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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Finding Joy

As I walked this evening I listened to my friend, Patrick, talk about joy. He took great pains to point out that it is not happiness. Happiness is not bad in any way, but it is only superficial. Joy is soul deep and our safe harbour even when happiness is no where to be found. Joy is our safety and our hope. Joy is knowing that God knows us...and loves us to distraction anyway...and wants us to know him and the joy he assures us.
Having married late and only tallied up 10 years so far I am still often surprised by the joy being married to my husband brings me. Just last night, I woke up only enough to turn over and in doing so, brushed against the sturdy, warm presence of my husband. In that instant I was filled with the joy of having him there, sleeping quietly beside me (yes, he was not snoring at just this perfect moment...) and I was filled with joy. It was a physical sensation and I went back to sleep with a smile on my face and joy in my heart!
Where did you find your joy today?


sue spargo said...

Hi Donna
I could not find a link to your email to answer to your question on my blog. Yes you can visit me at home just call before to make sure someone is there. I have a mini store at home filled with many wonderful treasures. My phone # is on my website.
Have a great weekend.

Take care

Donna said...

Thanks, Sue. We are planning a trip your way the first week in April. We will call.