Sunday, August 17, 2008

surprised by joy...

This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve,
for the joy of the LORD is your strength."
Nehemiah 8:10

Too often we are caught up in the future…or the past…and we miss the joy of the moment. Be thankful for the gifts of today…and be surprised by joy.


  1. Good reminder.
    We sometimes forget the little pleasures in life and become overwhelmed by the big ones.

  2. Oh I'm glad that I stopped by here today...that scripture and the sunflower are enough to make anyone grin.

    Hope that you're enjoying a terrific weekend!

  3. Judy, what a great word for today. Being content in everything as Paul tells us to do seems to be one of the secrets of a good life. Also, I love your pretty sunflower. What a mighty God we serve!

  4. Thanks for this sweet post... we just get caught up in the everyday that sometimes we miss "the Moment".
    Thanks precious friend!!!

  5. Amen to that Judy, I needed that this evening....we are making ourselves stop...take a deep breath and smell the roses as we work on this house, we are a bit overwhelmed at this point, God will see us through.

  6. And, there are so many wonderful blessings are around us. Life is good.

  7. that is a beuatiful picture of a flower full of sunshine.......a manitoba sunflower perhaps?
    i really strive to live for the moment and not let the joy just slip away.


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