Need Joy? Try Play

You’ll be surprised how much you needed it

dad laughing and playing with his two small children

Church leaders are accustomed to addressing grief and sadness, but do we actively cultivate joy and delight? The release of laughter or spontaneous smiles of play are not the result of a simple absence of sadness. This blog post from our archives—Playfulness Fuel—names multiple ways we can open ourselves to the invitations to play that crop up throughout our days, even Sundays!  

Feeling the need to practice playfulness yourself? These Book Hub “Liberating Laughter” recordings are an invitation for you to be led in a cathartic release by authors Courtney Ellis, Joe Davis and Sandhya Jha:

  • Courtney Ellis

    Rev. Courtney Ellis is a PCUSA pastor at Presbyterian Church of the Master in Mission Viejo, California, as well as the author of Uncluttered: Free Your Space, Free Your Schedule, Free Your Soul and Happy Now: Let Playfulness Lift Your Load and Renew Your Spirit. Come play with her over on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or on her website.

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