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Why I enjoy non-slip stickers for stairs

I’m not sure why, but I’m finding it fascinating doing a Google image search for: stair non-slip stickers.  I work at landmark Tribune Tower building in Chicago, and they have these stickers on their stairs. (Pic coming soon) Why do are non-slip stickers on stairs so cool? It’s like a baseball player wearing eye-black under […]

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The simple joys of public art

Does your city have touristy things that you’ve never done? Chicago has a lot of that. One of the tourist attractions is the 50 foot tall public art sculpture by Picasso. The angled base made of Cor-Ten steel makes for a great slide. Children are always running up the base and sliding down. I never […]

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What brings you joy?

What makes you joyful? Not just happiness. But joy. The comfort and pleasure of joy. We set out to answer that question a couple years ago in my bible study group. We were to write about what brings us joy. I missed the group that week, but I still wrote my joy story. I’m told […]

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Notes on Psalm 65: shouting for joy

Time shouts for joy

After making the last blog post, “A humidifier with water fills my heart with joy,” I was thinking that maybe it was too cheesey. But then the next day I across these verses in Psalms 65. It’s cool how even the hills have joy. The meadows and valleys shout and sing together with joy. Even […]

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A humidifier with water fills my heart with joy

First sentence: — I’m happy in the morning when my humidifier still has water inside the tank. It’s funny how if the above sentence has slightly different meaning if the phrase “i’m happy” gets moved elsewhere in the sentence. Second sentence: — In the morning it makes me happy when my humidifier still has water […]

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The meaning of joy

The word “enjoy” is a really neat word. What do you enjoy? (I keep a running list of over 500 things that I enjoy). Take a look at etymology of the word “enjoy” en: to cause a person to be in. joy: equiv. to gaud- (base of gaudēre to be glad) Enjoy means to cause […]

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Enjoy and discount: funny words to say over and over

You know what’s a funny word to say over and over? Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy. Enjoy. The “joy” part of “enjoy” i get. What you enjoy brings you joy. […]

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“Overjoyed” what a weird word

“I’m so overjoyed!” can be read three ways: –It can sound like you are INCREDIBLY HAPPY!!! –You are being sarcastic. –You are being a smart butt, because the “over” part of “overjoyed” could mean you are sooooo over being joyed. Like, “over” as in “done with.”

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