Each Monday over at McGuffy’s Reader she shares her Sparks link up for those who want to share an uplifting inspirational quote.
Today, I’m sharing “Give Joy, Get Joy” as my inspirational Spark. Pop over to see what others are sharing, but before you go, please leave a comment if only just hello so I know you stopped by and I can come visit you. Thanks..
My word for 2015. It was the first time ever that I’d picked a word to concentrate on for the year. I felt that I’d lost some of the Joy of every day life. I’m not sure if people have always picked a word for the year, but it was new and a first to me.
My Word: Joy ~ it can be found in small and large ways. The large Joy in my life continues to be the gift of children. My prayer was always that they’d be safe, they’d grow to be strong, confident and capable people. They have. The next large Joy has been the blessing of grandbabies.
The small Joys can be found in everyday life. A call from an adult child just because they want to talk to mom. A puppy that thinks he runs the show, but loves to snuggle when you need it. A husband that can make me laugh, and has a way of making me always remember the reasons I love him (even if he doesn’t realize he’s doing it.)
The Joy of a sunshiny day when your heart just feels right with the world. A grandchild that climbs up in the rocker with me even though we’ve kind of just met. She trusts because her daddy told her we’re visiting grandma/grandpa. An adult son who gives one of the best gifts a mom could receive. A son who lives in another state miles away who unselfishly gives the time out of his life to come stay and help an ailing father, and brings his daughter so she can get to know us better.
These are just some of the Joys that I documented in my thankful journal for 2015.
JOY is everywhere if you just notice.
My word picked for 2016: RENEW
Create in my a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Psa. 51:10 KJV
Thank you for all who gave a like or a comment or just visited my pages during 2015.
Happy New Year and wishing all a Wonderful and Blessed 2016.
Week three of the Advent theme with the group I’m following is JOY. As a child we have so much JOY when we anticipate Christmas. The belief that Santa will bring us delightful surprises. Same with our Faith. Jesus is a wonderful gift who will and always brings us delightful surprises as we travel through this earthly life. One surprise was the way he arrived (a babe born in a stable), and another unknown surprise at his birth was that he was sent to make a sacrifice that would give us unconditional forgiveness. All he asks is Love One Another.
God is peace, and if you let him, he will work in us a comfort and peace beyond understanding. Stay faithful and blameless awaiting the return of Jesus. Live in Love and Peace and enjoy the JOY that life brings.
Lord of Peace
God of Peace
A babe born for you and me
I’m in various Bible Journaling/Bible Reading groups that do such great scrapbook and/or digital pages. They do such great drawings so I’m dipping my pencil (as you might say) onto the canvas page to see if I can even draw more than a stick figure. So far, I’ve tried a couple of gals since I see lots of those used in pages. This one is my weeping girl since I was going for the eyes closed, and I wanted to add a quote (from me) about her weeping.
Hope you like it, and hopefully you’re not laughing too loudly at my first attempt at drawing a girl. I know…the pencil marks are messy. Will work on that. 🙂
It’s a sad world this week so I guess my gal could be weeping of sadness also, but we continue on with prayers to Paris and Jesus’ steady promises to guide.
Thanks for stopping by,
You also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth,
the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit.
The month of March reading Matthew, it’s as though I’ve been listening to Jesus talking to his disciples. Teaching them the Law, giving them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease, and foretelling of things to come.
I was among the crowds (multitudes) that gathered listening to His Words in Matthew. We gathered at different cities, we followed along as Jesus taught. I was there in Matthew when he said he would die and Peter didn’t want to hear it. We followed along as they beat him and nailed him to that cross.
Sadness filled my heart, but I knew it would turn to JOY because he had said why he would go to the cross. For Me and for All.
The word that resonated to me that he said during my journey this month in Matthew:
There is Love no greater than happened on the cross and Jesus’ sacrifice for us.
Matthew 22: 36-40
Master, which is the greatest commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou salt love the Lord they God with all they heart, and with all thy soul, and with all they mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Have a spirit filled Easter and celebrate with Joy and thankfulness that we are forgiven and that he is risen.