Joy...pass it on!


Joy! Sometimes we pack it away with the Christmas decorations and are left with an empty house and heart.

This year I'm celebrating Joy year round and you can to! The bible makes a destinction between happiness and joy. Joy is the stronger of the two. It is defined as one of the fruits of the spirit in Galatians 5:22

We can spread our Joy all over including our home.

I like to add touches of greenery wherever I can.

I try find neat things to remind us that spring will come !

I know it has been a long hard year for a lot of us. This year I want to give more than inspiration ,I want to spread Joy with those I love. Who say's you cant touch someones heart while sharing a good paint chip!
So that by God's will I may come to you with Joy and be refreshed in your company.
Romans15:32

56 comments:

  1. I'll take some of that Joy and gladly pass a big helping of it around the blogosphere! You are so right on girlfriend. The joy of the Lord is my strength...and I will need it for this upcoming year. Blessing to you in 2010!

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  2. Thank you for this wonderful post! Amen!

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  3. What a fantastic post! Are you going to Blissdom this year?

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  4. I sense a renewed spirit in you my friend...your light is shining very brightly.

    Hugs,
    LeAnn:)

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  5. What a blessing your words are. I do believe that Joy is always avaliable to us, we just refuse it so often, and it is so much more real that happiness when we do chose it. God bless you and your family.

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  6. How very true! Here's to spreading JOY in 2010!

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  7. Beautiful verse and words...and how generous you were to share your how-to on that Names of God board. You are such a beautiful spirit... to use the amazing talents God has blessed you with to share with others! May you be blessed!
    Blessings....

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  8. Great plan!

    Did you get those cute heart ornaments at Hobby Lobby? I was just there today filling my cart with Christmas goodies at 90% off. Teehee. I'm looking for heart ornaments but theirs were too big. Great pics!
    ~Michelle

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  9. Thanks for such a beautiful post! Amen!

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  10. A BIG AMEN from me too girlfriend! Our glass is always half full!! God is our strength and he gives us such JOY!!

    Have a great day!!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  11. My Grandmother use to say her "Mirth" was up! My sister and I would get so tickled at the word 'mirth' that we would laugh and laugh! It still makes me Laugh! Lol!!! Thanks for the memory! Now, my 'Mirth' is up! :D ~Dina

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  12. Beautiful post! I agree Joy is wonderful!! Happy New Year to you!

    Hugs and love friend,
    ~Victoria~

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  13. Wonderful post:0) Thank you so much for sharing your joy, and now I will surely share mine too. God bless.

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  14. Great post. Thanks for reminding us all that we can be joy filled year round and not just at Christmas.

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  15. What a beautiful post! I'll surely join in and spread whatever Joy I can this year. Happy New Year!!

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  16. It so amazing! joy! I love it and I am so drawing this close to my heart..this year has been a rough one..God has really been opening my eyes to the things around me and I really need Joy..its gonna be another hard year but if I can wrap my heart in joy it will be bearable I know..thanks so much!

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  17. Great verse! thank you so much for sharing it with us today!

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  18. Amen Ms. Susie....I love to spread the JOY!

    Jesus
    Otehers
    Yourself

    {{{Big Hugs of JOY}}}
    Tami

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  19. You always spread JOY where ever you go!!!
    Happy Wednesday!

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  20. love it... beautiful... love your word and wisdom... love it. ~ kim

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  21. I'll agree to that! I think there's nothing better than spreading JOY. and sharing it over a good paint chip is a great idea!

    Have a JOYful day,
    Sasha

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  22. Thanks for the reminder. I needed that today!!
    Blessings for a JOY filled new year

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  23. Thanks for this little pick me up!

    xo,
    Adrienne

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  24. thanks for a blessed post! i love the verse. i too, am trying to spread joy in my home. have a wonderful day!

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  25. Girl, you are a "sweet savor"! Thanks for blessing us and making a difference!
    Shilo

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  26. Thanks for spreading such Joy!!

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  27. What a great post. I love the ornaments and the JOY sign. It's definitely one to keep out always as a reminder.

    Ruth

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  28. How funny that just today I was thinking of JOY as I was taking down my Christmas decorations! Love the verse. Dianntha

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  29. what a sweet post ....I hope to spead Joy aswell this coming year. May your Heart be filled with Blessings, Love and Friendship :)

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  30. You have echoed the sentiments I too feel in my heart. It makes me sad to hear of so many bloggers who take everything down the minute after the gifts are unwrapped. Tomorrow I am doing a video on a tablescape I created for Epiphany and explaining why our family chooses to celebrate it.

