Thursday, November 10, 2011


Today I thanked God for all of the very small things that bring light to my life. An encouraging co-worker. A comment from a distant friend. A pen that writes well. A new friendship. A country music awards show. A new book. A new CD. A fall red tree. There are many things on this list.

I have allowed this light to swell from the inside of my heart to the outside. In the last two days I have smiled for no reason. I have laughed until I cried. I can't explain this joy or appreciation that has overflowed in my life in the last 48 hours, but it sure allows you to experience life in a whole different manner. God please let this joy stick around for awhile.

Maybe it's the season, maybe it's the closeness I feel with my sweet friend up above, maybe it's the peace that I feel inside knowing I don't have to worry. I don't care what it is, just let it stay.

You see it would be easy for me to be down right now. My job at United Way is over in 7 days. I have had zero call backs on job applications. I am facing the fact that I might not have enough to get through. We don't know if Zeb will get a full time job. Scary stuff. Stuff I have never had to face before.

Fortunately, I gave that heavy burden away. Someone stronger is carrying it for me and now I am just overflowing with joy. My burdens are not my own and I know I am not alone. Maybe it is just so good to know that someone else is in control. Maybe that love from up above is swelling my heart since I let Him be in control.

And just maybe I finally believe, "if you have faith nothing shall be impossible for you"-Matthew 17:20

Live by Faith, not by fear.