Friday, October 12, 2007

Finding Joy


Early this morning, I was catching up with some of my favorite blogs. So there I was at Mary's Writing Nook, enjoying her always positive, family oriented posts, when I came upon a sweet comment made by Denise, that somehow touched me. Something prompted me to go and check out her blog.

I have felt a bit down lately. Concerns and worries sometimes get in the way of enjoying a beautiful day to the fullest. Then I sang along with Denise, "I've got joy, joy, joy, joy, here in my heart. Here in my heart. Here in my heart..." and pretty soon, joy did fill my heart.

I gazed at the beautiful sunrise, enjoyed the crisp fall air as I filled the bird feeders, and noticed the hickory trees in the field had turned all gold overnight, and were sparkling in the bright morning sun. And suddenly, I was thankful to be out there seeing and enjoying it all. And I thought, even in blog world "seek and you shall find" applies. Thank you, Lord!

Have a wonderful week, everyone!

20 comments:

Mary said...

Renie,

I read Denise's blog too and there was joy in my heart the entire day. In fact, that is a good song to sing as our feet touch the floor in the morning.

Please let me know if you've picked up your gift from my blog. If you have, I will take it down.

I'm sorry you have been feeling down lately. I will lift you up in pray. The song Great in my Faithfulness is also very uplifting. Here is the refrainL

Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Blessings,
Mary

Jmkdreak said...

Glad you're spirits are up.
xoxox

Renie Burghardt said...

Mary, your gift is so beautiful! Thank you. I'm not sure I know how to do it here. I saved it on my pc, and then I add it here, somehow, right?

By the way, Happy Birthday, Mary! I was happy to get there first. And thank you for the sweet comment here, and the beautiful refrain. You are the best!

Hugs,

Renie

Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, thanks, sweetie!

xoxoxo

Mary said...

Renie,

Go to your main blog page. Look up to the right and you will see "Customize." You can add it to your sidebar there if you wish. Just click on add element and you will be guided through the rest.

I'm really glad you like it. I cherish your friendship and wanted to show you how much you are appreciated.

Love and hugs,
Mary

Michele L. Tune said...

Glad you're feeling more cheerful, Renie!

What an inspiring post you've written!

You have a blessed weekend as well ;0)

Smiles and cheery blessings,
Michele

Renie Burghardt said...

Thank you, Michele! And thank you for the help with inserting hyperlinks. It worked. You're the best teacher and friend a girl can have.

Cyber Hugs,

Renie

Michele L. Tune said...

Your welcome, Renie, and thank you!

What a sweet compliment ;0)

(((Cyber Hugs Returned)))

And, congratulations on your gift--it's beautiful!

Smiles,
Michele

deborah wilson said...

Renie,

Now see, you feel better all ready!
There is always a reason to find joy - we just have to look around sometimes, even though we may not want to or realize that we need to.

You're blog is looking good, perhaps Michele can help you more with other things. Yea - Michele!

Renie Burghardt said...

Michele,

Yes, Mary's gift is beautiful! I love it.





Deborah,

Michele is the best teacher around. I really appreciate her help. Thanks for commenting. Have a lovely weekend.

Renie

Joyismygoal said...

yes , I like this title

Merle said...

Dear Renie ~~ I am sorry you have been feeling a bit down. We all have our problems and worries, but there is so much joy in the world to look for and find as your post suggests.
I am glad your spirit has lifted and hope all is going well for you. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog, Glad you get some cheer from it
Take care my friend, Love, Merle.

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Merle,

I always enjoy hearing from you, and your blog is wonderful. I feel much cheerier today, as it's a beautiful day in my neck of the woods. I hope you are having a lovely Sunday, and I look forward to your next blog post.

Warmest regards,

Renie



Joy Is My Goal,

I'm glad you liked the title. And happy you stopped by. Have a wonderful weekend.

Renie

dot said...

I always loved singing that song in Bible school! Hope you are feeling better now.
Enjoyed the nifty fifties in your last post. REally funny!

Renie Burghardt said...

Dear Dot,

How nice to see you here. Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

Blessings,

Renie

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Your's is a lovely recollection of life on the farm.

I particularly like the photo your mother took. You call the stooks wheat. It looks more like corn to me. That would make sense of the pumpkins growing with it. The three sisters (corn, squash and beans) were traditionally grown together.

I couldn't help but notice the elegant elm tree in the background, once very prominant across Ontario, growing along the fence lines.

My log cabin is in a grove of elms, which survived the ravages of dutch elm disease.

audrey` said...

Dearest Renie

Sending a huge big (((HUG))) across to you =)
Take care, sister.
Jesus loves you.

Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, thank you, Audrey! I needed that hug today.

Blessings,

Renie

Tina Coruth said...

Renie,

I'm going to check out Denise's blog. Your description of your beautiful morning showed how joy can spread. I'm glad you are feeling better. :-)

hugs,
Tina

Renie Burghardt said...

Thank you, Tina! Denise's blog is very inspirational.

Renie