Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Friday, September 16, 2011


Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again-rejoice! Philippians 4:4

This from a man in prison. But isn't that true joy, not letting the outward circumstances affect our outlook on life? Joy comes from Christ living in us and allowing Him to work through us. When I submit to Him, I live in joy. Stopping to treasure each moment along the way despite the valley we have been walking through.

It is still a daily struggle for me, but He carries me with His strength. And it is a choice that we can all make. Which glasses to put on daily to look at our life. If my choice had not been finding joy, think of all the precious memories I would have not made over the last few months. The miracle of seeing Isaac's eyes close the minute he fell asleep during the ultrasound. Treasuring the message of that precious hand. All of the extra hugs and kisses from Anastacia. Tears and laughter of friends sharing life with us. Feeling the overwhelming love of our Father carrying us.

"Don't be dejected and sad, for the joy of the LORD is your strength!" Nehemiah 8:10

Pure JOY!! Thank you for capturing it Kristi...

Joy-Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.

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