Tag Archives: joy

Why are you in despair?

We excitedly waited for the birth of our third child in Jonesboro, Arkansas.  We received the joyous news only to hear a few weeks later that no heart beat was detected.  Then came the bleeding and the hurried trip to … Continue reading

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Monogamy may not be natural, but it is esssential

“Monogamy isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Or at least it’s not a “natural” way for people to behave in society, according to Scarlett Johansson….She says that while marriage is beautiful in concept, it’s not something she believes is … Continue reading

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How’s that contentment thing going?

December wantitis, n. The period between Thanksgiving and Christmas when longings or cravings for things thought to bring satisfaction or enjoyment peaks for the year. It may center around one big desire that has been simmering for a while or … Continue reading

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Christianity is a preposterous faith

“Christianity is a preposterous faith”, says Donald McKim, because it asks us to live backwards. Preposterous has two parts: a prefix pre- and then the word posterous. Posterous is a Latin word meaning “that which comes after.” The prefix pre- … Continue reading

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Holiday Dots

Two of Rome’s great cathedrals are St. Paul’s Outside-the-Walls and St. John Lateran Cathedral. They contain the remains of two of the church’s most famous apostles: Peter and Paul. The tomb of Paul is located in St. Paul’s, but his … Continue reading

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Giving Can Be Painful!

“Give until it feels good”. How many times have you heard that? Do you believe it? Reality is giving can be a major burden. For Jesus it was a pain all over not just in one part of his body. … Continue reading

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Demonstrate you believe life matters

Life matters. Pleasure is sought by all in a plethora of packages, yet little matters if there is not a life to enjoy it. There is a primordial instinct to live; yet most would choose to relinquish life if it … Continue reading

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