Tag Archives: joy

How chocolate covered strawberries taught me about Lent

I didn’t grow up practicing Lent, or any other practice of the Christian Calendar. Over the last five years as an adult, I’ve come to appreciate the value of these sacred practices. This year, I wanted to give up something for Lent … Continue reading

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Joy in the small things

Some days are really difficult for me to get out of bed in the mornings. Days like today, when I have to get going before the sun is up, I am sore from a long run yesterday, and I haven’t … Continue reading

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Moments

A few happy moments that may or may not be gracing the walls of my home. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this … Continue reading

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Joyful Scripture

Let’s keep going, joy doesn’t let up. For today’s thoughts on joy, head over to Mary Demuth’s blog. She posted 25 verses on abundance and joy. My favorites? 3. Isaiah 55:12 You will go out in joy and be led … Continue reading

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Joy of choosing

Life is full of little decisions. Am I going to get out of bed, or hit the snooze button? Cereal or eggs? Return the phone call now, later, or never? How do I respond to that comment? What am I … Continue reading

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Lasting Joy

Today’s Joy is written by Ruhiyyih Rose MacBradaigh. I have known Rose for several years, and we have seen each other through dozens of life’s ups and downs. If you struggle to believe in miracles, please ask me about my … Continue reading

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A Quiet Joy

The following post was written by Alissa, a woman I consider to be remarkable. Alissa is a close friend of my brother’s, and I had the privilege to get to know her and her family a few years ago. She … Continue reading

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Joy in…

Joy in…purpose. In 2004, I bought an awesome chair hammock while visiting Guatemala. I carried that blue chair, with its ropes, wooden poles, and striped cloth, creatively attached to my backpack through multiple homes, buses, and airports. Over the last … Continue reading

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Joy is…

Joy is… moving forward. I wrote on the last page of my journal last night. The journal that I began in January, 2004, on the first day of my study abroad experience with Bestsemester.com. Six years, I’ve been writing in … Continue reading

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Top Ten

The Top Ten Things I Learned From A Weekend With Former Housemates: 10. You can put a piano on wheels and play it on a street corner 9. It’s a lot more fun to be silly in a group of … Continue reading

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