Wednesday, October 10, 2012

joy {and thanksgiving}...

my preventative health tests results are all good!  {God is, too}

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

joy {awaken to His presence}...

taken from cfhusband, written by his wife, tricia, who desperately needs our prayers right now as her lungs are very ill...

"Feeling at my weakest now. But I need to be reminded of the grace in my life & of God's goodness. Thankful for this lesson from the Jesus Calling, 'Thank Me for the very things that are troubling you. You are tempted to indulge in just a little complaining about My treatment of you. The best protection against this indulgence is thanksgiving. It is impossible to thank Me and curse Me at the same time...your thankful words, prayed in faith, will eventually make a difference in your heart. Thankfulness awakens you to My Presence, which overshadows all your problems.'"

joy {on tuesday}...

meme's soup for dinner {miss her}...

inviting paul to join us for dinner...

and he brings along his friend, grey...so we get to make a new aquaintance...

and we spend time eating and enjoying one another's company...

simple life.

buying new shoes for jacob.

larry's xc team did well at the meet tonight.

beautiful walk on the bridge...sunny and cool.

Monday, October 8, 2012

joy {to start the week}...

watching jacob and mary perform at the founder's day concert...

and it was jacob's first performance with the jazz band, and he rocked his solo!

cooler temps settling in...

Sunday, October 7, 2012

joy {from other's words}...

"I will not desecrate this moment with ignorant hurry or sordid ingratitude...I will not profane His offer of joy with jaded pessimism." ~ Ann Voskamp

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

joy {found in the weekend}...

sleeping and awaking without an alarm...

curly hair that is somewhat tame today...

saved as much as i spent at the grocery store!

homemade pumpkin oatmeal muffins {with a handful of chocolate chips for good measure}...

gamecocks football {'nuff said}...

Friday, October 5, 2012

joy {on friday}...


pumpkin greek yogurt, pumpkin granola, pumpkin butter...

clean bed sheets...

stephanie's gift of encouraging words from beth moore...

date night!

best burgers and sweet potato fries in charleston (yah, sesame!)...

unexpected gift from hubs (yah, urban nirvana!)...

kim's verse that she has prayed for me, a now daily reminder (romans 15:13)...

moonlight filling the bedroom when i woke at 2:30 am (God is watching over you)...



Thursday, October 4, 2012

joy {within me}...

taken outside my front door, 7:15 pm, 10/4/12

the hubs telling my heart "i love you" over and over and over...

coming home to get my forgotten lunch...

coworkers who fill your cup...

opening the Word to a random {God-chosen} verse and being reminded in psalm 46:5 that God is WITHIN me...

breeze and clouds that cover the sky as i start my bridge walk...

prayers of the saints that sustain me...

ending the day with a cotton-candy-colored sky...

remembering tomorrow is a new day, and His promises are new every morning...

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

joy {chosen on wednesday}...

pumpkin butter + coffee = a great combination

seeing an old friend, clifford, the teller at the parking garage

a note left by my past colleague, leigh, telling me "hey, friend!  miss you!"

paying only $10 for david's airline ticket home for thanksgiving (love skymiles)

a struggling student had a good day

dinner at jack's cosmic dogs

update...actually talked to david...got to hear his voice!  (happy momma)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

choosing {JOY}...

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