Experiencing Joy Through Contentment

A Jewish man in Hungary went to his rabbi and complained, “Life is unbearable. There are nine of us living in one room. What can I do?” The rabbi answered, “Take your goat into the room with you.” The man was incredulous, but the rabbi insisted, “Do as I say and come back in a... Continue Reading →

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Experiencing Joy Through Faith

  I have a friend who moved here several years ago from New York, and we have had some interesting conversations about which state is better, New York or Texas (the correct answer is Texas, by the way). We’ve talked about everything from people to weather, from traffic to food to scenery, and we both... Continue Reading →

Experiencing Joy Through Humility

So, those of you who know me know that I’m a giant J.R.R. Tolkien fan. In the movie The Return of the King, there’s a scene towards the end, after Aragorn has married Arwen and been crowned king of Gondor. He and Arwen are walking through the crowd, and they find themselves standing in front... Continue Reading →

Experiencing Joy Through Christ

What brings you joy? Is it a blue sky with a certain song on the radio? Is it a road trip to anywhere at all? Is it the changing of the seasons, the start of a new relationship, or watching your favorite football team win on Saturday or Sunday? Maybe it’s watching your kids grow... Continue Reading →

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