Fullness of Joy…

“Every Good and Perfect Gift is from Above…coming down from the Father…” Fight for JOY…always Choose it…never let it be taken…In HIM is FULLNESS of joy…it is always around, in and through it all…

~I love watching my girls’ hair bounce as they run and laugh through the grass. ~I love watching Maija greet and LOVE in a new language. And often without words. She smiles and gently waves, at everyone. She runs to greet the women who love and serve our family. ~Swinging and flying through the air…the laughter and simplicity. ~Simplicity and challenges. ~Relationships. ~My tongue learning to speak new words. ~Watching love work. ~Seeing pictures of my husband bending low, loving like Jesus. Being moved by compassion. ~People who have been untouched, untainted by this world. ~Living in a small apartment –gaining perspective and gratitude. ~Crisp cool morning air filled with the sounds of birds, prayers and children. ~The smell of buna roasting. ~A weeks’ worth of fresh vegetables every week…for 20 dollars! ~Milk fresh from a cow waiting in my refrigerator…learning new ways! ~Hearing Evie’s voice in Amharic and the joy in brings. ~Flowers in the hands of little girls. ~Little ones in my arms…blessing me with smiles and pure joy! ~Watching moms who were beggars, now working hard, finding purpose, finding joy. ~Knowing people are hearing the Name of Jesus…every TRIBE, every Tongue…His Word is True. ~His love extends to all, somehow…maybe through you, today.