Are You a Joy-Robber or a Joy-Giver?

As I hung up the phone after listening to a litany of complaints from a friend who’s a self-described ‘stress-mess’, I was aware that the lengthy conversation that solely focused upon her ‘trials and tribulations’ had a draining effect upon me. My heart certainly went...
12 Things to Do To Have More Joy!

12 Things to Do To Have More Joy!

12 Things To Do To Have More Joy!During this joyful season, some Christians can have less joy when confronted with annoying relatives; feeling burdened at work; bad traffic/weather; and numerous other stressors that seem to become magnified this time of year....

3 Essential Ways to Find True Joy

I have recognized over the past week that when I see the word “SALE!’ attached to something I want, I am extremely tempted to be self-indulgent. Following in the footsteps of my Mom, I’m the shopper who is rarely if ever tempted to buy anything that is full price, but...

Do You Have Joy Overflowing?

We were elated when our son and daughter-in law who’d been trying to conceive for over a year called to say they were expecting our first grandchild.Our joy was doubled when they told us after seeing the ultrasound that they were expecting twins! As soon as I heard, I...

It’s Not What You Know, It’s Who You Know

I sent a quick text to my mom the other day requesting that she pray for me and about a situation our family is going through.Her response was, “You’ve got the connections!” referring to my relationship with God. That got me thinking, we as Christians DO have the...