During the month of July the Affirmation is LOVE.

The Bible defines: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud, (1 Corinthians 13:4)

The Dictionary defines: strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties; warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion (Merriam-Webster)

It seldom looks like what you think it should look like.


Probably the single hardest thing to do is to own our own joy. So many times we give into mood-of-the-day. If everyone around me is happy, I am happy. If everyone around me is sad, I am sad.

If no one in your circle of influence has joy, does that mean you don’t have joy?

God gives us a Joy that is built on Hope and Love. Own it. Write it in your own handwriting


Sometimes my joy is down low. I am so consumes with all of the other things happening in my life, I forget about it. I don’t dwell on it when I should. Those are times when I think about the things I can’t control.

But I serve an awesome God. He usually sends me something to remind me of what I believe.


It is a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. True joy comes from God. Sometimes mine is low key because there are so many things in the world that could steal it. It blends in, but it is one of the big things in my life.