There is such a thing as an indescribable joy which glows through us as unaccountably as the Apostle's outburst is unexpected: "Rejoice, and again I say, Rejoice!" - not a joy over this or that, but full jubilation "with hearts, and souls, and voices": "I rejoice over my joy, of, in, by, at, on, through, with my joy" - a heavenly refrain which cuts short, as it were, our ordinary song; a joy which cools and refreshes like a breeze, a gust of the trade wind which blows from the Grove of Mamre to the eternal mansion. (Soren Kierkegaard)
Revitalization Pastor in the PC(USA), graduate of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, D. Min. student at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary studying Sabbath, Mission and Congregational Revitalization, married to SoulHler and a clergy couple, Mother and Zoo Keeper (two dogs, two cats and a turtle and gramma to a chinchilla. I am a second career pastor following work as a reporter/editor and a symphony executive director.