Kerrie L. Palmer

Simplicity: Focused on the essentials of living the best life.

A Burst Of Joy


It was a big day–the day that Madelyn has been talking about for at least two years–the first day of kindergarten.  The day arrived and joy erupted. She had so much joy that she literally sang and danced the whole day.  Her joy was contagious.

Joy changes the atmosphere we live in.

Joy is healing.

Joy is a gift.

Joy is described in Isaiah 35.

They’ll sing as they make their way home to Zion,
    unfading halos of joy encircling their heads,
Welcomed home with gifts of joy and gladness
    as all sorrows and sighs scurry into the night. (from Isaiah 35, The Message). 

Isaiah described the joy of knowing God is present and continually intersecting with humanity, making a way even when there seems to be no way out of the challenges, the desert places of life.  When it was clear God was at work despite being in the desert, joy burst through it all. And. The people sang.

Let joy burst through your day.  Celebrate.  Sing. Dance.  God is making a way!

It matters–Kerrie

Bursting with joy—

girls school 1 on doorstep

Getting ready for pictures–Sydney wore plastic leopard glasses and a blazer–she picked out when she shopped for preschool–she is trying to tell Madelyn to stand–THIS GIRL.

the girls at the door first day of kindergarten

madelyn on a walk

We took a walk and talked about the first day of kindergarten.

Madelyn celebrate 1

We went to limeberry for a random celebration

madelyn celebrate 2

Tricia and Madelyn first day of kindergarten celebration

Madelyn and me celebrating first day of kindergarten

the faces of sydney 1

This little character looked at the pictures I had of Madelyn and wanted a photo shoot as we were waiting for big sister at karate.

sydney and troy celebrate


An Experience of HeavenPerspectiveA Simple Thank You, Live NewWith GodA New SeasonFollow . . . a radical way of livingHere’s to endings and beginnings, Today Is One Of Those DaysA Story of Firsts and LoveEnough . . . Helping Others To Have EnoughBefore and AfterWhy, WordsDefining, Challenging, Life-Changing Words, There’s More To the Story.

(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2014 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

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