Friday, May 28, 2010

Looking back through my life like a timeline - Finding the joy in the journey

Have you ever really experienced Joy in the Journey?

As I was driving home from dropping off the kids at school I was listening to KLove radio. The song "Shout to the Lord all the earth let us sing" was playing.
I grew up hearing this song as a little girl hundreds of times in church. On this day it was different - it took me back- back through my journey- back to where God has brought me. As I sang along in my car tears of joy, and utter relief of the transformation that is happening in my life and my relationship with Jesus Christ poured out. I was listening, singing and just looking through the years and being so incredibly grateful and joyous for the freedom I feel having the Lord at my side.

Then I thought of my Mother...

She definitely did her part planting the seed in me as a child- though I have strayed her example truly inspires me and brings me right back. I guess that makes me a prodigal daughter. ;) I have a beautiful Mother on the inside and out. Oh I could go on and on about how much I love my Mother and her sweet gentle spirit- always striving to do what is right. It's not just me... she has touched so many peoples lives and so many adore her. That is Christ inside of that special woman ...that I... get to call Mother. I can only pray and hope to have a pinch of that ability to touch peoples lives the way she does.

Thank you Lord for helping me to find Joy in the Journey.

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