Thursday, December 3, 2015


Joy is the compelling quality of life that transcends the events and disasters which comes against us.  Joy is a divine dimension of living that is not shackled by circumstances. The Hebrew word means, “to leap or spin around with pleasure.” In the New Testament the word refers to “gladness, bliss and celebration.”

One of the hallmarks of Christian joy is that it can be experienced in the midst of intense sorrow and loss.

Edgewood Baptist Church
Rock Island, Illinois

Joy to the world! The Lord is come
Let earth receive her King!
Let every heart prepare Him room
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven, and heaven and nature sing

Joy to the world! the Savior reigns
Let men their songs employ
While fields and floods
Rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat the sounding joy
Repeat, repeat the sounding joy

Christmas Past
Christmas at our house long ago!

Until Next Time
Keep the Joy of God in your Heart!


  1. Always loved that song, for joy fills the air at Christmas!
    Lovely post, Mary.

  2. This is the second post I've read today about Joy....sweet word! Happy Thursday, Ms. Mary.

  3. Mary, JOY is one of my favorite words and I love your post today!! We can't let things steal our JOY. It needs to be nurtured and protected and kept safe in our hearts!! Amen!

  4. Christian Joy is the best JOY! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  5. Joy is sometimes hard to find, and as you know, I have been using the word to remind myself to look for the JOY in everything. Blessings sweet friend.

  6. We finished studying the fruits of the Spirit at church last night and Joy was discussed more than any other. Do we have joy any more, or worry worry worry? God wants us to depend on Him and have joy! God bless you sweet lady.


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