Wednesday, December 22, 2010

the JOY of CHRISTmas. . .

I am sad and a little stressed and full of JOY all at the same time.

Today, right at this moment, the sounds of my 17 year old and 20 year old playing Mousetrap with our 8 year old nephew and with the sound of my husband mowing the yard, and the smell of banana bread baking in the oven, and the taste of cranberry bread all bring me JOY.

Taking time to slow down and really be with Jesus brings me the greatest JOY.

(Luke 2:10) But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.

(John 16:20-22) I tell you the truth, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. {21} A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. {22} So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.

(Romans 15:13) May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Angel is faithful to do this post every Wednesday to help us all remember to count it all JOY!What is filling you with JOY today? It is a true JOY to read other joyful posts, so go here to share in the JOY!!! Thank you, Angel!


  1. Sandy, I wish you and all your family a Merry Christmas. Tell everyone hello.

  2. Sandy,

    May your heart continue to flow and splash joy.

    Merry Christmas!


  3. Love your JOY!! Believing for a fabulous Christmas for you and your family!!

  4. Sounds and smells soooo Joyful! I pray you have a blessed and Very Merry Christmas! I am so thankful for the gift of YOU and Your Friendship Sandy!

    Love you!

  5. hi! Sandy, wishing you and your family, a Merry Christmas, and Blessings for the New year!