Remembering Sweet Moments

“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.” Philippians 1:3-5

What if we took time to thank God for our spouses, remembering their partnership in our marriages from the day we married until now? Take a few minutes each day to remember and write down something from the past that you remember about your husband or wife that you are thankful for. Before you write, ask God to refresh your memory.

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Where do you find your joy?

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At an event, I had the pleasure of hosting a table that focused on joy. I asked passersby to write on a flipchart where they found their joy.

To my delight, the first person stopped, smiled, and wrote “Jesus.” Most wrote, “grandchildren” and “family.”

Some struggled to think of something that brought them joy.

I watched men and women take the pen, smile, and write about their joy. Some giggled and hugged their friends or spouses. Children grabbed the pen from their mothers and proudly noted their joy.

They pointed to the hearts and scribbles that others had written and smiled at each other.

There was something special about writing on this communal memorial to joy.

My prayer

Father, thank You that You have set joy before Your children in abundance. Help us to spread Your joy to others and to revel in the joy in Your hand and the joy set before us. We love You, Lord.

Where do you find your joy?