I sing in a two different choirs. My own church choir, which is like a family to me, and a large statewide choir (500 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 teasing 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—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 epiphany with other women of all ages who have come together for Bible study and encouragement.
Seeing glimpse of spiritual ownership and 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 humble back porch.
Holding my very first grandchild and seeing in his eyes the hope of Christ for the next generation.
These simple things make my heart sing.