Why I “Count it all Joy” Wednesday

I am filled with joy because this is the day that the Lord has made and I am rejoicing in it.  The sun is shining and my flowers are beautiful.

I am filled with joy because we busted it this year and this is our last week of school.
I am filled with joy because the Lord has a plan for our lives and HE is directing us even when we don’t know what to do or where to go.

I am filled with joy because even after all these years of serving the Lord, we are continuing to grow in Him together as a family and individually.
I am filled with joy because the Lord promises that no matter what happens, no matter the trials, no matter the disappointment, JOY comes in the morning!!!  Hallelujah!!!
I am filled with joy because He offers everything we need to live a life full of joy which comes from knowing Him.
I am filled with joy because I been spending this week with my sweet granddaughter, Ella, before she leaves Friday for a LONG week!!

Being a Nanny is pure JOY!!

I am filled with joy because the little hispanic girl I tutor is getting it!!  She is doing so much better!! Thank you Jesus
I am filled with joy because I am planning a vacation for us this summer at the beach!!!  We will be surrounded by pure beauty created just for us by the Lord!!!  Thank you for all the beautiful things you created for our pleasure!!!
I am filled with joy because I have a wonderful, talented (as you saw in yesterdays post), loving husband who is back in the USA!!  Praise Jesus!!
"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." Romans 15:13
Joy is a fruit of the Spirit!!  Do you have it?  What are your joys?

Counting it all Joy!!


Heart2Heart said...


I love that you tutor as well. We are racing the time as well to finish school early and begin to enjoy the fruits of our labors early and have a very long summer ahead. No more waking up early is what I look forward to the most, next to a speedy recovery of course.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

The Real Me! said...

We must have been thinking alike in order to both think that a beautiful flower is worth posting today. You know that brings me joy!

Beth E. said...

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow! What a wonderful, encouraging post!

We're going to the beach, too! It's our first vacation in about three years. We're excited!

Mich said...

This post made me smile...so full of joy! Thanks!

Your baby girl is adorable.

LV said...

Loved your post today. Most of all I loved seeing that precious child. Your flowers are gorgeous.

bp said...

Beautiful flower! I enjoyed your post of reasons you are filled with joy. Praise God! The trip to the beach sounds fun.

Loren said...

I am filled with joy too my friend....your flowers are beautiful....beaches ~ oh my...nothing better than being at the beach with your family!!! being a nanny or a noni ♥ PURE JOY! growing in the Lord as a family and individuals brings JOY UNSPEAKABLE

I also must say i am filled with joy that I have been reunited with my childhood friend...and that one day soon I will hug your neck, drink coffee and catch up :) Oh the joy that awaits :)

I love you

Lou said...

What a beautiful flower and a beautiful post! Give praise, His love endures forever. That is my joy today!

Chrissy said...

Your granddaughter is quite beautiful! :)