Today I find myself back in survival mode, and know in my heart that this is not as good as it gets. Recently my Bible study teacher posed the question, "What is the theme of your life?". Right now if I answered that honestly I would have to say frustration, loneliness, exhaustion, and chaos. I have not always been in this place. In fact I have seen the other side, I have had legs on my journey where I have thrived. But now, right now, I am here and am not really sure how I got back here. I know that thriving is where I should be at all times so I am setting course. I want Joy to be the theme of my life and I know that it will be. So, I am taking practical steps to make thriving in a joyful life my norm. "...for the joy of the Lord is your strength" (Nehemiah 8:10) is my new life verse. I know for me there is absolutely no other way I will move forward in this journey without recognizing where my strenth comes from. Once I get back there I plan to stay.
So follow along, and even join in, and be transformed from glory to glory as I or we journey from the pit of survival to the abundance of Everyday THRIVING.