"[T]ake ink, pen, and a table to thy hand and remember that thou art about to serve God in the joy of the gladness of thy heart." [my excerpt]
"I commit to serving God today in joy through my writing."
Through writing on this blog. Through writing on my creative projects.
It's important to remember that joy here is part of the intention rather than a passive feeling. It's a way of serving. Can this intention extend even to the day job?
Sometimes – like today – the card, and the intention, gets buried under bills and work papers. But I know it's there.
(You can find Howe's essay in her collection, Wedding Dress: Meditations on Word and Life.)
(Photo: taken at St. John's University.)