Convicting and encouraging. The joy of the Lord. Think on that for a bit. Joy comes from Him. And it makes you strong. Don’t grieve or fear, but rejoice. Choose joy. Rejoice always. Continue reading The Joy of the Lord Is My Strength
I like to smile. My reasons? Too many to count. Ice cream, laughing babies, funny movies, coffee, weddings, time with friends. What makes you smile? Have you asked that of others around you? One lesson I’ve absorbed in my first 29 years is this: Be the reason someone smiles today. Continue reading Be the Reason Someone Smiles Today
Do y’all remember the song? It’s one childhood memory I’ve taken with me and been able to pass on to the next generation. “My God is so big, so strong, and so mighty. There’s nothing my God cannot do.” Nothing is impossible with the One who created and sustains the entire universe. Continue reading My God Is So Big
Just try sincerely laughing for a few minutes and then resume a bad attitude. A good chuckle…who am I kidding…an all out ROFL will change the course of my whole day. I talked about choosing joy recently. Laughter is a wonderful catalyst for making that choice to rejoice. Laughter is the best medicine. Continue reading Laughter Is the Best Medicine
Joy—Christian joy— is “a good feeling in the soul, produced by the Holy Spirit, as he causes us to see the beauty of Christ in the word and in the world” (John Piper). I love that. Joy makes me happy. And it’s so much more than happiness. In Jesus, I can have joy no matter what comes my way. Continue reading Choose Joy
The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin. (1 John 1:7) But forgiveness of sin is a present thing – a privilege … Continue reading This gives me real joy.