The Greatest Joy Thief


Last updated 3/15/2014 at 1:49pm

Nothing can steal our joy like bitterness. For every day we are bitter, we lose 24 hours of joy. So let's forgive others as quickly as God forgave us. Joy returns as we set others free.

Do you remember the first time you thought to yourself, I just might be a sinner? I was four when this happened to me. I was standing by the bathtub and I had an irresistible urge to flush a fluffy washcloth down the toilet. I knew it was wrong, but a voice said, "Do it!" so I did. The pipes were not made for items of that size and I found this out when a very puzzled plumber showed up to retrieve the washcloth. He showed it to my equally puzzled father who frowned at me. I said, "It musta fallen in."

I later tried flushing firecrackers down those same pipes, but couldn't get them to stay...

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