The Path Of Joy

You make known to me the path of life;
    in your presence there is fullness of joy;
    at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Psalm 16:11
The minute I saw the word “path”, this verse came to my mind.
You have made known to me the path of life…
I had to search for the rest. Funny how the Holy Spirit is like my brain’s Google search engine.
I am grateful for the scripture that I have memorized and for the bits and pieces that I recall and can find when needed. Interestingly, I have been contemplating joy a lot lately.
How it comes from one source.
The word that is an acronym for joy.
I had just wrote out those words on some rocks for my desk the other day.
I have always loved that reminder.
I heard it first in a lesson I was teaching at home with my daughter.
She remembers it too.
She saw the rocks on my desk and said, “I remember when we made a little craft of that”.
It reminds me and I remember it well.
The path to joy is through Jesus.
No shortcuts.
We remember.

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Dawn Paoletta is the author of Journaling for Discovery and Delight. Her writing is included in several anthologies and her poems have been included in the Wickford Poetry and Art Exhibit and Books. Dawn is currently working on her next book. Inquiries at

7 thoughts on “The Path Of Joy

  1. I love that you wrote on JOY, which is my word for the year of 2012. I think you are right about spelling Joy, Jesus and Others and You. When we quit being so self-absorbed, we can focus on all the blessings He has given us.


  2. Hi Dawn, stopping by your blog since you so graciously stopped by mine. This is amazing. 5 minutes…wow what can you do with an hour? I needed to hear this. So amazing.


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