"joy" Tagged Sermons

Road Markers: Beauty from suffering

Where are we headed next? We have some travelers in this congregation! Worldwide travelers, Florida travelers, shore travelers, RV travelers, and armchair travelers! What a delight it is to hear your travel stories! Pictures and stories from far-flung locales and day excursions exploring a new or beloved place. For those of us who drive our journeys, we may count down the miles.…

Another Road

When it starts, it often feels like an instinct or a growing sense of wondering. For the Magi, it was a star that caught their eye and ignited their studies. Regular night time studies of following the star. Each of them dropped everything and followed it! They travelled far across dunes with determination and grit. Not knowing exactly where they would end…

Do Expect Joy

I want to begin this morning with an experiment.  I will start the first line of song or hymn and you finish:  •      I’ve got the Joy, Joy, Joy,  – – Down in My Heart •      Rejoice! Rejoice!  – – Emmanuel shall come to Thee O Israel. •      Good Christian friends – – rejoice in heart and soul and voice •      Joy…

Seen as Shepherds

The Museum of Architecture in London held its annual Gingerbread City exhibition with public voting again this season.(1)  The new special exhibit features more than 60 gingerbread buildings built around a masterplan developed by Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design. The architectural masterpieces made of sweet confections are designed and built by some of the most prominent firms in the world.  Gingerbread City…