Let the Joy Begin!

What’s at the bottom of your Joy? When victory is sweet, when crises are resolved, when good things happen and God’s hand is made evident, JOY is natural.  The Old Testament makes much of celebrating victories.  Annual feasts were part of the Law of God for His people.  “Celebrate!” was a command.  With good reason. […]

The Maker’s Joy

Does God know joy? Can you picture it? I am reading these days the story of Jayber Crow*, a fictitious barber in small town Kentucky in the nostalgic past.  He is the creation of Wendell Berry–author, nature-lover, and farmer.  Berry is also a bit of a poet.  I sat with my little lunch catching the […]

What Joy!

What joy for those whose record the LORD has cleared of sin, whose lives are lived in complete honesty!    If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.  But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we […]