If you’re reading this, it means that I’ve (at least somewhat) successfully navigated my way through the halfway point of the 31 Days Writing Challenge. That’s right, folks – in just over two weeks, you’ll be free of my daily
tirades offerings. Hooray!
To commemorate, I’m sharing one of my favorite quotes from the Bible about joy:
“The joy of the Lord is my strength.” –Nehemiah 8:10
And I made an image, too. Fun!
Here’s an interesting thing I didn’t know about the word, “joy,” before I started this little exercise:
According to the Catholic Bible Concordance Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition, the word, “joy” appears 196 times in the Bible, whereas the word “happy” appears only 46 times, and “happiness” a mere 3 times. One of my favorites, the word “rejoice,” appears 178 times, “rejoiced,” 47 times, “rejoices,” 14 times, and “rejoicing,” 37 times. I’m not entirely sure if I have a point by stating these facts, but they make me happy – or should I say, joyful – so I am including them for your edification, amusement, or chagrin. You choose.
Annnnd since I have a big talkity-talk to give to a group of women tomorrow and have to be 1/2 an hour away by o’dark-thirty in the morning, I will bid you all a good night. Oh! But first! May I ask y’all to pray for me and the women who will attend? I would super-duper appreciate it. Please and thank you. 🙂
Until tomorrow, God bless y’all!