Category Archives: Joy

Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b – Difficult and unexpected encounters

Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b 1   O give thanks to the Lord, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples. 2   Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wonderful works. 3   Glory in his holy name; let … Continue reading

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Psalm 148 – Unmerited Joy!

Psalm 148 1Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens; praise him in the heights! 2Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his host! 3Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars! 4Praise him, you … Continue reading

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1 Samuel 2: 18-20, 26 – The boy Samuel continued to grow…

1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 18Samuel was ministering before the LORD, a boy wearing a linen ephod. 19His mother used to make for him a little robe and take it to him each year, when she went up with her husband … Continue reading

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2 Samuel 6 – Dancing before the Lord with all their might

2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 1David again gathered all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand. 2David and all the people with him set out and went from Baale-judah, to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called … Continue reading

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Advent – Praying Joy

  Joy is prayer. Joy is strength. Joy is love. Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls. Mother Teresa   Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you. Spend five to fifteen minutes in silent … Continue reading

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Joshua 24: Choose this day whom you will serve

JOSHUA 24:1-3A, 14-25 1Then Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and summoned the elders, the heads, the judges, and the officers of Israel; and they presented themselves before God. 2And Joshua said to all the people, “Thus says … Continue reading

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Matthew 22: 34-46 Which commandment in the law is the greatest?

GOSPEL MATTHEW 22:34-46 34When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, 35and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 36“Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” 37He said to him, “You … Continue reading

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Finding Joy in Miriam’s Dance

                    Light a candle to remember Christ’s presence with you. Spend 5 to 15 minutes in silent meditation using your deep breathing to guide you. Where do you connect with this … Continue reading

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