A dull grey sky and a cool breeze greeted me when I looked outside. The weather forecast for the next few days didn’t appear any more promising.
However, the view from my window did nothing to dispel the joy in my heart.
My husband and I were nearing the end of our vacation. We had experienced the diversity of God’s creation. From the colourful rocks of windswept canyons to more variety of cacti than I knew existed, we saw beauty displayed.
Friends just met, offered conversation and companionship.
Time spent with distant family staying only an hour away rekindled shared memories.
The bonus of friends from home visiting the same area gave us adventure and laughter that caused tears to run down our cheeks.
An added blessing was the hospitality of a fellow writer who welcomed us into her home for a meal.
Deep contentment as Brian and I walked down the street, hand in hand.
I was able to pick oranges and grapefruit from neighbouring trees and enjoy the fresh, juicy taste.
Challenges presented by new pastors in a much larger church than we were used to gave me a new perspective.
Quiet moments with my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ restored my soul.
Scripture says, “A cheerful heart is good medicine” and I have received life-restoring, energizing medicine.
“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones” (Proverbs 17:22 NIV)
“For the despondent, every day brings trouble; for the happy heart, life is a continual feast. (Proverbs 15:15 NLT)