Musings From The Manse

Musings From The Manse

A reflection for these days of a church in Lockdown.

Last Sunday we thought about joy and where it comes from. Joy and happiness are often confused but they are different. It is possible to be joyful even when we are unhappy. Joy comes from gratitude welling up deep within us.

Many of us are struggling just now. Struggling with the frustration of lockdown, struggling with the uncertainty of what lies ahead, struggling with the restrictions still in place and so, it can be a challenge to find things to be thankful for.

Gratitude and thankfulness are a spiritual discipline which bring great joy, try it….

Wednesday saw the beginning of the month of July and as a wee encouragement and a wee challenge, on our Facebook page we launched #joyfuljuly a whole month of being joyful. Each day we plan to share a wee thought about thankfulness and encourage us to find our inner joy.

Why not join us for the journey through July and share the things which bring you joy with us so that together we can encourage one another.

For the joy of the Lord is our strength. (Nehemiah 8:10)

Amanda

Old Kirk