Welcome

I would love to invite you into my home to have a cup of tea with me. We could sit in my sunny kitchen and talk about all the things that are going on in our lives. I could share with you the news I hear from my grown daughters. How my grandkids are growing. We could laugh together over the funny things that they have said. It would be fun to share the ins and outs of our family life, and talk about our latest creative projects. We could share what God has been teaching us, in our personal lives, and encourage each other on this walk of faith. We could pray together, laugh together, and even cry together. Since most of us will never be able to sit down together face to face, I would like to invite you to join me here. So come on in and have a cup of tea with me.

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Joy

Joy

About Me

Manta, Manabi, Ecuador
My husband, Tony and I have been Baptist Bible Fellowship missionaries in Ecuador since 1988. We have 3 married daughters, who have blessed us with 10 grandchildren. We also have been blessed to add 3 children to our family through adoption. We live full and busy lives.

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

My Inheritance and Identity in Christ, Day 11

May you be strengthened with all power,
according to his glorious might, for all endurance
and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father,
who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of
the saints in light.
He has delivered us from the domain of darkness
and transferred us to the kingdom
of his beloved Son,
in whom we have redemption,
the forgiveness of sins.
Colossians 1:11-14

My Inheritance and Identity in Christ, Day 10


Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ,
God making his appeal through us. 
We implore you on behalf of Christ,
be reconciled to God.
2 Corinthians 5:20

Monday, May 1, 2017

Totally Random!

Good morning Everyone!!  It is May first and our family is on the road.  We are on the 2nd day of a two week trip that will take us from Florida, up through Tennessee, on to Ohio, across to Missouri, Kansas and back down to Florida!  Are you tired already?!?  I am! :D  Not really, I'm very excited about this trip, because we are going to get to spend a few days, with two of our grown daughters and their families.  Nana, ALWAYS loves time with those grand babies, (and grand kids, as a few of them are getting past the age where, they are happy when I refer to them as "babies"!)

Appreciate your prayers for us as we travel!  We are taking our grandson, Crosby along on this trip, so that is an added "bonus!".  

Ok, on to my "random thought" this morning.  As you may or may not know, I design, Digital Scrapbooking kits, and sale them on MyMemories, at Memory Mosaic .  The profits are used in various "Love In Action" ministries at our church in Manta, Ecuador.  Mainly, in the Food Pantry.
I am always looking for people who would like to join my Creative Team, and make layouts using my products, and share them to a few social media groups... this could be on Face Book, on their own personal blog, twitter, instagram... wherever.  This is great way to advertise, so that is what I gain from this relationship! :D

So you may be wondering what does a Creative Team member get?  I'm glad you asked! :D

1.  You get to have any kit from my store, absolutely free.  All I ask in return is that you make at least 1 layout that you are willing to post with a link to the kit in our store (which I provide you).  If you don't want to use personal photos to post publicly, I can provide you with a link to a site, where you can get free photos to use in your layout.  Or you can blur out any faces in your photos.  After you make your layout for me... the kit is totally yours to use for your own pages, etc.

2.  You can receive a free copy of the great, MyMemories SuiteV8.  If you already have a program you are comfortable with that is fine, but if you would like to try out the software, it is available. Also if you have never tried digital scrapbooking before, it is a wonderful program to get started.  It is very easy to learn, and allows you do a lot of fun things with your pages.  Feel free to check out the program here: http://bit.ly/1GOHpKf

So if you are interested and would like more information just leave a comment below.  This is a great way for you to build your scrapbooking "stash" AND a way to help a great cause!

Blessings to you and yours,
Joy

Sunday, April 30, 2017

My Inheritance & Identity in Christ, Day 9

For as by the one man's disobedience the many 
were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience 
the many will be made righteous.
Romans 5:19

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, 
so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
2 Corinthians 5:21

Because Christ became our substitute and bore the wrath
of God in our place, he has provided the atoning 
sacrifice for our sins, and the sins of all who believe.

Just as God imputed our sins on Christ, "he made him to be sin",
so God imputes the righteousness of Christ - a righteousness
that is not our own - to all who believe in Christ.
Because Christ bore the sins of those who believe, 
God regards and treats believers as having the legal status of 
"righteousness".  It belongs to us because we are 
"in him", that is, "in Christ".

The righteous one, my servant, [shall] make 
many to be accounted righteous.
Isaiah 53:11