Book Review: Everbloom

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I belong to a writer’s guild made up of an amazing group of writers. We live in different cities. We have different “day jobs.” We come from different denominations. But we all have two things in common–we are all Christ-followers and we all feel called to write. These talented writers have put together a beautiful […]

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3 Reasons Brokenness Can Lead to Joy

Oh, give me back my joy again; you have broken me— now let me rejoice.

When my children were very young we lived in the parsonage next to the church. I taught piano lessons in the afternoon and took my kids to a neighborhood babysitter before my students came. One day I was running a little late. I picked up my toddler, grabbed the diaper bag, and told my 4-year-old […]

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3 Myths About Joy

It is not joy that makes us grateful, it is gratitude that makes us joyful.

I’ve got joy like a fountain I’ve got joy like a fountain I’ve got joy like a fountain in my soul. The preschoolers in my music class love to sing this song. And when they do, I have no doubt that they have joy. But what do we do when joy doesn’t naturally bubble out […]

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The Secret to Finding More Joy

we might not always sense God’s presence. It might be hidden behind some clouds.

It was a gloomy, dreary Friday.   The doorbell rang and a crew of carpet layers entered. Soon my house was in a state of chaos. The noise of old carpet being scraped off and new carpet being nailed down filled the air. Every room was either crammed with workers or stuffed with the furniture from […]

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12 Places to Find More Joy In Your Life

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Joy. This word has been rolling around in my head for awhile. It all started a few years ago when my husband and I traveled to China to visit my daughter and her family. One day we decided to take a trip to visit the Stone Forest–a beautiful Chinese national park. My daughter and her […]

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Practicing Lent: Meditating on Bible Stories

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This post is part of my Practicing Lent series where we will explore Spiritual Disciplines that connect us with Jesus in His Word. If you want to find out more about Spiritual Disciplines you can look here. If you have signed up for the Practicing Lent Facebook group, click here to share your experience with […]

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Practicing Lent: Silence

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This post is part of my Practicing Lent series where we will explore Spiritual Disciplines that connect us with Jesus in His Word. If you want to find out more about Spiritual Disciplines you can look here. If you have signed up for the Practicing Lent Facebook group, click here to share your experience with […]

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Don’t Miss the Bible Study Expo!

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If you love to study God’s Word get ready for a treat! If you lead a women’s ministry or Bible study don’t miss this! The Bible Study Expo! It’s happening online this Friday, March 31st. This annual free event is hosted by Marnie Swedberg.  From 2-5 pm Marnie will interview 12 different Bible study authors […]

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Practicing Lent: Slowing

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This post is part of my Practicing Lent series where we will explore Spiritual Disciplines that connect us with Jesus in His Word. If you want to find out more about Spiritual Disciplines you can look here. If you have signed up for the Practicing Lent Facebook group, click here to share your experience with […]

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Practicing Lent: Examen

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This post is part of my Practicing Lent series where we will explore Spiritual Disciplines that connect us with Jesus in His Word. If you want to find out more about Spiritual Disciplines you can look here. If you have signed up for the Practicing Lent Facebook group, click here to share your experience with […]

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