Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Bursting with Excitement Today

This morning my heart is overwhelmed with excitement about something I have been wanting to share with everyone for a while now. Let me tell you about,
 Now Rejoice! 

I've had a blog for a few years now but really just blogged for my family to keep up with our lives. About 6 months ago, I really began to enjoy blogging. At that time the Lord placed it on my heart to share my personal testimony of redemption, restoration, freedom, and joy that I have found in Jesus. Click here or directly above on the tab, A Love Story to read how faithful the Lord has been to me in my life & how radically different my life is today than it was six years ago. 

As I began to share my story of God's grace in my life so many of you began to email me & leave comments to encourage me as I shared my story. I really appreciate your emails & messages more than you will ever know. It began to give me complete freedom & confidence to share my story even more.

The Lord began to speak to my heart to invite women to share their stories of God's goodness in their lives on These Happy Times. There is so much power in a testimony! My heart is that as each woman shares her story that another will find encouragement. At first I was nervous as I began to ask women to share, simply because I thought they might not be interested. I was mistaken.

I'm so excited that starting next month, every Tuesday a lovely lady will be sharing a story of God's goodness in her life. I'm so thankful for the women who will be sharing. I know that you will be encouraged & blessed! These women are moms, bloggers, friends, daughters, students, missionaries, musicians, teachers, wives, business owners, and believers in Jesus Christ.

Why, Now Rejoice? 
During the time in my life when I was completely
broken the one scripture that captured my heart was 
Psalm 51:8,
 "Oh, Give me back my joy again; 
you have broken me - now let me rejoice."

This scripture means so much to me & truly describes how I felt during that dark time of my life. I literally was so broken that I didn't know who I was, where I was going, or how to function. I began to cry out to God, to restore my joy again! Truly, the joy I have today I never thought was possible.

Please share Now Rejoice with anyone & everyone!
My heart is that as each woman shares a story from her life that another will find hope & encouragement in Jesus. 
I am truly so excited about the sweet women who will be sharing their hearts soon! Get excited with us! Next week I will have a grab button & a few other fun things to help advertise Now Rejoice!
Happy Tuesday! I'd love to hear from you!


  1. Brittany this is so awesome! I love this idea! I read your testimony a while back and it totally touched my heart. It's truly amazing to see what the Lord has carried you through and how he's using your story to touch others.

    I think it definitely brings freedom when we open up and share our stories. And when one person steps out and shares it gives others the freedom and courage to do the same. I really think God is going to use this to make a difference in people's lives. Excited to follow along! :)

    1. Thanks Krystal! I'm so exciting about this & I am so ready for other women to share what God has done in their lives. THanks for being excited with me!!!!!!

  2. Hey! Joining you from the GFC Blog Hop. Now following ya GFC. Looking forward to keeping up with you and the blog. I can already tell I am gonna love this blog! :D I blog over at www.dalaynadillon.blogspot.com. Hope to see ya around!


    1. So glad you said hello! Looking forward to reading your blog.

  3. Hello :)

    Stopping by from the GFC blog hop today! Hope you are haveing a great week so far.

    I´m a new follower!

    Smooches from Germany,
    Anni // http://grapefruitprincess.blogspot.com

  4. I'm very excited about Tuesday's now. Your blog is inspiring and i'm so happy to be a follower. We're in the Texas Bloggers together. You can find my blog at www.hollishootsandhollers.blogspot.com

    1. I'm so glad you are here. I just found Texas Bloggers a few days ago & am already enjoying it. Can't wait to get to know you better.

  5. I LOVE this!! I am would love to join in if you need another testimony! So exciting!:) ps. I may have already left a comment, but my phone had a glitch and I wasn't sure if it sent:)

    1. Awesome. To be honest, I was planning to send you a message this evening. I've been enjoying reading your older post on your blog :)

  6. So excited for your new adventure! I can't wait to read all of the other testimonies!

  7. This is such a good idea, and great way to give God the glory!!!

  8. so excited for you to launch this series.. what a great and awesome inspiration to know that God can pull you through and out of any circumstance that seems hopeless... love you girl!! doing great things for God!!

  9. I love this idea! You reminded me how much i should be rejoicing in God's faithfulness in mine own life :) Looking forward to reading everyone's stories! :)


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