January 19, 2012

Still Finding Joy in January

Tuesday, January 16th:

Three ways I witnessed happiness today:

1>  Watching my kids giggle, play, and run on the playground during recess

2>  Having time with my family. . .no ball practice, no where to be, just us, quiet time, and heading off to bed early!!

3>  I won a contest!!  It was petty, kind of, but exciting nonetheless.  I was able to pick out $10 worth of school supplies from a fellow blogger. . .I was happy to the max (I never win anything!!).

Wednesday, January 17th:

Three gifts from God's Word:

1)  "I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me."  Philippians 4:13

This has become my life verse in my classroom lately!

2)  "Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.  Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my king, and my God:  for unto thee will I pray.  My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct [my prayer] unto thee, and will look up."  Psalm 5:1-3

3)  "Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.  Behold I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it?  I will even make a way in the wilderness, rivers in the desert."  Isaiah 43:18-19

Thursday, January 19th:

1:  a grace in the kitchen--pizza from L*ttle C**sars. . .no cooking for me tonight!

2:  a grace in the weather:  no rain or snow in the forecast, and dodged some severe weather. . .a huge grace for those who saw so much damage from the tornados last week

3:  a grace that might never have been

Many people may not know that my testimony comes from a time in my life when Randy walked out on Tyler & myself.  It was Father's Day 2006.  We were quickly headed down the road to divorce.

But God. . .

God had other plans.

For Randy's salvation.

For me to return to Him, with Tyler in tow.

And, had it not been for God's intervening power, this sweet Princess would not be here today.

She is definitely a grace that may not have been!!

What are you joyful for today???

1 comment :

Elaine said...

Sometimes our pain brings us the most joy. Ironic, isn't it? My joy for today is in that 48 hrs has now passed without anyone in my house vomiting! =) You know it's been rough lately when your one year old walks around gagging--so you will come running with a trash can...only to look up at you and smile!