Category Archives: Joy

Every Christmas is the Best Christmas

Dan and I do not remember our first Christmas together. Still newlyweds, we were loving life and loving each other, working at challenging jobs, and our families were both out of the area. I was surprised to find the Christmas … Continue reading

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August Days

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It was a beautiful August day. There was a bright blue sky with interesting feathery clouds, warm temperatures, but not too humid, and the constant chorus of cicadas. It’s the sound of cicadas that stirs my memory. Days like this … Continue reading

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Is God Playful?

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Play is something that we do for the sheer love of the activity.  Playing a game, going dancing, enjoying a dinner party with friends, and going hiking can all be wonderful, playful pursuits. What does God think about our playfulness? … Continue reading

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Why Joy is the Right Response to Spiritual Truth

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When a concept that was mentally murky becomes perfectly clear to you, what is your reaction?  I feel a sense of satisfaction, or if I’ve apprehended it with some difficulty I am pleased with my accomplishment. Understanding spiritual truth is a little different. In case you haven’t … Continue reading

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