My Concrete Dove
Be intentional with your time. Caregivers visit your loved one for the sake of your relationship, not only for completing some practical tasks. The laundry can wait. Savor the moments because they may be precious and few.
Mom continues to teach us today with lessons in humility by letting others help her, friendship by showing genuine interest and concern for others, devotion to family and friends through prayer, and loving others through her smile every day.
It is that deep desire to create that kindles our restlessness and brings us joy. The divine influence of the Holy Spirit powers us forward with creative energy. Like a train engine’s wheels turning slowly at first, then building up such unstoppable velocity there is no resistance to its forward motion.
We have the means to do fantastic things because the Father is our enabler. Yes, that’s right, I’m calling God an enabler.
Good conversations stem from the give-and-take dynamic. A large part of that dynamic is listening. I know that’s hard to do without patience. We want to say what we want to say and move on, often not waiting for a response. That’s taking without giving.
Be confident that you are equipped for a purpose (Ephesians 4:12) and live it out. And, my writer friends, please stay out of the comparison trap and the not-good-enough cave. These are places we should never visit.
Fun Podcasts that bring joy. Will we find true and lasting joy there? I think not, but they all offer suggestions and handy tips to help one move toward joyful living and connection with our fellow humans. We get to hear from others experiencing joy, overcoming high hurdles to find joy, and bringing joy to others.
There is joy in surrender because true joy comes from knowing our inner strength is powered by Jesus.
A short fluttery visit from a gold feathered friend stirs joy. You click a photo to capture a child’s heart, who has already captured yours. The smile this brings to both of you. And the conversations you will have about all of it later. Look for your own sweet things, my friends. It is there where we can find much joy.
Writers, indeed, we struggle with the worthiness of our words. But rest assured, writer friends, our work is worthy no matter the level of engagement, number of rejections, or lack of income resulting from the work. There is great joy in obedience to His calling.