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by linzy bruno
8/22/2016 / Short Stories
Lilly Rose sprang from her bed and ran to her window. "All the kids are outside already!" she screamed in her head. Then she nearly tripped and fell on her face as she pulled on her pants and quickly ran outside to her front yard to meet: Emily, Jillian, Sam and Devin. Three hours later, all 5 kids entered Lilly's house through the kitchen door where her mother was busy putting away the last of the breakfast dishes. "Hey Mom, we're starved; what's for lunch!" Lilly shouted.
The years passed quickly, and then in what seemed like the blink of an eye, Lilly was in her mid-thirties with kids of her own. One afternoon, she called her mother to chat about the challenges of life and motherhood. "Well everyone goes through these things, BUT one thing I've learned is that whenever I feel down, if I immediately start to pray and focus on God the weight of the world seems to be instantly lifted from my shoulders......in fact.....that's the ONLY way I've found I can help myself when life's problems or just the mundaneness of it all gets to me."
"Hmmm.....of course, why didn't I think of that! Thanks Mom!" After that, Lilly began going to God every time she felt discouraged or overcome by that familiar "hum-drum" feeling and by the time she reached her late forties, she began spending even more time: thinking about God, praying and reading her Bible. Then in her early fifties, she joined a neighborhood Bible study.
"You know.....as children we naturally feel great delight that come from just simply living life. I think the reason is that we still have so much of God's nature in us. But then as we grow into adulthood, the harshness of life and all the responsibilities begin to take their toll....BUT.....we can still have that Joie De Vivre we all crave! All we have to do is make of point of focusing on God and the things of heaven and mediating on His word and instantly we can experience His joy; much like the childlike joy we used to know and love.....After all, God is our Father and He desires joy for His children, just like we do as parents, only with God we get to have the out-of-this-world kind of joy, like it says in the Psalm 119.103:
"How sweet are Your Words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!"
I have been writing for many years. I really got serious when my 3 kids were still quite young, as they inspired me to write children's fiction nearly every day; observing them at play. These days I've been working hard on completely a Bible course online, THEN I'm going hard copy with my books!!
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