Thursday, January 11, 2007

My joy journey

I had to stop at my church yesterday to take care of some R.O.X. stuff. While I was in the library, this book caught my eye.

I started reading it this morning and liked what was written in the introduction:

"If you were to define joy, how would you do it?

Scripture gives us clues. For starters, Nehemiah 8:10 tells us the joy of the Lord is our strength. First Chronicles 16:27 tells us that strength and joy are in God's dwelling place. John 16:24 tells us to ask and we'll receive so that our joy will be full. John 16:20 promises that our grief will turn to joy.

No matter what definition of joy we use-- abundance, happiness, fulfillment, whatever-- our relationship with God is integral to true joy in our lives."

Not up to very much today. Cameron's taking the van (his truck broke down at the farm and he need to go and work on it) so Jonah, Sage and I are chillin' at home. (Cameron suggested I walk to get Austin at lunch and then walk him back afterward, but I sent a lunch along with him, because otherwise we would really be chillin', because it's freezing outside!)


Linda said...

Leigh, I love that quote on joy. Thanks for sharing it.

Will you be keeping a Joy Journal? I am starting one and will be jotting down verses, quotes and thoughts along the journey.

I'm so blessed we connected!

Eva said...

Great stuff you're finding on your word! Also, love the new stuff you've added to your blog!

Anonymous said...

I love your word. Joy is so much more than just a smile and "everything is great" attitude. It's a deep inner thing! Love what you are finding.

Heather M. said...

So true! I love that you chose the word 'JOY' for this year.

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