How many times do you tell yourself, "I'm not going to worry about anything today."? Then within a matter of possibly seconds your mind starts whirling, the "How will I's", the "What if's," and the ever popular, "How am I ever...". I must admit, as hard as I try and as many times as I… Continue reading Am I Being Selfish?
Have you ever thought about the relationship between our level of thankfulness and joy? How about the posture of our attitudes, especially during these times of uncertainty? I have to admit, most of the time I am a positive, glass half full kind of gal. I keep up with my gratitude journal, thanking God for… Continue reading The Promise of the Faithful is JOY!
What a blessing it is to be alive today in Christ! A blessing to know that I am not my own, that I am His. I often get caught up in my own little world doing my own projects and forget that exorbitant blessing. Going about my day, even in the midst of this pandemic… Continue reading I Am Yours
Today is a day to be still for just a few minutes. Breath in the overwhelming blessings we have because of the sufferings Jesus endured for us to conquer death forever. Heavenly Father, Help us never to take God's amazing gift of love on our behalf for granted. Help us daily to be mindful of… Continue reading All For Us
Today, this Thursday before Easter is Maundy Thursday. It is the day known to Christians as the day Jesus ate His Last Supper with his Disciples, washed their feet, and gave them a New Commandment to "Love one another, just as I have loved you." John 13:34 What does this new commandment mean for us… Continue reading Amazing Love
I was just sitting this morning reminiscing of Palm Sundays of my youth. In Sunday School we would make crosses out of palm leaves. Walking into service we would be handed a FULL palm branch (as a little person that was a big deal! wink wink), which may have been taken away at some point… Continue reading Hosanna!
I have taken a little time away from my devotional writing to pray and ask God what His plans are for me and Living Joy Today. It has become quite clear, with the Covid-19 Pandemic or Coronavirus and the wide- spread panic it is causing so many, I feel God is calling me to write… Continue reading Looking Up and Letting Go, For Real
Happy New Year! it is super exciting to begin another year of devotions, sharing the love and joy of Christ with you. Last year I started the year by choosing a "Word of the Year" for myself in which I would embrace and connect with throughout the year. The 2019 word "Grow" worked well for… Continue reading The One You Need to Complete You This Year
As we enter into this busy holiday season, let's not forget the ultimate reason why we celebrate with friends and family. And maybe this year will be the year we all take a deep breath, relax, and take some time to Thank God for the Truth of the season and the gifts he gives us… Continue reading Five Gifts In His Name
Just like the recent change in Autumn temperatures, one day 92 degrees the next 52 degrees, the temperature of our hearts can change too. Maybe not so suddenly, but at times of disappointment, anger, resentment, or fear, the temperature of our hearts can change rather quickly. What is the temperature of your heart today? Is… Continue reading What Is the Temperature of Your Heart?