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 the Creator of the Universe knows my name and loves me flaws and all!!
I am filled with JOY because even though Dan’s trip to China is 9 days LONG, it is the shortest trip he has made in the last 2 years and he will be home Monday!!
I am filled with JOY because some smart person invented Skype which allows me to  not only talk to Dan when he is in China, but I get to see him too!!
I am filled with JOY because I have some wonderful boys who step up to the plate when their daddy leaves to take great care of me!!
I am filled with JOY because I am getting my hair done today!!
I am filled with JOY because we leave for vacation to the sandy beaches of California in two weeks!!  YIPPEE!!
I am filled with JOY because even though Adam and Isaac need allergy shots and the insurance company is calling all of their allergies pre-existing and refusing to pay for anything, God has a plan that is way better than any insurance company and their needs will be met!!
I am filled with JOY because we read together, laugh together, act silly together, love Jesus together, and when Dad is gone camp out in the living room together!!
I am filled with JOY because when I was a little girl, I had a Sunday School teacher who taught me the song - I’ve Got The JOY, JOY, JOY, JOY Down In My Heart.  I have been singing it for 40 years and nothing can take it away!!
I am filled with JOY because together we are spreading the JOY and others are catching on!!  Remember it is CONTAGIOUS!!
(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. 
What are you JOYful about today???
Counting it all Joy!!


Loren said...

What wonderful boys you have and now well, I am singing that song :) It brings joy even at this time of night ;)

Have fun getting your hair done!! Tell Cheri I said hi!

4 days down wahoo! praying it goes quickly

Love you so much

Kim @ Homesteader's Heart said...

Such a wonderful post to read my friend. And I learned the Joy Joy Joy song when I was a little girl and it's still stuck in there too. Don't you love whipping those songs out every once in awhile?
Have a great day my friend and don't forget to take a picture of your new do for us.

Saleslady371 said...

I love Skype being a long-distance grammy! Love your list; have a joy filled Wednesday!

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

I think you are going to have all of us singing that JOY song! :) A vacation on the beach in CA... sounds amazing!

Sandy said...

Oh my goodnes, Angel, I love this post! I know mine should have been longer, but I had to get to a Dr. appt., but wanted to do my joyful post first! Thank you so much for spreading your joy! At the Dr.'s office, I read a wonderful article, entitled Laugh Medicine.
I am praying for Dan and your family while he is in China!

Mich said...

Thanks for reminding me to count my blessings every week. Your joy is contagious. Once again I love your list.

Steph T. said...

So glad to hear your hubby made it safe!

I love Skype, isn't it the best!!

Thanks for being such a joy spreader!! Have a great week friend!

He & Me + 3 said...

I had a sunday school teacher that taught me that I am FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE. I remember that verse to this day because of her lesson and it made such an impact on my life.
So glad your boys are taking such good care of you. So sweet.

partialemptynester said...

One of my lifelong fav songs! I'll be singin it all night now...thank you! Will be joining in the meme next week, love it!

bp said...

I love the "joy, joy, joy" song!
Last night our lesson from our summer series of guest speakers was on Christian joy. I enjoyed reading your post.
Have a good day!

Traci Michele said...

SO much to be joyful about! Thank you for the reminder :-)