Sunday, December 13, 2015

JOY

 Joy!  Joy! Joy!  
Here's the book about JOY that I've been enJOYing.
 The thinkers discuss three different types of people:  protectors, predators, possums.  Protectors live in relationship and welcome weakness. They share their own weakness.  They follow Jesus in that they love others as themselves.  Predators may be nice enough people but they are out for #1 and use people to get to that end.  Possums just play dead and tolerate predators that way.  
Joy comes from relationships.  It makes sense. When I am preparing to meet with a friend, I pray that God will wash over our time together.  Sometimes I forget.  Being completely present with others, casting our image-management aside, lends itself to joyful encounters.  The writers also shed light on how important it is to have intergenerational community.  
 Who are your people?  Who do you protect?  
 Thank you so much for popping by to check on me.  I'm pretty sure you are a protector.
(Please pop over to Heather's and see how Mr. Badger is being included in a lot of holiday hygge!)
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16 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

love that sweet little heart. blessings to you and yours.

Gumbo Lily said...

May JOY be yours this Christmastime!!

Betty the Wood Fairy said...

Your reading choice is very thoughtful Pompom - I have just requested Sarah Ban Breathnath books from my library as I do love to read them over Christmas. We have no snow, not even a slight chill here but I am feeling the festive cheer and have started decorating the house. Betty

Farm Girl said...

What a lot of good thoughts. Too bad you don't live closer, I would want to talk to you about that subject. Are sometimes people all three?
Your little heart is sweet, I echo the same thing back to you.
Have a lovely day.

Granny Marigold said...

You find the most interesting sounding books! Very thought provoking. I'm forever jotting down titles of books I want to read.

ellen b. said...

Very interesting descriptions. That's a good prayer to pray when you go to meet up with someone...

Tracey ~ Clover said...

Quite an interesting book, and yes, I am a protector!
It's warm here, not at all December like, but I did
here a cold front is on the way!

Kit said...

I loved this! I am happy to find out, I am a protector. :) I am having one of those wonderful weekends where I can't get enough of the Christmas feeling. It is wonderful! Kit

Julia said...

That sounds like a great book and I think I'm a protector. I put others needs before mine because it feels right to me. I've always been like that since i can remember.
Thanks for being my friend too.
Hugs,
JB

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Yes, I'm a protector but careful about sharing; I live amongst predators.

ann said...

Yes, by your definition I am a protector. I never thought of myself in such a way until you mentioned it. Thank you.

magsmcc said...

I am a possum! image management is the first thing that sends me under my rock! I suppose I try to protect home, but that's when I am not being a possum!

Nancy McCarroll said...

Sometimes I forget to pray before I see Julie. Those are the hardest days. You shared something important with that book. Blessings to you and yours and thanks for being my friend.

Jennifer said...

I am definitely a protector, and I protect my children first and foremost, with my husband next. I am unfortunate to have people in my life they need protection from. I wish it weren't that way, but I have to deal with what I've been given. The best thing I can do is be positive and good in my own life. I hope you are doing well and that you have a good week, Pom Pom. :)

Amy at love made my home said...

I was writing about joy yesterday too, it is such a important thing and we all need to find the joy don't we! I hope that you have lots of joy. xx

Heather LeFebvre said...

Oh I think that book sounds good!!!!! Mr. Badger's had his portrait painted by my mom. :)

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