- How Happiness Happens: Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment, and Unmet Expectations
There's always a path to happiness that always delivers.
Our culture tries to convince us there is one way to happiness: aspire, acquire, desire, retire. Happiness depends on what we hang in our closet, park in our garage, and deposit in our bank account. Yet, it's a path that always fails to deliver. In this video Bible study, bestselling author Max Lucado looks at several "one another" statements in the Bible that reveal how the happiest people on earth aren't those who have the most but those who are willing to give the most away.
God wants to bring joy to the people of this generation, and in his Word, he has given us practical and applicable ways to quarry that joy by sharing it with others. Although the world can be a lonely and disappointing place, we can be God's representatives to bring about a cascade of kindness! While we won't be able to solve every problem, we can bring a few smiles to a few faces-and in this way, we might even initiate our own quiet revolution of joy.
The How Happiness Happens Study Guide includes video teaching notes, discussion questions, Bible exploration, and weekly personal study and reflection materials.
- Accept One Another
- Bear with One Another
- Serve One Another
- Forgive One Another
- Carry One Another's Burdens
- Love One Another
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- How's Your Soul?: Why Everything That Matters Starts With the Inside You
In this six-session video Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), Judah Smith, bestselling author of Jesus Is_____, asks a surprisingly different question from the usual "How are you?"--but this is the question Judah chooses to ask his friends, because he knows the health of the soul is too often overlooked in the busyness of everyday life.
In the rush of living moment to moment, many of us find ourselves simply surviving, struggling daily with frustration, restlessness, boredom, and ever-fleeting joy. But if we would pause, we'd find the things that matter most in life--stability, peace, hope, love--are rooted in the health of what Judah calls the "inside you."
Judah shares his own mistakes and foibles to help you find your way through the emotional roller coasters of life and discover the soul-healing essentials of rest, responsibility, restraint, and relationships. This is an invitation to find lasting satisfaction by bringing your feelings into alignment with God's truth, moving beyond surviving to thriving, and learning how to live each day with eternal significance.
The How's Your Soul Study Guide includes video discussion questions, Bible exploration, and personal study and reflection materials for in-between sessions.
- When Is My Soul Home? (19:30)
- What Makes My Soul Healthy? (21:30)
- Why Does My Soul Have Hope? (11:30)
- Who Does My Soul Hold On To? (15:30)
- How Is My Soul Helped? (12:00)
- Where Is My Soul Headed? (21:00)
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- Women's Health Research: Progress, Pitfalls, and Promise
There has been insufficient medical research in women-specific health needs until recently. This historical lack of research focus on women s health needs has compromised improvements in women s health. During the last two decades, however, significant changes in government support of research, in policies and regulations around that research, and in the organisation of research efforts have resulted in the generation of new scientific knowledge on women s health. Women s Health Research reviews major research findings on women s health since 1990, and how these findings have been translated into practice and communicated to the public. The book explores whether current research is studying the most appropriate and relevant determinants of health; whether the most appropriate research methods are being employed; and whether research includes women that are socially disadvantaged because of their race or ethnicity, income-level, or level of educational attainment. Women s Health Research discusses the research on the impact of various biological, psychological, environmental, and socio-cultural factors on women s health, especially those that might affect women disproportionately or uniquely. Women s Health Research identifies breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, and cervical cancer as conditions where major progress has been made but also discusses several gaps in and barriers to women s health research. Given the many significant roles women play in our society, maintaining support for women s health research and enhancing its impact are not only in the interest of women, they are in the interest of us all. Women s Health Research provides valuable information and recommendations for women s health and serves as a useful guide for non-governmental women s health organisations, policymakers, researchers and professionals working in health care.
- Funding Smithsonian Research
This report assesses whether the Smithsonian Institution should continue to receive direct federal appropriations for its scientific research programs or if this funding should be transferred to a peer-reviewed program open to all researchers in another agency. The report concludes that the National Museum of Natural History, the National Zoological Park, and the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education in Suitland should remain exempt from having to compete for federal research dollars because they make unique contributions to the scientific and museum communities. Three other Smithsonian research programs should continue to receive federal funding since they are performing science of the highest quality and already compete for much of their government research money.
- Monitoring International Labor Standards: Summary of Domestic Forums
Over the past half century, the international flow of goods, services, and capital has grown rapidly. Globalization creates new economic, cultural, and social opportunities, but also poses the challenge of ensuring that workers throughout the world share in these opportunities. Responding to this challenge, the U.S. government carries out a variety of policies and programs aimed at encouraging greater recognition of worker rights around the globe. The U.S. Department of State monitors worker rights abroad and reports on the status of those rights as part of its annual report to Congress in the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Building on this history of monitoring and encouraging worker rights around the world, the Trade Act of 2002 includes on the list of overall trade negotiating objectives of the United States, promote respect for worker rights.
Monitoring International Labor Standards provides expert, science-based advice on monitoring compliance with international labor standards. This report identifies relevant, valid, reliable, and useful sources of country-level data on labor standards; assesses the quality of existing and potential data and indicators that can be used to systematically monitor labor practices and the effectiveness of enforcement in order to determine compliance with national labor legislation and international standards; identifies innovative measures to determine compliance with international labor standards on a country-by-country basis and to measure progress on improved labor legislation and enforcement; explores the relationship between labor standards compliance and national policies relating to human capital issues; and recommends sustainable reporting procedures to monitor countries' progress toward implementation of international labor standards.