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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.

The Way Out

Shin was born in a North Korean prison camp, where he lived until he was 23.

Brightly Shining

In what’s considered one of the greatest Christian classics, Mere Christianity, British novelist, poet, academic, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist C. S. Lewis...

4 Ways to Reignite Joy When Life Feels Disappointing

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“Sian . . . I had to cancel my travel plans.” That is probably one of the most frequent complaints I’ve heard from both friends and even myself in light of the COVID-19 situation. While a cancelled holiday is a first-world problem that I’m not proud to be fussing over, especially when many others are struggling to stay afloat, I had been looking forward to a nice holiday after months of working hard, and that disappointment in seeing my plans fall apart is real.