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Updated: 01/23/2014 08:00:01AM

The source of joy in tough times

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O n May 6, 1934, a young minister in Charlotte, North Carolina, named Vance Havner, devoted his weekly column in the Charlotte Observer to a problem that relates to discouraged people today: how to find the source of joy in tough times.

When Havner penned his message to the people of Charlotte, the world was in the depths of The Great Depression; people were out of work, numbers of his readers had lost their homes and savings; some were hungry. He titled his depression era column “Where is Your Joy?” And his insights are as relevant now as they were at that difficult time.

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