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Posts Tagged ‘joy’



Don’t Miss the Joy of the Season

On my way to work a few weeks ago, I passed a house with four blow-up Christmas characters in its front lawn. Not so strange, you say, it is December. However, these are not your average lawn decorations—this Santa, snowman, reindeer, and Christmas tree all tower over the house they ...
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Summer Joy

“…the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” Galatians 5:22   I spent a few wonderful days this summer at the pool and beach with my niece Lindsey and my grandniece Carolina. Carolina, still fresh from God, is 19 months old and has a contagious ...
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Hope and Promise

I was listening to a press conference the other day, and a prominent politician spoke to the notion that we in America have lost our sense of hope. He was primarily referring to the economic state of our nation with the lack of jobs, the state of politics in our ...
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A Year of Joy and Peace

Over the last couple of weeks, I have heard and read a lot about the need for joy and laughter in our world today. In fact, I just made a phone call, and the “Muzak” playing while I was on hold reminded me to “always look on the bright ...
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An African Christmas

“In Africa, there is not so much the giving of presents, but the giving of presence.” (Jon Blanc: Out to Africa Too web site)   On my first trip to Africa, I experienced first-hand the truth of Jon’s words. I was in Sierra Leone, West Africa. It was December 2003; the truce that ...
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Christmas: “A Little Bit More”

No one knew what was eating the Grinch.   Maybe his head wasn’t screwed on right. Maybe his shoes were too tight. Maybe his heart was too small.   Whatever the reason was, the Grinch, Dr. Seuss tells us, hated Christmas, an attitude that put him at odds with his neighbors, the Whos of ...
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