1. The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved.  That is a quote from Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables.  It’s true.  And one of the most amazing things in life is that no matter who on earth loves me or hates me or thinks I’m nice or thinks I’m an idiot, and irregardless as to whether or not they are correct, God loves me.  He sent is son to die in my place so that I can spend eternity with Him.  I should be happy all the time.  But let’s face it, I’m not.  Mostly that is because…
  2. Being on earth sucks in comparison to what heaven will be like. 
  3. When the H. Sizzle is telling you something you should listen.  Sometimes you get a kick in the face.  Sometimes you get a gut reaction to something.  Sometimes things rub you the wrong way.  Sometimes you look at someone and feel things for them you can’t explain.  There are many ways the Spirit speaks, and we need to figure out how we hear it.
  4. Being a Christian is not generally highly entertaining.  It’s discipline.  It’s work.  It’s hard sometimes because it is BORING.  But pressing on, pushing through, forging across the river of depression, angst and boredom to reach the land of lighter feet is a form of suffering that is all its own.  It is perseverance in a way that not everyone experiences.  And it makes a point…
  5. Some things, the better things, are worth investing in.  Time, money, grey matter, so many things in our lives can be invested in so many ways.  What you invest in is what you value.  What you value reflects where your heart is.