Joy & Simple – Day 21 of Joy

Revelation 22:12.  (KJV)  And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. When you finish high school, your principal gives you a diploma. When you say “I Do” at your wedding, you receive your new bride or groom. When you work on your job, …

Joy & Simple – Day 20 of Joy

Exodus 18:24: (NASB). So Moses listened to his father-in-law and did all that he had said. How do you feel when you are working and someone gives you advice on how you could do things better? How do you feel when your husband tells you to do something differently in your cooking or cleaning house? …

Joy & Simple – Day 19 of Joy

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV) All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. I recently purchased a black chrome shelving unit to organize my extra room. Of course it comes in a box and it …

Joy & Simple – Day 18 (one day late) of Joy

As you know yesterday was Father’s Day. I went to church yesterday and enjoyed it very much even though my father is not here on earth with me. God decided in 2006, He wanted my dad more. There are days I’m very thankful but their are days I’m not. Yesterday I could have been sad and not very joyful. After church I get a call from my mom and end up at the Emergency Room with her. I still could have been sad.

But was I?

I’m going to be honest!

YES I WAS SAD! I’m not going to not lie. It’s time to be real.

BUT, when we were leaving yesterday, the nurse who carried us out said something so astounding to me. I guess my inner self was being selfish and upset. I said, well what a way to spend Fathers Day, even though, my father is in heaven. She replied and said, “You have honored him today by taking care of his wife, your mom.”

WOW!!!  That hit me right in the heart!

I changed my attitude and MY JOY WAS BACK!

Sometimes it happens, we are not full of joy. But I pray someone or something helps bring your joy back!

I’ll be later for the Day 19 post…..


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Joy & Simple – Day 17 of Joy

COLOSSIANS 3:23 (AMP) 23 Work hard and cheerfully at all you do, just as though you were working for the Lord and not merely for your masters, Work!  Don’t you want to jump up and down so joyfully? Well, some people may but the majority may not.  It depends on what we mean by work.  Some work …

Joy & Simple – Day 16 of Joy

LUKE 10:38-42 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him.  She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. …