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No Joy Dude...Fail

In our house we often quote movie lines. Now, before you wonder how I can allow my family to watch movies in this day and age, with the abundance of "filth" in film, we own two Clear Play dvd players and we don't watch movies without the filter. And beyond our filter, we have a family standard about what we will watch. We use to review any movies we are considering viewing - another wonderful resource for the Christian community.

Some movie one-liners are funny, some are catchy, and some make a point. The quote, "No joy" is one that makes a point. How often could that short phrase characterize my life? (Hmmm, do I want to answer that in writing?) How often SHOULD it characterize my life? Well, never, if I believe God's Word.

It really is something for me to think about. If I believe the joy of the Lord is my strength, shouldn't I be joyful? If joy is a fruit of the Spirit, shouldn't I yield more and more to the Holy Spirit so that His fruit would mark my life? If I accept the Father's great love that He has lavished upon me, that He has called me a daughter of God, shouldn't the world around me see that expressed in joy? But when I don't have any joy...then it's like the movie quote, "No joy"

Keep your joy, it's a gift from the Lord!

Day 8 done :)

Jan L. Burt

BTW, a little challenge for you. If you know the movie that this quote is from, leave a comment with your email & the first one to answer will get a prize. It will be a worthwhile prize - I promise! Two rules: You need to know the answer w/o using google or any other "search" method AND my kids aren't eligible - sorry Burt Kids :(
Good luck!


  1. Well, I know the answer now, but I had to Google it. I was just too curious! You know how homeschoolers are -- if we don't know the answer, we'll find it! ;0)

    We are very selective about what we watch in our home, too.

  2. Oops, saw the next post had the answer. Did I mention homeschoolers are sometimes over-eager? LOL


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