Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thankful Thursday - Joy

The last three posting titles: Grief, Suffering, Lost. ugh. It's definitely time to turn to a happier subject. Joy. There are so many things that bring me joy. My wonderful husband. My family. Shopping. Wait. What? Come now......who doesn't like to shop? For this:

Don't those look fun? And dangerously high? What about these?

Let's not forget the guys.....

....or the teens:

But if you don't have this:

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.

No more let sins and sorrows grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found,
Far as the curse is found,
Far as, far as, the curse is found.

He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders, of His love.

....none of the rest matters. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:21. Find your joy today, This Day, in the loving arms of Jesus. Start today, This Day! by joining Greg and Lynn with your own Thankful Thursday post.

Peace and Joy

Job 19:25 (NIV) I know that my Redeemer  lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth.


Denise said...

Awesome post, love it.

gigi said...

Amen, Sista!
Love me some shoe shopping :)

Michele said...

oh yes shopping 4 shoes, I need to do that soon hehe

Mari said...

I love this - especially the ending on joy! Hope you have a joyful day!

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

Great post Susan. I didn't do the TT thing but my post still fits in, especially with yours. Praise God!

godsown said...

Love it..!


christy rose said...

Love that first pair of shoes!! And this post was so right on!!! Thanks Susan! We can all use a reminder once in awhile! :)

Sandy said...

Thank you for this post. I have been thinking about Joy and Peace a lot this week, too! I read your post first thing this morning, but then had to go to work before commenting or writing my post.
This was really great!
I hope you have a truly Joyful and Peaceful weekend!

Sweet Tea said...

My dh LOVES that song "year round"! I have worked at cultivating a "spirit of Joy". I'm still learning. Love this post!!

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Great TT post. I just love those shoes! don't think I could walk in them though...

Love to you - Beth

Jane In The Jungle said...

Awesome joys!!! And what fun!
One of my fave songs.

Lynn said...

Hi Susan,

And I agree. Amen. Happy TT. Hugs. Lynn

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Lloyd said...

I really enjoyed reading the posts on your blog, and the photo's were great. God bless, Lloyd

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan, What a joyful post. Stopping by with my new blog address and to wish you a Happy Mother's Day weekend.