Trending Joy Or Being Flummoxed

By |2021-09-01T19:13:29+00:00September 3rd, 2021|Categories: Interruptions|Tags: , , |

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.  Philippians 4:4 Is joy trending upwards in your life or spiraling down to frustration or discouragement? I'm avoiding the word "depression" as the opposite of joy in this Interruption for several reasons. Many have difficulty with depression. Those who suffer that blanket of darkness descending on [...]

Three Ways To Find Joy In Suffering

By |2021-05-18T12:45:55+00:00May 18th, 2021|Categories: Interruptions|Tags: , , |

The New Testament teaches three ways to find joy during suffering. Suffering for others. Suffering as a mindset. Suffering for perfection. Suffering for others... Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross.  Hebrews 12:2 ESV Jesus suffered for you. God became human, died [...]

My Guardrails of Peace and Joy

By |2021-02-11T20:49:29+00:00February 11th, 2021|Categories: Interruptions|Tags: , , |

May our God of hope, fill you with joy and peace as you trust Him. Through the power of the Spirit, you will experience God coming close to fulfill your expectations, so that you will have confidence in your future.  Romans 15:13 (OGV - Old Guy Version) I was driving on the left side of the [...]

Joy and Peace: Guardians of Happiness

By |2020-11-13T20:07:13+00:00November 13th, 2020|Categories: Interruptions|Tags: , , |

You have put joy in my heart, more than when the grain and new wine are abundant. In peace I will both lie down and sleep, For You alone, Lord, have me dwell in safety.  Psalm 4:7-8 Joy and peace are my guardians. I focus on joy and peace in my prayers because I can discern when I do not [...]

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