"As water reflects the face, so one's life reflects the heart" ~Proverbs 27:19


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"Joy delights in joy." ~William Shakespeare

I've been brainstorming ideas for a name & purpose for this blog. I wanted something simple, but meaningful and it came to me 2 weeks ago during a Bible study by Beth Moore on the Book of James.

In James 1:2, James wrote the following: "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds."

Joy in the original Greek script is χαρά or "Chara!" (pronounced= khä-rä')

This New Year I decided to try to focus on the many blessings in my life. Have you ever written them down? No serious...it's really an eye-opening experience to do. I know a lot of people, me included, who sometimes think "It's one thing after another! I get over one hill just to see another one...even bigger!" 

When I made my list of blessings though, it truly opened my eyes, and heart to see how God has used "tough times" and turned them into blessings.

So now you see, I had to name my blog "JOY" because that's what I crave to find each day in both the big and small things.  

I wish you, my friends, pure joy or "chara" today and always.



  1. I love this! I'm so proud of you and you inspire me, so PLEASE keep writing! Love your big sis, Danae

  2. Thanks Danae! You inspire me too! So lets keep inspiring each other and make this world a better place!! I love you tons!