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Struggling with Joy

The third week of Advent is about joy. Joy is hard. We use the word joy to mean pleasure and happiness. I am supposed to be filled with joy, but I often feel anxiety, frustration, and depression. In a way,…

People of Hope

For the First Sunday of Advent, Jennifer and I planned a worship focus on hope. It was a good exercise for me because I struggle to maintain hope. I have at various points in my life given in to despair.…