Author Archives: Stasi Eldredge

Defiant Joy: Greener Grass

Defiant Joy: Greener Grass

He makes me lie down in green pastures. — Psalm 23:2 The tree was moving. There was no wind, but the leaves were fluttering with life. It was as if it had been quickened by an invisible command that no one could hear. No one, that is, but those who could fly. I approached the

Where, O Death, Is Your Sting?

A note from Stasi: As we grieve with and pray for our brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka, the persecuted church around the world and all those in hard situations around us, to hold on to joy ourselves can seem an impossible task. But it isn’t meant to be – because of all that Jesus

Choose Joy as a Choice to Love

Debbie’s teenage daughter, Taylor, wasn’t feeling well one Sunday morning. No fever — she was just a bit tired and feeling punk, as my mother used to say. So Debbie tucked her girl in bed and let her rest as she and her husband and their younger child, Ben, went off to church. When the

Captivating: Healing the Wound of Our Feminine Hearts

I didn’t know just what was wrong with me, Till your love helped me name it. – Aretha Franklin Down those old ancient streets, Down those old ancient roads, Baby there together we must go  Till we get the healing done. – Van Morrison Just an hour ago, a hummingbird was trapped in our garage. They come here to

The Heart of a Woman

Think about the women you meet at church. They’re trying to live up to some model of femininity. What do they “teach” you about being a woman? What are they saying to us through their lives? You’d have to conclude that a godly woman is… tired. And guilty. We’re all living in the shadow of that infamous icon, “The

Warrior Princesses

“Me, a princess?” “You are the legal heir.” “I never lead anyone.” “We will help you to be a princess, to rule. If you refuse to accept the throne then the kingdom will cease to exist as we know it.” — The Princess Diaries In God’s name, we must fight them! — Joan of Arc Women are

Divine Interference

Editor’s Note: It’s Sit & Listen Saturday at Devotionals Daily. Enjoy reading as well as listening to this devotion from Defiant Joy – the newest book from Stasi Eldredge. Today’s reading is all about recognizing where you ache and letting Jesus intervene in your life so you can hold on to joy. Listen below or

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