Will You Choose Joy?

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


Normajean Honsberger was a Salvation Army captain. Only forty years old, she lost her eight-year battle with cancer. She called it her promotion to heaven.

For Normajean, each day brought a struggle. And each day brought a choice—would she focus on how she might DIE? Or how she would LIVE? She wrote a book about her daily decision. She titled it: Will You Choose Joy? In the face of true suffering, Normajean learned that with faith, “pain and joy can live side by side.”

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Every day, every hour, sometimes every five minutes, we choose how we will face difficulty and suffering. Like Normajean, with faith, we can choose joy . . . in the high calling of our daily work.

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. (Phil. 4:4-5)


SOURCE: Will You Choose Joy? by Normajean Honsberger and Lois Rader