Kay Warren of Saddleback Church led a women’s bible study called, Choose Joy this summer. 1000’s of women showed up to participate in the study, myself included.
The core message throughout the study was:
“Joy is the settled assurance that God is in control of all the details of my life; the quiet confidence that ultimately everything is going to be all right; and the determined choice to praise God in all things.” — Kay Warren
This was my first study like this. I was hesitant at first to participate, but ultimately was glad that I did. It’s a very important lesson to learn. I was surprised to learn that Kay Warren struggles with choosing joy; I always assumed that it came naturally to her. It makes me like her even more to know that she is so candid and authentic.
- Jesus was a man of joy
- Joy is a conviction of your mind
- Joy is a condition of your heart
- Joy is a choice of your behavior
DVDs of the Choose Joy series will be available this fall. More information can be found here.
I LOVE that my hometown of Bellingham, Washington is nicknamed the City of Subdued Excitement. It explains a lot…
It’s even on Wikipedia, so it must be true: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bellingham,_Washington.
Here is a quirky website showing the interesting character of Bellingham. Looks like the same dude has an album of the same name.
I’ve also recently discovered that an opportunist has built a website business – http://www.bellingham-subdued-excitement.com/ – to capitalize on it. But she’s not a Bellingham native; just a newbie so she doesn’t count.
If you’ve never seen or heard Bo Burnham, you should! He’s a young comedian who made his break by being an internet sensation with his funny music/lyrics.
You can get Bo Burnham’s Words, Words, Words on Amazon. Hilarious comedy that makes you chuckle.
For months I’ve been meaning to test out Celtx software to start writing something – a poem, essay, short story, book(?). Jonathan, the hubs, keeps mentioning it to me and emphasizing how valuable it really is when drafting up story ideas. It can be used for anything creative apparently.
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“Celtx helps you produce all types of media — film, video, documentary, theatre, novels, machinima, comics, advertising, video games, music video, radio, podcasts, and however else you choose to tell your story.” – www.celtx.com
It’s time to get on it and test it out! As a side note, he also bought me Dramatica Pro (professional writing software) a few years ago and I haven’t even used that. Pathetic!