Category Joy

National Day of Encouragement: Letters of Love

Today is the National Day of Encouragement!!! Today is a day for celebrating, a day that reaches to the heart of PEP UP for Joy. Passionate Encouragement and Prayer Uplifts People spreading JOY! To give encouragement is to give compassion, give confidence, and give courage.  It is an opportunity to recognize and affirm those incredible […]

Christmas Prayer

Merry Christmas Everyone! May this prayer bless you and wrap around you like a warm hug. I have included a printable version of the prayer for easy sharing. Christmas Prayer Beloved Lord,  Thank You so much for bringing us into the season of Christmas.  Thank You for the ways big and small that You have […]

Aardvark Pancakes

Hearts. Letters. Numbers. Teddy Bears. Turtles. Fun colors. My husband, Eric, is a master pancake artist. But last Saturday he truly outdid himself with aardvark shaped pancakes. I just happen to have a very special affection for aardvarks. These awesome and unusual creatures bring me great joy. Friday evening I watched a documentary that featured […]

Receiving the Gifts of Encouragement

Wherever you are, may you be blessed. Whatever the circumstances are in your situation, may you be filled with life giving breath deep into your lungs. No matter what has slipped through your fingertips, may you find a hope to hold on to. Today, September 12th, is the National Day of Encouragement. This is a […]

Love Descends

Jesus comes to the abandoned, the forgotten, the ugliest places.  The times that are so very painful to live through, and even hurt to look back upon in remembrance. Jesus brings acceptance where there is shame, a joyous welcome to those who have been abandoned, and is ever present to those who have been left […]