Joyful Living

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

Today is the release date for my brand new book Joyful Living.  I’m so excited to share this book with you.  Every devotional in this book comes straight from my heart.  Over and over again God has brought me back to these pages to remind me that joy is a choice.  Satan can’t steal my joy unless I let him.  This is my new favorite saying!  Every time something comes up to destroy my joy, I repeat this to myself.  I believe it with my whole heart.  If I give in to satan for a second… He’ll not only steal my joy but he will steal my hope, peace, and trust in God.  Joy is just the beginning.

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My Newest Book is Now Available

I am so excited to share the first book in my new series with you.  I have a contract for 12 books, all part of a collection of books called “Victorious Living Collection”.  This is the first one in the series.  Each book will be a 30 day devotional on one subject.  The first subject is joy!

God’s timing in these books has been absolutely perfect as I continue to walk through the storm of my Dad’s accident.   It has truly amazed me how God has given me the words for each of these books.  The Joyful Living book was in it’s finishing touches and about to be sent to production when my dad’s accident happened.  The pictures in this book were hand drawn by my dad.  The other books will not have his artwork in them until he is able to regain his ability to draw again.  So this book is extra special because it celebrates the talent that God has given to both my dad and I.

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The Power of Yet

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights. (Habakkuk 3:17-19)

Habakkuk was living in some pretty difficult times.  Yet, he did not allow this to affect his mood.  He made a choice to praise God even if everything around him didn’t make sense.  He declared that he would praise God even if… Read more

My Cup Overflows

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace. (Ephesians 1:7)

I invite you to pull up to God’s table!  Find a nice spot and relax.  This is the place where you can be served a cup of grace.  A cup of God’s mercy!  A cup of victory in Jesus!  A cup of unending love!  A cup of abundant hope!  A cup of restored vision!  A cup of God’s faithfulness!  And a huge cup of JOY!  Yes, it is ALL available to you!  There is always a spot for you at God’s table!

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A Joyful Life

This [day in which God has saved me] is the day which the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24, AMP)

Do you know that the word joy is mentioned over a hundred times in the Bible?  Wow, there must be something to this.  So let’s take a look at some of these Scriptures and see how we can live a life of joy.

“…Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” (Nehemiah 8:10)

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