Monday, September 9, 2013

The Joy of the Lord

Another lovely week has flown by
Oh, how I absolutely love summer! 
And yet, I know all too soon, that the beautiful colors and smells of autumn will be here. 
 So, I try to soak up every last minute of this season!
And I try to find joy in the little things, as well as the big.
 And give thanks, once again for so many wonderful gifts that God chooses to bring into my life! 
Linking over at  "Multitude on Mondays".
1,466 - Finding peace over a decision I made to NOT take a position that was offered to me at my work.
1,467 - Visiting a historical nature site near our home.
1,468 - Watching complete strangers getting married in the public gardens that we were visiting.
1,469 - Thinking about how far my hubby and I have come over the past several months in our relationship...
1,470 - One of the best things that has happened is having a regular prayer time together, that has continued!!
1,471 - Walking through a lush garden! 
1,472 - The beauty in the detail of a flower!
1,473 A little "friend" scurrying through the woods, took a minute to stop and say "hello". 
1,474 Enjoying my birthday with my hubby, who took the day off to be with me.
1,475 -  So many friends and family, who wished me a happy birthday! Feeling loved!
1,476 - Getting a cute homemade birthday card from my hubby...which is extremely rare and precious to me!
1,477 - A phone call from my step daughter.
 1,478 - Letting the joy of the Lord strengthen me each day! 
  • When I am weary and tired.
  • When I feel sad.
  • When I want to give up.
  • When I wrestle with hurt feelings.
  • When I become angry and resentful.
  • When I know I need to seek God...    
Praying you also find strength through the joy of the Lord!!
Also linking over to these blog hops:
Heart Reflected Blog Hop 


  1. Your photos always draw my heart outward & upward! Thank you! UNITED, Jen

    1. So glad you are blessed, my friend! Thanks for hosting your link-up!

  2. Those are some beautiful pictures Ann.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog :D

    1. Thanks, Bianca! May your week be full of blessings!

  3. Nehemiah 8:10 has kept coming back to me over and over again, and here it is yet again! Thanks for the reminder today to let His joy be my strength! And thanks for stopping over at my blog!

    1. Thank you, Marci, for your kind words and for taking the time to stop in to my blog! Have a blessed week!

  4. Ann, beautiful photos! And I love your gratefulness list.

    Thanks for linking up with Woman to Woman's Word Filled Wednesday! Please join us again next week. God bless.

  5. So many blessings! I'm so glad that you have found peace in your decision about your job. God always has a way of helping us make those important decisions and your peace is a wonderful confirmation!

    In Him, Joan


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