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Count it all joy

“Count it all joy, my brothers and sisters, when you meet trials of various kinds.” James 1:2

“Count it all joy”. I’ve been carrying this verse around with me lately. 421 more words

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“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” -Philippians 4:4

Paul, who let me remind you is in prison, tells the Philippians to rejoice  180 more words


cheers to 2017 ... and choosing joy.

Like most others, I’m thrilled to see 2016 disappear from the calendar and am ready to step into a new chapter. (Although I have no grand illusion about how 2017’s world is going to be perfect.) 938 more words


Every crack lets the Light in 

To write again
with less names on your lips,
less fingers entwined with yours,
less reassurances,

More breaking apart,

To begin again… 29 more words

Ramblings & Tidbits

Glad Tidings of great JOY

“Joy to the world! The Lord is come.
Let earth receive her King
Let EVERY heart
Prepare Him room
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing… 121 more words

Choose Joy

Last year I bought a new addition to my Christmas decorations. It’s a light up sign that says “JOY.” And it sits perfectly in my window between my mini cactus plants. 243 more words



At the beginning of the year, I had asked God to restore my joy. I felt that the year prior had taken a toll on my character and my joy was stolen. 464 more words