Author Archives: Candace Payne

Take the Good, Toss the Bad: A Legacy of Joy

Take the Good, Toss the Bad: A Legacy of Joy

Simple joys are often found in deep-rooted faith and the legacy families create. I believe all of us have an inheritance that comes from our families, whether financial or emotional. Although you may not have a dime left to you by the ones you have long lost, I am sure experiences and moments from the

Trusting God: The Year I Spent with My Head in the Clouds

I was performing a skit I wrote for a summer camp crowd of nearly three hundred students, ages twelve to eighteen, on a stage in a large room that resembled a log cabin nestled in the mountains of Colorado. Suddenly someone handed me an urgent message on a Post-it note asking me to call my

Defiant Joy: Laugh It Up, Live It Out

When God Shows Up and Things Blow Up… In a Good Way! My life changed when I put on a Chewbacca mask, cracked up at myself, and over 160 million people laughed along with me. I still have not figured out exactly what was going on that day in my van. I don’t fully understand

You’re Invited to Defiant Joy!

Are you ready to get your JOY back? Life will put you to the test. It can be difficult and unexpected, heartbreaking and hope-challenging. But JOY is a fighter. And so are you… I believe it in my bones! And so I’m super excited to announce that for all the ladies out there fighting for

Laugh it up! By Candace Paine

Why So Serious? A Call to Laugh it Up, Embrace Freedom & Experience Defiant Joy

Editor’s Note: Are you ready to say YES to joy? We are thrilled to announce that one of our very favorite singers — Mandisa! — will be hosting one of our most popular Online Bible Studies — Defiant Joy by Candace Payne (Hey, “Chewbacca Mom”!) — on Study Gateway! Come join the thousands of people who already

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