How do you choose joy when you are tired, afraid, frustrated, angry, etc.? Joy is in such conflict with each of these feelings. And yet, isn’t joy supposed to be a huge part of the Christian life? These are questions I have faced a lot in the last several months as God has begun the process of teaching me just what choosing joy means. I just want to take a few moments and share with you some of the things I have personally been learning about joy.
Let’s play a game. I’m going to say “Christmas” and you focus on the first thing that comes to mind. Ready? “Christmas.” What did you think about? A word? An image? A smell? A Sound? Perhaps you saw the memory of your family Christmas tree, decked out in all of its glory; maybe the word… Continue reading Manger Danger