Tag Archives: joy

Don’t cry alone …

“Laugh with your happy friends when they’re happy; share tears when they’re down.” Romans 12:15 Occasionally, a little gray cloud hovers over my head, and I usually function okay through this minor depressed state. But if someone were to cross me, I’ve … Continue reading

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Smile!

“Look at him; give him your warmest smile. Never hide your feelings from him.” Psalm 34:5 One year after handing my elementary school photo to my mother, she said, “Your smile looks fake.” From that day forward, I’ve hated to … Continue reading

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Joy, joy, joy!

“Our motive for writing is simply this: We want you to enjoy this, too. Your joy will double our joy!” 1,2,3 John 1:4 One can’t experience joy without first giving it away. How much joy can your heart hold before … Continue reading

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Joy in the moment …

 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, when you are involved in various trials, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. But you must let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, … Continue reading

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Leaving Daisy …

“You’ve kept track of my every toss and turn through the sleepless nights, Each tear entered in your ledger, each ache written in your book.” Psalm 56:8 This morning, as I left my daughter’s home to drive central New York, … Continue reading

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What’s in your junk drawer?

“…. You may think you have cleaned out the junk from your lives and gotten ready for God, but you weren’t hospitable to my kingdom message, and now all the devils are moving back in.” Matthew 12:45 My daughter Susan … Continue reading

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The real 12 days of Christmas …

“She gave birth to a son, her firstborn. She wrapped him in a blanket and laid him in a manger, because there was no room in the hostel.” Luke 2:6-7 Merry Christmas! We have arrived at the manger. Let us … Continue reading

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Know when to fold …

“School’s out; quit studying the subject and start living it! And let your living spill over into thanksgiving.” Colossians 2:7 I attend a monthly women’s Bible study at church—the Mary Circle. During our two-hour gathering, we take a few minutes … Continue reading

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Yes, I did it.

“God, high above, sees far below; no matter the distance, he knows everything about us.” Psalm 138:6 When I was a little girl, my mother tells me she always knew immediately when I had done something wrong. I guess my … Continue reading

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You’ve got it all …

“Just think—you don’t need a thing, you’ve got it all! All God’s gifts are right in front of you …” 1 Corinthians 1:7 The scripture for today is a good post-Thanksgiving message—we don’t need a thing that God has not … Continue reading

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