What Makes You Happy?

Several years ago I wrote a blog with the question: Did Jesus have fun? This morning I received an interesting comment by Yvonne Bleakney:

Yes Jesus wants us to be like little children and have fun. I had a dream one night that Jesus and I were in the river of life having a splash fight and he and I were laughing so hard and having so much fun. I look at flowers and smell them and smile because I know he loved them… I love to dance with Jesus… I believe he wants us to have fun everyday so our spirits will soar with joy in our hearts… We need to enjoy each day with the Lord and look at nature with awe like a little child first seeing [it]… (Read here the complete comment.)

Not long ago I read a story about a woman who was sad and depressed. Just like Yvonne she saw herself playing with Jesus. He splashed water on her in a game that made her happy. After this experience her broken heart was healed!

I believe we need to be reminded once again that the joy of the Lord is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10).

What makes you happy? Flowers bring joy to my heart. Children bring the most joy. I believe they are the flowers in God’s big garden. Here is a little girl that makes me happy. Sarah Elizabeth brought the doll I gave her for her birthday on her trip to Sweden. She chose to bring it with her because it’s very special to her. That warms my heart.

Sarah and bloomsA very fun surprise for my daughter was that she got to meet her favorite teacher, from third grade in the Swedish School she went to in Cochabamba, Bolivia. We were missionaries in Peru and she and her sister went to boarding school in Bolivia. Later, our family moved to Bolivia.

Carina and GudrunCarina together with her favorite teacher

Gudrun came down to southern Sweden because one of her grandsons was graduating from High School (Studenten). My friend Birgitta was coming to visit, so Gudrun came along. She had an interesting experience. While traveling down on the bus a school teacher and her class also boarded. The teacher stopped and took a long look at Gudrun. “I know you,” she said. Yes, indeed! When this teacher was 12 years old Gudrun had been her teacher. “It’s largely because of you I became a teacher,” she said. What a fun experience to meet after 40 years!

When I told my friend Anita about this “fun” experience, she said I was the reason her daughter decided to become a teacher! Hearing something like that can really warm your heart! I’m sure we all want to inspire others, but to hear a testimony that we have been an inspiration is very rewarding.

The Lord has given my daughter and her family some wonderful weather during their visit to Sweden. The girls have had fun playing in my sister’s garden and doing some sightseeing.

Fun for me today? Just posting some of the flowers that are blooming to brighten our day makes me happy.

Fun bucket

Fun and colorful bucket

More blooms Pensamientos 2 Pensamientos Purple blooms 2 Purple blooms White blooms Yellow House bloomsThese colorful flowers are from the neighbor

Enjoy your day! Have fun! Most of all, enjoy your fellowship with Jesus!

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About kelund

My name is Kerstin Anderas-Lundquist. I was born in Sweden to Per & Brita Anderas, on March 6, 1946. In 1948 we left to begin a missionary life in Chile; in 1956 we moved on to Peru. On May 1, 1969 I married an all-Swedish guy from Karslkrona: Bengt Göran Emanuel Lundquist. God blessed us with two daughters: Eva-Marie Elizabeth and Ruth Carina. We served as missionaries in Peru and Bolivia. In 1988 we moved to the United States to work at Life Publishers in Miami, Florida. I was to assist in developing the line of Sunday School Curriculm in Spanish known as Vida Nueva. I live in Springfield, Missouri, and am retired from work at the Assemblies of God Headquarters. My husband and daughter Eva-Marie have been promoted to Heaven. Carina is married to Thom Cole and they have given me four gourgeous grandchildren, even five (teen-age John). I will be writing about my life, past and present, blended with visions for the future. My deepest desire is to spread the “seed of love”–inspiration to serve God and our neighbors with love and compassion.
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