March 28, 2021

Sunday Devotional With Mr. E: A Need for Happy

  I value art work that evokes feelings of pain, sadness, and loneliness.  I know, that might sound a bit depressing. However, those are real feelings that are a parts of the human experience.  There is something cathartic about connecting to such things.  It helps one to feel less isolated.  As much as there is a need for the above mentioned art work, there is also a need for art that is bright, joyful, and at times silly.  Some may consider it to be less serious art.  THAT'S OK!!   There are times I'm too serious, and need something to snap me out of it! There is a place for the beautiful, colorful, and humorous. There is a need for happy art. 

For everything there is a season...

Ecclesiastes 3:1a
(This whole section of scripture is amazing...and worth your time to look up!)

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

1 Thessalonians 5:11

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Ephesians 4:29

There are times life can bring us down. There are times others can bring us down.  There are times we can bring ourselves down.  No matter the cause we can all find ourselves in negative place.  Sometimes justifiably. (I have a hard time trusting people that say they never get down, never wrestle with things, and never ride the struggle bus.  "For everything there is a season..."!!)  However, we must find a way out of the darkness/sadness/pain.  At times, we have a need for happy.  We need those people that will speak life.  Speak love.  Speak words of encouragement to our heart.  At times, we need to be the happy for those around us.  Our words do have power...though we need to choose them wisely.  Our ears have power as well....we must not forget to listen.  Our presence is often the most important element. People need to feel like they are not alone.  Sometimes the greatest ministry God give us is to be a friend. There is a need for happy....and you can be that happy to the glory of God.  


  1. What a wonderful message as we start a new week! March is such a difficult time of the school year. It feels as if every little thing bothers us and each year this is the time of the year we start to nit pick and turn on each other. Hallelujah for the promise of new life given to each of us and for the scripture and your willingness to share this message put on your heart this week. Happy Easter! Happy Spring! Happy, happy everything!!

  2. Amen, and thank you for your "real" and transparent words of life and God's goodness for us in His Word. I, too, am a child of God and an art teacher- so your blog is just rad to read!!