Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Angel is asking us all to join in with her in a new meme today, so go here to share in the JOY!!!
I know I'm going to love "Why I Count It All Joy Wednesday"! At least, I thought I was going to yesterday, when I had this post all ready to go!
I am counting it all JOY, that by the time I finish this Joy-filled post, I will have it memorized!
Here we go again. . .
Our oldest son became a Husband and Daddy before we (his Dad and I) were ready for him to, but he is proving to be doing very well at both. My husband and I are very proud grandparents of beautiful Madasyn Shae and looking forward to the birth of our grandson!

We miss our daughter when she is not with us, but she loves her Summer job at a Christian youth camp, and we enjoy being there with her.

Our youngest son will be leaving soon for a Mission Trip. He has only been on an airplane once. That was a long time ago, and we were with him! He is so passionate about sharing the Gospel, and we know that God will be with him.

"I have no greater JOY than to know that my children are walking in the truth."

III John 4

Because of school budget, I do not have a job. I do not know if I am going to have one, but I am praying that God has something special for me.

"Consider it PURE JOY, my brothers (sisters), whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perserverance.

(lol I am persevering through this post!!!)

Perververance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must BELIEVE and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind." James 1: 2-6

This year, for VBS, I was planning to be a "helper" in Crafts. My friend, who I was going to help, called last night to tell me that her husband had changed their vacation time, for them to be out of town the week of VBS. I told her it was fine, to enjoy her vacation with her family. I quickly texted a sweet, mature high school girl, who I became close to last year at youth camp. I asked her if she will help me, and she said she will. I am so excited that I will have Taylor's smiling face and helpful self with me!

Most of all, I count it ALL JOY, because I have a relationship with God. He has made known to me the path of life; (I don't know what is front of me, but He does! I am following Him.) He will fill me with JOY in His presence, with ETERNAL PLEASURES! (Psalm 16:11)

Thank you, Angel for hosting this fun meme! I look forward to doing this every Wednesday, but hope it won't take me as long from now on!

Thank you, Loren, for telling us about Angel!

I hope you all will join in, and give me some comment love, too.

Have a Wonder-ful Wednesday, counting it ALL JOY!

YEA!!! It published! Just took me hours, but I am counting it All JOY! Got these JOYFUL verses in my heart and head today!


  1. PTL &heart; You did it! You have a beautiful, glorifying blog, here, Sandy. May you and your fresh new family find The Lord's Hands in all areas of your life.

  2. Yay!! It worked. I am so glad you joined in on the JOY!! I love your list and look forward to many more. I will definitely be thanking Loren for sharing you with me!!

    Love and Blessings

  3. Sandy ~ I LOVE sharing our JOY :) What a great meme Angel has shared with us!!

    What a wonderful gift you have been give and that you have given in that all of your kids are serving the LORD in some way! Truly a JOYful thing!!

    Enjoy VBS! I LOVE working and watching God move in the lives of sooo many during that time!!

    Love and blessings my friend

  4. Sandy! Great to find you in the blog world!! Thank you for sharing all the scripture today with this post. I really needed some "joyful" verses for my heart today because of things going on today. I appreciate you!

  5. Oh! my gosh! What a joy to be grandparents! Congrats.! on that sweet Blessing. It sounds like you are handling this thing called "Life" with Grace! what a Joy that is; is to be annointed with that Amazing Grace! Sorry about job situation but God has better plans for you and me that are without jobs! I'm still searching for just that "part time" one! Applied for several but "God knows the plan He has for Us!! Will Trust Him, in the wait!! Any way you just savor every moment Loving on that new Grand!! May the God of Peace rule in your Heart!

  6. Hey Again, I wanted to ask you about the "I count it all Joy Wednesdays". Where do you find it? that is so neat. I clicked on the button but nothing came up! Thanks for sharing info! LOL:) nana