Joy In The Brambles by Ross Palfreyman
Do you find that pursuing happiness still leaves you wanting something more?
Maybe you are a person of faith who has heard messages about the value of service, but hasn’t fully understood why it is so important. Perhaps you want to renew your covenant of faith and are not sure how to do so.
Ross Palfreyman has taken a lifetime of faith and biblical study and turned it toward an important and timely reflection on the role of service and joy in our lives. Joy in the Brambles shows us how to navigate the dense thickets of choices we are faced with day to day. He gives us a compass that points us toward joy as our sacred connection to God and shows us that joy consists in service and an orientation toward others.
Unlike other authors who may speak about the importance of service for a life of faith, Palfreyman takes as his focus the frequent confusion of happiness and joy. He shows that they are two fundamentally different ways of approaching life and that, ultimately, we have to take our bearings by joy. Though happiness may provide a foundation for us, joy is ultimately where we will find our fulfillment and our lasting connection to divinity. In a time where there is such a demand to find happiness and so many ways to do so, the simplicity and directness that Palfreyamn brings to questions about what gives us meaning is powerful.
In the pages of Joy in the Brambles, you’ll find:
Principles for navigating your life that will help you prioritize what matters most
Illustrations of what service means and its connection to joy
Examples of how empathy and care enrich you as much as those you serve
A path that takes you toward God and His gift to us
In these tumultuous and morally ambiguous times, Joy in the Brambles offers us a fresh perspective on where the meaning, fulfillment, and connection we seek can ultimately be found.