Christian Living 

Devotional: Rejoice

Rejoice in the Lord always, again I will say rejoice. Philippians 4:4 Finally my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things again is no trouble to me and it is a safeguard for you. Philippians 3:1 If you’re rejoicing, you can’t be complaining, it’s almost impossible to do both. You can see it in little children. They might get grumpy over something and begin to whine, but if you can coax a smile, or a giggle, or even a laugh out of them, then the grump is…

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Joy and sorrow

Joy isn’t always an easy concept to grasp or differentiate from cousin happiness. A common struggle is the idea of finding joy in the midst of hardship as for many happiness is defined by the absence of hardship. Contemporary western culture is so soft that even trivial things get elevated to the level of ‘hard’ (just listen this week to the different references to how ‘hard’ something is) and thus robbing the poor darlings of all semblance of joy. Yet in scripture we see that hardship and suffering, far from…

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