Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Simple Human Gift

...What a rare and beautiful treasure
Is the simple human gift of joy.
-Giles Andreae

We can't lose it- this rare and simple human gift of joy. We can't. No matter what comes, no matter what we see, no matter what fills our newsfeeds or our sleepless nights, we can't lose joy.

I was thinking about this awhile ago while unpacking my dishes and stacking them in the built-in hutch in the dining room. (Some women loves shoes. Or lipsticks. Or purses. I'm a dishes girl. I have a mix of white dishes I use for every day, but I love my different sets. I think I have 7 different ones.) Setting a table, making dinner, inviting over friends... family... new faces... gives me joy. It's simple, but it's real. Joy. 

The news is beyond scary lately. It's only in the past few weeks that I've been thankful I'm not a reporter anymore. But the scarier the news gets, the more confident I become in a good God... an attentive God... and a God with purposes and promises that will all make sense in the end.

So I unpack my dishes and pray my prayers and keep on trusting. Trusting... and looking for moments of that simple human gift-- joy.

Don't forget about The House Helper Giveaway! -Brin


Unknown said...

I'm a dishes girl too, mainly English china in memory of my mum who was from England but all china just excites me!

Lynne said...

JOY. It's really what life is all about.
For sure.
P.S. I have a fetish for dishes and place settings too.

Lynne said...

And, as a person who loves good photography, you take really good shots. :) Just sayin' ...

Susan said...

beautiful, beautiful

Terri Steffes said...

I love dishes, too. It's something I gave up when we downsized, and I miss it.

Gail said...

I would love to sit at your table.