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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

The JOY Challenge: Day 2

So, I am linking up with Holley, one of the writers for (in) courage, a new online ministry for women. She is on a 40 day quest to find joy and hopes that we will join her.

I will. Will you?

If you would like to jump back to day 1 of my journey, click here. Or, to jump back to day 1 of her journey, click here.

Today, I find joy in identifying with friends ~
  • A word from God via the devotional written by Holley. I stopped at Lifeway on the way home from work yesterday and picked up a copy. I needed something new and fresh, and I was not disappointed this morning. You know, sometimes it is easier to accept truth from someone else who's been there, done that.
  • A scriptural challenge from another friend who is struggling with her own set of problems puts things into perspective for me. I could really copy and paste every scripture precious Catherine shared on her blog, because they were all relevant to me. Let me just go with one for now, though...
James 1:2-4
"Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges
come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure,
your faith-life is forced into the open
and shows its true colors.

So don't try to get out of anything prematurely.
Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed,
not deficient in any way.

  • A morning hug from Miss Judy. She's been here, at my current place of employment, since before I was born. She does the same simple job every day with a good attitude. Her location has been moved more times than Carter had liver pills, and I've never heard a complaint come out of her mouth. What a precious woman of God whose faith-life has been forced into the open and has shown its true, beautiful colors.
Won't you join us in finding joy? Leave what brings you joy today in my comments. Or, hop over to Holley's place and share there. Or, do BOTH! :-)

Living in His JOY, HOPE, and PEACE...

***Don't forget to pray for someone today!


Deborah Ann said...

I see Jesus is here, so I jumped on board. Hello sister in Christ! Hope to come back often and share the journey.

You're invited to visit my blog:

Cuz even God likes to laugh sometimes!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I so enjoyed reading through your blog tonight...I love your bog header...I had a few hours to blog hop tonight.
Hope you will stop by and visit my new Christmas blog. There is a great giveaway this week.

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