Why I choose joy
I'm a daughter of the King, grafted in by grace and trying to walk daily in His truth. I live in Denver with my best friend and hubby where I help others as a Nutritional Cleansing Coach, and we minister together at Mountain States Baptist Church. I'm a homeschooling mom of 4, with two more away at college..
I am not so different from you. There are many things that happen in my life everyday that I have no control over. I can't determine what will happen, but I can determine how I will think and I how I will act. I choose to take action when I feel like giving up. I choose to make a difference when it doesn't seem to matter. I choose to love the unlovable. I choose the rough and narrow path, because it strengthens me. I choose to make joy a part of who I am.
Category Archives: Christmas
I didn’t set out with the intention of creating another tradition. I was just doing what the teacher inside of me always does. I pull thematic books to match the season or holiday and put them into a basket in … Continue reading
If you are looking for a way to engage your kids this Christmas season, Arnold Ytreeide’s books are amazing. Your kids will hear the Christmas story from a child’s perspective filled with awe and adventure. Our family has been reading … Continue reading
Everyone always looks forward to the first Christmas with each child. The experiences, the pictures, the memories. I remember those special moments when our older 4 were babies and when Hanissa came home from Ethiopia. They were all amazed at … Continue reading
For years, we’ve tossed around the idea of publishing some of our writing. Well, thanks to the know-how of my amazing, techie guy, we did it. Straight from our home to yours, we invite you to take a daily journey … Continue reading
It is easy to be faithful at Christmas time. The festive spirit, the hope of a baby in a manger. We all want to bow down and adore Him. It is much harder to come and be faithful as we … Continue reading
Anticipation had been building, emotions were high, circumstances were overwhelming, but still God seemed to remain silent. Where was the Promised One? Did God know what was happening to His people? Was He watching? Did He care? At just the … Continue reading
It seems too good to be true. The God of the universe, Creator of all that is, Ruler of every nation, He loves you and me. And, not just with words. His love was demonstrated long before we even knew … Continue reading
Often in our excitement and joy over Christmas we forget the pain and trouble that was also present. Roman occupation and control, corruption throughout the priesthood, a Jewish “king” who selfishly and cruelly ruled, poor sold into slavery, constant fear…this … Continue reading
The Psalms were penned as songs. Not surprisingly, they have been sung in part or in whole for thousands of years. In the ancient world, Jewish men and women sang the Psalms as part of their worship. Generations of people … Continue reading