Angelic News :: 2016-17

September 2016


I’m inright, outright, upright, downright
Happy all the time!
I’m inright, outright, upright, downright
Happy all the time!

Since Jesus Christ came in
And took away my sin I’m…
Inright, outright, upright, downright

For The Joy of the Lord is My Strength. Nehemiah 8:10

Ready? Set? It’s time for school! On September 8th Littlest Angels Preschool will begin its 21st year of ministering to young children and their families. I am confident that God and His great big, unfailing love will continue to bless us with another amazing year…especially if we all remember that the joy of the Lord is our strength!

This year our Bible verse motto is “The joy of the Lord is my strength!” What is the joy of the Lord? The joy of the Lord is the gladness in our hearts that comes from knowing and trusting Jesus, our best friend. The joy of the Lord is not determined by circumstances. It’s present in the best of times and the worst of times. Jesus is always present and that produces joy! In my life, this Jesus joy can heal, inspire, refresh my thinking, dispel my sadness and fears, make me want to sing, make me smile, put a lightness in my step, make me speak kindly, behave more sweetly, and most importantly, it makes me want the whole world to know the God of love has come to me and I want to pass it on!

Who can I pass this Jesus joy on to? Because I have the joy of the Lord I am called to live joyfully and lovingly for Him. The highlight of my week at preschool is when I have the opportunity to share God’s love (pass it on) with the little ones at chapel. This year I will be very intentional about teaching them that they can be happy all the time! They can be happy because they will be learning that Jesus, their very best friend, is with them all the time! They will learn that Jesus can live in their little hearts too and they can be filled with His joy and do great things for Him by loving themselves and others!

The Joy of the Lord is the real thing! We should all try it! Just begin with a genuine smile and pass it on!

God bless our growing!
Kathy Stinson,