Craziest Week Still Brings New Joys

Jeremiah 30:18 

...Thanksgivings will pour out of the windows;
   laughter will spill through the doors.
Things will get better and better.
   Depression days are over.

Unbelievable! Some of the things that have been happening since last Friday are totally unbelievable. We’re unable to share the details of the incidences. 

In all of this, we are lovingly surrounded by uplifting and encouraging friends and family.

How is it possible to find joy in all of this? Then, kick it up a notch and find new joys in the chaos and craziness?We acknowledge the craziness in prayer, seek support from those each other, and those we trust.

God has been so faithful to me and our family in times even tougher than this. 

As we’ve been praying, we see that this is a little dot in comparison to the amazing colors of the recent celebrations, joys, and bonding...
-A son being restored, newly married, bringing us the joyous gift a wonderful new daughter. She brings us the joy embracing her family. Watching him rediscover golf and music.

-Another son, looking at his life and seeing with new eyes. Taking on new experiences and finding out more of who he is. What more can a mother ask for? 

-An amazing husband willing to grow and change with me as I feel my way around this gift of life. Year after year, new challenges that bring new joys. Happy Birthday today, honey. 

-Friends and family that listen, celebrate and cheer me. That includes you all too. Just in case you didn’t realize it :D

-Shadow's, my constant companion. His kooky personality can't help but make me laugh, smile, sometimes shake my head too.

-New found interests that fill me, heal me and reveal God’s wonders to me - writing, photography, being an encouragement to others and receiving it as well.

My biggest new joy, is all the time we’re spending together as a family. The 6 of us. Soon we’ll be 7!

I’m unwrapping my days one moment at a time and that’s how I find new joys. It's too much to keep to myself so I share it here at the playground, over at Facebook playground (LiveOutLoud, life-words, encouraging stories), Dave and Jeri Facebook (fam photos), and at my photo blog (few words, photos instead).

If you share your joys somewhere, be sure to include your link in the comments so we and others can visit you too. 

Words, photos, art, music, silence, and may more ways to find and share joys.

Today’s Topic 4/7: 
Share how you experience JOY in your current chapter of life?

Thank You for keeping our Faith Fresh Bonnie!


Vegan Flower said...

Happy Birthday Dave!! I love how you stay strong & positive no matter what. You're so inspirational!

Jeri@GodsDreamsForMe said...

It's God's love for me and through me Molly. Thank you so much. :D

Vicki said...

found you at Faith Barista. I love how you're finding JOY in your family. I really do think that's what it's all about. Everything goes back to that..the people in our lives.



Jeri@GodsDreamsForMe said...

@Vicki, it's so nice to have you here. Connecting is so awesome! I laugh, cry, get angry too. Sometimes those happen first and then I find joy...LOL.

Bonnie Gray said...

I love how you started a new photo blog. Your photos are full of color and life -- a season you are unwrapping. Regardless of the details, thank you for sharing from your heart - all that God has blessed you with! Thanks for opening up your happy heart in the jam last week, Jeri!

Jeri@GodsDreamsForMe said...

@Bonnie - your encouragement motivates me to live for Him even more.