Category Archives: Joy

Memories…Jesus is Your Friend…

And tonight…when your head hits the pillow and you think of the events of the day, some of your favorite memories (whether losses or gains) will be of how obvious it is that He was with you. Continue reading

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Turning Sadness to Joy…

Some days it can feel like you are trying to climb/claw your way out of a dirt hole that is several times taller than you are and much wider. Big enough to need someone to throw you a rope. Continue reading

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Bad Brokenness Can…Become Good Brokenness…and Joy!

These are the things He wants (has always wanted) for all of us…for you and for me. Despite our disobedience and the weeds/broken places we have allowed (or others have caused) in our garden…His desire is for any “bad brokenness” to become good brokenness. Continue reading

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Be the Light…Discover Purpose & Joy…

Remember, He put Adam and Eve in a garden… the most satisfying place for the soul of man. He walked and talked with them…laughed with them and marveled with them.

That is the life He intended for us…the life He wanted for us.
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Jesus already knew what He was going to do. He still does…

Seldom is there a quick solution to life’s complex problems. Why?! Quick solutions are usually not thorough solutions. Time and twists and turns are needed to teach us the lessons that will keep us steady…determined to live life with the authenticity and love that God intends. Continue reading

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So …You Don’t Experience Joy 24/7 …

I thought about how I
tend to feel some guilt when my joy is not just bubbling up and replacing the pain. You know…the times when it can even be a struggle to smile because your heart aches so. I usually manage, but underneath I hurt. Continue reading

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Ministry is Pointing People to Jesus..Nothing More…Nothing Less!

You won’t want to miss out on making a difference…touching a life. You won’t want to miss out on… the joy! Continue reading

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Happiness is Defined by the facts…Joy by the Truth!

He will redeem what the enemy has tried to destroy. He will bring beauty from the ashes. He will create good in your life out of the evil. With Joseph, you will say…

“You meant this for evil but my God will use it for good” and…for joy!
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Life…Chaotic or Calm…It’s All About Relationships…

Do you sometimes feel empty and like you aren’t doing enough? Maybe you feel you are doing too much but not enough of what is important…meaningful…lasting. It’s an empty feeling. Continue reading

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Scare You?…Knowing THE MASTER…..

  This beautiful dog scares me.  Mind you, he is behind a fence.  Short of jumping the fence, he can’t get near me to harm me.  I think you would agree that he is a beautifully built dog with markings … Continue reading

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The Truth Is…

 John 8:31-32 (NIV) 31  To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32  Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” The Truth … Continue reading

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Guilt & Regret or…Finding Joy in Our Victories – We Choose!

  You and I have permission…we are instructed…to leave our mistakes behind. Can you imagine what would happen if we would actually give ourselves permission to throw out the painful memories the minute they surface and then actually rehearse two or three … Continue reading

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Joy

Joy seems to be on my mind as the new year begins. What I was thinking about this morning is that in order to have joy – we have to CAST our cares on Him who cares for us! (1 Peter 5:7).  … Continue reading

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Friendship & Prayer – Bringing Hope Out of Despair

A Few Words to the Philippians and to Us! Friendship – Part 3 Philippians 1:18-26 (NET1) Yes, and I will continue to rejoice, 19  for I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayers and the … Continue reading

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