Tag Archives: Joy

GETTING YOUR SMILE BACK

Today we continue our journey to S. Carolina and a long awaited visit with our children and in celebration of grandson #2s graduation.  We’ve had a great visit with my sis and her husband.  Got to take a wonderful tour … Continue reading

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THERE IS NO SHAME IN CRYING

What will heaven will be like?  Will we all be sitting on white puffy clouds singing and playing golden harps?  When someone we love departs this world, it’s natural for us to wonder.  As Christians, we have the joy of … Continue reading

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PRESCRIPTION FOR JOY

Our world is too full of pain, trials, misunderstandings, hatred, fear and every other negative you can imagine.  So much energy is spent on tragedy that there’s barely any time for a good belly laugh.  When we get mired in … Continue reading

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DON’T TAKE AWAY MY JOY !

The Easter message has been preached.  There were lots of folks in church that usually only come for this one special time.  The music was fantastic, the words gave great inspiration and the closeness of church family radiated like sunbeams.  What a … Continue reading

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PINTEREST FAILS

OK, so the cupcakes didn’t turn out like the picture.  Your hair went straight in the humidity.  Perhaps the kids were all dressed perfectly for church and within two seconds, they were out in the mud looking for Easter eggs.  … Continue reading

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WEEP NO MORE

“Let not a libation of tears be the only offering at the shrine of Jesus; let us also rejoice with joy unspeakable. If we have need to lament our sin, how much more to rejoice at our pardon!” Charles Spurgeon … Continue reading

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RANDOM THOUGHT – DAWN

ORIGINAL ART BY PAUL T. BOECHER© Psalm 30:5 “For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.” How many times have you … Continue reading

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RANDOM THOUGHT – LAUGHTER

   Laughter can cause tears to roll down our cheeks.  If we laugh hard enough, tears can fall down our leg.  Wouldn’t it be great if tears could have the same profound effect on us?

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LAUGH & THE WORLD LAUGHS WITH YOU

A child’s laughter is one of the sweetest sounds in the world.  Laughter from an elderly person with no teeth can be just as gratifying.  Laughter can also indicate embarrassment, frustration or even panic.  Laughter can trigger all kinds of emotions, but one thing … Continue reading

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AS YOU WISH …

Every young girl dreams of becoming a princess. When my sister and I were young, we’d pretend to be royals every night in the room we shared.  We were supposed to be sleeping, but instead we’d have the sheets wrapped around … Continue reading

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TURN YOUR FROWN UPSIDE DOWN

The reflection we see in a mirror tells a lot about who we are inside, but often we mask what we really feel or think. As we age, the scars of life wrinkle and tug at the corners of our … Continue reading

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PUT ON A HAPPY FACE

It seems to me that the world has forgotten how to smile lately. It might be because of all the ugliness we’re exposed to on a daily basis. It could be that hatred, inhumanity, fear, poverty, loss and all the … Continue reading

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Light

Sunlight dances across brilliant blue skies, weaving patterns like those seen in a kaleidoscope of color. Twisting and turning through boughs and leaves, it lays just the right amount of a warm, comforting glow. Each fragment of its light disperses … Continue reading

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LAUGH AND THE WORLD LAUGHS WITH YOU!

“ Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.(Bill Cosby) I truly believe that God has a sense … Continue reading

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ODE TO TEETH

We come into this world without them.  It takes a few years before they appear.  They get pushed and nudged out by new ones.  A few become unrecognizable and begin to disintegrate into oblivion.  As time goes on they disappear into nonexistence.   … Continue reading

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