Are you “Joy Challenged?”

In his book “The Life You’ve Always Wanted“, John Ortberg outlines a plan for the spiritual discipline of joy. He recommended that if you find yourself down, depressed, or often “joy challenged”, you should surround yourself with people that bring you joy. He even went so far as to say that we should schedule regular appointments in our busy lives with someone that brings us laughter and joy. Not bad advice. I saw this clip over on Pastor Hawkins site last week and to be honest, wish I knew “Gladys from Austin”. She would be someone I would want to schedule time with in order to bring joy into my day. This clip is great. Credit goes to Pastor Hawkins. Thanks for sharing the joy! 


11 Replies to “Are you “Joy Challenged?””

  1. Joni Ruhs

    Oh my gosh that was great! “I love Jesus but I drink a little”-classic! My husband’s Grandma Tillie is candid like Gladys. I suppose at that age there’s no need for pretense anymore.

  2. cutfromtherock

    What a great caller. I appreciate your post and realize this is something I need to spend a little more time experiencing. I get so caught up in my work sometimes, that I forget how important it is just enjoy life. I need to make a few calls now.

  3. Aaron

    All – Glad you enjoyed this clip. I will admit that I have watched it multiple times at Pastor Hawkins site, and no on mine. I so wish for an opportunity to spend a day with Gladys. What a day that would be….even if she drank a little 🙂

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