Define Joy to Live in Joy
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Define Joy to Live in Joy

The joy of the Lord is my strength – it is one of the first things that I think of when joy comes to mind – that, and all of the decoration my mom had around the house. Being a “Joy” send a lot of joy items her way.

Joy has always held a foundational place in my journey. I think that firm planting of joy is one of the main reasons that I have been able to rejoice when loved ones pass or challenges arise.

My husband did not grow up with that same foundation and so I found myself challenged to define joy to him on more than once occasion. I usually failed.

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I determined to wrangle in joy so that I could hold it up and show my husband what he needed and how he could get there. What I discovered was that my own idea of joy was smaller than joy. Despite my hate for boxes, I had managed to confine joy to my own lacking box.

Joy: The encapsulating peace that grows up from a personal relationship with God to cover all the moments that my life will face.

Visiting with others and listening to others and reading from others- all about joy and the essence of joy – helped open my eyes to the more that was available if I would only see and choose.

Be blessed,


How do you choose joy? Be sure to take a moment and share your joy thoughts below or to share your definition of joy.

Kathryn Lang

#Hope builder. #Dream inspirer. Master of “it’s all about #relationships.” Aficionado of inappropriate laughter, Kathryn Lang believe we can all fly and works to help others find the time to make their dreams come true. She shares with people that are trying to walk the tightrope of family, work, and faith – and keep them all in the right balance. Contact Kathryn today to speak or teach at your next event.

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