Dance Break

Sometimes I find myself at work trying to focus on what I need to do, but struggling. There are so many distractions that come about daily. Between the heart wrenching tragedies I see on social media, stressors in my own life, and trying to be a part of my family and friends’ support systems it can be daunting. There are times when my heart just longs to sing out and express joy in what I do have, even though it might not be much. After releasing all the things that I take in from time to time, I often have to engage in some spiritual and emotional self-care.

For me, this often includes finding time and space for a worship break. I usually am able to do this at my desk, but sometimes it can be intense and I have to sneak off. But no matter when or where it is done, it gives me a chance to connect with God in a way that really engages me. As you prepare for this week, I want to share some musical worship with you. I hope it is as enjoyable for you as it is for me and that you will share it with someone also. May your Monday be filled with moments available to worship God and let your heart sing with joy. Happy Monday.

All the earth worships you and sings praises to you; they sing praises to your name. Selah – Psalms 66:4esv

Grace and peace

Jay Smilez

I am a lover of Christ, her family, food, music, single malt scotch and motherhood! I discovered the joy in sharing my life, story and transparent truth with others through writing after going through an extremely difficult time in my life. The transition from single woman to single mother, and all the unexpected obstacles, brought me to what I thought was point of no return. It wasn't until after I made it past this point that I learned I was not the only one who had gone through (or will ever) it. What I am currently learning is my journey does not define me, I make it what it is. So as I continue on my journey, I will no longer define myself by my current status, but I will gladly share the accessory God gave when He created this example of His constant grace. My smile.

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