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.

A New Year's prayer to end all epidemics

Four editors of The Joyful Noiseletter - a Lutheran, a Methodist, an Anglican, and a Catholic - put their heads and hearts together and came up with this New Year's prayer.


Three laughing monks

Long ago, three laughing Buddhist monks lived in China. Together the three monks would visit a village square and do nothing but laugh.


The healing power and joy of forgiveness

By Rev. Walter H. Everett

I enjoy The Joyful Noiseletter and have a lot of fun reading it. However, there is one aspect of joy that I don't often see discussed, and that is the deep inner joy that comes from allowing God to take us where we are hesitant to go.