Category Archives: Joy

Plot Twists, Dashed Dreams, and Peace

Our lives have had more plot twists lately than would seem possible. But after all, don’t they say that “Truth is stranger than fiction”? Sigh. So it seems. Some of the lyrics in the song When Will I Be Loved, written … Continue reading

Posted in 1 John, April 2017, Faith, Faithfulness, Family, Fear, Forgiveness, Friends, God, Grace, Heart, Hebrews, Hope, Jesus, John, Joy, Lies, Life, Love, Lovingkindness, Men, Mercy, Mind, Others, Peace, Persecution, Philippians, Praises, Prayer, Sacrifice, Salvation, Thanksgiving, The Father, The Gospel, The Son, The Truth, Worry | 2 Comments

Abounding in JOY!

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, are you spiritually exhausted, worn, and weary like I am? Guess what, the enemy is laughing at us… “The devil is at church as often as you are. And he stands outside your closet … Continue reading

Posted in Acts, Apostles, David, Disciples, Fear, February 2017, Fruit, Galatians, God, Heart, Holy Spirit, Hope, Jesus, John, Joy, Lies, Life, Love, Peace, Psalms, Refreshment, Rest, Satan, Shepherd, The Father, The Son, The Spirit, The Truth, The Way, William Gurnall, Worry | 1 Comment

Setting Aside Personal Rights For the Sake of Others

Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans! “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance.” – Psalm 33:12 May we humble ourselves and pray for our country, that our God … Continue reading

Posted in 2 Corinthians, Anger, Blessings, Faithfulness, Family, Freedom, Galatians, Giving, God, Grace, Hatred, Heart, James, Jesus, John, Joy, July 2016, Life, Love, Love one another, Men, Mercy, Others, Philippians, Pride, Psalms, Sacrifice, Salvation, Self, Sin Nature, The Gospel | Leave a comment

My Shepherd Restores My Soul

A Psalm of David. “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of … Continue reading

Posted in Blessings, Contentment, Creation, David, Faith, Family, God, Healing, Heart, Heaven, Hope, Jesus, John, Joy, Life, Love, May 2016, Men, Mind, Others, Peace, Praises, Psalms, Refreshment, Rest, Salvation, Shepherd, Singing, The Father, The Son | Leave a comment

Puddles and Other Muck

There are days and seasons in life when things are just too overwhelming and difficult. Just too much. I seem to be slogging along through a season like that, one full of puddles and muck. Last week, my husband’s ministry … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Samuel, 2 Corinthians, Acts, Armor of God, Contentment, Ephesians, Faith, Faithfulness, Family, Fear, Friends, God, Grace, Healing, Heart, Heaven, Hebrews, Holy Spirit, Hope, Isaiah, January 2016, Jesus, Joel, John, Joy, Lamentations, Life, Love, Lovingkindness, Mark, Marriage, Matthew, Men, Mercy, Mind, Nahum, Obedience, Others, Peace, Prayer, Psalms, Rest, Revelation, Romans, Sacrifice, Salvation, Satan, Self, Submission, The Father, The Gospel, The Nature of God, The Son, The Spirit, The Truth, The Way | 4 Comments

What Shall We Write?

“I will extol You, my God, O King; and I will bless Your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless You, and I will praise Your name forever and ever. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be … Continue reading

Posted in Blessings, D.L. Moody, Faith, Faithfulness, God, God's Faithfulness, God's Name, God's Promises, God's Word, Grace, Heaven, Hope, January 2016, Jesus, Joy, Life, Love, Lovingkindness, Men, Mercy, Messiah, Mind, Others, Peace, Praises, Psalms, Salvation, The Gospel, The Nature of God, The Truth, The Way, Uncategorized, Worship | Leave a comment

Shattered Ornaments and Broken Hearts

I wholeheartedly believe this truly is the most wonderful time of the year! Colorful strings of lights transform the ordinary home into a merry gingerbread house. Spicy smells and sweet treats tempt and delight. Personal stockings are hung and awaiting … Continue reading

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