Painting by Nicole Ziegler, featured artist for the Mystery of Rest & Renewal
By CR – May 9/14
Remember that peace comes with Joy. If any part of you feels empty This is not joy. If any part of you is angry This is not joy. If any part of you is hungry This is not joy. But when you seem to understand Why you are where you are When everything comes into focus When you feel as though everything is right - even the things that are wrong This is joy. Joy is to feel the echo of Heaven reaching into this Shadowed land, To hear the song of God driving the universe, and to understand that you are a part of it. Note what it is you are doing when this feeling comes to you: This is your gift This is your bond with God, your channel to the Universe This is your Joy.
Unknown Author – May 9/14
“I’ve got the Joy Joy Joy Joy down in my heart, Down in my heart to Stay”
~fond memories of campfire songs at Church Youth Camp~
AnnMarie – May 9/14
There is joy and strength in the beautiful, refreshing, and mighty Presence of God. He is Love! He is life! He is Strength made new!
Love Him (Jesus). Stir yourself up in Him.
He loves you so much. Take time to remember His Majesty and rest in His Love!
He Loves you (and so do I!)