Joy

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#YMIlookingback

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Life gets harder, the older we get. So we often look back on our past with fondness or regret. What’s the first memory that comes to mind when you recall your past? Is it a happy or sad one? Are there moments you wish you could relive or rewrite?

Do You Need Restoration In These Areas?

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We're constantly overwhelmed. We spend a lot of time trying to get people to like us. We constantly look out for what’s new and exciting because we’re tired and bored of the everyday.

Joy In Trials

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Imagine you’ve just had another bad one in a long series of terrible days. You wonder how things could get any worse. And then, as you sit down with a good friend—who should know better—he says, “Great! Good for you! I hope you’re considering yourself blessed!” Wouldn’t that be so inappropriate? Wouldn’t you want to slap him?

Why We can Still have A Merry Christmas

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Whether you’re living through a Covid-19 free Christmas, or in the middle of it, we can all agree that the most wonderful time of the year certainly doesn’t feel like one this year.

God Often Does His Best Work in the Dark

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It feels safe to say that 2020 has been a challenging year for most. For me, it is a year where nothing seems to have happened and where everything has happened.

A Conspiracy of Joy

One of my favorite moments of the year is on Christmas Eve when, at the conclusion of our church’s candlelight service, we erupt with the powerful song “Joy to the World.”

The Art of Joy

I recently called a friend who has endured more than his share of hardship and weariness.

God’s Good Gifts

She wonders if she loves her art too much, in an idolatrous way.

Known by God

In 1996 I was a press manager for the Olympic Village, home to athletes from 192 countries who were competing in the Atlanta Games.