Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Why I Count It all JOY Wednsday!

Well Hello there Wednesday! 
Join my friend Angel & I as we count our JOYS!
and it's her bday so go tell her HB!!

Why am I filled with JOY?

First...I need to express that my heart is heavy today.
My niece Danielle has been dating Lonnie for 7 years now & they will
be getting married on June 10th. We received news last night that 
his mom suddenly passed away from an aneurysm in her lung.
This was a total shock & my heart aches for Lonnie & his family.
The thought of his mom not being there on his wedding day is heart breaking to him.
Please pray for Lonnie & Danielle as they travel back to Louisiana today
& prepare to say to Good bye to Karen...his mom was a believer & so we have JOY 
in knowing she is worshipping our Lord & Savior & resting in His arms.

I'm JOYful that my husband & I can get up & run together outside this week.
After the news of Karen's passing...I'm huggin him a little tighter today.

Spending time with my SIL & BIL & their family this week.

Daffodils blooming in my front yard.

Watching my kids play with their friends & thankful at their ages they
are not to "cool" to still "play". 

Warmer weather on it's way.

All natural Peanut good.

Friends that I can call on & they will pray for me instantly. 

Spring Break & the kids hanging around the house.

God & how no matter what is happening around us...
He is with us & His love endures forever.

Come to me all of you who are weary &
 burdened and I will give 
you rest. 
Matt 11:28

Find Joy today & rest in his love.


  1. Great post as always, Steph! Our son has us eating All Natural Peanut Butter, too! I am praying for Danielle and Lonnie and his family!
    Enjoy the rest of Spring Break with your family!
    I am enjoying mine!

  2. Oh Steph.....will be praying for all of them.....BREAKS MY HEART!!

    One day I was at Moms work and one of the girls there has lost TONS of weight and she was holding a bowl so I asked what was in it? Her eyes got HUGE and she said.....Peanut Butter that she made at Whole Foods. She used the Honey roasted peanuts and ground them up with their machine. She allowed me a taste..... OH.MY.GOSH! delicious!!

    I am so thankful we have had sunny days and it looks like it is just going to keep getting better! Enjoy your honey, your kids, and the break!

    Love you!!

  3. IT is wonderful that when we have heavy burdens HE will carry them for us and we can just lay them at His feet. What a blessing. Yum to the PB! Cant wait for our flowers to bloom.

  4. You've reminded me to spend more time being thankful for ALL that the Lord has provided me. Mostly, I just need to remain at His feet, in silence, and be embraced by His loving presence.

  5. Praying for your niece and fiance! Sounds like you have had a pretty joyful week! :)


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