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Presbytera Jocelyn Mathewes

Joyful Noise: Making Space

There’s a flurry of new literature out there about making space in the clutter, both in our physical reality and our mental world. The Life-Changing Art of Tidying Up has made a difference in people’s lives, helping them to let go of material excess. One doesn’t have to be wealthy[…} Read more….

Joyful Noise: Yelling Mom

There are some days when I become a yelling mom. No one seems to listen. I repeat myself a lot. I’m not being heard. The not-being-heard part is leading to a lot of mess, extra work for me, fighting and disrespect between siblings, and all-around unpleasantness. It’s immensely frustrating. So[…} Read more….

Joyful Noise: Far From God

When you feel far from God, God has not left you. You’re busy. You’re overwhelmed. You feel emotionally absent. He feels distant. You feel unbelieving. You wonder, “Is God really there?” You want God to speak to you. Maybe you’ve distanced yourself out of fear, because God might say something[…} Read more….