"It's been said God calls us to that place where our deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet."
Has life ever surprised you? It surprised me in December 2008 when I was laid off from a teaching job I loved. What surprised me was how God met all of our needs in the most creative ways from people we least expected. Today I can honestly say I am happy I was laid off. Sure, I had to do some things like substitute teach that were not fun. But along the way I learned to really appreciate time with my family. This break also allowed me to seek out what God really wants for my life.
This question got us all thinking: What experiences give me my deepest joy?
-Spending quality time with my family
-Teaching physical education
-Exercising/playing with my wife
-The synergy that comes in serving together
-Encouraging others on the journey to be healthy
-Reading books to my children
-Deep conversations with my husband and treasured friends
-Cooking/creating recipes for family & friends
-Listening to my girls pray
-Making/creating with my hands (knitting/croching/other crafts)
-Sunsets over the ocean
-Singing my girls to sleep
-Opportunities to serve the least of these
-Playing with my friends
-Cuzzling with my mama and Daddy
-Art projects with mama
-Playing dress-up with my friends
-Workouts and prayer walks with my Daddy
What are some of the things that bring you the deepest joy?