God has brought me laughter.
Do you laugh?
Ann says “ All fear is but the notion that God’s love ends.
In this world we are scared, full of fear, driven to succeed, serious.
Does laughing make you feel silly?
Advent – the letting loose of the chains and exalting to Christ who has come
There was a time when before I knew Christ that when I saw how serious a Christian was about going to church and reading the bible that I wondered if they enjoyed life at all. I at the time was living the heathen life thinking I was on cloud nine full and fancy free. NOT SO! I thought of them as people who were pruned sucked and stuck without happiness at all. Shriveled up and stuck on rules. Funny how I understand now.
Joy, which was the small publicity of the pagan, is the gigantic secret of the Christian
Ann asks and will you join me in answering
When was the last time you laughed…really laughed?
What impossible thing are you longing for?
Like the angels, what can you take more lightly this Christmas?
Poem <— im not sure that these are poems , maybe more like a sometime cryptic poetical dialog …at times just blunt and open.
When she was small she was a blond wild haired girl full of go
She would jump into anything feet first
Everything she did was with everything she had
She is still that way…except she likes to change that hair
She plays hard, works hard and when she laughs
SHE LAUGHS HARD
and whenever I am with her so do I
Her name is Joy and she is my sister
I admire this joy in her
It’s a gift from God to me
I am …a little like
the pruned sucked and stuck without happiness at all.
Shriveled up and stuck on rules
I am a serious minded person
and if I am not careful I can get too serious and suck the life out of myself
Learning to laugh, Learning to joy in life and those in it with me
Finding my silly bone has grown since joining the youth group and becoming the leader
this is a thing I hid and didn’t reveal outside my own home and close family
I still struggle – Lord teach me to laugh more
Laughing takes the worry out
washes it clean away
worry pulls the face to the ground
joy raises it to the heavens in thanks
Every year at this time the stress comes piling on
the low cash flow
the bills still the same and sometimes higher
the expectations to buy presents
last year I was so disgruntled that I chose to change
I did the 52 week challenge this year
and I am having a very peaceful time
No stress, no worries
just the expectation of getting to give!
I get to give this year full and free
and I am excited about it
now to take more lightly the stress of decorating ..lol
its so much work