'joy' tagged posts

Christmas Joy

I think Christmas is one of the most stress-filled times of the year. If you take the time to think about all the things you need to accomplish on your “to do” list, it can be overwhelming. You have a plethora of gifts to buy. The house needs cleaning, there are meals to prepare and…

Heaven is My Home

This past week I went to visit my mom back on Vancouver Island. While there, I did the good son thing. This meant changing out light fixtures and the smoke detector and washing walls…smoker’s walls. While I was there, it rained about 90% of the time. In going “home” I realized that it isn’t home anymore……

The Fight for Joy

Being a melancholy, one of the biggest problems I struggle with is maintaining a right level of joy in my life. It is hard to see the positive, the goodness around when all you see is the “half empty” glass. The reality is, the challenge is great for many today. With the recent slide in…

Finding Our Peace and Joy

We live in a world of instability. The economy is in flux. Job security is a thing of the past. All over the world, things just seem to be a bit of a mess. Whenever I talk to Christians about tribulations in their lives, the first explanation they have is God is punishing them for…