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.