Bonus episode: New trailer!

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How does God speak to you?

By Yvette Walker The voice of God. Audibly hearing his voice. Isn’t that what we seek when we pray? We ask for something and we think, “wouldn’t it be nice if God just said, ‘Sure, I can get that for you,’ or ‘I’ll make it happen right away.’ ” But he doesn’t. That’s not howContinue reading “How does God speak to you?”

Masks in church: Are we community if we disagree?

As I got settled in my seat in church on Sunday, I looked around and more than 1/3 of people were not wearing masks. Now lest you think this is going to be a rant against people who don’t wear masks it is not. In episode 31, I want to explore when a community thatContinue reading “Masks in church: Are we community if we disagree?”

Karen Friday’s story of prayer and trust in Jesus Christ

Blogger and speaker Karen Friday’s father left her family when she was a child. When he returned, he told her God didn’t exist. Despite that, she and her twin sister both found God at 16, and from then she prayed her father would find the Lord. She figures she prayed 5,000 times for him. AtContinue reading “Karen Friday’s story of prayer and trust in Jesus Christ”

This is what Positively Joy is all about

Welcome, all new listeners to Positively Joy!  We’ve had some new folks join us, so I thought I’d take a few moments in episode 28 to explain exactly what we are trying to do here at the podcast. Please subscribe here or text PJOY to 22828 to get our exclusive subscriber newsletter. Subscribers also willContinue reading “This is what Positively Joy is all about”

BEST OF 2020 REPLAY: Alexander Hamilton and the Bible

  This is one of my favorite episodes of 2020. It didn’t make the top 20 in downloads and I’d say it’s underrated. I hope you enjoy listening to my conversation with Methodist Elder and historian Wendy Meyer unpacking Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical “Hamilton” and looking at the many references to God and the Bible. WeContinue reading “BEST OF 2020 REPLAY: Alexander Hamilton and the Bible”

Revisiting kindness in a box of Girl Scout cookies

The note and box of cookies I gave my neighbor yielded more than I could ever have hoped. But that’s not why I did it. More than a year later, John 15:11 holds the key. Episode 26 proves it’s all about receiving the joy in Him that will remain in us. Captions: Her gift inContinue reading “Revisiting kindness in a box of Girl Scout cookies”

Posh Paper Lady: Sherry finds pure joy papercrafting in her She Shed

In episode 25, we talk to Sherry Williams of Charlotte, N.C., who finds joy out of making all kinds of things out of paper. On her YouTube channel, Posh Paper Lady, she can teach you how to as well.  Thousands of fans come to Sherry’s channel every day to watch her make “stinkin’ cute” projects,Continue reading “Posh Paper Lady: Sherry finds pure joy papercrafting in her She Shed”

Survive the dog days of summer with family memories and God’s word

Episode 24 is all about trusting God and finding joy in family memories. First, I’m delving into the book of Isaiah and learning about God’s promises. Then later, listen to me and my sister, Karen Walker, as we pick greens and tell funny stories about our parents when we were young. Photo of my mother,Continue reading “Survive the dog days of summer with family memories and God’s word”

The mother of Bible journaling, Shanna Noel speaks out on finding joy!

Shanna Noel is the founder of the Bible journaling company, Illustrated Faith. Shanna talks all about what Bible journaling is and how we can grow closer to God through this relatively new art form. She has grown her company in 5 short years and has tens of thousands of fans through social media. Like this episode?Continue reading “The mother of Bible journaling, Shanna Noel speaks out on finding joy!”

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