It seems that since I wrote this post, no one who reads this blog has any reason to rejoice. That really sucks. But is that really the case?
If not, respond in the comment section with something you are rejoicing about.
At the sake of noodling out of my hypocrisy, here are some reasons I have to rejoice:
- I am alive and well. No terminal illnesses or chronic diseases (except sin).
- My husband is sticking out this marriage thing with me.
- God has strengthened my already-existing friendships, made acquaintances friends, and brought some new people into my life recently. And, my heart has actually been open to it.
- God has been teaching me about prayer recently and answering my prayer that I would, in fact, want to pray. Sometimes.
- I have had some opportunities (and the guts) recently to speak to people I don’t know about Jesus. I do NOT have the gift of evangelism, so this is quite a miracle.
- I have started to read novels again after a long stint of legalism in which I only read Christian books and commentaries. I feel like an English Lit major again.
- My husband has been given a great job which allows me to stay home.
- God is teaching me about death. At first, I didn’t think this was a reason to rejoice, but I am finding that for the first time in a long time, I am seeing some reason to hope in heaven and not so much in this life.
- I think I might just be on the cusp of some new kind of growth, a starting over and learning the gospel all over again. We will see.
- Jason likes my tuna casserole. And it’s so easy to make!