With all that is going on in this world and the brokenness we cause there are times we need to stop and find joy. This doesn’t mean we ignore the plights of this world – it simply means that it’s not going all to heck and that there ARE things to be joyful for. Continue reading Psalm 65 A Psalm of Joyfulness
In this podcast we look at not only Jesus’ entry on that Palm Sunday but what his entrance was declaring and how it was ANTI what the people wanted. And it’s in that entry that we are challenged to find OUR desires for popularity and whom WE seek to please. Continue reading Matthew 21:1-11 Relinquishing Our Need for Popularity
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” Did you catch Paul’s command? Not only to rejoice but ALWAYS rejoice. “Always” you say? Yes…always. “When certain friendships continue to spiral downward and break even more?” Yup. Rejoice in the Lord. “When my spouse and I are failing at communicating and seem to find more harmful words than loving ones?” Yup. Rejoice in … Continue reading Rejoice in the Lord Always? Oh boy….
This podcast dives into Psalm 2 – a coronation psalm that was used as a warning and hope to the kings of Ancient Israel – but let us not allow that warning to fall upon deaf ears! There is joy here…so let us realize where real joy is found and then seek it! Continue reading Psalm 2: Finding Joy
Thank you so muchf or coming to look at this blog on choosing Joy over happiness. I blog for a branch of my denomination called “FamilyFire” and they have taken ownership of this blog entry and so I have moved my thoughts and words over to them. I am deeply sorry for the inconvenience BUT all you need to do to read that blog is … Continue reading FamilyFire Blog: Joy VS Happiness