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Bread for the Journey

Joy Joy Joy
With Joy my heart is ringing
Joy Joy Joy
His love to me is known
My sins are all forgiven
I'm on my way to heaven
My heart is bubbling over with His 
Joy Joy Joy

I love this children's song and so does my son, he never outgrew it and we sing it often.  It speaks of the joy we can have in God. I pray that my heart will always bubble over with His joy.
Our joy does not depend on circumstances, it is a deep and abiding presence in Him. This joy only comes when we focus on Him. Joy is a fruit of the spirit. It must be nurtured to grow. May we hunger and thirst for God's presence. He is the only one who can truly fill us with joy.

Nehemiah 8: 10 (NIV) "..the joy of the Lord is our strength".


  1. I sang this song with my 2 year old granddaughter this week - it is so good to be reminded that true inner joy is not dependent on how we feel or the things around us but comes from God who loves us.

  2. Very nice post. I love the Bible verse from Nehemiah:)

  3. As soon as I saw the words, I was singing right along. Classic sunday school song from the 60's! Betty, you are a perfect example of having strength from your Joy in the Lord and sharing your joy (and yummy goodies) with others.


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