I have had quite a long hiatus from posting here. I will share more about the reason for that in the days to come but just to let you know I am still here and I have been mulling over the direction I want to take the discussions to. I have had this topic pressing on my mind for the last month or so. It keeps coming back to me as this...A joyfilled journey through... Through what? Well, through what ever trials or troubles you are facing. How to walk through, thus the journey, what ever life is throwing at you, with joy. Does it sound impossible? Does it even sound like something that you want to do? What is joy? How can someone find joy in the pain of daily life? Well, this is what I want to cover here. I want to share my story, first of all so my family and friends can know that I am here and what is going on. Second, so that perhaps what I have been learning can be an encouragement to someone else facing challenges. Third, I want to spread joy. I want to help others find this joy that I have found. I want to find my voice and to share it. I want to be transparent and vulnerable, so that others can let go of past hurts and haunting memories so they can be so wonderfully filled with joy that their lives are forever changed. We need one another. We need the support and the love of those who have gone through the fire and made it to the other side and can give us hope that we too can make it through the firey flames that appear to consume us. This is not a warm fuzzy kind of post or topic. We think that joy should be warm and fuzzy and it is once we get past the worlds idea of what joy is and find the joy that only comes from knowing that we are never alone and that Jesus is our constant companion through everything we face. Without Jesus we can not find this joy or the peace that brings this joy.
I will be sharing more of my story and what I have been learning. I hope that you will join me in this journey together. I believe we will find joy together here that will transform our lives. I am sure that we will be talking about other things like love, peace, hope and faith. They are so interwoven that you can not dissect one aspect from another without weakening it or cheapening it.
I will be back to share some of the journey that I am finding myself on. I hope you will be back too. May God soften your hearts to hear this story of joy. I love you all and am praying that we will share this journey together and find joy and peace at the bginning, middle and end. Please leave a comment on what joy means to you or the trials you are facing. I will be here if you need prayer or an ear to listen. What ever I can do to help, let me know.