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Joy in Trials

Sometimes I scan the congregation during Sunday morning worship services. I like to see the faces of people as they express their love to God with their singing. I remember one time looking at the crowd and seeing the face … Continue reading

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Easy Choice

Several years ago, Frank Minirth and Paul Meier wrote a book called Happiness Is a Choice. Most people would agree with that premise. We can choose to be joyful, or we could choose to be miserable. Yet for some reason … Continue reading

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Dancing for Joy

“There is no box made by God nor us but that the sides can be flattened out and the top blown off to make a dance floor on which to celebrate life.”—Kenneth Caraway. Sometimes we lose sight of the kind … Continue reading

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Joy to the World!

Joy is high on the list of attributes that are expected to be seen in the lives of Christian people (Galatians 5:22). As Christmas approaches, we especially think of the joy that we experience as we celebrate the birth of … Continue reading

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Put a Smile on Your Face!

A friend and I sat and watched our church praise team practice before worship yesterday. We must have looked like we carried the weight of the world on our shoulders, because one of the singers suggested that we smile. Apparently, … Continue reading

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Filled with Joy!

The lady I baptized during the worship service yesterday was truly feeling the joy of having her sins washed away and being united with Jesus. As soon as she came up out of the water, she praised God and grabbed … Continue reading

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Joyful Reunion

  Justin Hutchinson was returning from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan. His seven-year-old daughter, Brayden, was joyfully anticipating her father’s homecoming. Waiting at the airport, she held a sign that read: OUTTA MY WAY!!! I GET MY DADDY BACK TODAY!!! … Continue reading

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Glory

Yesterday I wrote about a toddler who woke up in my wife’s arms. The little fellow seemed pretty content, until his mother walked into the room. Then he knew that he would have even greater joy in his mother’s arms. … Continue reading

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Attitude

Charles Swindoll “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than … Continue reading

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Jolly Disposition

Jay Cutler ESPN’s Rick Reilly recently came up with a good line concerning the dour demeanor of Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. Reilly quipped, “For a guy from Santa Claus, Indiana, he’s the least jolly person I’ve ever met.” Christians … Continue reading

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