I love to take pictures. I also love to journal. Both are ways and means for me to capture my thoughts, my sights, my special and sometimes awful moments in life. I want to remember me, my life, my faith journey, my journey as a mother, wife, friend, daughter. Almost every day I take at least one picture. A picture that captures something I do not want to forget. I also journal every day. Sometimes I simply write a couple of sentences and other mornings I write pages.
I have been trying my hardest to pursue joy lately. To seek joy despite my sinful heart wanting to be discontent. To see the beauty around me and praying that my heart would reflect the beauty of Christ. I have so much to be thankful for. I have to choose joy or I live each day angry. Wanting more. I don’t mean material more…I mean everything more.. Discontent can so easily overwhelm and destroy me. Destroy my day. Destroy my testimony of who I am in Christ.
I thought I might share little glimpses of what means joy to me.
Sunshine in our living room.
Easy recipes that turn into an amazing meal. (found here . I used turkey sausage)
And this morning as I spent time in His word I felt my heart overwhelmed with joy and thankfulness. His word is good, it is life-giving and sustaining. It meets my deepest, my every, my most important need. My need for him.
My verse today-
“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.”