Simple Things That Make My Heart Sing!


I sing in two different choirs. My own church choir, which is like a family to me, and a large statewide choir (300 strong) that sings at various events and churches around our state several times a year. Participating in these two choirs is an important part of my life and brings me great joy. It lifts my spirit and fills my soul to sing praises to the King of Kings with other believers. It makes my heart sing.

But, there are  other, non-musical things in my life that make my heart sing, as well, like:

Enjoying a full house, noisy once again as my independent young adult children come home for a holiday or family event and interact with each other in fun and familiar ways—a vivid display of their unbreakable family bond.

Walking with my husband on a sunny day, under the shade of the oak canopy that stretches over our quiet little country road while engaging in deep conversation or just holding hands in silence.

Lying on the beach with a book in my hand, lulled into relaxation by the hypnotic sound of the undulating ocean waves and the warm caress of the summer sun.

Sharing moments of growth and enlightenment with other women of all ages who have come together for Bible study and encouragement.

Seeing glimpses of spiritual growth displayed in the lives of my young adult children, a confirmation of God’s grace and mercy to an imperfect yet well-meaning mama.

Enjoying quiet, uninterrupted private times of prayer and devotion with the God of the universe on my back porch.

Holding my grandchildren and seeing in their eyes the hope of Christ for the next generation.

These simple things make my heart sing.






About Heart of the Matter

I am a southern wife and mom who loves reading, music, studying the Bible, and playing a game of tennis now and then. I also enjoy spending time at the beach and have amassed quite a seashell collection. I love all things southern: sweet tea, magnolia trees, comfort food and entertaining. I live in awe of what my Savior has done for me and desire to share spiritual encouragement with others.
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7 Responses to Simple Things That Make My Heart Sing!

  1. sptchmom777 says:

    Wow. I feel like I have been reading my very own words! But alas, I am still waiting on that last one…you know the grandchild one? But the timing is not to be mine….and I know to keep my pretty little or big 😉 lips sealed. But it is the simple things that make my heart sing as well! Thank you for a lovely post!

  2. rosebudmama says:

    I love how the word sing reminded you of things that make your heart sing. One of the things that make my heart sing is that my four year still likes cuddle time in my lap. I hope you have a lovely day!

  3. nabiyagi says:

    Hello, greatful Singer =)
    Thank you for sharing. I could vividly picture the little things and they made me smile too. So great you’re able to live and enjoy your passion within the choirs! Greetings from your fmf neighbour

  4. Lesley says:

    I love to sing too- it’s a great way to express our praise to God. And I love how you also reflect that it’s more than music- that the things and people we love make our hearts sing. Visiting from FMF #13.

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