“Living joyously is a choice....you must choose gladness many times daily. This is especially true during difficult times. When something happens that breaks the pattern of comfort and happiness in your life, you are being put to the test...” -Jesus Always•If there was ever a mantra that I had to claim during our nearly decade long battle with infertility and recurring pregnancy loss, it was this. Choose joy. Daily. It’s where the title of my blog came from, Trials Bring Joy. •“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.” James 1:2-4 NLT•I’ve shared the full devotional in my story today, it’s good stuff. How are you choosing joy? Are you putting in the effort? Are you asking for eyes to see the blessings in the pain? I know for me it hard at times, so requires intention. Let’s be intentional together. It’s so worth it. God gives us the strength to live joyously despite our circumstances. (((Hugs))) Happy Saturday friends!