10.14.2007

Joy


It often seems hard to find joy in life, especially when life seems to be one long slog through labs, homework, exams, classes, rehearsals, practice, repeat above, etc. College life is hard, and keeping on top of the game can be an elusive goal much of the time. But I think if we can find joy in the simple things of life, such as an enjoyable lab assignment, a fun day trip with the choir, or a bowl of gourmet tomato soup, we can make it. God wants us to have joy, throughout each day of our life. It is one of the fruits of the spirit, after all! That is a really awesome thought for me: God is interested not only in leading me in His footsteps, but in giving me joy while doing His will! This week I am going to make it a point to find the things He has put in my path to give me joy in life. How about you?

9 comments:

Nicole said...

Thank you Jonathan. I believe I shall make it more of a point this week to find the joy God has in store for me. :)...even with midterms.

Grace said...

I believe this is good advice for us all!

Paul said...

life is only hard until you get married. then everything becomes beauty, peace, love, and joy.

barry said...

amen, amen, AMEN

By the way, we should get together to relive memories of our tomatoe soup gormandizing of last year. Those were the days.

ragamuffin child said...

I agree...with what's been going on at school, I find joy in the leaves and the beautiful misty or sunny days.

Caitlin said...

I've heard tall tales about your culinary skills - specifically the special tomato soup - however it does look delicious! ;)

Julianne said...

good thoughts.

it is nice to be able to cook! tomorrow I'm going to do some burrito-making for Elissa's birthday. (we both crave Mexican food like crazy!)

barry said...

My dear friend...

It has been quite some time, has it not?

No?

Perhaps another brillant expose of your most recent intellectual exploits in arcan computerestia?

Actually, I suggest something more homespun--like a blog on fetta cheese, for instance!

Johonn said...

What? It's only been three weeks! :)
Just kidding, maybe i'll post tomorrow...we'll see

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