What shall I ask for?

The king said to the girl, “Ask me for anything you want, and I’ll give it to you.”  And he promised her with an oath, “Whatever you ask I will give you, up to half my kingdom.” She went out and said to her mother, “What shall I ask for?”— Then James and John, the […]

Indomitable Joy

My thoughts run hither and yon tonight, scrambling to summarize my week’s ponderings.  I think they’ve run in a big circle actually, starting with an excellent message  built on this thesis:What the world needs most to see in the church is ‘our indomitable joy in suffering and in sorrows’*. (John Piper) They already know how to be […]

Joy to the World!

Joy is the province of the believer.  Though we have not seen Jesus we love Him.  Though we do not see Him now yet we believe in Him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory.  And the outcome of such faith?–the salvation of our souls.  (Can I cite this verse here […]

Fresh Joy!

“The meek shall obtain fresh joy in the Lord.” Is.29:19Fresh Joy– I love those words.  Fresh–like doughnuts fresh-baked first thing in the morning, after working an all-night shift… [thanks to my son for that word picture].  Or if you prefer, fresh home-baked bread hot from the oven…Fresh!  I have found fresh joy repeatedly this week […]