Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Celebrating A New Blog Look!

"See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland...[they] will honor Me because I provide water in the desert and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to My people, My chosen, the people I formed for Myself that they may proclaim my praise." Isaiah 43:19-21

Once in a while, it is nice to change things up a bit. I am thankful for gals who can design blogs so nicely! What a gift they have! My new friend, Carol -- "The Design Diva" -- designed this new look for Joy In The Truth. I do hope you like it!

To celebrate the fresh, new look, I'd like to give a gift to one of you -- the daily devotional I am currently reading. It is awesome! Founded in God's Word, it gives daily encouragement and challenges to grow in the Lord. Already in January 2010, God has used the scriptures and writing in this devotional by the Blackaby Brothers to minister to my heart and to confirm ways He is instructing me to walk in obedience. This devotional is one of my new favorite gifts to give!

My daily quiet time with the Lord and in The Word is sacred to me. I protect that time. I need that time. I love that time. He gives me water to drink, and I desire to honor Him and proclaim His praise. Only by His grace.

Just leave a little comment. In a few days, I will let you know who is receiving the gift of "Experiencing God Day by Day Devotional" by Richard & Henry Blackaby. Thank you for visiting!


Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Ahhhhhhhh - very you and so pretty!

Beautiful that you can share her with others - love that God leads her every design!

I would love a copy of this book :-) Sounds like a good one!

Love you Sharon!

SusanD said...

I L.O.V.E. your new blog look. It's beautiful. Thanks for sharing and have an awesome day. Blessings, SusanD

Oh yeah....I'd love a copy of this book.

Mich said...

Like the new look!

Have a happy week!

The Schneiders said...

The new look is so pretty!! I love reading your blog, thank you for sharing truths the Lord gives you.

Runner Mom said...

Hey Sharon! I love the new blog look! Very pretty!! I just love your blog anyway! So many truths that God lays on your heart to share makes it that way!

Please keep Austin in your prayers--his upper respiratory infection has flared up and coupled with the wisom teeth "fun", he's not too perky! Running a fever and such. Bless his heart. Getting meds this afternoon.

Still working on the website...thanks for your encouragement. I talked to another photographer,and she said it took weeks for her to complete! At least I'm on the right track!

Have a beautiful day, sweet friend! The devotional looks awesome!!

The Slyby Family said...

Love the new look! I also love your blog - it encourages my heart everytime I visit!

Eagles Wings said...

I absolutely LOVE IT!!! My favorite color PURPLE!!! I love the scripture you chose to go along with the change!

I would love a copy of this book too! ....

Renee Swope said...

Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful - just like you! Love the colors, the feel, the key verse. It's just perfect!

Edie said...

Your new look is beautiful Sharon. I love the soothing feel of it.

I love the giveaway idea too. :)


Kelly Combs said...

Sharon - I love your new look! Great! How fun to "spruce" up our blogs once in a while.

I do not want to be entered in your drawing, as I am already enjoying the lovely devotional you gave me in August. Thanks!

Heather said...

Gorgeous - you and the blog;) It is so peaceful, such a stream of refreshment, coming here!

And as always, your writing and heart inspire me. Thank you for sharing your gifts and serving the Lord in such a meaningful that touches so many!

Enjoy your bloggy makeover! :)


LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

You have such a peaceful blog Sharon. I love stopping by here. I am always refreshed and blessed when reading your words. Your new blog look is beautiful too.

The devotional sounds wonderful.

Lee Ann

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

oh but I mean't to add not to put me in your drawing, since I've won Wendy Blight's wonderful book from you already.

Anonymous said...

I love the purple!

I'm not a morning person, but in the new year, I've committed to reading the Word first thing in the morning. I got my two boys (ages 8 and 10) in on it too-they're using the devotional books they got for Christmas.

Rachel Olsen said...

I like it a lot!!
And what a lovely pic of your family.

You have such a sweet, giving heart, Sharon. Makes me smile, and I'm certain it makes God smile.

Anonymous said...

I love the Blackaby's! Thank you for your sharing! It is such an encouragement to hear about how children can be raised up to be selfless in this world where materialism and selfishness reign! Your family is truly an encouragment and inspiration to mine!


Jennifer said...

Very very pretty! Wouldn't it be nice to have the talent to design these type of things:)

The devotional sounds like a good one! Thanks for sharing -

Nana Jul said...

Royal...your family, your blog...
It's beautiful. The words you share are beautiful too!
The devotional sound grand!

God Bless you!