"Our life will be decided by how we handle disappointment. Do we ignore it, slowly numbing ourselves from any real desires? Do we sink into a permanent state of griping, as bitterness takes over our personality and life like a parasitic weed? Or do we grieve, wash our faces, and stoop to pick up worn out tools, praying for new energy and creativity to make something beautiful with the shards and pieces we’ve been given."
In this episode of Speaking with Joy, we explore the theme of disappointment through the honesty of the Mancunian punk band the 1975, the gentle correction of the film Ladies in Lavendar, and the grounded hope of Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry.
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A podcast that explores pieces of great art and discusses how art shapes our character and our world. Hosted by Joy Clarkson, this wonderful addition to our podcast family gives listeners the chance to delight in classics you might have missed.
In which Matt and Marcus pick their favorite Halloween books and movies, and show the Great Pumpkin that their podcast is the most sincere.
How do we move past disappointment? How do we live with it? The 1975, Ladies in Lavendar, and Hannah Coulter help us figure out how to live well when disappointment strikes.
Author Sarah Clarkson shares the blessings of a reading life from her new book, “Book Girl,” and convinces Matt and Marcus that they should be book girls too.
Why are there so many books and movies about World War Two? It has something to do with evil, bravery, and the hope that people can still be good even in impossible times.
We have to love what is good before we're brave enough fight for it (feat. Chesterton, Beatrix Potter, and Regina Spektor).
Ken Robertson explores the art of lament as a response to grief…and as a way to walk with God through darkness.
Should artists outline their work ahead of time, or let their creativity carry them as they go?
In a fallen world, is it possible to overcome the conditions of darkness within us and around us?
The difference between them, and what anti-heroes in modern films say about us as a culture.
Anselm artists compete to assemble history's most interesting pub table!