Thursday, December 15, 2011

Joy is..

There are so many things that bring joy to my life.  I have joy because I have HOPE in my Lord and Savior. Everything that I have and everything that I am is only because of the abundant grace and mercy of Jesus. That alone brings me much joy and happiness.

I am filled with joy when I see these ornaments on my tree each year. 

I was certainly filled with joy as I watched my grandchildren decorate my tree last Sunday. It only took them about 5 minutes to get it done, but I think they did a great job. These sweet babies bring me much joy.

Joy is seeing this precious face as this little angel was waking up from a nap after church.


Joy is a little girl in a hot pink zebra print hat that she picked out herself. Especially when the little girl is a constant reminder of God's healing power. Thank you, Lord, for healing my sweet Mercie. I will praise you every day of my life and testify of your goodness as long as I have breath.


Joy is taking 2 sweet boys to the park and taking lots of pictures of them while they play.

Joy is my 1000 gifts journal. It has been so rewarding to record my daily blessings and be reminded of just how generous my God is in all things. As I near 1000 gifts, I am determined to keep going and be ever mindful of the many blessings I receive every day of my life. 
Joy is spending time with Mikaela, Eli, Mercie and Silas. I love being a Nana and I love being loved by my sweet grandbabies!

Joy is Silas in his little teddy bear hat.

Joy is the Word of God. There is nothing as satisfying as digging into His precious Holy scriptures. There is life in the pages of God's Word.  There is unending treasure to be found deep inside the inspired words of the bible. When we read His Word, He speaks to our hearts. We learn. We grow. We fall more in love with our Savior. 

Joy is Laylah Beth. 

Joy is my baby girl loving on her baby girl.

Joy is seeing the smile on this precious face. And the dimples...

Joy is brothers....

Joy is cousins...


Joy is the Lord. Joy is the promise of His Word. The Truth of who He is. The faithfulness of our Father. The abundance of His mercy and grace. The magnitude of His love.  Joy is Jesus.

"And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD; 
it shall rejoice in His salvation"
(Psalms 35:9)


Nancy said...

Your grandchildren are all so adorable. I love your very used Bible. I have a lot of underlinings in pen in mine. I love to jot notes from sermons and more, my own wonder at something new I have found. I pray blessings of enlightenment and understanding as we both soak up more of the truly good stuff.

Nancy M. said...

Great pictures of your babies, they are all so precious! Tis the season to be Joyful!

LisaShaw said...

Amen! Joy is the Lord indeed! Beautiful photos!!! Precious memories showing His Joy!

Much love and Christmas blessings to you and your family and a New Year that is full of the JOY OF JESUS!!!

Miriam said...

Beth, how precious are your grandkids! May God's joy from His holy word continue to fill your home!
Merry Christmas! Love & hugs!