Joy

Without pain how could we know Joy?

Throughout our journey of life, we face difficult challenges that eventually build up to mountains. A mountain of sickness, a mountain of disappointment, a mountain of anger, a mountain of grief, a mountain of sadness, a mountain of depression, a mountain of pain… should I continue? The question is… Could you turn your pain into a…

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Joy in Being Loved

“Peace is the deliberate adjustment of my life to the will of God.” -Anonymous The truth is that we all struggle, life is beautiful but we have all faced a difficult challenge during our journey of life. At some point, we have all faced a mountain some may have been bigger than others but we…

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Finding joy in the journey!

Sometimes we have to let go of how we think life should be and learn to find joy in the story we are living. 🦋 According to Theopedia, Joy is a state of mind and an orientation of the heart. It is a settled state of contentment, confidence, and hope. It is something or someone that…

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Laughter is Medicine to the Heart

Laughter is Medicine to the Heart Proverbs 17:22 says that “A cheerful heart is good medicine,” and science has now caught up with what God prescribed for us all along. Research shows that laughter—which is, after all, a fabulous manifestation of a “cheerful heart”—strengthens your immune system, builds your white cells, and releases the endorphins…

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Celebrate Process and Progress

Celebrate Process and Progress Sometimes we don’t get what we want, and we don’t meet the expectations or goals that we set for ourselves. For example, perhaps you’ve been working very hard on your physical health, but your latest lab results don’t reflect the numbers you were looking for. How do you remain joyful and…

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The Joy of the Lord is My Strength

The Joy of the Lord is My Strength (Nehemiah 8:10) The Joy of the Lord is My Strength (Nehemiah 8:10) When you are filled with joy you feel stronger, more confident, and more determined to accomplish and be focused on what you are set to do. Which is exactly what the Lord wants for you!…

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Don’t Give Your Power Away

Don’t Give Your Power Away It’s easy to get upset over the annoyances in life. Someone cuts you off on the road. The person at the front of the checkout line can’t find their credit card. You and your spouse end up fighting over something that’s truly insignificant in the big scheme of things. Something…

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Don’t Wait to Be Joyful

It’s easy to get stuck in “I’ll be joyful when” mode. You start thinking, “I’ll be joyful when the lab work shows zero on those cancer markers,” or “I’ll be joyful when I feel like my old self again.” Or even, “I’ll be joyful when I’ve been cancer-free for five years.” But this type of…

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Joy is a Gift from God

Joy is not something that we have to earn or work for. It’s a choice, and it was freely given to us. But if we allow ourselves to be wrapped around our circumstances and become angry or disappointed or hopeless, if we allow those seeds to take root in our hearts, we cheat ourselves out…

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