I love this blessing from Romans 15:13: "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
A prayer from Knowing Jesus that I hope will brighten your day. Prayers For Joy And Laughter Dear Lord Jesus, there are so many sad and troublesome things to face in the world today, which too often cause our hearts to become weighed down with difficulties and doubts – but I pray that Your joy would … Continue reading Prayers For Joy And Laughter
"You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence." (Psalm 16:11) Experiencing deep connection with God. I find there's nothing like it. So much so that it's hard to explain it. There's no useful analogy. Even when it only lasts a moment, it shifts everything. I wonder if you've every … Continue reading Joy beyond understanding
Last week I was looking at imagination and play, so folks, this week I am looking for some laughs. After all, why should Discordians have all the fun? High time we deconstructed the 'false dichotomy' between seriousness and humour ourselves. But first, let's start with popular perception. Often Christianity is seen as a somber religion … Continue reading For you will laugh
Experience, experiential, experientialism ... are these words you associate with Christianity? Have you ever encountered people who insist, Christianity is about dogma, not experience? Is that your experience maybe? Recently I came across a comment from a former Wiccan who said, "I didn't know that real Christianity was experiential, that true Christians have a deeply personal relationship with God." I thought, how … Continue reading Experiencing God, Experiencing Joy
Here's proof that consumerism doesn't by happiness. Donna and I spent our honeymoon on Vanuatu and on the island of Tanna we met the happiest people ever living in dirt floored huts. And here's me, reading this after having one hell of a stressful week and just recovering from sickness after my immune system crashed. … Continue reading Don’t Worry, Be Happy