Tag: Joy

Gratitude is Medicine for the Soul

Are you a cynical person? If you would have asked me this, I would have emphatically said, “NO!” Then I read a book by Jennie Allen called “Get Out of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts.” In this book Allen writes: “Here… Continue Reading “Gratitude is Medicine for the Soul”

Halfway Through the Gratitude Challenge

If you have been following along for the past few weeks and decided to join in on the Gratitude Challenge which started on September 21, then you might be happy to know if that we are halfway there! Today is day 50 of 100… Continue Reading “Halfway Through the Gratitude Challenge”

How to Have a Grateful Heart

For those of you who missed last week’s post, I encouraged you to join a gratitude challenge. With the time remaining in 2021, write down at least 10 things that you are thankful for each day. Then at the end of the year, I… Continue Reading “How to Have a Grateful Heart”

Grateful for One Thousand Gifts

There are 102 days left in 2021. As is often the case with time, this year has seemed to fly by quickly in some ways, yet also seemed to drag by slowly in other ways. When a year is wrapping up, I wonder if… Continue Reading “Grateful for One Thousand Gifts”

As Far As It Depends On Me

There is a Bible verse that stresses the importance of living at peace with other people. Romans 12:18 says, “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” I love the way this is worded. Often times… Continue Reading “As Far As It Depends On Me”

The Promise of a Savior

The world around appears darkWearing despair like a coatBut the promised Savior is on the wayWe cannot afford to lose Hope He brings what we are seekingDeath will meet defeatWe can finally breathe easyHe ushers in beloved Peace The world rejoices at the newsBorn… Continue Reading “The Promise of a Savior”

A Christmas Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father, we humbly come before You with full hearts this Christmas. While this year has been difficult for each of us and the entire world, we are still grateful. The birth of Jesus, the gift of Your Son, brings everything into perspective.… Continue Reading “A Christmas Prayer”

Choose Joy

Hearing from God can be so special. I don’t hear an audible voice. But there are times when I “hear” something deep inside and I know it’s from God. One particular time when this happened was on February 26th of this year. I know… Continue Reading “Choose Joy”