Three ways to increase your joy in 2021

Three ways to increase your joy in 2021

I wrote this article for Christian Today about pursuing joy this year Is pursuing joy even a valid quest?At Christmas, we remembered the words spoken to the shepherds, “But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for...
What brings joy?

What brings joy?

A snippet from an article I wrote recently for Christian Today. Over the last ten years, I have watched my parents age. They stopped playing golf and darts. They stopped looking after their garden and going on holidays. They ate out more often and stopped cooking...
Short Devotion : Mark 2:19

Short Devotion : Mark 2:19

Read more of my short devotions on this blog or on Pinterest. “Jesus replied, ‘Do wedding guests fast while celebrating with the groom? Of course not. They can’t fast while the groom is with them.’” Mark 2:19 The Christian life is like an engagement. We are joyful and...
Short Devotion : 1 Peter 1:8

Short Devotion : 1 Peter 1:8

Read more of my short devotions on this blog or on Pinterest. “Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,” 1 Peter 1:8 Even in difficult situations God...
Book Review: Evidence of Joy

Book Review: Evidence of Joy

Evidence of Joy by Josh McDowell and Dale Bellis is quite dated now, but I was curious with the authors’ premise. Much of the material is repeated elsewhere in newer books but a couple of things stood out to me. One was the emphasis on faith being objective. Christian...
Devotional Thought : 1 Peter 1:8

Devotional Thought : 1 Peter 1:8

“Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.” 1 Peter 1:8 In the latest edition of Every Day With Jesus Selwyn Hughes writes on the theme, Surprised by...