JOY No Matter What . . . Even When Everything Is Gone

She spent years making a difference in this world.  She was a teacher, still remembered by her students.  She relentlessly served others, remembered throughout the community and in her church as a servant.

But.  Now.

She has forgotten everything, unable to remember how to do the most simple things.

Heartbreaking.

There’s much to say about her.  But.  Today.  I want to share the one thing I know, which is that somewhere deep within she knows and loves God.  And.  So.  I pray each day she experiences the kind of joy that comes from the presence of God.  Because.  Joy is a gift that comes from God and has nothing do with all the stuff that must be faced.

And.  We can share joy with one another, despite the differences in the what, why, where, and who of life.  Joy is the bridge of assurance, that we remain like-minded, remembering and knowing what really matters.

Philippians, the part of God’s word that is loaded with words about joy, speaks about it:

. . . Then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Philippians 2:2

Joy comes in the knowing that God is present.  And.  I believe she remembers and knows God deep within.

So.  Today.  I pray joy for her and for you friend.  It matters–Kerrie

And.   Joy connects us not only to the past and present . . . but to the future . . . and all that is to come.  Thank You, God, for Joy!

mom palmer and joy

 

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Would you consider praying big for The Red Door Community Church  and asking others to pray big.  We launch on 9.13.15 and would love you to set your phone/alarm at 9:13 AM & PM as a reminder to pray specifically

for God’s favor,
for a place,
for people to boldly join us in this adventure,
and
for The Red Door Community Church to make a difference in the community, giving thanks.

We will be sending The Red Door Prayer Journal and Needs this week.  We are praying for many individuals to stand with us.

If, you would like to receive The Red Door Prayer Journal and Needs let me know.  Here’s the form:

(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2015 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

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