Why a blog? As a writer, I have a deep, down-in-the-depths need to straighten out the confusing mess of my thought through the expression of words. It is sometimes by putting pen to paper, that I am able to see the lessons Jesus has planned for me.
It is my prayer that through my struggles, through my mistakes, through my learning, I am able to help another woman know she is not alone in her journey.
Why Petals of Joy?
Sometimes in life joy is easy to find. It is there, waving like flowers in a spectacular field. All I have to do is lie down in the middle of God’s beauty and soak up the fragrance of joy surrounding me.
And yet, sometimes in life I face unbearable pain. My field of joy becomes a barren wasteland where flowers once grew. Joy still exists in the world, but not in mine. I must look for it.
But there is the paradox. During the dark desserts of life, I often find joy too painful. What I need most, I don’t want. But I must search out the fragrance of what I once knew, trying to find the tiniest fragments the flowers left behind.
In those times, I find myself searching for joy even though finding it is sometimes the last thing I want. I have no choice because I am really seeking out my Savior. He is my joy. He is my life’s path. He is my reason for living.
So you see…I must search out for the Joy Giver because I there I find my Petals of Joy.
There, I find Jesus.
Psalm 16:11 says, “You reveal the path of life to me; in Your presence is abundant joy: in Your right hand are eternal pleasures.”
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