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asourceofjoy: (pure joy)

So incredibly blessed

"This good day, it is a gift from You..."

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Created on 2017-04-13 22:48:15 (#3067057), last updated 2017-04-18 (22 weeks ago)

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Name:asourceofjoy
Birthdate:Jul 19
Location:United States of America
Website:[asourceofjoy.org]
Joy is distinctly a Christian word and a Christian thing. It is the reverse of happiness. Happiness is the result of what happens of an agreeable sort. Joy has its springs deep down inside. And that spring never runs dry, no matter what happens. Only Jesus gives that joy. He had joy singing its music within, even under the shadow of the cross. It is an unknown word and thing except as He has sway within.
~Samuel Gordon

Any alleged Christianity which fails to express itself in cheerfulness, at some point, is clearly spurious. The Christian is cheerful, not because he is blind to injustice and suffering, but because he is convinced that these, in the light of the divine sovereignty, are never ultimate.
~Elton Trueblood (1900-1994), The Humor of Christ

This journal is a record of God's hand at work in my life...a glimpse of the joyous journey He has mapped out for me to follow. The path is sometimes steep and rocky, but He is always there to bear the burdens and give strength to carry on...and He never fails to brighten each day with flowers by the wayside.

I step forward, not knowing what lies around the next corner, but trusting that it will be far more glorious than I can possibly imagine for my Lord walks beside me. He gives grace to keep climbing upward with a song of praise in my heart and a smile on my face.

Will you join me? I'd be delighted to have you along. Because of time limitations, I rarely add folks to my friends' list...but fellow pilgrims are quite welcome to add me to their friends' list to catch all my public entries. Please comment and let me know you're reading! I always enjoy hearing from people.

To learn more about me, visit my personal website or any of my other websites, listed on my main LJ page.

LJers I've met in person (corrections/additions welcome):
Winter 1996 (?) (homeschool skate):lillibetlayne
February 1998 (WI):gracegirl, perfectpeace, tbaldridge
October 1998 (my house):pianistamy
March 1999 (UMOFC):womanlyvictory
June 1999 (?) (NICHE):catatinan_maid
April 2000 (OK):lovedandamazed
May 2000 (Knoxville):jessescrystal
August 2000 (Advanced Sem.):unpoedic, shineing_heart
September 2000 (IA):roseofalabamy
June 2002 (Knoxville):abideinchrist, smilesandgrins
January 2003 (Crystal's wedding):irish_american, misslizzy, schnooglesgirl, wifeofjoshua, joshualuna
June 2003 (Knoxville):2ndmartian, completeinhim, craneke, hiddninchrist, nicoledanielle, travisjoel
August 2003 (Skye's wedding):4kingandprince, chocolate_e, davycakes, erikaerin, failright, kyttenfae, gretchenlouise, mandajanie, mchapin, mwmorrow, raysofhope, joy_unspeakable
May 2004 (my house):bethanyrb
October 2004 (my house):countrymaiden, heart2pen, mrsr
June 2005 (NICHE):missamber, radiantlove
July 2005 (MI):aservingsoldier, brotherbear4god, ktvicki, withmysong
September 2005 (Indy & OH):formyking, chamokie, prairieblossom
July 2006 (HSA Reunion):4wdtercel, aplett, lavioloniste, nelliegirl, recondite2020, simplymerry, songofjoy02, zackreynolds
November 2006 (my house):enna_abla
September 2007 (Pamela's wedding):taramae1977, peacefulmeadows, bephoct
April 2008 (gas station near my place):hischosenbride, cmwcrazyquilter, miss__me


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Thanks a million to whoever keeps bumping up my hug counter! :-D I don't mention my gratitude in posts because it seems too much like saying, "More, please!" LOL -- but I do notice and appreciate it. Thank you. :-)

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