Category Archives: Joy

Luke 2:1-20 The Best News of All

About three months after Elizabeth gave birth to John, the emperor, Caesar Augustus sent out a decree that he was taking a census, and everyone needed to go to their ancestral territory to be registered. (Luke 2:1-2) Caesar Augustus was … Continue reading

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Luke 1:39-80 Sharing the Joyful News

I’m not sure exactly when or why it happened, but somehow since the time I was young an overarching societal attitude has changed. So many people today have a feeling of entitlement. I deserve…. Neither Mary nor Elizabeth felt that … Continue reading

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I Thessalonians 5:18 Thanks For Everything!

How often have you said this to someone? If a friend has helped you out in multiple ways, you may, instead of listing each kindness, say, “Thanks for everything!” You appreciate all of the goodness. In the United States, tomorrow … Continue reading

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John 15:11 That Your Joy May Be Full

Here we are a week into the new year. Is it really a happy one for you? For some there have been almost inconceivable blessings; for others, it has been one frustration after another. Others are just getting back into … Continue reading

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Philippians 4:6-7 Gratitude

Stress. There are so many circumstances in life to cause us worry or anxiety, from everyday annoyances, like getting the kids to school on time or not burning dinner, to huge tragedies. The earthquake and tsunami in Japan come to … Continue reading

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Proverbs 17:22 A Cheerful Heart

I realize that my last post was rather on the serious side. I also realize that in this life you need balance—not that we don’t need to deal with the serious stuff, but sometimes we need to have a little … Continue reading

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Psalm 30:11-12 Joy

Few of us will ever face the kind of trials that David faced. He made a lot of mistakes, (January 11, 2011) and he fought a lot of battles, and illness, and there was frequently someone trying to take his … Continue reading

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Proverbs 17:22 Laughter is good medicine.

Today’s post is written by Rusty Wright. ——— Laugh a Little: It’s Good For Your Health Had a good laugh recently? Need one? Stressful days can invite comic relief. Doctors realize that laughter can enhance physical and mental health. Now … Continue reading

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Zephaniah 3:17 Amazing like!

A lot of kids grow up without knowing that their father loves them. Sometimes it’s because he doesn’t live with the family. Sometimes he’s there, but is either too busy, or just doesn’t know how to show his love to … Continue reading

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Jude 1:24-25 He is able to keep you from stumbling.

Do you read the tabloid headlines while you’re standing in the check-out line? They entice us to buy their publications by telling us about all the ways in which celebrities have messed up. Sometimes it’s as minor a thing as … Continue reading

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