Monday, February 22, 2010


What grabs you? What excites and inspires you? What makes you wake up in the morning with a smile on your face and an anticipation for what the day brings? It can be a little insignificant thing, something that has yet to happen or something you've been waiting for that's about to happen. It can be the weather, or a nice pair of shoes, a collage that just came together perfectly, a job well done, a gift, a revelation, an idea, a new friendship.

Joy. Sometimes it is elusive. But if you are open to the many gifts God has for us in a day, it may just fly in through that open door. Let me tell you why I decided to write about joy. My husband amused me, has been amusing me for many days. While some men get excited about a new car, or a promotion, or a deal in the works, my husband gets excited about the great bible adventure. He has been studying and even teaching the bible a long time (not professionally), but when he discovered this new way of studying and teaching the bible, he became literally like a kid with a new toy! Or you could say, he's like a salesman so absolutely sold on his product. He talks about it to everybody, and you can't help but get infected with his enthusiasm. We believe you! We believe you! Let's start on it! So we will be starting on it. And thanks to my husband, we will find new life in our bible adventure!


  1. What a wonderful thing to be excited about!! It must be fun to see his excitement.

    Lovely collage too!

  2. It's nice to see someone get excited about the Bible. We could use more of that in this world!

  3. It is wonderful to feel joy and excitement over something you feel so deeply.
    How great for your husband to feel so much enthusiasm.
    When the spirit moves you, amazing things happen.

    I wake with the joy everyday of knowing that the man I loved since I was 12 years old is right here with me again after losing touch for all those years.

  4. love the great bible adventure. our group is in session 21 already... almost at the end... and truly, it is something worth becoming a salesman for. tell me if he's starting a group. i may have people who are interested.

  5. Beautiful art and wonderful joy!

  6. Hi! nice blog..can i link you up to mine?


  7. what a lovely post!
    thanks for adding my book & blog to your side bar :)

    shona cole

  8. Hi there, Ijust want to say hello, and thank you for visiting my blog.
    Have a nice week

  9. Just wanted to let you know that I've nominated your lovely blog for a little award. Here's the link where you can read more about it!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Beautiful work and love your post as well, so inspiring!

  11. Your Blog is a lovely marriage of words and art. I will be back often for a visit. Thank you for leaving your warm comments on my Blog and visiting. Best always - Marilyn

  12. What a beautiful find your blog is! you have a lovely style, wonderful colours! Margaret

  13. JOY is the perfect title for this post and your lovely canvas!
    Thank you for sharing your joy and art!


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