Monday, April 23, 2012

Today I will choose Joy!

Today I will choose JOY!
Wayne Dyer said, "If you change the way you
look at things, the things you look at
CHANGE."
Maybe things around us look bad,
but we can choose to look at the situation
as a challenge to our creativity,
as a learning moment,
as a stepping stone (or rock!)
to better things!

"Do not work for food that perishes
but for food that endures
for eternal life..."
John 6:27

"Be anxious for nothing!"
Philippians 4:6
One of my favorite verses.
I went through a midnight crisis (sic)
as my mother called it, 
provoked by a thyroid problem
some years ago.
I just kept confessing Philippians 4.
After a few months, 
I was back to choosing joy,
and being grateful!
Even if there are some mountains in 
my life right now,
I look at them as 
opportunities for learning and for growth,
and getting closer to God!
Win-win!

I love blog parties!
Won't you join us?


Blessings!
Patsy


26 comments:

  1. Your pictures are indeed full of joy! Thank you for them!
    Visiting from Use it on Monday.

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  2. I love your paintings - God has also spoken to me about how I look at things - I have learned to praise him no matter how deep my despair!!

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  3. Agree! Being positive and choosing to be happy makes everyone feel loved and blessed

    Spread the love and happiness in your artworks!

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  4. My dear Patsy! I just LOVE each of these three JOY themed pictures - so delightful and ministering to my heart in ways I cannot explain just ow. Thank you for posting - I am blessed.
    Joy!
    Kathy

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  5. True! No matter what happen o us, it is up to us how we should handle them. It helps always to be positive and put everything in God's hands. About your pictures, you are really blessed and a blessing to us!

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  6. The JOY of the LORD is my strength! I choose joy. Your pictures are full of joy!

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  7. It really is a "choice" every day that we must make or we will be buried by our negative circumstances. Thanks for your encouragement, Patsy!

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  8. Your artwork, your use of color, they reveal what resides in your heart. You do choose joy. Some are born with it, some learn it. Either way, knowing this is a gift.

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  9. Patsy,
    You've inspired me by your gift of art. I would love to do a feature blog post about you. I could present you as "Artist of the Month" at my blog ... http://renee-joyjourney.com. Please contact me at nrmetzler@windstream.net if you're interested.

    Thanks, Renee

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  10. Joy certainly abounds in your blog today, thank you.
    I hope you had a lovely holiday and got lots of inspiration for your artwork. I do like the background, especially, in the first picture.
    God Bless
    Neet xx #1

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  11. Choosing joy with you!

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  12. love your thoughts here. and your artwork is lovely.
    thanks for sharing!
    steph

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  13. Beautiful artwork, with a lovely, hope filled message!!

    Thank you for sharing!

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  14. looking at your work of art, it is easy to choose joy :)

    Spanish Pinay

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  15. Choosing joy. My sister and I spoke about it last week. My mother says, "Sometimes you have to make your own sunshine." Your words and art bring me joy!

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  16. I am so excited that we've been chosen to be in the same SDG small group! I've always loved your art! I too have had some dark days, but confession and meditation of the Word does make the sun come out again, doesn't it? I have also sent you an email with the names, e-mails and blog addresses of the other ladies in our group!

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  17. Very lovely post...and one that is ALWAYS needed for us all! I love your art work and your blog is just lovely.

    Found you through The Beauty In His Grip link-up.

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  18. Such joyful pictures, love this.

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  19. What a lovely post. What lovely artwork. I'm glad I found you at On Your Heart Tuesdays.

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  20. Beautiful artwork! I love that sweet little swirl of hair on the image at the top. Very charming.

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  21. When we choose joy, we glorify God! What a blessing!

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  22. Thank you, Patsy, for sharing your words with God's Truth alongside your fine art. This is my first visit here and am glad I came by. We are now in the same small group with SDG. I look forward to being back. May your day be filled with the blessings of our Lord.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

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  23. Beautiful post & blog!
    McGuffy's Reader
    http://www.mcguffysreader.blogspot.com

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  24. fabulous ART ! GREAT!
    Thank you for taking part on the Art Journal Journey in April!
    On 1. of May it will start the next time!
    Wood be prouwd do see you again Patsy!
    Greetings from Austria!

    Susi

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  25. Beautiful and inspirational as always Patsy - thanks for joining us for Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy!

    I look forward to seeing your creations this week!

    Create With Joy
    http://create-with-joy.com

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  26. wonderful .......

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I am so glad you dropped by! You are a blessing!
:^) Patsy