"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
--Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Thankful Thursday- Joy!

Psalms 28:7
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.

I believe that being joyful is a condition of the heart. An inward condition not based on outward circumstances.
  • My kids bring me joy! All their unique personalities and quirks make for interesting and fun days.
  • My husband makes me joyful. His love for me and his family just pours out in all he does for us. I love my hubbalicious.
  • My best friend and all my new blogger friends have brought even more joy to my life. What a wonderful thing to be able to come together and laugh and cry and pray with or for one another.
  • Man ,I really want to put that peanut butter ice cream brings me joy but that is more of an inward craving for an outward indulgence. Let's just say it makes me really really happy!
  • Since we are on this road, COFFEE makes me pretty happy!
  • When did this start heading south and I start talking about food? I was doing so well and then WHOOSH! What can I say, I write from the heart and THEN from the stomach! Those two organs aren't that far apart you know. You can't blame me!
  • Now where was I.....oh yes JOY! Last but certainly not least. I am joyful that I am a child of God. Knowing my eternal destination brings me the greatest JOY of all!
See I managed to bring it all back together and end it on a JOYFUL note.
What are you joyful for today? Grace Alone has people that are sharing their thankfulness today. Go check some out.


  1. Your post brought me joy, bless you.

  2. What a great list! You are joy! I love your new header! Great job. Blessings to you and your family!

  3. Love your new blog look! Great job!

    Ha ha ha! Our flesh - silly old flesh always grabbing at us. Oh what I don't love about good food???

    Thank you for sharing your list with us and all the things that make you joyful. I posted about Joy yesterday! What an amazing word - when you break it down like this Jesus, Others, You...

    In His amazing grace,

  4. Great post! All joyful things to be thankful for. I agree that those same things bring joy to my life. Well, it's my kids and my hubby and so forth, but you get my point.

  5. I think it's so beautiful to focus on our blessings instead of our "curses."

    By the way, I love your new header!

  6. Good morning Kim,

    I loved your joyful post. You so make me smile :) I love your thankful heart and for some reason I can just hear you giggle when you are writing.

    Blessings to you today my sweet friend.

  7. PS....I love your new look! It's fabulous, dahling! How do you guys do that? And the box things with the scripture...you are little computer geniuses! I love it, I truly do. What a beautiful family!

  8. I was thankful for carrot cake today- fall just brings such awesome food and who can't be thankful for coffee? Blessings to you!

  9. Thanks for the wonderful homeschooling link list. I will be adding a few to my sidebar.


  10. You are an absolute joy, my friend! Happy Thankful Thursday! I loved reading your list.

  11. ahahahhahah..... you make me laugh... I think that's okay for that peanut butter... yummy..

    and... food really brings joy, doesn't it?

  12. Loved your post...peanut butter ice creams sends me on rabbit trails all the time! Thanks for sharing today!

  13. So glad I clicked the Mr. Linky list backwards. Sometimes I don't get to the posts as the end of the list.

    It would have been a shame to have missed visiting with you. Thanks for the great way you spread joy today. I was right there with you on the tummy joys: coffee, ice cream...'cept I like rabbit tracks...chocolate bunnies with peanut butter on the inside, then I top it with chopped peanuts.

    I've been enticed by the smell of very ripe bananas...what a joy for me to spot your cooking blog link with the Banana Bread recipe. Guess what treat I'm serving this evening? *wink* Thanks for such a joyful visit.

    Typing One-Handed

  14. You always spread joy! Your new header is looking even cuter today with those pics!

  15. Great post. It's easy to forget how blessed we are. Writing down a thanks list like this ought to be part of our daily activities. All we have to do is look around, and we will see how much God has blessed us.

    And you, my sweet friend, are among my blessings. Thanks for being a friend.

    Love in Christ,

  16. Beautiful post! Loved it! Thanks for blessing me with it today!

  17. That was truly beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration. Joy has been something I have been learning more and more about. I agree, it is a condition of the heart. You have inspired me to want to write a piece about joy on my blog. Thank you. :)
    I would like to link back to you as my inspiration ;)

  18. What a fun list. I often write from the stomach too. It's hard not to, isn't it?


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