Secrets of a Happy Soul with Katie Orr
Every time I hear the word “happy,” I have a flashback of myself in high school working the front counter of McDonalds and singing along to “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” The song brought joy back in the 80s. Everyone needed the reminder not to worry so much.
Then, as the years passed, and I got more involved in church, my “happy” thoughts turned to ones of joy. I learned through preaching and books that joy could be found even during difficult times, and somehow I came to believe that “happy” wasn’t something I should pursue. I’m so glad to discover I was wrong about that. It’s okay to seek happiness. In fact, talking with my friend Katie Orr, God encourages us to do so!
In her new book Secrets of the Happy Soul, Katie Orr shares how Psalms 1-2 are a gateway to the rest of the Psalms. They sum up what will follow … and much of it is about being happy! In fact, this is how those psalms begin and end:
How happy is the one … Psalm 1:1
… all who take refuge in him are happy. Psalm 2:12
If you’re ready to learn about what it means to be happy … and why God desires that for us … then you are going to enjoy this podcast!
Who is Katie Orr?
Katie Orr is passionate about helping women enjoy God daily. As a national-conference speaker, prolific author, and online Bible coach, she provides biblical teaching and relevant resources to help women jump-start their journey toward walking with Jesus. Katie and her pastor-husband have three children and serve together in the local church.
You can order Secrets of a Happy Soul HERE.
About the Book:
How do some people do it? They rise above the circumstances and distractions of life and remain consistently happy. Even in tough times, they have a quiet sense of peace about them. Examining the Bible and her own life, Katie Orr has discovered that deep happiness and satisfaction are only possible when we are rooted in God and pursuing his good and specific purpose for each of us.
Secrets of the Happy Soul is your invitation into a deeper, more fruitful relationship with God and his Word. As Katie walks you through key teachings from the book of Psalms, you will recognize how the world’s definition of happiness pales compared to the daily delights God has in store for you. Draw closer to him, and your soul will go from lonely to connected, from overwhelmed to level and led, from aimless to commissioned and unique. God doesn’t promise a storm-free life, but he is the anchor every happy soul needs.
Walk It Out Scripture
How happy is the man who has put his trust in the LORD and has not turned to the proud or to those who run after lies!
Psalm 40:4 HCSB
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Resources, books, and links mentioned in this episode:
- Secrets of the Happy Soul | Katie Orr
- Psalm 1
- Psalm 2:12
- Philippians 2:12
- Jesus and Women | Kristi McLelland
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