I’ve Got The Joy…

When I was a little girl, I remember singing that song, “I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart.”  It was such a cheerful tune and lighted up my soul as I sang along with all my friends and we clapped our hands in the happiness of the moment.  Can you recall a time like that in your life, when your face hurt because you were smiling  so hard, but you just couldn’t stop?  Or has time erased some of what was once so easy to bring to mind?  It isn’t hard these days to lose sight of our inner child, the one who craves the simple sound of a song.  So here, I hope you’ll find a pocket full of joy to fill your day with just enough of that tune to see you through whatever is your need.  Stop for a moment.  Breathe deeply.  And soon, you may be singing of joy as well.

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Wellness Wednesday, June 19, 2019

I don’t like sweet, but I bought this on someone’s recommendation. I usually have my potatoes and bok choy for breakfast, but hubby was sick and sleeping on the couch. As we live in an rv, I didn’t want to wake him up by making breakfast, so I decided to try this. It tastes like the Girl Scouts thin mint cookie. I wouldn’t want this very often, but it was vegan and easy. And not too bad.

Lunch was leftover angel hair pasta with marinara and garden veggies.

Dinner is a veggie sandwich on a wheat roll, complete with tomatoes, lettuce, banana peppers, red onion, and black olives. It also has mustard and guacamole. Delicious!

I was going to post my steps, but forgot to get the screenshot. I’ve been averaging about 5000 steps per day. Not bad for not even being able to walk 3 months ago.

What wellness tactics are you using this Wednesday?

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Wellness Wednesday, June 12, 2019

We were out of bok choy, so this morning’s breakfast was potatoes and broccoli.

Lunch was a simple chickpea salad sandwich on rye bread with broccoli sprouts.

Dinner was vegan macaroni and cheese and Brussels sprouts.

Eating vegan can be as simple as that. Recipes can be found online or you could ask me. I keep things pretty simple, though. Mostly roasted and/or steamed veggies and vegan sauces. Delish! And so easy.

How are you creating wellness this Wednesday?

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Memories Monday, June 10, 2019

Junior was killed 28 years ago yesterday. He was 14 years old. 28 years ago last Wednesday was the last time in this life I heard his voice.

But I can say that I know I will be with him again. Because of Jesus Christ, we will have a joyful reunion. This is all temporary. Because of this, I can be happy. I have a good life, a wonderful husband, and hope fills my heart.

I have treasured memories of my boys. But it doesn’t end here. We will share eternity some day. And knowing that brings me joy.

What are your Monday Memories?

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Scripture Sunday, June 9, 2019

And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,

Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.

And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.

And being in agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

Luke 22:41-44

What scriptures are you pondering this Sabbath?

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