What a week. With so much tragedy today, it’s hard work to smile.
It was an interesting choice in today's Encouraging Word.
“Always be full of joy in the Lord, I say it again- rejoice” - Philippians 4:4
I’m questioning how to do that today. I remember a discussion I had with the artist, Plumb, recently about a book she’s was reading on choosing joy in the midst of sorrow. It’s called Choose Joy by Kay Warren.
“As you grieve, you can still choose joy. Joy and happiness are not synonymous. Happiness is circumstantial, like eating ice cream. Joy is a character you develop, it runs parallel with sorrow. We can use that sorrow to be closer to Jesus instead of wondering why did you do this to me?"