Proverbs 15:15 has a lot to say to me this day about living joyfully.

The New American Standard translation reads:

All the days of the afflicted are bad,

But a cheerful heart has a continual feast.

The Message translation reads:

A miserable heart means a miserable life;

a cheerful heart fills the day with song.

Let us live this day with joy, expectantly waiting for the opportunities of service which it will bring. Let our hearts be at rest and joyful, singing the song which God has placed inside us to share.

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On this day..

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4 Responses to Living with Joy

  1. Kevin says:

    Thanks for sharing your faith, Wesley. I’ve read several ed tech blogs where Christians are mocked…thanks for putting what you believe on the table.

  2. Wesley Fryer says:

    Well, I want to be authentic, and I blog as much for myself as I do for others to read. When I write something, I process it at a deeper level and remember it more throughout the day. I also can refer back to something later if I’ve posted about it!

    So thanks for the feedback. I don’t want to turn people off who are interested in just the educational technology stuff I post, and that is why I offer a separate feed for just edtech posts, but I also want to use my blog to freely express my thoughts on many topics. I appreciate your comment.

  3. Cheri says:

    I was pleasantly surprised to se the Christian link – Yea! This is my first time posting on a blog, so I’m experimenting with the little html I know.
    I am a college professor in the midwest, the seemingly only evangelical Christian out of 40 tenure track colleagues in my department. I too have been subjected to sarcasm and Christian over-generalizations in faculty meetings and informal conversations.

    At times it is difficult, I want to leave and go to a Christian college. However, God does remind me that He is my all, He is my joy and with Him all things are possible, even witnessing to not-so subtle non-believers.

    Thank you Wesley for this opportunity.

  4. Michael says:

    It’s imperative that the faithful stand tall and represent…we need to do it for ourselves, and for our communities, where positive role models are often in short supply.

    Cheri, I know how life in the midst of non-beleivers can be truly trying, but remember, God does not test us with more than we can bear! I pray that The Almighty blesses you with strength and patience in times of adversity.

    Thank you Wes, for the inspiration you provide so many in the edtech world, and beyond. (I just saw that world map!)

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