31 Days of Joy: Day 31 – Getting Lost In Music As October Goes

Today is the end of 31 Days of Joy, and the end of October.  I will make sure the links are up this weekend to all the posts.

It is very fitting I end this month with a post about music. I love music and feel great joy getting lost in the strains of Beethoven’s Symphony #9 Frank Sinatra’s The Best Is Yet To Come or The Village People’s YMCA.

Instead of posting “The Monster Mash” or some other Halloween song I decided to post a Barry Manilow song.  After last winter I now see October 31st as Barry Manilow Day – and it gives me the shivers.  Today, October goes and that means one thing…“The snow begins to fly” – brrr.

Enjoy this beautiful song with lyrics by Johnny Mercer and music by Barry Manilow.

 

31 Days of Joy: Day 30 – Comfort and Joy in Philippians

Before I read today’s devotion I was having small moments of panic realizing the expenses I have coming up – car insurance, new battery for computer, and Rommie’s hip medicine.

I sat in the dining room chair this morning to read my devotion. “Hopefully I can find some comfort in my devotion.” I said to Rommie.

When I opened the book to today’s devotion, this was the verse:

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Philippians 4:8 (ESV)

The devotion was all about changing your thinking, because what you think about you bring about. Focus on what you have, focus on the positive, and focus on the Lord.

After all, the Holy Spirit is more powerful than my chattering monkey brain.

A good message to read since my seasonal job ends tomorrow.

Yes, I found comfort in today’s devotion but I also felt a connection to God’s love and peace. In other word’s I found joy.

31 Days of Joy: Day 29 – Joy in Ephesians

There is nothing pressing on my mind to share with you today.  Instead I decided to share this verse:

May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will never fully understand it. Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God. 

Ephesians 3:19 (NLT)

I wish this for all my readers.

Sleep well in God’s arms tonight.

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