It's no secret that I am interested in joy - I mean, it's right there in the name of the blog. But this year, I decided to make JOY, and the pursuit of joy, my focus. I have chosen a word to focus on for several years now, and while I almost chose a different word (I may tell that story later), it all just kept coming back to JOY. I feel like the word joy is often misunderstood (including by me!) and I want to take this year to explore what it really means to pursue joy. . . joy in work, joy in peace, joy in humility, joy in serving, joy in gratitude, joy in giving, joy in less, joy in marriage, joy in parenting, joy in the drudgery, and joy in simplicity.