Good Tidings of Great Joy

When you're six years old joy looks like a Barbie Dream House. At twelve it's your own phone and a VHS tape of the Cranberries- one of the best bands of the 90s. At eighteen as you drive away from your parents' house towards college, your joy begins to mix with something bittersweet...sadness. You want your independence. You want a new, grown up life, but you miss your home. Your joy isn't so simple anymore. Joy includes both loss and gain. Suffering and contentment. As tough things roll in you start to wonder if joy is really real anymore? Divorce, depression, unmet expectations, and the falling away of loved ones and friends create the need for a paradigm shift. A reassessment of what Luke