The Gift of Joy

For in a severe test of affliction, their abundance of joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. 2 Corinthians 8:2 ESV Our twelve year old grandson is named Christian. Whenever Christian is happy about something he squints his eyes, rubs his hands together and smiles as wide as…

Remembering Joy

Whom having not seen, you love: in whom also now, though you see him not, you believe: and believing shall rejoice with joy unspeakable and glorified;                          1 Peter 1:8 Douay-Rheims If we would be honest all of us would have to confess that the moments of joy that we experience are pretty few and far…

Refilling Your Prescription

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.                 Proverbs 17:22 NLT A cheerfulness not based on our situation but on simply trusting that God is in charge of our lives is a prescription that can only be filled by heaven’s chief pharmacist. Don’t…

Sing a New Song

I have always loved listening to my wife sing. Though she has a beautiful voice of her own, her greatest talent is in the ability to sing a perfect harmony that makes both her voice and the other person’s sound amazing. Singing isn’t just a nice idea or something sweet to do with our children….

Comfort and Joy

In the church my dad attended years ago they loved singing: The Comforter has come, the Comforter has come! The Holy Ghost from Heav’n, the Father’s promise giv’n; Oh, spread the tidings ’round, wherever man is found— The Comforter has come!    Frank Bottome 1890 God is near to comfort. But if we look to…