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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Live Life Joyously

I'm not choosing a 'special' word for 2017....I'm choosing a special phrase!!

Live Life Joyously


I'm not talking about being happy, I'm talking about having joy in my heart.

Of course being happy is wonderful, but having the joy of knowing God in your heart surpasses happiness!!

The word “happiness” actually comes from the word “happenings.” Our happiness is then connected to our happenings, what is happening around us. If our happenings are miserable we are not going to be happy.

Joy is so different from happiness. Where happiness depends on what is happening, with joy it doesn’t matter what’s happening. While happiness is greatly affected by circumstance, joy is rooted deep within. Joy is a deep, enduring confidence in God, and that's what I want....a deep, enduring joy that comes from having confidence in God.

Romans 15:13
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.


1 Peter 1:8-9
Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

Linking With Create With Joy

Until Next Time
Looking forward to 2017
and Living Life Joyously!

9 comments:

  1. You know, Mary, that fits you...smiles. Have a very Happy New Year. Keeping you in prayer, friend.

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  2. Mary, that is such an excellent phrase and an excellent idea to choose a phrase rather than a word. It can be so much more meaningful, as you have written here! May God continue to bless you as you LIVE LIFE JOYOUSLY through 2017!!

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  3. A great idea, Mary! I think we all can incorporate that phrase in our lives for this coming year. Happy a very blessed and happy New Year.

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  4. Love your phrase for 2017....and your header....and you!!! HOPE 2017 is full of lots of sweet blessings for you, my precious Friend.

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  5. Oh, you give me JOY in my heart with this phrase! Thank you! I would love to copy you, but I won't...even though I will try to do the same thing...and live my life joyously as well!

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  6. Gorgeous graphic, and I love your phrase! :) Wishing you a joyous 2017!!

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  7. So much truth! I believe happiness is an emotion, while joy is much, much More!

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  8. Love the phrase Miss Mary! Oh we all should live life joyously. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  9. Oh, that's really lovely! I wish you all the best for this new year!!

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