Sunday, April 25, 2010


My cousin's middle name is Joy.
I can remember my Grandfather rumbling
out "Pamela Joy _____" in his very deep growly voice.
He said it so very often that
I am sure he liked the way it sounded.
And frankly she was a busy one,
always into this or that!
So that was a factor as well.

Grandad has been in Heaven for many years
now. My cousin has grown up.
Having been
quite a bit younger than the rest of the
cousins so we were never very close.

But we have had opportunity to reconnect
this past year, thanks to
Facebook and

I love this girl.

PJ struggles with sugar and has a blog to
address those challenges (Confessions of a Sugar Addict).

However, most recently she has started a blog to record
her joys,(The J Stands for Joy)!
Man, the pressure of
a middle name
like "Joy".

I know these things,
my middle name is "Faith"!
Gotta live up to it,
you know?

Hope you'll have a couple of minutes to visit
and increase her JOY!

A few scriptures to encourage your day!

Psalm 28:7
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.

Psalm 47:1
Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.

Psalm 51:12
Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

True joy does not come from external circumstances.
It is a condition of the heart in which

we celebrate the very miracle
of our existence
and the ONE
who caused us to be.



detweilermom said...

I guess my girls have alot to live up to. Hannah's middle name is Joy and Faith's name is well... Faith.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Lovely, Becky. I love the name Joy. I love joy.

I have joy in the Lord.


Vee said...

With a sister whose middle name is Joy, I just had to grin... She, my sis, really does live up to her middle name. that's a lovely middle name, too. I have no middle name that needs living up to... Off to read some of PJ's blog!

Liane said...

Our joy in the Lord is fresh each morning.....thank you for introducing your cousin, what a lovely name....I'll be sure to visit her blog.
Have a blessed day, Becky!

Brittany Ann said...

Joy and Faith are some of my favorite middle names for little girls! How special to reconnect with your cousin!

AkaPJTheGreat said...

oh my! what a lovely surprise, thank you for your kind words Becky :)

If we ever have a baby girl, her middle name has always been Grace... since we were dating and just dreaming of what life could be it was with a baby girl, middle name... Grace.

JD said...

I like your middle the way, Becky, I sent you an email...