Rejoicing or Complaining?!?!

Amen!! Rejoice In The LORD!! \O/

mandylynncarpenter

cropped-true-joy.jpgWhat makes you happy? What makes you joyful?

Is there a difference? Or are they the same?

I have learned through the years that happiness and joy are two very different things.

For happiness comes and goes. It is based upon circumstance and feelings.

Whereas, joy comes from the Lord!!

On the plane on the way to Nepal, we met some seasoned missionaries to Thailand. As we talked I asked the wife, if she had any advice to offer, what would it be.

She looked at me and said, “The joy of the Lord has to be your strength.”

I have thought on this so much in the past months as we have worked to settle ourselves into a new culture and a new way of life.

Some days are hard, some days the frustrations of life here with dust, drivers, limited electricity etc. can grate on you.

And it…

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