Last year my family and I went to Florida for our summer vacation. Being a native Floridian, I know several out-of-the-way places to enjoy, places off the beaten tourists’ path.
My family and I took a day and went to one such place, a clear, cool swimming hole. As I think back on our fun, I recall how I splashed around with my kids sometimes scooping up handfuls of water to toss at them, then giving up and letting the water trickle through my fingers. As I watched the droplets fall back into their emerald abode, I found myself thinking this is reminiscent of life. Sometimes joy falls upon us like rain, other times, joy trickles upon us in small measure. But all too often, especially in this cruel world of sin and sorrow, joy seems altogether absent from life.
What are some of the small joys God drops into your everyday life?
Author of the Called to His Purpose series
Writing is my ministry, not my job
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. (Psalm 51:12, KJV)
Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. (Psalm 51:12, NIV)
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. (Hebrews 13:5, KJV)
New International Version (NIV)
Christian Writers Monthly Blog Chain List (CWBC) for April. Enjoy reading my friends’ posts.
4/2: Debra Ann Elliott, Words are Timeless
4/3: CH Dyer, Thoughts and Visions
4/4: Steve Olar, Snickerdoodles
4/5: Lynn Mosher, Heading Home
4/6: Bill Jones, I Was Thinking the Other Day About
4/7: Cindee Snider Re, Breathe Deeply
4/8: Terrie Thorpe, Light for the Journey
4/9: Adam Collings, The Collings Zone
4/10: Keith Wallis, wordsculptures
4/11: Victor Travison, Lightwalker's View
4/12: Pegg Thomas, The Sheepish Scribe
4/13: Nona King, Spirit Driven Fiction
4/14: Scott Fields, Dead Man Writing
4/15: Pauline Creeden, Hosanna's Christian Reader
4/16: Kristena Tunstall, Mommy’s Angel In Heaven
4/17: Mike Johnson, The College Field Manual
4/18: Carol Peterson, From Carol's Quill
4/19: Chris Vonada, I'm Just Thinkin'
4/20: Edward Lewis, Sowing the Seeds
4/21: Deborah K. Anderson, Faith, Fiction, and Unvarnished Truth
4/23: Nona King, Word Obsession
4/24: SandiGrace, Heart Gazer
4/25: SandyKC, The Everyday Christian
4/26: Tracy Krauss, Expression Express
4/27: Traci Bonney, Tracings
4/28: Jacky Brown, JayBees Blog
4/29: Stephanie Boles, 80 Acres and a Book
4/30: Joseph Lalonde, Joseph Lalonde