You direct me on the path that leads to a beautiful life. As I walk with You, the pleasures are never-ending, and I know true JOY and contentment. — Psalm 16:11
We’re in need of some joy, aren’t we? We need to smile, chuckle, and laugh until our sides ache. What’s that saying? — laughter is the best medicine.
Life is full of hard stuff, right? Challenges, trials, illness, family messes, financial stress, marriage growing pains, teenagers… and that’s just what’s going on inside our homes! Political unrest, the Dow Jones, shootings, tragedies, social injustices, and shocking disasters. The world weighs heavy on our shoulders, doesn’t it?
One of the most beautiful things Jesus came to bring us is His joy… right in the middle of our brokenness and mess. Joy! What an audacious move from our Savior!
I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. — John 15:11
Are you ready to start off 2018 with abundant joy… to say that this will be your year to live more joyfully, and for people to see the joy you have in your life because of Jesus?
Yes. Joy. We need it. Sometimes we have to fight for it. And, Jesus came to bring it!
The secret sauce to joy is actually holding on to hope and faith that it will most certainly get better even if it gets worse. ~ Candace
Given that, I’m thrilled to invite you to join us for our Defiant Joy Online Bible Study with Candace Payne… You know her as Chewbacca Mom!
A year ago, this amazing video broke the internet (with 160+ million views — I can’t even.) when Candace put on a Chewbacca mask and laughed her head off. Wasn’t that so fun?
Since then Candace has been letting her light shine bright all the way from driving James Corden to work, appearing on Good Morning America, Ellen, and all the morning talk shows. She’s shared her story of joy in all circumstances across the nation and who would have even imagined?.. Chewbacca Mom can preach!
So, are you ready to dive in… to JOY? Are you ready to say YES to more joy in 2018?
- Laugh It Up, Live It Out
- Know Hope, Know Joy
- Joy Is a Fighter
- Joy Is Not Arrogant, But She Is Confident
- Joy Embraces Sorrow
- You’re Full of It
I [Jesus] have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. — John 10:10
Joy beckons us to a place of carefree laughter, smiles, and peace in the simplest moments. ~ Candace
> > > Register today to get started on your joy journey!
Friends, I hope you will join us for the Defiant Joy Online Bible Study. It starts January 22 and continues for six weeks of Bible-rich learning and laughter, so register today. While you’re at it grab a few friends and have them join us, too!
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Are you with us in saying YES to more joy in 2018? Won’t you join us and register today? Come share with us who you are inviting!