Wednesday, December 31, 2014

I Choose Joy, Peace, and Life

I don't usually make New Year's Resolutions.
However, there are a few resolves that I have this year.

This year I resolve to:

1.  Lean into JOY

God has been speaking to me about joy.

Joy is not the same as happiness.
Happiness is dependent on circumstances.
Joy is a state of the heart, regardless of the circumstances.

I am determined to REJOICE in all circumstances this year. 

2.  I resolve to know, experience, and walk in PEACE.
"He will keep in perfect peace, he whose mind in stayed on HIM."

Get a little closer and you can see PEACE under the tree.
I'm gonna take that gift from under the tree and choose PEACE!

I am resolved this year that no one will steal my joy or my peace.

"The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy. I have come that you may have life,
and that you may have it more abundantly."  -- Jesus (John 10:10)

3.  I resolve to live LIFE abundantly.

This year I resolve to intentionally CHOOSE JOY, PEACE, LIFE!

Here's to a NEW YEAR, 



  1. I hope that you had a great Christmas and that your New Year will be wonderful too! Best wishes for all good things in 2015 to you and yours! xx

  2. Me too Bonnie:) Enjoy your last day of 2014! HUGS!

  3. Amen! I toally agree...and pray that I can follow the same. BTW, LOVEEEEEEEEEEE Your new look here. Happy New Year!!

  4. I love "Lean into Joy" Bonnie!! My daughter gave me a book called Back To Joy for Christmas and I have really been enjoying it. I wish you all the best in 2015! :)

  5. Amen, Happy New Year to you, Blessings Francine.

  6. I totally agree...this is also what I want for 2015. I have been meaning to tell you for days how much I like your new header :) I've said it before, I'll say it again...Happy New Year! :)

  7. You cannot have three better resolutions for 2015... I join you in wanted all three too. Blessing on you and your dear family.

  8. Bonnie, I wish you all those wonderful things and more. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  9. 4 very wonderful choices!!! Happy New Year Bonnie!

  10. Wishing you the best for the new year!!!

  11. Happy New Year, Bonnie! So fun stopping by and perusing many of your posts!

    Kindly, Lorraine

  12. I like your new years resolutions! It's all in the attitude. I like your definition of joy compared to happiness too. I think I will give that a try myself. Happy New Year!

  13. I think your plan for the year is something we should all give a try, Bonnie! Congratulations on your new grandbaby and best wishes for a Happy New Year!

  14. Happy New Year Bonnie!!!

    So funny...I too am "clinging" to JOY. I have never been much oif a New Years resolution maker, or even having a word for the new year. But, a few months ago God kept impressing the word Joy on my heart. It kept coming back up daily. I decided it was definitely God impressing this upon me, and I would indeed use this word for 2015 ( or longer). Since the new year has begun, you as well as three other people have shared that Joy is on their hearts. I find comfort in knowing how wonderful God is. I am already being challenged to find "joy" in 2015. I am thankful for you and your blog!!!


  15. Happy New Year! This was a beautiful post. I loved your resolutions and I completely agree. Blessings to you... :)


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