Deep Joy and a Friday Giveaway!

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Deep Joy and a Friday Giveaway!
  Do you have people in your life you feel connected to, but you haven’t had much time together? There’s simply something that draws you close. Kindred heartbeats. I met a lovely lady a few years ago at a writers conference who intimidated me. It wasn’t her doing. It was all in my head. She ...

Bite of Bread: Filled With Joy

21. August 2016 Bite of Bread, joy 4
Bite of Bread: Filled With Joy
      Joy.  I think of “happy” as fleeting and surfacey but I think of “joy” as the deeper, more grown-up version of happy. Joy doesn’t depend on circumstances–not the joy God gives, because joy from God is birthed from His grace. This is how Rick Warren defines joy: Joy is the settled assurance that God ...

How to have Joy despite Your Circumstances

Remember that joy is not dependent on your circumstances….True joy is the by-product of living in My Presence. Therefore you can experience it in palaces, in prisons…anywhere (Jesus Calling October 5). I need to be reminded of this. Sometimes when I’m stuck in the middle of my calling–it’s been years since I’ve heard the call, yet I’m just ...