Tag: Joy

Who Makes the Joy

“With no retiring regard, with no introverted look of self-consciousness or self-withdrawal, but more human than any of the company, he regarded their rejoicings with perfect sympathy, for, whatever suffering might follow, none knew so well as he that— “there is one Who makes the joy the last in every song.” — GeorgeMacDonald, Miracles of…

Read more Who Makes the Joy

You Break My Heart

“The Fellowship of the Ring is like lightning from a clear sky. . . To say that in it heroic romance, gorgeous, eloquent, and unashamed, has suddenly returned at a period almost pathological in its anti-romanticism, is inadequate. . . Here are beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron; here is a…

Read more You Break My Heart

Sorrow, the Pledge of Joy

I was reminded recently of a meaningful dream I had years ago, which stood out so much that I wrote it down. So I went back to re-visit my dream, and one of the things I noted was that I had been reading a chapter in Hope of the Gospel, called “Sorrow, the Pledge of…

Read more Sorrow, the Pledge of Joy

The Gifts of His Child

Father, Thy son came down this blessed day Let our hearts kneel down here where he lay, To stop a moment here and gaze upon his lovely face – A babe born new with eyes that shine as day   A moment dear heart – quiet thy roaming renditions Silence all others – Peace lies…

Read more The Gifts of His Child

Joy to the World

This Christmas eve, the thing that is on my mind is on everyone’s mind – the thing we all do, joyfully, happily, merrily, in one way or another, is celebrate. Our homes are ready for it, our minds are set to it, and our hearts are “keyed” to joy. And it is an interesting how…

Read more Joy to the World

A New Glow

I was praying this morning, asking for strength; this passage came to mind: “My food is to do the will of the one who sent me, and to complete his work. John 4:34 This passage brings to mind another verse that has been on my mind lately, and the light of the first gives the…

Read more A New Glow

Great Joy, with GK Chesterton

“Many of the most brilliant intellects of our time have urged us to the same self-conscious snatching at a rare delight. Walter Pater said that we were all under sentence of death, and the only course was to enjoy exquisite moments simply for those moments’ sake…. It is the carpe diem religion; but the carpe…

Read more Great Joy, with GK Chesterton