Finding Joy, Regarless of our Circumstances – Crumbs

to do lists

“One of the secrets of getting more done is to make a to do list every day, keep it visible, and use it as a guide to action as you go through the day.” Jean De La Fontaine

woman praying in church

“When introverts go to church, we crave sanctuary in every sense of the word, as we flee from the disorienting distractions of twenty-first-century life. We desire to escape from superficial relationships, trivial communications and the constant noise that pervade our world, and find rest in the probing depths of God’s love.” Adam S. McHugh, Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture’

small group         “I’m a little unusual: I’m a six-person-or-less extrovert.” Reid Hoffman

home sweet home 2

“To an extrovert, living alone is hell. To an introvert, living alone is paradise.” Unknown

Note: I had to include the above for our daughters Mary Beth (introvert) and Millie (extrovert). Mary Beth has graciously opened her home to Millie while she looks for a place to live in San Antonio. No problem there. Their love for God and one another blends their differences, rather than magnifying them. Right, girls? 

Mother Teresa   “Joy is not the absence of suffering. It is the presence of God. “ Robert Schuller

main goal

“The goal of prayer is to live all of my life and speak all of my words in the joyful awareness of the presence of God. Prayer becomes real when we grasp the reality and goodness of God’s constant presence with ‘the real me.’ Jesus lived his everyday life in conscious awareness of his Father.” John Ortberg Jr., The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God’s Best Version of You

                         Echo    “Joy is the echo of God’s life in us. “ Abbot Coumba Marmion

Therefore:
“Remember to light the candle of joy daily and all the gloom will disappear from your life.” Djwhal Khul

cute angel with candle

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3 Responses to “Finding Joy, Regarless of our Circumstances – Crumbs”
  1. Mary Beth Welsh says:

    Absolutely, Mom.!!!

  2. Millie says:

    Yes, Mom! Mary Beth is sort of a “social introvert” and I am am anti-social extrovert sooooo….works out well! 😉

  3. Kathy Biedenharn says:

    Need to light lots of candles of joy right now as the house is so quiet without our youngest. Dropped Christian off at Sewanee which is a gorgeous place with beautiful weather and so much green. He is at a wonderful school and for that I am most grateful. Just a sad mother’s heart missing her grown up baby boy.

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