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Jennifer is an artist living in rural Nebraska with her US Army veteran husband. She loves to create and seeks to reflect the beauty of Christ and encourage others in meaningful, beautiful ways. You can find her and see more of her art on Studio JRU.

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  1. Oh Jennifer before even seeing this post was from your pen, I immediately passed it on to a best friend needing the message of JOY you wrote in your opening and the verse was so awesome too. Then I found out we could print it and I’m elated!!! Blessings to you this day.

  2. Thank You so much Jennifer for this special and beautiful print. This print speaks to my heart. You see, my precious husband went home to be with the Lord on 30 Sept 2012. I must seek JOY and this print has given me a little brighter light. I know that he will be celabrating an awesome Christmas. Again thank you for sharing. I will be making a print and follow your directions to frame it. Merry Christmas to You…

    • Oh Carolyn, my heart goes out to you. May His sweet words of comfort and joy soothe your heart in only a way that He can. Merry Christmas to you!

  3. Jennifer…thanks so much.
    I printed, framed and hung your print already.
    It filled an empty spot in my center hall to “joy-full ”
    Jennifer too

  4. Thank you so much for this printable!!! As soon as I saw it I was like “Where can I get that?!?!!?” I LOVE it! I can’t wait to go home and hang it!

    I am really trying to make sure that our focus is right this season and this will be a wonderful addition!

  5. Love this! Can’t wait to print it out and frame it, it will make the perfect addition to my decorations.
    Blessings to you this Christmas season!

  6. I love your pictures and your expressions of joy in the birth of Christ. After 60 years I lost my husband in 2011 -God has been so very good to Me that I am doing OK. I know that he is in heaven with his parents and my parents – all very Christian people. God’s richest blessings to you Jennifer, Vicki and Jen. God is good!…Corrine

  7. Thank you for sharing! My mom & I were reciting this verse last night. I will joyfully share it with her 🙂

  8. Dear Jennifer,
    Thank you – this will set the tone for our Advent preparations this year.

  9. Thank you, Jennifer, for the Joy printable. It is just what I needed to see today. May God bless you and your family this Christmas.

  10. As soon as I saw your beautiful JOY, I envisioned that lovely and meaningful print in my entry way. Then I was so thrilled to see that you provided it–what a sweet gift! Thank you for bringing JOY to so many of us. Bless you, Jennifer, and Merry Christmas!

  11. My hubby surprised me and printed this for me. Now I want to get a matte and frame because Michaels is just a couple minutes away! I hope to get a ride! I have just the spot to display this JOY. I cried today missing my Dad so much. Oh how I miss him. But God gave me an idea to make a wreath holder from strips of his old thin white socks he loved cut into strips, tied and embellished with various darning thread he had in his suitcase. I found his old red suspender so I used its end with a bit of the red elastic. This handmade candle ring I placed around his handmade gift of years ago when he created an oil lamp look from this and that. It truly looks like an old fashioned oil lamp!! So although the Christmas box stays in the attic another year, this creation out of Dads favorite socks was The Lord giving me a gift of creativity (even my hubby loves the sock strips candle ring!) to bring true joy to my heart…that Jesus is Lord. That Jesus gave me such a wonderful Dad. That despite my disabilities, I was able to create using what other people would overlook as junk. I know Dad would smile. My sorrow as quickly as it went to mourning, God turned it to joy. Isn’t God good? Thank you again for your wise posts.

    • Oh Gwen, that is beautiful! What a precious creation to bring you joy when you see it. It is awesome how He can turn our sorrow into joy! Merry Christmas!!

  12. Gorgeous, Jennifer. You read my mind. I bought the big cardboard letters that spell JOY for my mantel this year. It’s my theme. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  13. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I was looking for an idea for an inspirational gift for my sisters/brothers-in-love as well as other precious family members and special friends. A framed print of JOY is perfect!! Christmas gifts…done 🙂

  14. Thank youI love this craft. I am making one for my white elephant gift party for our small group. My frame has a white mat with a black border. Can you make a printable without a black border, if possible?

  15. Thank you so much for this! I am setting up Advent prayer stations at our church each Sunday of Advent, and the 3rd Sunday’s station theme is “Joy.”