Tag Archives: Joy

Dry Socks and Hot Food

Have you ever been camping out in the woods without benefit of electricity, running water, and other modern conveniences? If you have, then you know that the ability to light a fire and keep it burning is important, particularly if … Continue reading

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Choosing Life: Shouldn’t this be Easier?

“Choose life,” the prophet says. Choose life over the deadly ways of lesser gods. Choose life over all that shines, sparkles, and glitters. Choose life over what you possess and over what possesses you. It sounds so easy and desirable. … Continue reading

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May I Have This Dance?

I in them and you in me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that you have sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.   John 17:23 Perichoresis Something within me … Continue reading

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Discovering Joy

Joy is a slow-growing, steadfast thing. It’s also not as fleeting as I once thought. I believed until quite recently that joy was an infrequent and reluctant visitor in my life. It would occasionally land for a few days and … Continue reading

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Not What I Expected!

Thirty-three years ago on the third Sunday of Advent I was confirmed in the Christian faith. It was the Sunday of Joy and I fully expected it to be joyful. It was not. It was a day filled with disappointment … Continue reading

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Advent Candle Lighting – Joy

Bonus post this week. This is a litany for lighting the third Advent Candle, Joy. It’s based on Philippians 4:4-7. One:  We are called to rejoice in God always. All:  Always? Even during the echoes of gun shots? One:  Yes. … Continue reading

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Rejoice, Give Thanks, and Sing

Some of this blog might sound trite or naive,  but it’s neither. This week’s reflection is composed with the lectionary in mind, and following a rather dramatically hostile day at the hospital. Yet I choose joy, because I really believe we … Continue reading

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