Advent Week 3: JOY!

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.” (Phil. 4:4-5) The third Sunday of Advent we are invited to reflect on the joy we have access to because of our faith in Jesus. One of the defining characteristics of...

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Are you joyful?

Christians today are characterized as joyful, right? Not so fast! According to a Pew Research Center report in 2019 only 36% of the “actively religious” describe themselves as very happy. That is at least higher than the 25% of inactively religious that claim to be very happy, right? I have no idea...

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Is your “wanter” out of control?

“Your ‘wanter’ is out of control!”  That’s a common reply in our household. Usually in response to “I want” statements that come a mile a minute, statements brought on when one child observes another having something they don’t have. These are sometimes lighthearted or even laughable, like when one of...

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