Sunday, September 18, 2011



Our youth intern said something this week that has stuck with me. Happiness and joy aren’t the same thing. Simple, but I never really thought about it before.

What’s the difference? Well, joy is assurance in the power and love of the Lord no matter what comes our way. We can be joyful and still feel sad. Happiness, on the other hand, is all emotion: it is dependent on circumstance, and we generally can’t feel happy and sad at the same time.

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What amazing assurance we have—and what amazing joy comes with it!



  1. i have experienced great joy in the midst of great sadness and it is an amazing experience. I knew that it was only by God's grace that i could have this gift of joy. your post reminded me of how God can truly be enough no matter what. thanks for sharing!

  2. I love the shallow depth of field and the detail of the dew drops! Nice capture!



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