    On a completely different note. Back in Sept. you did a post on a wall hook using burlap webbing. I commented about black and tan webbing I had seen and finally made it to the store to go pick it up. If you never found any please email me at arrangingelegance@hotmail.com as I will be happy to send you some as a thank you for all the inspiration you provide to me.
    Keep it up. :)

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  31. Just thinking of His love gives one reason to smile :) loved this post, Susie, and love the heart shaped ornaments!!!

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  32. Very joyful indeed... Love the green, glavanized pots, hearts, and snow...

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  33. Beautiful post!!!.. Yes, I would LOVE to pass it on! Thank you! ~tina

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  34. Oh my, love that verse. Susie, you bring us all joy! Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Hi Susie
    Someone above said they sensed a new renewed spirit in you and have to say I sense the same thing. Perhaps this also has something to do with you closing your etsy shop & not offerring advertising on your blog anylonger??

    God Bless You
    Darlene

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  36. Amen for Joy!

    I just love that word. It's my middle name too. :)

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  37. You spread JOY all year long in my world. Love ya, looking forward to our travel adventures in 2010!! Have you reflected on 09? I have! Most of my vacation time was spent with you either at the camp, Blissdom, and yes the trip of THE YEAR Roundtop, Texas. Ya just gotta love a road trip. Maybe we could invite some of your followers to one of our girl weekends. What ya think?

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  38. What a great post topic, so true. I just accidentally found an article earlier today about how to handle the after 'Christmas/holiday' blues. I suppose after spending time with family and enjoying time off, many feel sad once it is over. But, I believe (like you) that joy should be year round and thank you for the scripture too. :)

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  39. Your right, and thanks for the reminder. Joy is a fruit of the spirit. And we will be known by our fruit so best keep joy out and about:)
    Thanks for the reminder!

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  40. Susie!
    PURE inspiration! Thanks for that.

    Just LOOKING at those little heart-shaped ornaments gives JOY! SO pretty!

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  41. I'm with Missy! : )

    Thank you for posting this. We are facing possibly the toughest year yet of our marriage. I read so many blogs about looking forward to 2010 and think, "I am not really all that excited about it!" Thank you for reminding me to be joyful, no matter my circumstances!

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  42. What a beautiful post! I say amen to every word.

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  43. beautiful Susie. hope you are well!

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  44. I bought one of those glittery signs in cursive at Hobby Lobby on Christmas clearance- it says LOVE and I am keeping it hanging up this year- last year was such a difficult year and we have a family member fighting cancer, so I decided this wuld be perfect. You are so right about packing it away...we should actually just be UNPACKING after Chritmas, since Christ reminds us of that every year...and we seem to lose it by mid Febraury in the dreariness of winter....

    Anyhoo, I am planning a trip to Paris in April, flea market shopping, and I know you have this love for French too, so just wanted to invite you along....it's on my business blog (iowajunkgypsies.blogspot.com)...ad then you can beat cabin fever by planning for PARIS....
    Anita

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  45. Hi, Susie..I love this JOYfull post...I choose to be full of joy, too....
    xo bj

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  46. Of all the posts I have read in a while, this is my favorite one. I feel the same thing. During the Christmas season everyone is in a kind, JOYous and giving mood. It is like some people just save that mood for 4 weeks of the year. Imagine if we all had the "Christmas" spirit all the time. Not only were your words and thoughts completely eloquently and beautifully said, but your picturs are just gorgeous. You need to sell prints of those! I am very much looking forward to your year of joyous blogs!! Thanks for (even more) inspiration! Lori

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  47. You are inspiring as usual!!!

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  48. oh those pink hearts are lovely!! and joy... a beautiful gift :) i love this post!

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  49. Beautiful thoughts, and love your little "heart" ornaments. perfect for bringing in Valentines!
    Debra

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  50. Yes, His joy gives me strength - how we need it - and need to share it. Lovely post.

    Have a Beautifully Blessed 2010...

    Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

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  51. I just discovered your blog and am enjoying catching up on your posts. This one was especially pertinent to me this week - and I have a bunch of those pink heart ornaments as well!
    Cheers,
    leah

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  52. oh susie! i am loving this post! you are a joy! thanks for sharing! xo

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  53. love those pretty heart ornaments!

    here's to spreading (and receiving) joy in 2010! :)

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