Joy portrait, v.2

Just back from holidays on the West Coast of Canada and catching up on some blogging. Today, I'll keep it simple.  Here's what I think joy might look like. It's Lily on a rocky beach of the west coast of Vancouver Island, surrounded by sea and sunshine.  We walked down a path near our cabin,… Continue reading Joy portrait, v.2

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The Psalms on joy

You can't help but be struck by the repeated call to joy and gladness throughout the Psalms.  Obviously, the writers of the different Psalms had many good reasons for joy, and for calling other people to joy.  It's intriguing, this call for joy, because the Psalms are also filled with numerous laments - which must mean that joy… Continue reading The Psalms on joy

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Just delight

I spoke with a friend at church a few weeks back about this blog and the 90 day experiment.  We talked of the wrestling match he's finding himself in during this 90 day of living in joy - how to live with gladness in a broken and hurting world.  He talked about his genuine struggle… Continue reading Just delight

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As I keep with the 90 day experiment in joy, quotations about joy and happiness keep leaping out and grabbing me.  Here's a quick sampling for good quotes that keep building the convincing case that we are made for joy: "It is the decided opinion of all who use their brains, that all people desire to… Continue reading Quotables