The Joy of Children (#write31days – Day 30)

This afternoon we hosted our annual church Trunk or Treat event. Even though I help to facilitate it, it’s such a joy to participate. I love seeing the children dressed up in their Halloween costumes, gathering candy, playing games and having fun! I also love seeing all the kids at heart decorating their trunks and … [Read more…]

The Joy of Dressing Up (#write31days – Day 29)

Whether the play closet in my childhood preschool/Kindergarten classroom, dressing up for a fancy event or carefully selecting and putting together a Halloween costume, I love to dress up! I am a horrible actor, but thankfully dressing up for Halloween also doesn’t mean you always have to play the part. There’s so much fun in … [Read more…]

The Joy of Grace (#write31days – Day 27)

It’s 30 minutes until a new day and I have yet to post for the 31 day challenge.  I had gone several days without planning what I would write, but having no trouble, because something joyful arose to blog about. Today was a good day, but nothing special happened. I don’t have enough thoughts for a … [Read more…]

The Joy of Learning (#write31days – Day 25)

Today I spent my time at a district conference. I typically most enjoy these conferences for the opportunity to re-connect with ministry friends and acquaintances and meet new people as well. The theme/topic doesn’t usually matter to me, and in fact, this time around, I had not even had a chance to take a glance … [Read more…]

The Joy of Opportunity (#write31days – Day 24)

On Thursday, I had the joy and opportunity to gather with fellow professional church workers in northern VA for a monthly gathering. What made it even more special was that a friend of mine was sharing about her and her husband’s journey into becoming full-time missionaries to Uganda. This morning we got to catch up … [Read more…]