Category Joy

Preparing in Prayer

Oswald Chambers once said, “There is nothing to be valued more highly than to have people praying for us; God links up His power in answer to their prayers.” This past weekend I had the honor of speaking at a women’s retreat that was hosted by my church.  It was an incredible experience to have […]

PEP UP Post-it Challenge

Happy National Day of Encouragement!!! Today I ask you to join me in the PEP UP for Joy Post-it Challenge 1 day, 3 Post-it Notes to create an explosion of encouragement in our world. It’s simple.  Pick three people in your life – your spouse, your kids, your colleagues, your teachers, your students, your boss, […]

The Gift of a Response

Words.  I love words.  I delight in their sound, their definitions, and their histories.  I adore them strung together in harmonious poetry and harrowing stories of prose.  I am captivated by the way they encapsulate memories for future reminiscing. Most of all I am in awe of the power of words, in particular the power […]

With Jesus, I’ve Got What I Need

Seven years ago today my daughter Zoey, who was 5 years old at the time, was baptized.  It was an incredible celebration as she outwardly displayed what was going on inside of her, with an awe inspiring maturity of faith.         While it would be easy to assume that at the tender […]

Refreshed and Encouraged

Have you ever experienced a time when you felt parched? Maybe you were thirsty and feeling dry, as if your tongue was stuck to the roof of your mouth.  You longed for a drink, for even a mere glass of water to run down your throat cooling the scratchy ache with refreshment. Perhaps you have […]