Cultivating a peace-filled heart in the midst of a stressful holiday season. How to stay joyful and thankful despite our circumstances.

Three Ways to Have a Peace-filled Holiday Season

Do the holidays stress you out? Maybe you feel pressured to decorate your home so that it looks Pinterest worthy or perhaps you're worried you'll over salt the potatoes, ruining them like I did the year my in-laws visited for Thanksgiving. The holidays are wonderful, but they can also be overwhelming. All of the additional planning, spending, and commitments fill many of us with dread, causing us to put an unnecessary amount of pressure on ourselves. Instead of enjoying this time of year, we stress, worry, and fret over all there is to do.

I felt like I was fumbling around grasping for slivers of joy.

Grasping For Slivers Of Joy

Three things to remember about God when you feel like you're grasping for slivers of joy in a difficult season.

How to cultivate a thankful mindset and put a little joy back in your heart. "I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago." Psalm 77:11

Choosing To Remember God’s Goodness

What does remembering have to do with joy? Last year I shared a story about having to pick up my husband's socks off of the bathroom floor. I wasn't happy about my situation. I whined. And I complained about it. Eventually my ungrateful attitude started altering my outlook on things. Instead of being thankful for … Continue reading Choosing To Remember God’s Goodness

A study on the Fruits of the Spirit. What does it look like to walk in the Fruit of Joy. Psalm 100:1-2

A Contagiously Joyful Woman

I remember thinking I want to be like her... As a twelve-year-old girl I was mesmerized by the beauty that radiated from her. With her hands held high and joyful smile across her face she gently swayed back and forth in a dance like motion. I knew staring wasn't polite, but I couldn't help it. Never in all my life had I witnessed someone praise the Lord so passionately. She was contagiously joyful. Beautifully unbound. Graciously wild and free....

Learning To Put the Fruit of Patience Into Practice

What has God taught me about patience? Learn more about the three things I've learned about putting the Fruit of Patience into practice.