Category Joy

Overflowing Gratitude

“Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”  Ephesians 1:2 (NIV) I could find no better way to open today than with the greeting found at the beginning of Paul’s letters in the books of the New Testament. Grace and Peace to each of you, my dear readers! I […]

The BEST Christmas Gift: Y-O-U!

Do you see what I see?  Christmas gift ideas and suggestions everywhere you go?  It is a monsoon of messages of materialism every where.  Emails, advertisements, displays, sales, and lists are all very gift-centric.  Are these bringing you good news of great joy?  Or are they straining you with stress of who to buy for […]

Unrecognized Impact

You may never know the impact you have on the lives of those around you. How many times do we do things out of habit, out of routine, out of necessity, without really thinking about it?  Perhaps we do things because it is just in our nature, a natural mode of operation.  Maybe we do […]

Crazily Ever After

Once upon a time, in a far away place, a groom and a bride said, “I do!”  With the sparkle of hope shining in their eyes, the tingle of excitement in their joined hands, dreams of years to come afloat in their minds, they strode gracefully into the opening of their happily ever after. And […]

Encouragement BINGO

Tomorrow, September 12th, is the National Day of Encouragement! It is a day to encourage with love, passion, and enthusiasm.  A day to PEP UP.  A day to sprinkle joy where ever you may be and where ever you may go. To give encouragement is to give compassion, give confidence, and give courage.  It is […]