A Christmas Bible Reading Plan on Joy

Joy is not always easy, especially during the holidays. If it weren’t already a sensitive time for many, the year 2020 has proven to be quite the challenge. Everywhere I look people around me seem to be battling tragedy–not just because of the pandemic but other gut-wrenching scenarios. Cancer. Job loss. Death. How do you celebrate Christmas when your heart …

When You Can’t Choose Joy

I was raw a few weeks ago. Sad. Lonely. Struggling with life. We all have our days, don’t we? Those moments when we can cry at the slightest mistake, unkind word, or challenge. During that raw week, I kept hearing the saying choose joy! It’s popular these days. I’ve probably taught it myself, but to be very honest, I couldn’t choose joy. …

The Struggle for Joy

  If  you’re in the trenches trying to find joy in your life, you are not alone. A few months ago, I wrote about this struggle in an article entitled, “If I’m a Christian, Why Am I Not Happy?” Here’s a piece of that post. It’s a reason why we face this giant: “. . . .  when the struggle …

If I’m a Christian, Why Am I Not Happy? (A Study on Joy)

      Do you compare yourself to your friend who seems too happy all. the. time? Do you find yourself questioning, “Why am I not happy?! I’m a Christian! Where’s the joy?” Well, my friends, join the “struggling for joy crowd.” We all have our days, weeks, months, and years when joy seems unattainable. The other day, a good …