Tag: joy

6th Grade, The Berlin Wall, Hasselhoff, and Joy

In 6th grade we were assigned a report on a country. We could choose. It had to be a certain length and we had to make a poster to accompany our report. My friends chose happy countries like Sweden and Australia. I chose East…

Satisfied

I just finished reading Satisfied by Jeff Manion the teaching pastor at my church. He wrote about how to live with satisfaction in this world where consumerism drives us to every store in town, encouraging us to fill our trunks with things, convincing us that…

Peace That Passes Understanding

When I was a kid, the hardest lyrics to sing were “I’ve got the peace that passes understanding way down in the depths of my heart”. Difficult. Mostly because the words tied up in my tongue and made me giggle. I was a child…

The Day Purple Boy Visited

Yesterday, I felt completely overwhelmed. After an afternoon of editing, I’d retrieved the kids from school, gotten them to lug all their gear inside. Got the homework folder out. Found snacks. Tried to figure out dinner. Started to pack one lunch for the next…

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