I’ve been working on some new projects for my Etsy shop and I can’t wait to bring them live into the shop!
The first project involve some of my favorite verses in scripture and these verses are found in Philippians 4. When I first started Kindler of Joy Philippians 4:8 was the verse I claimed as the theme behind Kindler of Joy.
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on these things.”
It really is central to becoming a kindler of joy. We must focus on the beautiful things all around us.
During these crazy last few months I have been drawn to the verses leading up to verse 8. They have brought me comfort and hope.
“Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
These verses have reminded me that we are to rejoice always, in all circumstances. Rejoice, even when we are stuck at home and missing church and missing the Feast of Feasts with our parish. Even when _________. Rejoice!
I am comforted to know that I can lean on Him Who will give me peace, peace I cannot even understand, I just need to lean in.
I am making a notecard set with these 4 verses! We need to be encouraged by these verses, but how awesome to send them to a friend who needs encouragement as well!
The photo above is one of the notecards that will be in the series.
They will be in the shop soon! Keep an eye out for them.
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Thanks, Francis. I’m super excited.