A Journey into JOY

Day 1. #pilgrimagetojoy

On this Ash Wednesday, I’ll begin a journey into joy. That word has been whispering to me since the dawn of the new year. I seek it. I desire it. I yearn for it. I hope for it. It eludes me and I want to taste some joy. We could all use more joy in our lives. This Lent, for the next 40 days, I invite you to join me on this journey into joy. Each day I will meditate on some element of joy to gain a deeper understanding…something that brings me joy…an image…a quote…a poem….What are your thoughts about joy? What brings you joy? Not fleeting happiness. Not cheer or gladness. Rather, a sustainable, abiding joy in the face of all that life brings us. Journey with me.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13.

I’ll begin with a poem of mine from my book, Becoming Who I Am.

A Pilgrimage to Joy.

Encounter. Entangle. Enrage.

Enquire. Enlist. Entreat.

Engage. Enact. Endure.

Enshrine. Enable. Enliven.

Endeavor. Enough.

EnJOY!