Why I “Count it all Joy” Wednesday

Welcome to Why I Count It All Joy Wednesday!!
To join in on all the JOY, grab my button for your post, make your own JOY list, 
and link up below this post so others will be able to find your blog!  
Don’t forget to post a link on your blog back to me!

I am filled with JOY because this week I decided to put a new spin on my JOY list.  After months of my family reading my Wednesday “JOY” posts, I decided to get them involved.  I asked my sweet hubby and my three youngest boys to give me two reasons they are filled with JOY this week.  They all not only jumped right on it, but did it with JOY!!
I am filled with JOY because I have such a hilarious and loving family.- Isaac
I am filled with JOY because there are people willing to risk their lives to spread the gospel. - Isaac
I am filled with JOY because God is so good. - Adam
I am filled with JOY because my parents have dedicated their lives to giving kids (us and every kid they have ministered to doing Children’s Ministry) a firm foundation in Christ. - Adam
I am filled with JOY because I have parents who have taught me to LOVE JESUS. - Drew
I am filled with JOY because I have a super close family that is not afraid to laugh. - Drew 
I am filled with JOY because I have a family that endures my being a pack rat and laughs with (at) me about it. - Dan
I am filled with JOY because I have the ability to laugh, even when not everyone around me is laughing or when it might not seem like there is something to laugh about. - Dan
I am filled with JOY because the Lord has blessed me with the JOY I get from being Dan’s wife, Lindsey, Shane, Drew, Adam, and Isaac’s mom, Andy’s mother-in-law, Ella’s Nanny, and friends with all of you!!
JOY is contagious!!  My family caught on, spread the JOY to your family and they will catch on too!!  I can already feel Joy changing our world one family at a time!!
Counting it all Joy!!


Loren said...

What a WONDERFUL family filled JOY list today :)

I LOVE IT :) I can just hear each one of them sharing their hearts! You have such a wonderful family ! I am filled with Joy to know and love you all!

Andrea said...

Living a life filled with joy definitely changes everyone around us...blessings,

Kim @ Homesteader's Heart said...

I love that you got the whole family involved. You all have a JOYFUL common bond! I know that we all would get along swimmingly! LOL!
Have a fabulous day my friend.

Steph T. said...

LOve that your family joined it!! YOu are sooo right & that it is contagious! Have a blessed day!

Saleslady371 said...

I loved every one of your family's comments! Have a joyfilled Wednesday, my friend!

Sandy said...

Angel, it is such a JOY to be touched by you and your family and all of your joy! Thank you so much for shairng and for letting all of us join in! I really enJOY it very much!

Heart2Heart said...


What a great way to keep the focus of your family on the things of God instead of this world. Great post!

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bp said...

That's a great idea to include the whole family! I enjoy reading it every week and want to post at some time. I am so thankful for the joy of the Lord. He has given me joy and peace through the uncertainty. I am the type that normallly worries, but I haven't been about this (you can read more on my blog post). And I'm just so thankful for that!

He & Me + 3 said...

That was awesome Angel. I love that you got the kids involved and I love their answers. What sweet joy.

Susan B said...

Hi Angel,
I enjoyed reading your joyful post, and what your family had to say. You have a loving family, that I'm sure you are very proud of! :)

Thank you for your visit to my blog, and for your very sweet comments! Also thank you for becoming a follower. I am follower of your blog now too. God bless!

Mich said...

what a "joyful" family.

LOVE it!!!

thanks for the prayers.