Joy is the emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune
 or by the prospect of possessing what one desires.
See…evoked,… the prospect,… a road, a journey, a walk;
not all flat and smooth, not at sunny and fresh.
I want to persevere until I get there.
I don’t want to be side-tracked because the way isn’t as I imagined.
What ever it is that you desire keeping walking until you get there.

The Road to Joy
© 2009
Julie Jordan Scott

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The Road to Joy is dappled with mud, not daisies as a
lesser soul might suspect.

The Road to Joy is dirty, with twists and turns and rocks
and craters and lies and disapproval

The Road to Joy is fed by forgiveness and light, packages
tied up in hope and trust and movement

The Road is big and tall and complete, even and especially
in moments of active, intentional stillness.

The Road to Joy is paved with stones of grace, of passion,
of loss and discovery and tears and brokenness that becomes
whole and breaks again.

The Road to Joy passes by your door and my door and his
and hers and theirs as well.

The Road to Joy is in conversation, it is in argument, it
is in laughter and winks and open hands and arms
and tapping toes.

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The Road to Joy Is?
The Road to Joy is….
The. Road. To. Joy. Is…

Bernstein said, “Beethoven was a creature of grace and
innocence and trust – hope and future and immortality. ”
Sort of like me. Sort of like you.

Your road to joy is…..

John15:8-11 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

Galatians 5:22  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, …

 Trust God for your day, Today