"Welcome to "Fan the Flame" Friday.
"Fan the Flame" has been a feature on my blog for a long time. I've enjoyed it, and have always loved reading your insightful comments. But I'm thinking about making a change.
However, in light of all the craziness of the past few weeks, I haven't been able to come up with a new and creative idea - (it's actually been hard to come up with much of anything!!)
So, this week I'm returning to "Fan the Flame" and asking all of you to *weigh in* on my Word for 2014 - JOY!
Just a word and a question (or few)…just a little something to"fan the flame" of your creativity!
And, just for fun, I'm adding a *foto* - add a caption, a verse, or a thought to go along with it!
Still "short and sweet" (kinda like me...)
Today's word: joy
What does the word joy mean to you?
Why is joy so important in the Christian life?
How can we find joy in the middle of turmoil, suffering, and difficult circumstances?
What is one thing that has brought joy to your life this past week?
Let me know what you think!!
(Don't forget to add your caption, a verse, or a thought!!)
"Dear brothers and sisters, whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for JOY. For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow." (James 1:2-3, NLT)
"Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of JOY." (Psalm 126:5, NIV)
"May the God of hope fill you with all JOY and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope." (Romans 15:13, ESV)
And...a source of JOY lately:
"God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted."
(Matthew 5:4, NLT)
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