Thursday, November 7, 2013

Finding joy


That's my one word theme for this year. I think God knew I would need a daily reminder to find my joy in him.

Most days I look at my life and see all the things it is not. I'm working instead of staying home with Isaac. Arold and I are working secular jobs instead of doing the full time ministry our hearts long to do. I'm cranky and short with people at work instead of bearing the fruits of the Spirit (which are love, joy, peace, patience,kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control). My life doesn't look like I think it should, and I'm having trouble coming to terms with that.

Instead of focusing on what is "wrong" with my life, I'm counting my blessings today and finding joy in those things.

  1. Isaac's hugs and kisses
  2. Isaac reaching up for Daddy as soon as he saw him this morning
  3. having one of my former Mishawaka students in class again this year
  4. Facebook messages from my Haitian students
  5. the pale sunrise on the way to work this morning
  6. my office mate at work being awesome
  7. Luci's "checking up on you" text