Throwback Thursday: Kindness comes in unexpected places — even a box of cookies

This is a real throwback, an early one all the way from season one when I was still calling this podcast Finding Joy. It’s the one where I tell a story of a surprise visit that returned a dose of kindness in a very unexpected way. Listen to hear how my name ends up inContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Kindness comes in unexpected places — even a box of cookies”

On Memorial Day, hearts hold different memories: of a daddy who wasn’t a war hero

Happy Memorial Day! Today’s episode veers off our regular focus of finding Joy. Today, we remember Memorial Day and the men and women of the armed forces. But for those of us who had a father who didn’t fight, our hearts hold different memories. (PHOTO: from left, my mother, a family friend, and my father,Continue reading “On Memorial Day, hearts hold different memories: of a daddy who wasn’t a war hero”

Throwback Thursday: Coffee and Convos with Liz Bullard

I’ve gotten to know Liz Bullard since we first met in the podcasting world last year. She’s another force of positivity, and a great writer, too! Check out this Throwback Thursday interview of Liz about her life and why she created her podcast, Coffee and Convos. It’s on trust, and why we should trust GodContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Coffee and Convos with Liz Bullard”

Throwback Thursday: A single, saved woman behind the wedding camera

Throwback Thursday! As we come into wedding season, we throw back to  season 1, episode 7: Photographer Jaleccia Ates shares her insights about joy and the experiences of a single, saved woman and finding joy amid the stress of life and work. Photo Credit: Ariel C. Burns Photography Go to our podcast episode page at positivelyjoy.comContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: A single, saved woman behind the wedding camera”

S.2 Ep.46 Finding joy, not pride, in an award, a dog named Lemon and a Mr. Bill toy

It’s a weird one, but here goes: You know God is working when you can learn about the Fruits of the Spirit — most notably Joy —  through a dog named Lemon and a Mr. Bill dog toy. But that’s how God works sometimes, and I love Him for it. Listen for a lesson fromContinue reading “S.2 Ep.46 Finding joy, not pride, in an award, a dog named Lemon and a Mr. Bill toy”

S.2 Ep.45 Becky Wade talks about writing, her characters, and how God led her to Christian romance novels

Writer Becky Wade’s new book, “Let It Be Me,” released this week. Wade shared with the Positively Joy podcast how she got started writing … and it wasn’t in Christian fiction! But when the Lord led her to this, she knew immediately it was her genre. Wade offers a FREE novella, “Take A Chance OnContinue reading “S.2 Ep.45 Becky Wade talks about writing, her characters, and how God led her to Christian romance novels”

Christian romance author Becky Wade is on Thursday’s show!

Becky Wade is a Christy and Carol award-winning author of heartwarming and humorous contemporary Christian romances. “Let it Be Me” is her new book, released today! She’ll talk about the book, her family and faith walk, and also how God led her into writing Christian Romances. You’ll come away inspired and encouraged. Tune in ThursdayContinue reading “Christian romance author Becky Wade is on Thursday’s show!”

S.2 Ep.44 Do you have a strategy for your God-given purpose?

Pastor and former coach Tom Mullens has a message: Get on offense. What does that mean? Well, have you ever felt like you were on a moving sidewalk? Not walking under your own power, just moving forward. Just going, not even toward an object or destination. That’s what’s it like to live “on defense.” Today,Continue reading “S.2 Ep.44 Do you have a strategy for your God-given purpose?”

S.2 Ep.43 Why is God like a broken refrigerator? You’d be surprised!

Today’s episode is a short one but is uppermost on my mind today. I’ve been thinking that there are some things that run in the background of our lives. We don’t think about what makes them run, we don’t even think about them running at all. Until they don’t. And then, we realize how muchContinue reading “S.2 Ep.43 Why is God like a broken refrigerator? You’d be surprised!”

Throwback Thursday: Misty Phillip sparks a conference and a call to people to speak for God

Kingdom-builder Misty Phillip knows how to throw a party where all God’s people can come and be inspired. With the Spark Christian Podcasting Conference, she builds up, inspires and connects people. Listen to hear about the origins of Spark, and to hear how Misty finds God in the every day! In the episode, Misty talksContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Misty Phillip sparks a conference and a call to people to speak for God”

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