Joy

Enjoy Your Freedom

Enjoy Your Freedom

For many years, freedom sat like an unopened present on the shelf of my heart. I looked at it a bit suspiciously. From time to time, I'd pick it up and shake it so I could try to figure out what was...

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Enjoy Your Summer

Enjoy Your Summer

Summer speaks to us in different ways than other seasons. She says to us, "Pause, savor, feel warmth on your skin." It's easy to miss her. She's quiet, you know. She whispers from the bright red of...

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Enjoy Your Life and Bring Joy to God

Enjoy Your Life and Bring Joy to God

When you enjoy your life you bring joy to the One who gave it to you. And that, my friend, is why the enemy of your soul hates what makes you truly happy. Because he is out to destroy anything and...

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True TGIF

True TGIF

Thank God it's Friday... The day Someone took all our brokenness and gave us wholeness, felt great hurt so we could have true healing, said "It is finished" so we would never have to. Let's remember...

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Why You’re Made for Joy

Why You’re Made for Joy

    "Joy is the most vulnerable of emotions." Brene Brown says it from the stage of a conference I attended a few years ago and the words echo in my mind for days. Our culture tends to...

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What’s that thing you always do?

What’s that thing you always do?

Hey you, the one who loves painting or singing, writing or adding, teaching or reaching. I want you to pause for a moment and think of that thing. That thing you always do. You do it in the...

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Just a little note

Just a little note

Do y'all know how thankful I am for each of you? How your stories encourage and inspire me?  Y'all, my friends, hold a special place in my heart. Today, I just wanted to let you know that I am...

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Would you like to come over today?

Would you like to come over today?

I'm thinking of you today, wherever you are right now. I'd love to call or text or knock on your door and ask you a question, "Would you like to come over?" Maybe someday we'll get that chance....

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