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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Sunday, March 21, 2010

My gift for you this Sunday is Joy

There are many kinds of barriers: Those from within and those from without. Barriers between people. Barriers that prevent you from doing good things. Barriers of your own mind and your own hesitations. There are the barriers that exist simply because you are a limited being.
Joy breaks through all barriers.

Joy breaks through all barriers.

Man this is awesome - hope you enjoy it!

A thought for the day -
"In Michelangelo's painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, the finger of God approaches—but does not touch—the finger of Adam... We never fully achieve what we set out to do… needing more time … stretching and always just approximating our goal." ~ Barrie Sanford Greiff

Happy Birthday to Matthew Broderick - wiki

Broderick met actress Jennifer Grey on the set of Ferris Bueller's Day Off and in 1986 was briefly engaged to her. Broderick met actress Sarah Jessica Parker through her brother. The couple married on May 19, 1997 in a civil ceremony in an historic deconsecrated synagogue on the Lower East Side; and although Broderick considers himself culturally Jewish, the ceremony was performed by his sister, Janet Broderick Kraft, an Episcopal priest. Parker and Broderick have a son, James Wilke Broderick, born on October 28, 2002. On April 28, 2009, it was confirmed that Broderick and Parker were expecting twin girls through surrogacy. Broderick and Parker's surrogate delivered their twin daughters, Marion Loretta Elwell and Tabitha Hodge, on June 22, 2009. Marion Loretta Elwell weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces, while Tabitha Hodge was 6 pounds.

Although they live in New York City, they spend a considerable amount of time at their holiday home in County Donegal, Ireland, where Broderick spent his summers as a child. He is left-handed, a fact made evident in his first movie, Max Dugan Returns, in which he plays baseball. Broderick is an avid baseball fan. His favorite team is the New York Mets. He narrated the DVD "Shea Goodbye: 45 Years of Amazin", which chronicled the life of Shea Stadium. Broderick is good friends with his The Producers co-star, Nathan Lane. Fellow '80s teen actor Jon Cryer is often said to look like Broderick; their striking resemblance has been portrayed in two episodes of Cryer's TV show, Two and a Half Men. They also have a house in The Hamptons. Sarah and their son James are also left-handed.

A what brings you joy? This sound made me feel a strong sense of joy.



Thanks for all the inside scoop on the celebrities. I enjoyed it.


Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, yeah... that was some joy producing sound there!! God Bless America!!

Susan said...

Hi Sandie! You know, I remember Kate Smith singing that when I was a kid. She did a great job. Thanks for the memories. So many things bring me joy that it's not funny but one of the things, at the top of the list, is living in this magnificent country, FREE, and blessed to the max. Sincerely, Susan

Good to be a Queen said...

My sweet friend,
You always bring me Joy.....
Love the inspiration...

I take photography classes at the Dallas Cultural Arts Center...I've already finished the Photograghy 1 and have just started Advanced Professional Photography....LOVE IT!!! It's a lot cheaper than the local college...If you check some cultural arts places near you they should offer the same....If not, this place is located in Hiram..I'll be glad to give you more info..

Nancy said...

Oh what a great and joyful blog today! Thanks for sharing with us, I enjoyed it!

By the way, our daughter does not live in downtown Atlanta, they live out in the John's Creek/Alpharetta area. Thanks for asking and for dropping by my new blog! Am loving blogging, so addicting!

Nancy's Notes

Angela said...

Hey Sandie!

That is some interesting facts about Matthew Broderick and his wife Sarah. Makes you wonder what kind of party he had today!


Life is good! said...

your blog brings joy and usually laughter! thanks for them.

That corgi :) said...

ummm, what brings me joy?? Knowing my name is written in the Book of Life :) I remember a few years ago during a rough time waking up in the middle of the night, we had been studying joy that week at Bible Study - Beth Moore's Fruit of the Spirit - and I remember being filled with joy on that very fact that my name is there and it won't be erased; it really helped me during that rough time

and perfect definition of joy


putting Jesus and others before myself :)

I always have liked Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker. I believe she is so very pretty but her last movie (Whatever Happened to the Morgans), I thought she was a bit too thin, liked her with a fuller face. Hoping their marriage stands the test of time


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Sweetie...
Love the post. Really great singing.

Love the info on Matthew and Sarah. I knew they had twins but had never heard their names. Aren't those just beautiful? I love Sarah Jessica Parker's cologne called "Lovely". It is all that I wear. If you haven't smelled it, then you must try it. It is so heavenly.

Hope you had a beautiful Sunday. Mine was really nice. I rested. I wore myself out yesterday in the yard, and today I could hardly move my legs and feet from my neuropathy. Last night I hardly slept a wink. A really rough one.

Today I rested mind and body. I only bought groceries for a few days. I wanted in and out of there.

Have a great week sweet friend. Country hugs and so much love, Sherry

Good to be a Queen said...

I'm gonna give you an inside tip from class....Go but this book, The Digital Photography Book Vol 1 by Scott Kelby. It's awesome and easy to follow, has great techniques and amazing tips...I ordered mine from Amazon for about $14.00 but you can buy it at Borders...You will love it!!!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Feeling peaceful and content gives me feelings of joy.

ocmist said...

What brought ME joy today was watching our silly corgi pups romping through the weeds that have taken over our front yard. They are about twice as tall as the pups and those little sillies were playing Hide & Seek and tag. They were hopping like rabbits to get through the weeds and frapping in circles, taking time to stop only for a few seconds when they would run into each other and flip someone, then off again! I laughed and laughed!

Joy was also blooming as I looked at the buds and flowers starting to bloom and open all around here reminding me that God brings bursts of Joy even in the midst of gloom if we keep our eyes on Him and the blessings He's given/giving us! Linda