Joy Visualized

Joy Visualized

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January 31st: "A Gift on Paper, in a Person, in a Picture"

#91  Lucy's meticulous coloring and Ella's expression of Love....

#92  Jack lost in Imagination and Lucy proud of her work....

#93  My purpose and passion on the fridge...

Monday, January 30, 2012

January 30th: "Three Old Things Seen New"

#88  Homework  (Ella's 100th Day of School Project)

#89  History  (Downtown Waco Through My Lens)

#90  Heritage (Lessons Learned at Mimi & Papa's House)

January 29th: "A Song Heard, A Soft Word, Where You Saw Light"

#85  Chimes and Hymns

#86  Ella's way of showing love

#87 From my seat in my church

“I am the light of the world. 
Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, 
but will have the light of life.”
John 8:12

Saturday, January 28, 2012

January 28th: "Three Graces Found In Your Friends"

First of all, Happy Birthday to my father-in-Love, Wayne.....

#82  Creativity (a gift from Gale...a line-less journal with her Scribbleprint design on the cover)

#83  Insight (perspectives from Karen...lessons learned from staring at trees)

#84  Beauty  (a 'just because' from Jenn...because she can)

Friday, January 27, 2012

January 27th: "Three Gifts That Might Never Have Been"

#79  My own life...born the year after Roe v. Wade, my parents could have decided two kids was enough....

(Photo credit:  Sara Edwards)

#80  My marriage....he could have decided it wasn't worth the trouble...

#81  My babies....all kinds of things could  have happened, but didn't....

Thursday, January 26, 2012

January 26th: "A Gift Before 9 a.m., A Gift Before Noon, A Gift After Dark"

#76  Love notes, coloring & reading---all on their own.

#77  Love from Papa

#78  A quiet house and a clean kitchen (Love from my husband)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

January 25th: "One Grace Borrowed, One Grace Found, One Grace Inherited"

#73  Four of C.S. Lewis' books borrowed from my Sister-in-Love, Anna....
(Currently in the middle of Surprised by Joy....seemed appropriate given my current quest)

#74 Warmth for the family in the form of discarded twigs in the backyard...good fire starters.

#75  A box of my Popo's sermons and notes from the 60's and 70's.....  
I never heard him preach, but with these, I can hear him speaking truth.  Priceless.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

January 24th: "Three Things Blue"

#70  Old things made new (a recently renovated bathroom)

#71  The heart of a child (Lucy's icy-blue eyes)

#72  Finding what was once lost (Jack's Finn McMissile that bring him much joy)

Monday, January 23, 2012

January 23rd: "Three Gifts Found In Christ"

One could argue that the three gifts I list today could indeed be found in a life lived apart from Christ, but I offer these with the notion that finding them in Christ makes them richer and closer to what was originally intended by our Creator.

#67  Wonder

#68 Promises kept

#69  Community

Sunday, January 22, 2012

January 22nd: "One Grace Wrinkled, One Grace Smoothed, One Grace Unfolded"

#64  The world's most comfortable bed, comfortably UNMADE for Sunday afternoon lounging

#65  My favorite cuddly blanket, neatly waiting on the couch for the next time it's needed

#66  A gift of art from the eldest, a happy day with music in the air

Saturday, January 21, 2012

January 21st: "One Thing In The Sky, One Thing From Your Memory, One Thing That's Ugly-beautiful"

#61  Angel clouds at sunset  (Cirrus clouds always look like angels flying over me....)

#62  Drainage Ditch Date of 1996

 #63  Dormant Red-bud

Friday, January 20, 2012

January 20th: "Three Gifts You Only Saw When You Got Close Up"

#58  The morning feast of the neighborhood birds...there were so many of them, but they blended in to the grass that you only saw them when they moved.

#59  Jack's found leaf from the park...polka-dotted.  

#60  A familiar sight is Lucy in Joel's lap, but when I saw the light of the iPad reflected in their faces, I thought about her telling her future children about doing art with her Daddy.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

January 19th: "A Grace In The Kitchen, A Grace In The Weather, A Grace That Might Never Have Been"

#55 Hannah's Thank You Card

#56  A SPLENDID Day At The Park  (Gazebo Photo Credit:  Jack)

#57  Lucy Grace....the "Baby B" of the twins...Our Bonus.