It’s the gift I want to give my children, my family. It’s the legacy I want to leave. I want to break my history of and bent toward sadness and melancholy and fill our home with peace, joy, love. I want to be who God made me and I want to glorify Him with a joyful heart.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
This is His will: to give thanks, to rejoice always. And the strength to do so comes when we pray without ceasing. Prayers of thanks, prayers for help, prayers for grace, for peace, for hope. A life of joy flows from a life of prayer and thanksgiving. May this be the life I live.
1259. swimming with friends
1260. really cool VBS
1261. hard choices
1262. a broken leg and nothing worse
1263. Symphony in the Flint Hills
1264. slowing down again
1265. baby steps toward bringing her home
1266. generosity of others
1267. splash pads and mexican food
1268. spontaneous daddies and a wonderfully fun Father’s Day
May you find joy in His presence this week, my friends!
*photos from a beautiful night with dear friends at the Symphony in the Flint Hills
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Enjoyed reading your list!
I am more likely to see the glass as half full. I have to work at joy for I too want to leave it as a legacy. Such a great list! Thanks for sharing and blessings to your family.