Counting the Joy

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,James 1:2 ESV We had gotten used to Disney being closed and resigned to the fact that even beaches were shut down. That was soon followed by restaurants, my barber shop and finally even our church. But the reality of this verse didn’t…

A Cheerful Heart

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.   Proverbs 17:22 NLT I felt frustrated by the small number of people that were coming to our church service at the nursing home. It seemed despite our best efforts; fewer were coming each week and we simply rushed in and did…

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…