6 results for tag: joy

Q&R with Brad: What is joy?

Question Could you please describe or define the concept of joy as you've understood, witnessed, or experienced it? Response Happiness At first glance, that's a difficult question. As I thought about it, I began by contrasting it to the word "happiness." Bear in mind that there are a host of personal, traditional and dictionary definitions of happiness and joy. But I'll offer my own thoughts here. First, I tend to associate happiness with a fleeting emotional reaction to the fulfillment of external pleasures. When I see a sunset or hear my grandchildren giggle or savor a delicious meal, there's a happy pleasure to it that I believe ...

The Joy of Thanksgiving by Ed Dunn

Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving… (Psalm 95:1-3, NIV) Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is. – Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea An amazing thing happens when we offer thanksgiving to God. When we give God enjoyment, our own hearts are filled with joy. - William Law I can still remember several unmistakable signs that Thanksgiving Day would soon be upon us. I remember a cold so bracing I thought I caught the scent of ice in the air with each deep breath. I recall the smokey ...

November 2021

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: The New Math of the Gospel of John – pg. 1 The Joy of Thanksgiving – pg. 2 Money Can't Buy Me Love – pg. 5 I Wonder – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8

October 2021

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Laura Urista: The Gospel According to Pooh-Bear– pg. 2 Brad Jersak: Of Heretics, Kings & Foxes– pg. 4 Greg Albrecht: How Far Will God Go for Love? – pg. 7

February 2021

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Greg Albrecht: Christ or Nothing– pg. 2 Richard Murray: Intellectual Honesty– pg. 5 Brad Jersak: Pastoral Perspective – pg. 7

December 2018

CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Brad Jersak: Advent, Arrival, Appearance– pg. 1 Eden Jersak: Arrival of Hope– pg. 3 Brad Jersak: Arrival of Peace – pg. 4 Laura Urista: Arrival of Joy – pg. 6 Kenneth Tanner: Arrival of Love – pg. 8 Greg Albrecht: Kingdom of Heaven – pg. 8 Larry Parsley: J.B. Roane and the Case of the Belated Apology – pg. 12 Steve Stewart: Pure and Wonderful Grace – pg. 14 Brad Jersak: “What Lesson Is God Teaching Me?” -pg. 15