The Good Noise Blog

Sr. Margaret Dynski, SSJ, MD, a Rochester, NY, surgeon, recently wrote to the editor of The Joyful Noiseletter: "In these uncertain and scary times, would it be possible to issue a happy, lift-me-up version of The Joyful Noiseletter? The news media and social media are drowning people in a tsunami of bad news. But the Gospel is always "the good news." So The Joyful Noiseletter has introduced "The Good Noise Blog" on its website that will regularly feature some of JN's most inspirational and hilarious articles from our past 35 years, on the blog and on JN's Facebook. It will enable JN subscribers to share these articles with their friends on Facebook and give them a faith-lift.

God is a God of laughter

Methodist Pastor Karl R. Kraft of Dover, DE, found this passage in Catherine Marshall's book, A Man Called Peter, a biography of her husband, the great Presbyterian preacher Peter Marshall, Chaplain of the U.S. Senate, from one of his sermons:

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Pastor lifts congregation's spirits

The very first Joyful Noiseletter I received was for Aug.-Sept., 1999. I still have it, along with many others, three-hole punched and saved by date in 3-ring notebook binders. That was about 23 years of accumulated humor of various cartoons, jokes, and articles.

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An old Orthodox prayer to end an unorthodox war

Cal Samra, Editor, The Joyful Noiseletter

I was born in the United States, my parents being Lebanese Eastern Orthodox Christians who emigrated to America in search of a better life.

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