Thrill of Hope, the Weary World Rejoices

Free Printable 8 x 10 and Scripture Card

Do you feel lonely? Maybe you’re a little burned out… overwhelmed… sad… disappointed… eager for a change?

The thrilling truth? Someone wants to spend Christmas with you- and you needn’t dust or scrub your home in preparation. (Relief!)

His name is Immanuel, God with us…

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14, ESV)

The world tells us that Christmas is about gifts, parties, meals and happy-go-lucky families gathered around a crackling fire.

I’m calling their bluff. Guess what? You don’t need to buy one. single. thing. in order to celebrate a meaningful Christmas season. You only need to enter into an abiding relationship with Jesus Christ.

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him.” (John 3:16-17, ESV)

This Christmas, find rest in the One who is full of grace and truth. Grace… from the Greek word Charis, meaning unmerited favor and “that which affords joy, pleasure, delight, sweetness, charm, loveliness”. (source)

I want to spend time with the One source of true joy. I will spend time with Jesus by spending time in the true Word of God. One of the most effective tools that I use to help me meditate on the Word of God (even during busy seasons) is to place Bible verse cards all around my home and read them as I go about my day. I’ve made a new free printable card (and art print) to help you do the same!

Immanuel, God with us… He is our thrill of Hope. Weary world, rejoice!

Click here to download your free “A Thrill of Hope” prints (2 background colors, black or white) and Bible verse card.

Merry Christmas, friend. Having you as a part of our Joy Community means so much to me. I pray these printables will help you to center on the true reason for the season.

Learn more about who Jesus is and how to enter into a relationship with Him by clicking here.

Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Joyful Cyber Monday

Deals that Might Just Make You Shout for Joy!

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Today you’ll find deals that just might make you shout for joy (hip, hip, hooray) because this Cyber Monday sale is unlike anything we have ever done before…

For free U.S. shipping on orders over $50 simply enter promo code “JOYFUL” during checkout. Cart total must be $50 before shipping costs to be eligible for promotion.

We went all out for you! Your purchases are a huge blessing for our small business. Thank you for supporting our ministry and family here in Alaska.

This JOYFUL Cyber Monday sale ENDS tonight (November 27th, midnight PST). Find inspirational gifts perfect for all of the Christian women in your life:

CLICK HERE TO SHOP CYBER MONDAY DEALS AND DOWNLOAD THE FREE 2017 CHRISTMAS PRINTABLES.

Also, our deluxe set of brand new Christmas printables is ready (!!) and you’ll find them for $0 in the shop (yes, really)! The “Oh come let us adore Him” print is my fave…

 

 

Merry Christmas, friends! And happy shopping

It Is Well With My Soul

Free Printable Hymn Art

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Refrain:
It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

My sin—oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!—
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:
If Jordan above me shall roll,
No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life
Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.

But, Lord, ’tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,
The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
Oh, trump of the angel! Oh, voice of the Lord!
Blessed hope, blessed rest of my soul!

And Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul.

COPYRIGHT 2017, PAGE OF JOY.

When you read deep, precious, sorrow-soaked words of hope like this, do you feel strengthened by those who have walked this faith journey ahead of you? I certainly do. The man who penned these words in 1873, Horatio G. Spafford, had suffered incredible loss and yet these words that he penned have strengthed the hope of many! If you are walking through a painful trial today, hold onto this thought, “But, Lord, ’tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait, The sky, not the grave, is our goal!”

Today you’ll find 2 free printable versions of “It is well with my soul”. One version is classic black and white and the other is Page of Joy Gold! That gold-tone is just right for fall, don’t ya think?

COPYRIGHT 2017, PAGE OF JOY.

I hope you enjoy these prints. Use them to make cards or frame them as decor or gifts! Feel free to play around with your printer settings to change the print size as desired.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PRINTABLES.

We Will Serve the Lord

Free Joshua 24:15 Printables

Whew, it’s been a whirlwind around here these past few weeks. I’ve been very sick and was unable to create a new design for you until now- I apologize for the delay. Gratefully, I’m feeling much better! Many of you look forward to these weekly free printables with great anticipation. Your desire to post God’s Word all over your home and workplace is an absolute delight to me!

Today you’ll find a brand new free printable of Joshua 24:15 designed in classic black and white, and I hope you love it! (Psst: wouldn’t today’s free printable look lovely framed? This would be a wonderful gift during Pastor Appreciation Month! Also, consider giving a gift subscription to Page of Joy: Delivered… Shhh- my pastor’s wives are all getting Joy-Mail. Don’t tell them, it’s still a secret. Wink!)

Choose Joy-Mail: Click here to find out more about PAGE OF JOY: DELIVERED.

 

When the world seems so noisy, newsfeeds are filled with tension, tragedy strikes yet again, and we wake up wondering what in the world we are going to do…?

Always circle back around to this one thing: As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Trust the Lord with your whole heart, get to know Him (the One who can fill you with a peace that surpasses understanding and wisdom that abounds!) through the Bible, ask Him to show you just what to do. He is faithful and worthy of all glory, honor, and praise.

“Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey!” (Pastor John, I can just hear you singing this one along with us at the end of yet another Gospel-centered sermon…)

When your world swirls ’round like a hurricane…trust and obey… and just like that, you’ll find yourself full circle, back resting in the secure arms of the One who surrounds you and upholds everything with His Word.

Click here to download your free 8×10 and 5×7 Bible verse prints. 

 

When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.

Refrain:
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.

Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.

Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.

But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.

Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet,
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.
-John H. Sammis, 1887

 

May you experience God’s favor and joy as you trust in Him and obey. Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
can abide while we trust and obey. Never fear, only trust and obey.

 

Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

 

Jeremiah 29:11 | Guest Contributor Linda Schmidt

Free Printable 8x10 Art Print

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You’re in for a special treat this week as guest contributor, Linda Schmidt, is sharing one of her beautiful printables with us… for FREE!

(Would you like to be featured on pageofjoy.com and gain exposure to over 7,000 weekly readers? We are accepting submissions for beautiful Bible verse printables to offer free, here on the blog. Artist must have full copyright to distribute their art before offering it through Page of Joy. Comment below sharing a bit about yourself and your art and we will contact you.)

Guest Post Linda Schmidt, Scene 2

Copyright 2017 Linda Schmidt, offered with permission by Page of Joy. Personal use only.

Click here to download a .JPG version of this printable.

Click here to download a .PDF version of this printable.

From the artist:
“I am an avid reader of both God’s Word and a wide range of literature and love to find quotes to use in my designs, especially favorite Bible verses. My name is Linda Joy Schmidt and I started an Etsy Shop, WisdomWitQuotes, very recently to share some of that love. If I can encourage people to meditate on favorite Bible verses when they download, print, and frame my scripture art, then I am so pleased and honored and hope to please God in all I do!”

Visit Linda’s Etsy shop to find more beautiful printables and follow her on Pinterest.

 

Thank you, Linda, for sharing this beautiful gift with us!

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Photo credit: Meghan McGuire. Copyright 2017, Page of Joy.

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