From Surviving to Thriving: The Joy of Appreciation

“Are you so desperate for attention you need to act like this?!” I sputtered in exasperation at my oldest. After three days of doctor visits and scans my younger child had returned home with a casted arm. In the let down from anxiety and vigilance, exhaustion washed over my body. I had nothing left toContinue reading “From Surviving to Thriving: The Joy of Appreciation”

Joy for Fall: Gratitude (Psalm 34)

Scroll to the bottom for a link to listen to this post on our Some Comfort and Joy podcast! “ I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth…O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. I sought the Lord, and he answered me, andContinue reading “Joy for Fall: Gratitude (Psalm 34)”

Joy for Fall: Partners in the Kingdom (Psalm 54)

Scroll to the bottom for a link to listen to this post on our Some Comfort and Joy podcast! “But surely, God is my helper; the Lord is the upholder of my life. He will repay my enemies for their evil. In your faithfulness, put an end to them. With a freewill offering I will sacrifice toContinue reading “Joy for Fall: Partners in the Kingdom (Psalm 54)”

Practice of Joy: Soul Sisters (based on John 11)

“When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home.” -John 11:20 As we track with Mary and Martha through the gospel accounts we see the dance of relationship. Sometimes in conflict, other times in alignment. Gifted in with different skills and interest, but both with aContinue reading “Practice of Joy: Soul Sisters (based on John 11)”

Practice of Joy: Morning Sky (A Poem based on Psalm 19)

The heavens are telling the glory of God, and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.” -Psalm 19:1 Morning Sky I never tire of the morning sky New artistry each day Clouds play with mountains Sometimes sunshine, rain At times blazing yellow, blinding white Others muted and shadowed A reminder of faithfulness In the steady rhythms UniquenessContinue reading “Practice of Joy: Morning Sky (A Poem based on Psalm 19)”