joy

So what happens when Mrs. Hare spots a cute little hamster across a classroom and scoops up the little fellow? She zooms him around the room, belting out “A Whole New World,” much to the merriment of the third grade class. Have a bit of fun with Co-Co and play around with spontaneous Jesus-joy!  How […]

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When it comes to accepting ourselves greater, here is one of the best-kept secrets: there is a magic needle called joy that stitches heaven and earth together! That’s right. We can sew into our circumstances the sparklehood and twinkletivity of heaven’s colors: red, yellow, orange, purple, green, turquoise, teal, gold, silver, and a zillion other […]

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Goobers and Raisinets Chocolate-covered treats Raisinets and Goobers Mighty fun to eat! “How about some Goobers?” I asked my friends as I stood in line with them at the movies. “Goobers! Sure! Let’s get some Raisinets, too!” After we got our tickets, we made our way to the concession stand. The smell of salty popcorn […]

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As a grade school kid,  my eyes were opened to the natural world.  When I learned my favorite flowers, dandelions, were considered weeds,  I wondered, What will happen to all the wishes I made on their magic seeds? (Click here for Dandelions Are Weeds? Part 1) I made a lot of mistakes as a kid. I […]

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      To console those who mourn in Zion,       To give them beauty for ashes,       The oil of joy for mourning,       The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness” (Isaiah 61:3) When my father-in-law Howard passed away a few days ago, an oppression weighed on me for several days. I was easily moved to tears. […]

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For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,  because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval.  (Rom. 14:17,18) It's the last day of August and  bushes are overflowing with rich blackberries. Tim, […]

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