Morning Joy Compositions was born after a prolonged period of waiting… waiting until "the right season" – the season when I would have everything in beautiful order as a homemaker, wife, and mother – everything under control – everything running at the most efficient, optimum level. That time has not yet come, but I am not waiting anymore for that season – only waiting on God as He works in me. As much as I desire order with beauty and unfailing roles in my home, I will continue to have new challenges to face, new lessons to learn, and new wisdom to apply until I reach my eternal Home. This blog is a composition of the compositions of my heart and life. I pray that by sharing my heart compositions, another woman or girl may be encouraged to know God, to seek God, and to praise God whether in the night season or in the morning light. May my compositions be characterized by "simplicity and Godly sincerity" though I feel like a complex person – like my heart is so full, it will explode if I don't share it.
Being a Christian, my main purpose is to glorify God with my life. My walk with God helps me in my relationships and in the roles God has placed me in. My marriage will always be a highly pursued subject until death parts us, for it is symbolic of the relationship between Christ and the church. Motherhood -another life-long pursuit- has its seasons. At the beginning of this blog, I am blessed to have all of my children still at home. I will soon have children leaving our nest beginning their own. God created me with music flowing through my brain constantly ~ God's kind gift to me and probably a trial to others. Teaching and sharing what I've learned is a reward.
As many people do, I enjoy seeing artistic, beautiful things ~ especially, God's creation. I haven't the skill to draw or paint, so photography helps me capture those beautiful sights and memorable moments that I don't ever want to forget. Originality, creativity, and organization are fun to me, and words are important.
Our highest calling and first step to leading others to know Jesus Christ begins at home. My husband Matt and I have journeyed together in marriage and ministry for twenty years, and God has entrusted nine beautiful children to us! What a great privilege we have to serve the Lord, and what an awesome responsibility we are accountable to God for! We desire to please Him and to share the joy, hope and grace found in having a personal relationship with Him. Being a Christian does not make life struggle-free, but on the contrary, engages us in spiritual warfare. Satan wants our personal lives, our families, our churches, our communities, and our wonderful country. Standing for truth in our day requires strength we can only find in the presence of God. The sweet Holy Spirit within us guides us, convicts us, and comforts us. Even in hard times, there is hope in God. He is good. He is kind. He is with me. He is for me. He is life everlasting. He is mine!