Tag Archives: Joy

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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Sadness and Joy

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Do you resist feeling sad?  When you’re feeling a little blue, do you feel sad about being sad?  Sometimes feeling sad is the only way to feel.  When facing the loss of a loved one or serious personal upheaval it is impossible to resist feeling sad.  Other … Continue reading

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How Does Christmas Come About?

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It’s almost Christmas.  Are you ready? Will you be ready?  I’m not ready…yet. Christmas will come about, like it always does, and I will be ready, like I always am.  However, not without some chaos and confusion.  Every year I determine … Continue reading

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Thou Shalt Have a Party

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Did you know that God likes parties? The Old Testament law included regulations  for personal conduct, religious observance and the offering of sacrifices.  It was very serious business.  However, God also commanded regular celebrations, in other words, parties. Each year the Israelites were to set aside one … Continue reading

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God’s Will for You

Be joyful always… Really?  Even when it’s a cruddy rainy day or when I feel anxious or overwhelmed?  What about when I simply have too much to do? Yes, really, “…for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” …pray continually… How … Continue reading

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How to Enjoy a Full Life

How would you describe your life?  Busy?  Successful?  Boring?  (Hopefully not.)  Stressful? (Probably a little.) Or full? When I was expecting my first child, a wise co-worker gave me the best description of what being a parent would mean for my life.  … Continue reading

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Joyfully Busy

Do you ever look at your “to-do” list and then try to fit it all on your calendar while muttering to yourself, “No way”?  Yep. Me too.  Like now. The last time I felt this busy was two years ago, right about this … Continue reading

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