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Cultivating Joy

Cultivating Joy

When I was young, I thought that following God and being a Christian would lead to a life that was kind of easy, filled only with happiness and free from pain and sorrow. Silly me. I’m not even sure where I got that idea, except maybe from teachings spouted by TV evangelists who espoused a

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

You’re Invited to the Unwavering: Living with Defiant Joy Online Bible Study

Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. — Psalm 30:5 Joy is rooted in God and His Kingdom, in the surety of His goodness, His love for us. It is immovable. Unshakable. ~ Stasi Eldredge Friend, you are invited! I can’t tell you how thrilled I am that we are

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

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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