put them all back in, she stood up put her hands on her hips and said, “Are you happy now?” So Laura Leigh gave me the title for this series back a few years ago, Are you happy now and that’s my question for you. Are you happy now? And on a scale of one to ten how happy are you? And I just believe that all of us want to be happier and that we can be happier than we are. We get the word happy from a word really hap. We get the word haphazard and happenstance based on if your happenings happen to happen the way you want them to happen then you are happy. That’s happiness based on happenings. But let me say up front that I don’t want to leave my happiness to luck or chance. I want more than that. I’m not going to count on pop-psychology and I’m not basing the series on pop-psychol ...

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