ABC's of Motherhood: Joy

ABC's of Motherhood: J is for Joy!

Happiness may be fleeting; but, joy?
Joy can be found within regardless of circumstance.

Joy is a byproduct of hope and hope a byproduct of faith;
we don't have to see to believe.

We don't have to see to believe - Photograph and Words by Jennie Louwes

Like the peace God brings,
that passes all understanding,
so it is with joy.

We can be sleep-deprived, beyond measure;
weary, under the load we carry;
we can focus on all that's wrong
allow the joy to seep in among the cracks;
there's always room for joy!

Always Room For Joy - Graphic and Words by Jennie Louwes

Joy is in a baby's coo, first smiles and laughter;
joy is in the songs your kindergartner sings over and over again;
there's even joy within monotony! 

Wait, what!?!

Come again?

There's even joy within monotony;
the certainty of a routine has its perks!

Joy is a mindset.
It's a choice to wear those rose colored glasses
and to focus on what's good, noble and true.

Put on Rose Colored Glasses to See Clearly - Graphic and Words by Jennie Louwes

The source? Why, that's easy!
It all comes from The Joy Maker, Himself, God the Father,
His only begotten Son and the Holy Spirit;
Within the mystery of such holiness
there's also

Faith, hope, love, joy, peace - may your life be abundantly full with these.
In Jesus' Name,

Prayer of Abundance - Graphic and Words by Jennie Louwes

2 Responses


February 13, 2017

Kristen, Thank you! Comments, like yours, keep me going.


February 10, 2017

Love your words! ???

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