Reaching for the Joy — 22 Comments

  1. Praising God for bringing joy and hope back into your life Janis; His source is our source of strength, and we can all call upon Him to renew it. How blessed you are to have loving family and friends that have been there for you; glad to have you back!

    Blessings and love,

  2. What a beautiful gift to receive from a friend! I have also started to write this year…and it is healing.

    joy & blessings,

  3. I don’t know how I would get by without the joy of the Lord in my Life… His joy is my strength. Thank you for sharing. Have a beautiful day!

  4. Janis!! You’ve been missed and in a year committed to living intentionally, finding JOY is one of the paramounts on my list. It’s so easy to miss…it’s wonderful to have your words back out here! peace,

  5. I am thankful you are reading through the pain to write again. With the thanksgiving comes a prayer that God will continue to heal and give you all you need to live for him.

  6. I don’t know what you went through but I can relate to life changing pain. It is beautiful to see the Lord begin to get into those areas and how this gift from a sweet friend was part of it. blessing to you as you journey on.

  7. Dearest Janis, I am beyond delighted to see this post. I know how difficult it was for you to put “pen to paper.” But the final product is beautiful. You captured so well the deep-seated feelings of a heart in pain – but a heart turned toward and tuned into the Lord.

    I continue to support you in prayer, friend.

    Even in the deepest pits in life, I am finding that God’s love is deeper still…