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Defiant Joy: Laugh It Up, Live It Out

Defiant Joy: Laugh It Up, Live It Out

Editor’s Note: Are you ready to say YES to joy in 2018? We are thrilled to announce that Defiant Joy, the six-week study by Candace Payne, is our next community Online Bible Study starting in the New Year! Come join the thousands of people who already have signed up and are declaring that 2018 will

Pots, Pans, and the Presence of God

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. — 1 Thessalonians 5:16–18 If the name Brother Lawrence sounds familiar, it’s not because he’s Joey’s brother. He was a medieval monk who served in the monastery kitchen, and he learned to “practice the presence of

Draw Close to Me

Sometimes My Sovereign hand — My control over your life — places you in humbling circumstances. You feel held down, held back, and powerless to change things. You long to break free and feel in control of your life once again. Although this is an uncomfortable position, it is actually a good place to be.

6 Ways Our Kids Can Learn to Live in Joy

If you’ve been a parent for very long, you know how your heart beams when your children play nicely with one another. You could be enjoying this harmonious bliss of listening to your children playing, laughing, and sharing.  And, the next minute?  Suddenly, they begin hitting and spewing hurtful words at one another!  What happened? 

Finding Joy: Laughter in Her Old Age

Finding Joy: Laughter in Her Old Age

Abraham gave the name Isaac to the son Sarah bore him. Sarah said, “God has brought me laughter, and everyone who hears about this will laugh with me.” — Genesis 21:3, Genesis 21:6 Think about laughter you’ve heard in the past few days. Maybe unbridled laughter of joy, or a bitter laughter of heartache. Maybe

Raising Kids That Choose Joy

Choose joy. I say it all the time: to myself, to my friends and especially to my children. But is it as easy as that? I dare say it is not. In my book, Raising Uncommon Kids, I wrote about how I’ve struggled throughout my years as a parent to redefine our priorities and model

Christian Life is joyful

Christian Life Is Infused with Joy

The Christian life is marked by notable milestones, and you’ll find joy in every one of them. Remember, just because something is important and serious doesn’t mean it can’t also be filled with joy and the beauty of deep, abiding contentment. Salvation The moment of salvation is inexpressibly joyous. This is our eternal, spiritual delivery

Pray for Joy

The Bible says in Nehemiah 8:10, Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength! It doesn’t say exercise is your strength, or hard work is your strength, or winning the lottery is your strength. It doesn’t even say joy is your strength. It’s the joy that comes from the

Every Reason to Laugh

True to God’s word, Sarah had a baby boy, Isaac. Can you just see her in her traveling desert nursery? Layers of sheepskins overlapping, white and resplendent on a bed covered by a breezy gauze canopy. Sarah and Isaac lying together face-to-face, her aging lips kissing his plump ones, her sinewy fingers caressing his, fresh

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