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'joy' tagged posts

Can We Find Happiness?

There are a lot of things in life we find happiness. For some, they are activities that stimulate our senses like skydiving, riding on rollercoasters, or cooking. But like with much of what this world offers, their satisfaction is limited. Like eating a nice meal, they are enjoyable at the time, but after a short…

When LIfe is Out of Control

Christmas is a season that can be described with a myriad of different words – turkey, mashed potatoes, presents, stuffed, Santa, friends, family… the list goes on and on. This is how most of our world sees this time of year. But when we think about Christmas from a Christian perspective, other words usually used…

Finding Joy in Forgiveness

Whenever I am asked about living in Edmonton, I find myself a little hesitant to answer. You see, my wife and I have lived in many different parts of Western Canada. We have traveled to Mexico, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and parts of the United States. Each place we have lived or visited has…

Missing Christmas

I read a story about a family that lived during the depression. Knowing his son loved the circus, the father saved up some money for him to go. The day arrived and the circus paraded into town. The son ran out of the house and sat on the sidewalk watching the animals and performers go…

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…