Monday, August 10, 2009

JOY For Our Journey~~These Days

Do you ever wake up in the morning wanting to pull
the covers back over your head because of all the JUNK
that is going on in our world these days?? I know
have mornings like that!!
It seems that we can't even log onto the computer
without having some kind of sordid news hit us in
the face. With all of the JUNK that characterizes
life on this planet these days, let alone all the trials
of our daily lives, it might seem as if the evil is beginning
to triumph, and we feel defeated and just
hand over our joy.
Well, my sweet friends, let me assure you that the
evil will NEVER be triumphant, because God has
already won the victory!!
When His only son Jesus died on the cross for the sins of
mankind, the VICTORY was won!!! Those who are in Him
should be able to hold fast to His promises and to the JOY
that comes from knowing the truth!
When confronted with the ills of this world, we must
look to Him and to His Word to renew our hope and
restore our joy, and then go share it with someone who
needs some help!!
These things I have spoken to you, that in
Me you may
have peace. In the world you will
have tribulation; but
be of good cheer,
I have overcome the world. John 16:33
Praying that you all will be so filled with the joy of the
Lord that it will just spill out to everyone around you!!
Have a victorious week!!
Love you,
P.S. Sorry for the appearance of this post
The blogger formatter is nutty! I've tried to fix it
several times!!


  1. Hi Sweet Friend, Love the photo of Cooper! Even more than that I love your words and encouragement for us today plus seeing hubby's photo on the sidebar was wonderful; now I know what he looks like.
    Have a blessed, victorious day!!!!
    Love you lots.

  2. Yes, today was one of those cover your head in the blankets! You can read about Amy & her desperate need of prayers today for her serious surgery ...

    And, my DH started a full time consulting job after 8 years of semi-retirement ... the house will be deafening without him.

    We are so grateful to our God for bringing this job ... we pray that Amy be lifted in healing.

    Love your words today. TTFN ~Marydon

  3. i love your blog, becky, and i love your sentiments today! you are always an encourager and an uplifter - thanks, dear friend!

  4. Love your encouraging post. So, true dear friend. I don't know what I would do without the Lord! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Elena

  5. Becky, thank you for your great inspiration. It is true that the world can get us down these days. I often wonder how people that don't have the gospel in their lives manage at all. Having hope in Christ makes all the difference in how we view everything.

    I love seeing your best friend and love of your life on your sidebar. You look very happy together.

    Have a wonderful, peaceful new week!

    Love, Bonnie

  6. Your new look on your blog is great! Love the pic of you and your hubby! I think I am going to reveal myself on my blog. The reason being, I heard a sermon the other day about visualizing someone or something that you are praying for so that it will be more effective. That someone or something when appear in your mind throughout the day better and you can remember to pray for them. Isn't that cool.
    I so appreciate when people are praying for me and my family. So if it takes posting my pic then I am going to go for it. What you think?
    Thanks so much for that inspiring post. You are such an encourager. THAT IS YOUR FRAGRANCE to me!
    Have a blessed day. Hugs from TExas.

  7. What a great scripture. We can never read enough good scripture!

    God amazes me every day with how true his word is and I'm so thankful that we don't have to let the evils of this world consume our thoughts when we focus on His word!

    Thanks, Becky!

  8. Oh, Becky, what would we do without our loving Master, Teacher, Helper, Friend! I truly do not know how those who do not know Him ever can con- tend with the ills of this world! But greater is He that anything we can ever face! Praise the Lord! And thank you for this wonderful reminder. And thank you for your sweet visit earlier and very kind remarks! Your comments blessed me so much!!!

  9. Just gotta love that picture of Cooper! Too cute and very uplifting as well!

    Yes indeed the world is so full of gunk and junk, hemce I try to keep my blog with a funny and upbeat and on HIS path attitude.

    blessings and hugs,


  10. A blessing of a post, Becky. It's always a pleasure to see your blog posts and read the comments you leave on my blog.

  11. I love the fact that you are such an encourager, Becky. Thank you, my friend!


    Sheila :-)

  12. Great post! Very uplifting!
    In this day and age, it's nice to spread a little joy and especially to spread His Message!
    Thanks so much!
    All the best,

  13. What an encouraging thing to be reminded of! This world is not our final home and we need to be reminded of that! Thanks! Love the new picture of you and your hubby on the side bar! Very sweet! Glad you were able to join my giveaway, and I'm pulling for you!!! You were one of my first followers!!! Thank you for your friendship!

  14. Just found your blog. What a beautiful place you have here.

  15. Amen Sister!!

    There is so much going on around us that is crazy and evil so I keep my mind refreshed in Psalm 121. The Lord is where my eyes go toward so that I don't get overwhelmed in the rest.

    My joy and peace is in knowing intimately the giver of Joy and Peace -- JESUS!

    I love and appreciate you and your heart of care.

  16. Hi Becky,
    I was just talking about all the JUNK going on. My answer is to turn off the tv, put on some music, pour a drink, and sit out on the back porch and enjoy all the goodness here at Acorn Cottage. I watch the birds, rabbits, and squirrels running around and all is right in the world.

    Mr. Puffalump is the cutest thing ever. Are you sure we can't make an arranged marriage between him and Trixie?

    Love, Hugs and Sunshine!
    BFF Nancmeister

  17. Hi Becky,
    Thanks for the inspirational words. Sometimes I look around this crazy country of ours and wonder what people are thinking. But I am going to believe that most people are good and will make good choices.
    On that happy thought I love your blog background. It is so happy and summery and your little beachgoer in your header picture is a little princess. Love the feet ;)
    Have a great day, thanks for visiting and see you soon, I am now ready to start my day.

  18. Hello dear friend...
    yes, I've read the back of the book, and we've won!!! Hallelujah indeed!
    Thanks for the encouragement.

    And Mr. Cooper has got it made! lol.

    Happy day to you and yours.


  19. Hi Becky, I am trying to catch up with my blogging friends that I have missed over the summer. I enjoyed your inspiring words and agree with you all the way. We who ae Christians have won the battle already. I do wish we didn't have to have bad new on TV all of the time. Wonderful things are happening and we could use some prime time.

    Have a blessed week.


  20. Hi Becky,
    What a beautiful place to hold your family gathering, your pictures are so pretty and full of nature. You have such a sweet way about you and it comes through in every post you are just one of the most delightful gals out in blogland.
    Take care and enjoy your day,

  21. It is hard to see how the world around us and be joyful, but we have so much to be joyful about. And being joyful is contagoius if we are happy people full of joy then the people around us will want to know why...Well tell them the good news people :)

    Psa 5:11 But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name Be joyful in You.

  22. Hey Beck ~
    Have to run but will write more later.
    Blessings Sweet Friend!

  23. Oh yeah, I've had a couple days where I wanted to pull the covers back over me... and just hunker down til I start to forget a few things. lol egads*
    Move over puppy!! lol
    John 16:33 is one of my very very very very very favorite verses Becky!
    Thank God for His mercy and grace and for bloggy friends (you) WHO are such blessings!
    Thanks Becky!!

  24. what a touching post and gentle reminder of our victory in Jesus. The only victory that counts is in him.

    Love your doggies picture he looks so cozy. Great photo of you and your hubby too.

  25. I *needed* this gentle reminder from you....tonight I sure did..with surgery coming etc....and thoughts going crazy in my mind, thinking about way tooooo many things..this is exactly what I needed...


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