Thursday, August 28, 2014

JOY to the WORLD

"But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them sing joyful praises forever. Spread your protection over them, that all who love your name may be filled with joy." Psalm 5:11 ~ "And Nehemiah continued, “Go and celebrate with a feast of rich foods and sweet drinks, and share gifts of food with people who have nothing prepared. This is a sacred day before our Lord. Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the LORD is your strength!” Nehemiah 8:10 ~ BELLS and TAMBORINES RING with JOY!
"When all the Israelites saw the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD coming into the camp, their shout of joy was so loud it made the ground shake!" 1 Samuel 4:5 ~ "As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. “Joseph, son of David,” the angel said, “do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit. And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”” Matthew 1:20 ~ But consider the joy of those corrected by God! Do not despise the discipline of the Almighty when you sin." JOB 5:17 ~ "The LORD is my strength and shield. I trust him with all my heart. He helps me, and my heart is filled with joy. I burst out in songs of thanksgiving." Psalm 28:7 New LIVING Translation


  1. So be very careful to love the LORD your God
    Joshua 23:11

    "Praise the LORD your God, who delights in you and has placed you on the throne of Israel. Because of the LORD’s eternal love for Israel, he has made you king so you can rule with justice and righteousness.”
    1 King 1:9

    No, O people, the LORD has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.
    MICAH 6:8

    And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’
    MARK 12:30

    The man answered, “‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
    LUKE 10:27

  2. MARRIED to Michael Hoyle for one month today
    We are blessed. Married by Pastor Marc Maffucci at Quail Lakes Baptist church on 11/17/12. We were LED by the Spirit to join Bearcreek Church in Lodi where Kevin and Paula attend. A non-denominational church that boasts in the Lord Jesus, and His church does NOT refuse anyone! Halleluiah!

  3. Absolutely Momma Mia, thank you for your thought of Jesus Christ this Christmas. We are NOT ashamed of being
    Christians! Jesus Christ is our Saviour, Immanuel means
    GOD WITH US. In the old testament of Isaiah...hundreds
    of years before Jesus was born, the prophet Isaiah wrote
    about the baby to be born, named God With Us, Immanuel.
    God came down to embody a human form, so that we could
    BELIEVE in Him by seeing Him. Then God sent His only
    Son Jesus to ransom us, to suffer for us, to die for us that
    we may be cleansed, made holy, to be presented to a holy God.

    Christmas is about God Himself coming to earth - He humbled Himself, He was born, He walked among us, and He was without sin, yet crucified as the Pharisees could NOT let go of their traditions, their understanding of God's word. Michael and I pray for the
    leaders of the USA, the world, our City council, the world as it is, is in the dark. Jesus is the Light of the world and His way is perfect.