Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I am so grateful that my joy does not depend upon wealth or circumstances. It isn't about obtaining or possessing things. Joy is so much more! It is the elation, the contentment, the peace, the privilege of being in God's presence.

You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence is fullness of joy,
at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.
Psalm 16:11

Father, thank You for Your power to bestow a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. May we as a family be as mighty oaks of righteousness planted by You simply used to bring You glory and display Your splendor. Help me to develop an outlook of gratitude and joy, may my life be spent in the joy of Your presence, praising You!