Agalliao! Discovering joy in the midst of pain…home page


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 It is pronounced    ah-gall-ee-ah’-ho

(it’s Greek- and it means to jump for joy or to own exceedingly great joy)    

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Learning to Agalliao is about how to have joy in your life no matter your situation.

Sometimes it may seem as though God has allowed great pain and trial into your life and you might even wonder if He has abandoned you. It can make your life so very dark. But God desires that even when you are in the position of being persecuted, or even when enduring really difficult circumstances, that you own joy. But Not just any joy, His joy. I know it is possible, I know it can be done, for God has assisted me with this in my own life. He can assist you as well. There is no magic formula, but there is something we must do. 

Here’s an excerpt from “Learning to Agalliao”-       

“And although evil may be able to identify those who are made righteous by means of the blood of Christ, it cannot steal their joy, because their source of joy is God and they will live as though they love God with all their heart and they will love their neighbors as themselves. These two things are the blood on the doorposts that shield us from the enemy. These two things show us as children of the most high God. And the enemy knows that even if that person is attacked, it will neither sway them from the love of God nor from loving God, because they understand and they perceive spiritual matters and their love for God is not determined by circumstance.”  

Here’s an excerpt from “What My Dog Taught Me About Jesus”

Intangibles can cause confusion and frustration, and they often bring more questions than answers. Things you cannot see, touch, hear, taste, or smell, and are thought of in the abstract, are just like that. So it is that when we seek the intangible, we must not open our eyes wider, shush the noises nearby, or even cleanse our palate. We must make our other senses—our spiritual senses—more attuned to what is nearby. When we are able to do this, and it comes only by repetitive usage, then we will discover that we will inevitably find God. He is at the end of every road, inside every tree, and in each sunset. And
He is not only in these things but He is within each pain we feel, each tear we shed, as well as in each smile we smile and each laugh we may squeal and each second that moves ever so slowly past us.

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10 thoughts on “Agalliao! Discovering joy in the midst of pain…home page

  1. Dave, it’s great! And a challenge. It’s not an option as a Christian. It’s what God desires for us – to delight in Him; to be able to “agalliao” in all circumstances. We know joy is a sign of God’s presence, but jumping for joy is a whole different, deep process. May we always ensure our every effort and focus is only on Christ, so we can fully agalliao! Blessings!

    1. Thank you for the kind words, Raewyn. I agree totally with you. If everyone could only discover that amazing joy found only in the Lord. It’s such a great place to live.

  2. Hello! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone!
    Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward
    to all your posts! Carry on the excellent work!

    1. Diane, you can get the book right on the website. Just go to the buy the book tab and go from there

  3. Congratulations David!! I wish you much success in distributing your “book of joy.” Would love to order a copy. Take care.

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