Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Angel's WHY I COUNT IT ALL JOY Wednesday

I am filled with JOY this week, because I am getting to keep my niece, while my brother and sister-in-law are at youth camp. Yesterday morning, before VBS, she found a "permanent" marker.
I was filled with JOY that it wasn't really permanent. It came off, but then today, she wrote all over her hands with a yellow highlighter and all over her legs with an ink pen. I am filled with JOY that she is getting a good nap today, and I am getting to finish this post. I am filled with JOY that my granddaughter Madasyn is coming to spend tonight, so I'll get to take her to VBS tomorrow, and I'll get to have fun with them together!

I am filled with JOY that the VBS workers are taking great care of Gabby, and she is loving it. She says "Bible School, Bible School, Bible School" all the way there!

I am filled with JOY to be a part of VBS, where we share the "ABCs" with children.

Crafts were a little crazy today, but I am enJOYing it very much, and I think that all of the children are, too. This is the great crew that I am working with, getting ready before our Wacky Wednesday! I'm sure tomorrow will be calmer!

Both of these ladies are very special. The one on the left is Lea. Her husband was diagnosed in February with a rare kind of cancer. Her Caringbridge journal entries are an inspiration, every day! She always shares what God is speaking to her during her morning quiet time out on her back porch, with the birds, when she is at home. When she's at the hospital, she's always sharing the amazing things that God is doing for them, and about how they share their faith with the others in the hospital! She only got to come help in VBS today, and maybe she'll get to come back Friday. They will be at the hospital tomorrow. I am filled with JOY to see Lea's smiling, encouraging face.
The lady on the right was my Assistant Principal last year. I still do not have a job for next year. I am filled with JOY, because I know I'm going to be doing something that the Lord has planned for me.
For I know the plans I have for you,
declares the Lord,
"plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11
This is Laura, a very special friend to me. We lived in the same town and went to church together, when we were all newlyweds, before any children and during the births of each of our first children, and then we each moved away. And, then the Lord brought us back together in a different town! I am filled with JOY to be with Laura again. I am filled with JOY that we are getting to do Summer Bible Study together!
Angel once said "JOY is contagious!",
so go here to share in the JOY!!!


  1. What a blessing to enjoy the little ones and VBS. These memories will be treasured forever. I'd like to wish you and your family a happy and safe weekend.

  2. What a wonderful post today! Friendships bring such JOY!! I am blessed with your friendship and blessed to spend the day with Angel yesterday!

    Such gifts to have your family with you and sharing in VBS!! God is sooo good isn't HE!

    Praying for this friend and her husband! What an inspiration they are!! WOW! I love it when people just shine for Jesus in the midst of their own storms~ It is sooo HIM in them!

    Love and Hugs

  3. Cute, I loved the part where you were filled with joy that the marker was not permanent! I would have been too! Love it!


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