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Build It Slow

Build It Slow and Surely. Building something important takes time. It’s wise to build it slow and surely. My wife and I were watching a movie about Saint Francis of Assisi (Brother Sun, Sister Moon) recently, and really enjoyed some of the music included in the sound track. The film is a visually stunning and […]

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Finding Happiness

“Imagine a world where the goal is finding happiness.” This is the final line in a movie trailer for ‘Finding Happiness’. But is the goal of life finding happiness? If so, how do you find it? Is finding happiness the most important goal in life? The Westminster Shorter Catechism (1648) asks a similar question: What

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Joy to the World

Joy To The World

I hope you are finding joy this Christmas. Joy to the World is one of my favorite Christmas songs. The song was written in 1719 by Isaac Watts, based on several verses from Psalm 98. It’s one of the most published Christmas carols in North America. It’s been recorded by dozens of choirs and music

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JOY

Finding Joy

I hope you are finding joy in life. Finding joy is different than finding happiness. We sometimes view words like blessing, contentment, happiness, joy, pleasure and satisfaction as synonyms. However, my experience of joy dives deeper into the unfathomable riches of God’s grace and goodness in my life. Happiness is random and circumstantial. Joy is

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