Tag Archives: Joy

Simple Virtues; Simple Joys

You will eat the fruit of your labor; Psalm 128:1-2a (NIV) This morning as I went to the front door to gather the newspaper off the front porch, I was hit by a sudden wave of nostalgia. The simple joy of gathering … Continue reading

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“But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of….” 2 Timothy 3:14a (NIV) I regularly refer to my life as a journey. If you don’t know it, the word “wayfarer” (the name of my … Continue reading

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Clear, Concise, and to the Point

Dear brothers and sisters, I close my letter with these last words: Be joyful. Grow to maturity. Encourage each other. Live in harmony and peace. Then the God of love and peace will be with you. 2 Corinthians 13:11 (NLT) I … Continue reading

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Confidence, Pride, & Encouragement

I have the highest confidence in you, and I take great pride in you. You have greatly encouraged me and made me happy despite all our troubles. 2 Corinthians 7:4 (NLT) Late this summer Wendy and I were blessed to … Continue reading

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My Kids

  I could have no greater joy than to hear that my children are following the truth. 3 John 1:4 (NLT) Twenty-five years ago I had just graduated from Judson College and was beginning two years of service as Youth … Continue reading

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Shots that Catch My Eye

Over time you begin to see trends in what catches your eye as a photographer. One of the things I’ve come to realize is that I love capturing children in the full motion of play. On Friday night I took … Continue reading

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Life, and All That Jazz

The elders no longer sit in the city gates;     the young men no longer dance and sing. Joy has left our hearts;     our dancing has turned to mourning. Lamentations 5:14-15 (NLT) I had a great evening with my friend, Kevin, … Continue reading

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Consider it Pure Joy

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Hollywood Endings

There are three things that are never satisfied—no, four that never say, “Enough!”: the grave,the barren womb,the thirsty desert,the blazing fire. Proverbs 30:15-16 Several years ago I watched an action movie called Ronin that centered on a group of mercenaries … Continue reading

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Keeping Tragedy in Perspective

Laughter can conceal a heavy heart,     but when the laughter ends, the grief remains. Proverbs 14:13 (NLT) We witnessed a lot of tragedy in the past week. In the U.S., we were bombarded with non-stop coverage of the Boston Marathon … Continue reading

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