Barbara Johnson is one of my favorite authors. She lived a life of adversity but through trusting God she found His peace. And through that peace she found joy. It is that joy that she shared with us through her many books and her appearances at the Women of Faith Conferences. I had a chance to meet Barbara at one of the conferences and it was indeed a joyful experience. Whenever I read that quote I think of her life and how she lived it and how she blessed all that knew her with the joy of the Lord.
So this coming week – let us jump for the joy that comes from God and fill our world with laughter as if we were being “tickled to death”. Do you remember as a child being “tickled to death” and what fun that was? When our children were younger we had the tickle monster; their laughter still rings through our hearts.
Keep smiling and enjoy the sunshine even on the cloudy days.