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Mission, Vision & Purpose of JollyNotes.com ~ Inspiration for Joyful Living (Please scroll down to read about Bomi Jolly, and how Jolly Notes was born)
The mission of JollyNotes.com is to continually inspire people around the world to experience joyful and purposeful living – through inspirational, motivational, uplifting & encouraging notes (“Jolly Notes”), Bible verses, quotes, scriptures, words, music, videos, and more.
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The vision and purpose of Jolly Notes is to play a part in inspiring all who visit to live and experience joyful and purposeful lives. I pray that this website will help inspire lives & hearts around world to shine, radiate goodness and remain joyful as we all inevitably go through the ups, downs and in-betweens of life. I hope the content posted here will continually make you smile, laugh, explore, reflect on or be reminded about different issues. I hope they will inspire you, encourage you, and always be a blessing to you.
I pray that our lives will continually be positively shaped. I pray that we will all constantly learn from our experiences as well as the experiences of others; and that our sound, solid characters will be built in the process. I pray that we will all continually gain Wisdom and experience Joy – Joy that isn’t necessarily dependent on our circumstances; Joy that brings strength; Joy that brings peace; Joy that continually fills our hearts with goodness and love.
My prayer for you is that you will “go out with joy, be led forth in peace, and always count on God”. May all our lives forever be testimonies of God’s grace and goodness, as we grow in our daily walk with God.
About Bomi Jolly, & How JollyNotes.com was born
Below are excerpts from an interview I had with Femme Lounge in May, 2010. Femme Lounge is a superb magazine for women. Many thanks to Femme Lounge for the feature and for the very kind words.
Tell us a little bit about you
I live in Michigan, USA with 3 absolutely amazing guys 😀 (hubby and 2 little ones). I am also surrounded by my wonderful extended family and friends, far and near. I am very blessed to know that I am a child of God, and to have the opportunity to learn something new every day. I absolutely love reading, writing, getting to know people, hanging out, sunshine and all the goodies that come with it, music, movies, making a positive difference, simple pleasures like eating too much corn, and being silly!
What Inspired Jolly Notes?
I have always loved writing and it is especially touching to find out something I wrote has had a positive effect on a reader. I started writing online after joining Facebook, and people’s responses to my articles were always very positive. I was told regularly how much the articles had touched them; sometimes in ways I had never imagined.
Not only were the comments touching, they also provided insights and experiences that all readers could learn from. The articles became such a great way for us all to share and encourage each other regularly.
I was constantly encouraged by friends and family to start writing on a publicly available website, with the hope that people who were not currently my Facebook friends would have access to the notes as well. I decided to do just that, and that’s how it all started!
At what point did you know you wanted to have this kind of blog & what sacrifices have you made?
I had heard about yet another tragic story of a man who had killed himself, his wife and their five children after losing his job. He and his wife were up to their necks in bills, and they had felt really desperate and abandoned by friends and family. I was heartbroken! I knew from my experiences and those of others, that sometimes all a person needs to make it through another day, to get up, keep on hoping, and keep on living, is an encouraging word. Being inspired to see things from a different perspective. Or just knowing someone cares, that you are not alone. I knew at that point that I certainly wanted to play my part, by God’s grace, in motivating, encouraging and inspiring as many people as possible, not just people I knew personally. So on Nov 9 2009, JollyNotes.com was born.
Some Lessons learned on this journey
I have learned that God can use anyone and anything to get a message across. God is no respecter of persons, age, status or position. I have also been reminded so many times, how much God cares about us and how far he will go to draw us closer to him. Finally, to quote my friend Deborah – “Where God’s finger points, his hand will make a way”. No exceptions! Absolutely, When God calls, he also equips!
I have also learned that we should never let others define or determine what “success” is for us. As children of God, we are truly successful when we live our lives in obedience to God. May we always remember to Focus. Be Disciplined. Get up after we fall. Not be too hard on ourselves. May we remember to surround ourselves with people and things that will motivate and inspire us. And finally, remembering to dance as we go through life. Life is short. Don’t forget to enjoy it! 😀
Bible Verses about Success, Succeeding, Success in Life
One thing I know for sure…
God is real and His love for us is greater than what we can even fathom. There are so many things in life that seem to throw me in a loop sometimes. Questions I have. Some things don’t seem to make any sense. But one thing I know for sure – God is real, and His love is real. I can testify.
Bible Verses when you don’t understand, when life doesn’t make sense
Some Verses I always want to remember, by God’s grace:
“Do everything in love.” ~ 1 Corinthians 16:14, NIV
“Be imitators of God, therefore… and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” ~ Ephesians 5:1-2, NIV
“… Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” ~ Matthew 20:25-28, NLT
So, in summary… My priority will always be to please God, serve God, and to joyfully, cheerfully, and gratefully extend God’s wonderful love to others, by God’s grace, and as God leads. God has blessed me so much, I want to continually and consistently share the love and joy of God, and always be a blessing, inspiration and encouragement to others… Amen! I plan to update the website with lots of inspirational and encouraging goodies (e.g. notes, verses, thoughts, quotes, songs, videos, poems, words, tips, etc) very frequently, by God’s grace. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let me know. And friends, please pray along that JollyNotes.com is a blessing to everyone who visits. Thank you!
May God Bless & Keep You Always: (Click for complete prayer)
Numbers 6: 24 -26, NKJV
“The LORD bless you and keep you; The LORD make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”
Isaiah 55:12, NIV
“You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.”
Proverbs 3:5-6, ESV
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” (ESV)
Philippians 4:7, NIV
“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
God bless you with Joy, Peace & His Presence; May His face continually shine upon you! Amen.
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Much Love & Blessings,
Bomi Jolly ~ JollyNotes.com
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