Next on the list of the Fruits of the Spirit is joy. Of all the characteristics listed, I want more of this one especially. Joy is so much more than that warm feeling when you get a present or when the dinner was (not burnt) good. It is so often confused with happiness, the root of which is hap which means chance. Happiness is a fleeting emotion that "happens" based on chance. Do you know someone who seems to be emotionally up and down like a roller-coaster, usually due to unpredictable circumstances. Joy is based on your confidence in God. In fact, it is a statement of how big you think God is in your life. Just as these wildflowers are blooming in the middle of decay, a life anchored in God can be joyful.
My name is Kelley and I love all things related to making a home more homey. This means all crafts, sewing, cooking and hospitality are right up my alley. I come from a long line of women who happily and creatively make their homes a warm hug for all who enter. It is such a pleasure to have a vision of what could become of the raw materials, be they old furniture, textiles, or any yard sale finds. Bloom where you are planted....ahh, contentment.