What’s On These Signs Is Enough To Break Your Heart

What’s On These Signs Is Enough To Break Your HeartForgiveness is hard, but all of these signs show specific forgiveness. As God is trying to teach me how to let go and not let bitterness consume my life, this video is a perfect visual of that! We’ve all been hurt and we’ve probably all held onto it for far too long. I dare you to NOT be moved by their honesty.  … Continue reading

5 Lies I Used to Believe About Being A Christian

5 Lies I Used to Believe About Being A ChristianJoy here, and this article was exactly the reminder I needed today! Growing up in the church there are so many things that I initially believed about the church that were not true! I specifically related to #3 in this article, the lie that “You shouldn’t express your struggles or doubts.” For the majority of my life I felt like doubts were bad and that God… … Continue reading

5 Things Christians Should Stop Saying

5 Things Christians Should Stop SayingYeah, Im guilty as charged with a few of these. #2 for sure.  How often do we just say, “Im praying for you” as a blanket statement to let someone know we care, but only in a passing, surface level way? I know I have. Its taken me some time to get passed the habit of saying something just to make someone feel good. Now, I try my best that… … Continue reading

Christianity is a Crutch for the Weak

Christianity is a Crutch for the WeakI often hear unbelievers make the statement that Christianity is a crutch. It’s a statement intended to insult believers—to imply that only a weak person needs religion. And, in our culture, it’s a statement that hits its mark more often than not because our culture despises weakness. We don’t want to be seen as weak. We want to be perceived as strong. … Continue reading

Can I Be Mad at God?

Can I Be Mad at God?This is the question I have been asking myself a lot lately. Joy here, and the idea of being angry with God is one that I do not know what to do with. Our God is perfect, so what happens when we are angry with Him? So much change has happened in my life over the last year and when I could not process the hardship I was going through,… … Continue reading

Gossip Is a Spiritual Issue

Gossip Is a Spiritual IssueIt has always seemed like gossip is a small sin, one that doesn’t really count. THAT IS NOT TRUE. Joy here and I have always struggled with gossip. It’s so easy to fall into the habit of saying things about people that you would never say to their face. As a Christian woman, I should be building others up and encouraging them. This world is hard enough on all of us,… … Continue reading

Examine Your Life From a Different Perspective

Examine Your Life From a Different PerspectiveJoy here, this video really opened my eyes to 4 different questions we should ask ourselves. I still can’t get the final question off my mind. “If my life were a movie, would I cheer?” My first thought was YES, but that surprised me. I’m in a rough season of life and have not been doing a lot of cheering. Thinking about viewing my life as someone on the… … Continue reading

“The Mercy Tree” by Lacey Sturm of Flyleaf

“The Mercy Tree” by Lacey Sturm of FlyleafJoy here: I stumbled upon an old Billy Graham Crusade on TV last night. I never watch these, but for some reason I was drawn to it. As I listened to Billy’s sermon and heard about the lives that were changed I was truly moved. This song came on by Lacey Sturm from Flyleaf. She shared her story of how God has changed her life and how much… … Continue reading

16 Children And Their Bedrooms From Across The World.

16 Children And Their Bedrooms From Across The World.Where you sleep says a lot about the world you live in. Joy here, I think I need to look at these photos every single day when I wake up. What does your bedroom look like? Probably four walls, a bed, some pillows, and a closet filled with clothes. This is our world. It’s all we know. However, so much of the world would love even ONE… … Continue reading

Pizza Delivery Man Surprised by Kindness

Pizza Delivery Man Surprised by KindnessThis article has encouraged a lot people today, but I’m actually frustrated by it. Joy here and the fact that this story made the news amazed me! A sweet couple righted a wrong and it surprised everyone! As Christians, why are we not doing this more often? We should be righting wrongs, asking for forgiveness, and doing the unexpected to encourage all the time. This hit me hard and made… … Continue reading