Great Expectations Joy can seize us in the lowliest of places, perhaps even easier than in the loftiest ones. Humble eyes are open wider than those of great expectation, those muted of exultation and closed to the blessings that abound in the ordinary - it's commonness makes it no less miraculous. It's easy to see the glory of God stepping out of the darkness of a cave. Far harder blind, perched upon an idolatrous mountaintop of our own making. Great expectations cannot bring joy for they are contingent on the false hope that joy can be gained from obtaining anything of worldly worth. Happiness is fleeting; joy remains though the seasons change - in both the harsh, winter cold and the warm, summer sun. A joyful heart shoots for the stars but is content if the Universe wills for it to remain on Earth. Justin Farley
Hello, everyone! I have recently published my first chapbook of Christian poems titled “A Voice in the Wilderness – A Chapbook of Poems about God”. This has been developed and polished over the past six months or so. I am happy with the final product and hope you find encouragement in the poems but also a validation that the spiritual life is not all sunshine and rainbows. We all struggle. We all have periods of questions and/or doubt. But it is the yearning that keeps us coming back for more and allows us to experience joy.
You can purchase either on Amazon or on my own bookstore (it is cheaper and has free shipping on my store) and is available on the Kindle and in paperback.
Amazon: Kindle Paperback
Inkspiration Books (my bookstore): Paperback
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