I am a enneagram type 1. That means that I am a serious minded person and if I am not careful I can get too serious and suck the life out of myself and everything.

I remember when the pastor several years back would call me out for not laughing or crying for that matter when he would tell jokes and stories. See, I must keep joy present and so must you!

The joy of the Lord is our strength. If its not…You know the type, we become those who are wearing angry eye brows and all, like Bert on Sesame Street. Over the years the Lord has taught me to laugh, to enjoy in life, and enjoy those in it with me. I found my silly bone had grown a lot when I led the youth group.

This silly wild in me is a thing I hid and didn’t reveal outside my own home and to close family. I remember it being there as a small child but as I grew I struggled, and I still struggle at time to find the joy – Lord teach me to laugh even more!

Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

All is Grace,


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