Seeds of Joy

Don’t Give Your Power Away

By Karen Berrios | April 14, 2017

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…

Don’t Wait to Be Joyful

By Karen Berrios | March 4, 2017

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…

Joy is a Gift from God

By Karen Berrios | February 4, 2017

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…