“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord…..It is the Lord you are serving.”
I love this scripture. It can be applied to anything, such as, creativity, life, marriage, education, physical fitness, etc.
This week my former mother in law, Joyce Adrienne Paschal Holliday, passed away after over 20 years of battling Parkinson’s Disease. We celebrated Joyce’s life today in a service with family and friends in Houston, Texas.
Joyce lived her life according to Colossians. She was devoted to serving the Lord in whatever way she could. Joyce was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, grandmother and friend. She taught others by example about faith, hope, joy, strength, peace, dignity, and grace.
So many memories of Joyce’s life have flashed through my mind since learning of her death. Those memories make me smile. I think the thing I will miss the most about Joyce is her laughter. Her laugh was contagious and often came at very inopportune and inappropriate times which created some funny situations. I feel fortunate to have had Joyce in my life. I will miss her with all my heart but, I rejoice in the fact that Joyce is free. She has finally beaten Parkinson’s disease.
Thank you for visiting my blog today. I know you came here to read a devotional about creativity. I hope you don’t mind that I digressed a bit about family.
Post the scripture in Colossians up on your mirror, the refrigerator, or better yet, memorize it. Today as you work on creating artwork, planting your gardening, making cupcakes for your children, or playing a game of golf, remember to do it with all your heart. God bless.
We want to serve you. We want to do your will. We want to make you proud. Please bless us with the ability to use our whole heart as we live our life for you. Fill us with thy spirit. At this time, we especially ask that you comfort those who are dealing with sickness or death. In Christ’s name. Amen.