Randy Alcorn's Blog

Giving Brings Happiness, During Thanksgiving, Christmas and All Year Long

By Randy Alcorn | November 27, 2015
It might surprise you to learn that secular studies are emphatic in their assertion that giving makes people happier. Most of the people who conduct these studies don’t realize they’re agreeing with Jesus, who said: “It is more blessed [makarios: happy-making] to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35).

The Joy and Happiness of Giving Thanks in Every Circumstance

By Randy Alcorn | November 25, 2015
Whether we find ourselves having reason to celebrate or to mourn, there’s never a time not to express our gratitude to God. Psalm 140:13 declares, “Surely the righteous shall give thanks to your name.” Giving thanks is what God’s people do.

Why I Write Big, Small and Medium-sized Books

By Randy Alcorn | November 23, 2015
Why write different sized books on one subject? Because they’re designed to reach different audiences with varying interests and preferences. It’s my joy and privilege to write different books on different subjects for different people, meeting different needs.

The Joy of Forgiveness

By Randy Alcorn | November 16, 2015
I heard Corrie ten Boom talk once of meeting a sadistically cruel guard from the death camp Ravensbrück, where she'd been a prisoner. As you read her account of this meeting, marvel at the Messiah's grace, and His empowerment to His people to extend that grace to others.

Is There a Difference Between Happiness and Joy?

By Randy Alcorn | November 11, 2015
There’s a long rich, history of equating joy with happiness in Christ. In stark contrast to believers prior to the twentieth century, many modern Christians have portrayed happiness as, at best, inferior to joy and, at worst, evil. 

When Social Media Become Addictive

By Randy Alcorn | November 9, 2015
There’s Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn…there’s nothing wrong with any of these. Used selectively and wisely, in moderation, they can accomplish a good purpose. But when social media and online time is out of control, it can become an addiction—just like anything else.