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Have You Lost the Joyful Wonder of the Resurrection?

Joe looked down in amazement at the lights beneath him as the plane flew from Miami to New York. It was spectacular. He could hardly contain his excitement and joy. It was his first night flight. He soaked up the experience. Now, however, with the passage of time when Joe flies at night he pulls[…]

Who Else Wants to Pray With Glorious, Unspeakable Joy?

All hell is breaking loose around you but you have joy; glorious, unspeakable joy. Who else wants that? You’ve been beaten up really badly. You’re in a little dump of a cell with no daylight. Your feet are in heavy stocks, but you’re praying and singing. Who else wants to pray with that kind of[…]

When You Pray, Do You Pray With Joy Or . . .

With what would you be praying if not with joy? Well, on the surface it may seem like the answer would be praying with gloom or perhaps praying with sadness or despondency. This may well lead to another question: Wouldn’t the praying itself lead you to joyfulness, if one is praying in a joyless state?[…]

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