Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Day Brighteners...

The Christmas decorations have been put away... the routines of work and school have returned... it's cold, wintry and damp outside... and the sun is playing hide-and-seek!

So, I take matters into my own hands... and create "day brighteners"... bake up tummy-warming sweet things, light room-warming candles, shoot some heart-warming photographs... and suddenly, it's not so dreary anymore!

How about you, friend? 
What livens up your January?
How about checking out the Joy Dare?
The holy grail of joy's not in some exotic location or some emotional mountain peak experience. The joy wonder could be here! Here, in the messy, piercing ache of wondrous now, joy might be - unbelievably - possible! The only place we need see before we die, is this place of seeing God, here and now.
Unwrapping more of His love in this world.
Act justly.  Love mercy.  Walk humbly with God!


  1. I'm hungry - I'll be right over. : )

    What makes my January brighter? We took a little vacation this past week and it was a wonderful time to connect as a family and spend time in God's creation.

  2. Oh my goodness! Your treats alone are day brighteners! They're beautiful!! There really is joy in each and every day. Sometimes you just have to look for it.