In The Joy Adventure, we’ll explore what it means to experience joy. Is it an emotional feeling or something much deeper? And where do we find it? How do we sustain it? Happiness is based on circumstances and perception. As high as we can feel when we are happy, we can also experience enormous depressing depths when happiness fades.
The good news is that we can experience something more permanent and stable than happiness: joy. What is joy? How is it different from happiness? What are its benefits? How can we get it and keep it? And how can joy be an essential part of living a balanced, Christ-centered life, empowering us to make healthy choices?
The Joy Adventure will examine the four-sided being that is the foundation for the First Place for Health program using the lens of joy. As we travel through our fitness journey, joy can empower us to make healthy choices and keep our focus on God, the Author of joy. Regardless of our circumstances, joy can be ours because we are His.
AUTHOR Debbie Behling joined First Place for Health in 1981 and continues to lead a group. Debbie earned a B.A. from Dallas Baptist College in 1977 with a triple major in secondary education, history, and psychology. Her postgraduate degree is an M.Ed. with a focus on educational technology from Northwestern University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. In 2018 she retired from full-time employment in education after 35 years where she authored, co-authored, and/or edited over thirty publications. She lives in Sugar Land, Texas, with her husband and brood of miniature dachshunds.
A Leader Resource is also available for this 9-week study.