“I tell you,” he [Jesus] replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”

—Luke 19:40 (NIV)


“YIPPEE!”

Happy dance.

“That’s so cool!”

Happy dance.

Sometimes in life…you just have to celebrate.

Actually, with God, there are many times in life we could celebrate.  But I think we are negligent in this area. We tend to be like the Israelites wandering around our own personal wilderness—grumbling, murmuring, and complaining.

But not today.

Since it’s November and November is the gratitude month (I insist on keeping it that way!), and since I have a few articles coming out between now and the end of the year, I’m doing the happy dance.

It’s a choice, you see. I still have all the same challenges as I normally do (maybe MORE), but I’m choosing to dance. It’s necessary, and God delights in our praises!

Even the creation seems to be celebrating lately with all the vivid colors swirling about us. And I love the visual Jesus gives in the above verse from Luke:  “The stones will cry out” if the disciples keep quiet. 

So, let’s not stay silent. Let’s “begin joyfully praising God in loud voices for all the miracles (we) have seen” (Luke 19:37).

In my article, “Leaping Off the Page,” found in the September/October issue of LIGHT magazine, I praise God for His Word. The piece describes five Scripture verses that sustained me during a time of loss. I hope you can relate!

Here is a link to that article from the Christian Record Services’ online edition:

http://connected.christianrecord.org/stories-articles/1259/

Happy November, Everyone! Happy Fall!
And Happy Dancing on the Journey!

Beckie