Tag Archives: Mark Twain

The Joy of Grace

I’ve talked about the meaning of grace and the wonder it induces, now I would like to talk about the joy of grace. Jesus died so that we might live through him to the glory of Our Father in Heaven. This is how God loved the world: he gave his only son, so that everyone …

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Light of Joy

The Third candle of Advent is the candle of Joy. I would like to share some reflections on Joy. My intention is that my words will not only help you celebrate the Advent season, but live the season deeply and bring it into the New Year. We’ve looked at hope and peace seeing how they …

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Define Happiness

We want to be happy. Thousands or maybe it’s millions of books are published yearly on this subject. The entire self-help section in the bookstores could be relabeled ‘How to be Happy’ and it would it as accurate if not more. Daily I see Facebook posts about being or not being happy. Yet, this most …

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Would Jesus Be A Christian?

Have you ever taken a moment to wonder if Jesus would be a Christian? Would Jesus enjoy our church services? If some Sunday he were to pop in and take a seat in the pew, would he sing the songs we do, listen to our prayers and sermons or would he storm the stage and …

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Lighting The Candle Of Joy

At my church, which is a PCUSA church lights a candle each week of Advent. The third candle is the candle of joy. I would like to share my reflections on joy. My intention is that my words will not only help you celebrate the Advent season better and deeper, but live the season in …

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