God Commands Us to be Joyful

God Commands Us to be Joyful

  God Commands Us to be Joyful   ***   In the English Standard Version of the Bible, the words “joy,” “rejoice,” or “joyful” appear a total of 430 times.   True fullness of joy comes from knowing Jesus as your Lord and Savior. You can share your...

Finding Hope Through Resilience

Finding Hope Through Resilience

Finding Hope Through Resilience   ***   After a recent mammogram, Emily received a call to meet with her doctor. As she suspected, her test results showed breast cancer. She listened intently to all the information and the next steps. As she was leaving the...

Messages from Max

Messages from Max

  Messages from Max   ***   The LORD said to Satan, “The LORD rebuke you, Satan! The LORD, who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you! Is not this man a burning stick snatched from the fire?” Zechariah 3:2 NIV   ***   I have a dear friend, Max, who...

Use My 3-3-3 Method to Calm Your Anxiety

Use My 3-3-3 Method to Calm Your Anxiety

Use my 3-3-3 Method to Calm Your Anxiety (I am not a physician or a mental health professional. This is my own process to calm my late-night anxiety.)   ***   A few nights ago, worry had consumed my mind. I lay wide awake knowing sleep would not come easily...

12 Greatest Joys of December

12 Greatest Joys of December

12 Greatest Joys of December *** As we enter the Christmas season, I want to share with you The 12 Greatest Joys of December. On social media, I asked for you to share with me your greatest joys for the holiday season. This article is a compilation of your responses....

How Do I Discover My Joy?

How Do I Discover My Joy?

  How Do I Discover My Joy? *** “Dear sweet lady, how in the world can I discover my joy? There are so many things that are in need of attention… I am driving myself crazy with worry.” This message showed up this morning in my inbox. My heart leaped to a quick prayer...

Discover Your Joy – The Back Story

Discover Your Joy – The Back Story

***   Discover Your Joy - The Back Story. Or I could just call it The Life and Times of Louise.   I am a JOY-fanatic! Ten years ago, my minister spoke on the subject of JOY. He cautioned us to watch for “joy stealers.” His message resonated with me and led...

Seeking Joy When You Feel Overwhelmed

Seeking Joy When You Feel Overwhelmed

Seeking Joy When You Feel Overwhelmed ***   Joy is our natural default emotion. We came into this world as a joyful being and we are here on Planet Earth to bask in that joy and to expand our joy outward into the Universe. But today, I want to talk with you about...

Choosing JOY Every Day | Inspiration

Choosing JOY Every Day | Inspiration

Choosing Joy Every Day *** Choose JOY today and every day! Joy doesn’t simply happen. You have to intentionally choose joy, and you have to choose to be joyful every day. Joy begins with gratitude – being thankful for all you are and all you have. It is not dependent...

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