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Joy

Posted by saintisaac on December 14, 2009 at 12:35 AM

As we continue on our journey of Advent 2009, we shift our attention to this week's theme -- JOY!  I challenge every person who reads this to blog below about a time in your life when you experienced true and authentic joy!  The richness of our stories will be great gifts to all who read, so take a moment and share! 

 

Blessings!

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Reply damienc
4:35 AM on December 18, 2009 
Mom and I spent a summer solstice in an Incan Sanctuary discovering how an ancient civilization worshipped GOD. The similarities/parallels were staggering. What Americans see as idol worship was pure joy to mom and me when we translated in our own hearts and minds what the natives were portraying in primitive times. The connection between Earth & Sky (heavens) were intimate. I was introduced to pure joy when you find the ability to make your own personal connections with Nature and Heaven. I challenge everyone to find an inspirational location to be alone with the Holy Spirit and connect on some level and experience the Joy of the Lord.....which is our strength! When we find the joy in something.....it strengthens us beyond belief/supernaturally rejuvenating us!
Reply MervEllen Ashby
10:52 AM on December 19, 2009 
I find expressing emotions very challenging. I feel the emotions of joy & sorrow, but hesitate to allow them to show. There is risk involved in showing emotion. Others may not see this side of me, and think me quite expressive, however I feel quite inhibited emotionally.
Is this an injured self image? How do I get free of feeling that my emotions are a risk I prefer not to take?
Reply damienc
4:05 AM on December 22, 2009 
let it all hang out sister!! These emotions and expressions are a part of you that GOD created!! Let your personal light shine! Who cares what others make of it! You are special and unique in HIS eyes. Those expressions are HIS gifts to you....and what you choose to do with those are your gifts in return to HIM!!!!!! Get connected......and see what manifests in your life and the life of others when you allow yourself all you can be!!