Tag Archives: joy

Winter of Misery

The Midwest has endured a very cold, snowy winter this year. There were days that were so cold, you wouldn’t even have tried to venture outside. Just the thought of the cold wind beating against my body kept me inside. … Continue reading

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Stripping Away the Comfort

“If all the comfortable were stripped away, could we still sing our songs with authentic joy?” This was the question that my bible study, “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God” asked me today. If I had nothing, would … Continue reading

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The Dew Point of the Holy Spirit

Before I start up on today’s topic, I wanted to update you all on my humility lesson (check out yesterday’s post). So far life has not changed, but I have. Yesterday I prayed not only for peace and perseverance, but … Continue reading

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Fighting for Happiness

Proverbs 23:4-5 Be wise enough not to wear yourself out trying to get rich. Your money can be gone in a flash, as if it had grown wings and flown away like an eagle. This morning I was reading in … Continue reading

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No One is Stealing My Joy

Pastors, friends, family, strangers, and events can steal away our joy if we allow them. I was reflecting on the times in my life that I have allowed other people to steal away my joy. Certainly as a young child, … Continue reading

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Vacation Perseverance

Have you had “vacation perseverance” before? You know what I am talking about. I am positive either you or your kids, nieces or nephews have experienced it. It is during a vacation when you keep pushing on and on during … Continue reading

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A Little Quiet Time Never Hurts

Blank, blank and oh yeah, it’s still blank. I was staring at a blank page on my screen this morning. This doesn’t happen often. Today was one of those days. I read through several different blog sites looking for some … Continue reading

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Surrounded by Friends, Yet Alone

Life would be so much easier if I would just do what I want. Live for me only. Find success through my own eyes. Making choices that make only me happy (okay, and maybe a few of my best buddies). … Continue reading

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Hitting the Wall

Since July of this year, Pete and I have experience the death of 5 family members. Last night, we lost Uncle Jim. Sometimes I have to wonder, “What on earth is God trying to teach me through these difficult moments … Continue reading

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Exhaustion to Joy

Whatever you do, work for it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. –Colossians 3:23 This past week has been exhausting. I feel as though every part of my body has been in pain from … Continue reading

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