19 December 2011


JOY, noun: The passion or emotion excited by the acquisition or expectation of good; that excitement of pleasurable feelings which is caused by success, good fortune, the gratification of desire or some good possessed, or by a rational prospect of possessing what we love or desire; gladness; exultation; exhilaration of spirits. Mirth; festivity; happiness; felicity.

Joy is a delight of the mind, from the consideration of the present
or assured approaching possession of a good.”

—Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary

Pine Joy

“You make known to me the path of life;
in Your presence there is fullness of joy;
at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”

—Psalm 16:11 (emphasis added)

If you find the fresh smell of pine pleasureful, you’re welcome to write with your own twigs and needles! (And if you take a picture, please share a link in the comment section – I’d enjoy seeing what you come up with!)

Writing with Pine Needles

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  1. 14 Responses to “Writing with Pine Needles: JOY”

  2. Emily on Dec 19, 2011 said:

    i LOVE your idea! that is sooo cute! i’ll have to try it out soon.

  3. Emily Ruth on Dec 19, 2011 said:

    Oooh, I love this!

  4. Jessica on Dec 19, 2011 said:

    Very good idea. Especially using the word “JOY” this time of year. :)

  5. Maddy H. on Dec 19, 2011 said:

    This idea is soooo cute! I love it!

  6. Tarissa on Dec 20, 2011 said:

    Hi Emily Rose,
    I enjoyed your post with “Joy” written in pine needles. Your photos are just lovely!!

    Since my family has pine trees in our yard, I took on your invitation and made a similar word in pine needles. You can see it in my newest blog post.

    Merry Christmas to you!
    ~ Tarissa

  7. Rhonda Devine on Dec 21, 2011 said:

    You’re so creative:)
    Pine–one of my “must have” Christmas decorations–
    Merry Christmas!

  8. Miu on Dec 23, 2011 said:

    This looks so nice!
    I’d like to create my own, but there are no pines near of me.

  9. Marieanne on Dec 24, 2011 said:

    Very cute! :)

  10. Vanessa on Dec 28, 2011 said:

    Hi, i absolutely love your blog. I’m a christian girl from Malta and i just wanted to let you know that you have inspired me to be a better christian, and a woman of God. God bless you and your family :)

  11. Joy-Ann Underwood on Dec 30, 2011 said:

    That is sooooo.

  12. Joy-Ann Underwood on Dec 30, 2011 said:


  13. Alison Brown on Dec 10, 2014 said:

    This is so amazing!!! On this Christmas i will try this definitely. Thanks for sharing such a great idea.

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