A dear friend of mine posted on Facebook last week a pondering about joy, especially amidst trials and the “drudgery” of life. Lamenting that so many moms do not seem to live in the joy of their vocation, she wondered, “How do we live joyfully? What does that even look like?”
This month, we find ourselves on the cusp of the hectic “holiday shopping season.” We will be tempted to gather with the masses for the dash-and-grab, stocking up on gifts and candy and decorations. We might even find ourselves awake in the wee hours of Black Friday...
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We’re told to say “yes” like Mary, aren’t we? True, but sometimes saying “yes” to God means saying “no” to a request. In The Book of No, authors Susan Newman and Cristina Schreil help clarify when “yes” is not necessarily the right answer to “Can you help with a project?”
Now, more than ever before, our youth are hurting from difficult social dynamics and the pain that comes from the backlash of social media.