I am living the life I dreamed of. So then, where is my joy? – Lectio Divina – Isaiah 55:1-3





Nourish. (my home. my children. myself. my faith).

Joy. (experience it. feel it. be it.)

Nourish (not Maintain).

Joy (not Drudgery).

ISAIAH 55:1-3

all you who are thirsty, 
come to the waters; 
and you who have no money,
buy and eat!
Come buy wine and milk without money and without cost.
Why spend money on what is not bread,
and your labor on what does not satisfy?
Listen to me, and eat what is good,
and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.
Give ear and come to Me;
hear Me, that your soul may live.
I will make an everlasting covenant with you,
my faithful love that I promised.

Nourish the Soul.
our dreams
our longings
Take time to do this despite the
seeming monotony of maintaining our days.

in this.
in my days.
in cleaning the floor under the high chair
for the fifth time today.

“Let me tell you,
what He has done for me.
He has done for us.
Great is our God,
for He is good.”
……..David Crowder Band

I am living the life I always dreamed of.
So then,
where is my Joy?

……………………. These thoughts were journaled in October 2015. It was from a women’s group I participated in, which facilitated a devotional time on this verse. It was the catalyst for me to begin personal devotions again. Something I haven’t done for maybe fifteen years, since high school. Since October (it is now February), I’ve accomplished it around 2-3 times per week, on mornings when I wake up alert and the kids are still asleep. I’ve decided to share some of them publicly, as much as possible as-written. It is my journey with Jesus as a young mom, and I have been nudged by the Lord that it could possibly help other young moms with young kids. I tend to start projects and slowly lose interest in them, so we will see how this one goes.

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