I’ve seen this link-up for a couple years. I’ve been amazed and inspired by writers boldly going where I fear to tread:
Writing on a topic within a time limit.
For someone as loquacious and detail oriented as me, this is a fearful place, indeed. However – today’s word has caught me right where I live: JOY!
It is my signature word, you see. I have closed my correspondence with it for years ~
It is an exercise of purpose.
There are many things that assail me throughout the day that would threaten to steal my Joy. Far too many things to keep me in the Land of Melancholy where Joy is shadowed by the black clouds of Fear and Doubt. Where the “What-if’s” of life nip at my heels and sometimes shock the Joy right out of me.
His Presence is mine forever more! He will never leave me or forsake me! HE IS MY JOY!
What care I for those black clouds when He is the silver lining of JOY in all things.
Yes . . . I am surrounded with reminders to Take Joy – ever present in my home – on the walls . . .
In my tea cabinet . . .
And, in the eyes of my cat who takes joy in the mundane heap of scarves on the bed . . .
That remind me to . . .
WHEW! Did I do it?? Did I actually STOP??
Does it count that I have to add a couple pictures that will take at least ten minutes to pull up or process?
In the end – JOY is far more than FIVE MINUTES on a Friday. I’m praying it is your constant companion today- every minute of the day – as I link in for the first time with Lisa Jo at Five Minute Fridays.
Also sharing JOY this week with:
Thought Provoking Thursday at 3D Life Lessons
Laura on Faith Filled Friday at Missional Women
I’m the Featured Writer this week at Fellowship Fridays at Christian Mommy Blogger
Charlotte at Spiritual Sundays
P.S. JUST THREE DAYS AWAY:
COMING MONDAY ~ MARCH 24th:
In celebration of my 3rd Blogoversary I’m starting my own Link-up!
Grab my button for this Link-up in my sidebar and feature it on your blog, then click on the page link above for all the details about the posts to be featured here the fourth Monday of every month starting THIS month!
Come back when I launch the Link-up first thing Monday, March 24 and link in your brightest and best post(s) – up to four – one in each sub-category – to give your words and images an “encore performance” to bless someone’s day anew with:
All Things Bright and Beautiful
All Creatures Great and Small
All Things Wise and Wonderful
The Lord God Made Them All
My 3rd BLOGOVERSARY GIVE-AWAY IS COMING
WITH MY FIRST LINK-UP~
SO PLAN TO BE THERE!