Throwback Thursday: Mary Jo Pierce worships in her kitchen by baking holy bread

It’s fitting that for this Throwback Thursday I showcase the first show of Season 2: Mary Jo Pierce! Mary Jo Pierce calls her kitchen her second prayer room, because she observes the traditional Jewish Sabbath by baking Challah and worshipping on Friday nights. With others around her table, they eat and celebrate Jesus. The actContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Mary Jo Pierce worships in her kitchen by baking holy bread”

Dear Lil Nas X: Come out, sure, but why to a Satanic drama?

Hip hop artist Lil Nas X this week released a new song and music video, “Montero,” in which the Grammy Award winner for “Old Town Road” appears in the Garden of Eden, falls from Heaven to Hell to give a lap dance to Satan, and then snaps the devil’s neck, puts on his horns andContinue reading “Dear Lil Nas X: Come out, sure, but why to a Satanic drama?”

S.2 Ep.39 Film buffs dish on ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ and the history of other movie depictions of Jesus

We love Jesus, and we love movies! As we count down to Holy Week, the Rev. Dr. Leah Schade and Ph.D. student Ben Hollenbach join the show today to talk about how film depicts Jesus Christ and other Biblical figures … sometimes right, sometimes wrong, but we three movie nerds have fun talking about it.Continue reading “S.2 Ep.39 Film buffs dish on ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ and the history of other movie depictions of Jesus”

S.2 Ep.38 Author and a leader, Laura Warfel is ‘More than a Widow’

Laura Warfel is more than a widow. She is a widow who is living beyond the label and encouraging other widows to do the same. A follower of Jesus, she wants to make sure that no widow ever has to walk alone on this journey. More Than A Widow is her outreach ministry for helpingContinue reading “S.2 Ep.38 Author and a leader, Laura Warfel is ‘More than a Widow’”

S.2 Ep. 37 ‘Radically Normal’ author Josh Kelley teaches people how to write their own testimonies

Author Josh Kelley penned his book “Radically Normal” after struggling with the question of how much he had to do to believe he was a real Christian. He learned that you can be a devoted follower of Christ by not comparing yourself with others. After writing “Normal” and a novel, he now helps others writeContinue reading “S.2 Ep. 37 ‘Radically Normal’ author Josh Kelley teaches people how to write their own testimonies”

Throwback Thursday: Financial planner Victoria Woods says, ‘it’s all about the money, honey!’

It’s Throwback Thursday! In one of our most popular episodes, Victoria Woods of FinancialDiva.com and CEO and Chief Investment Advisor at Chappell Wood Financial Services says Christians don’t need to feel weird about money. Smart financial practices begin with giving, and staying the course.  Go to our podcast episode page at positivelyjoy.com for more everyday storiesContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Financial planner Victoria Woods says, ‘it’s all about the money, honey!’”

S.2 Ep.36 This week’s Bible Trivia Q&A is all about Eve and the Garden of Eden

Welcome to Bible Trivia, where we ask a question, give you the answer with a little context, and read the entire Bible verse that is related to the question and answer.  This week’s Question: Of what, specifically, was man not allowed to eat in the Garden of Eden? Listen to hear the answer! It’s notContinue reading “S.2 Ep.36 This week’s Bible Trivia Q&A is all about Eve and the Garden of Eden”

S.2 Ep.35 Do you know your Bible Trivia? Listen to this weekly Q&A. Old and New Testament!

Welcome to our new weekly Bible Trivia, where we ask a question, give you the answer with a little context, and read the entire Bible verse that is related to the question and answer. This week’s Question: What was the name of the woman who hid the spies at Jericho? Listen to hear the answer!Continue reading “S.2 Ep.35 Do you know your Bible Trivia? Listen to this weekly Q&A. Old and New Testament!”

S.2 Ep.34 Father Bill Miller writes a howling good book about a special dog, Wili Nelson

Father Bill Miller and his beloved dog, Nawiliwili Nelson (Wili for short), went on a journey to celebrate the end of Wili’s life. “The Last Howlelujah — Tails from the Trail” raised money for local animal shelters, shared stories of Wili’s greatness, and Bill and Wili had fun along the way. Father Bill believes whenContinue reading “S.2 Ep.34 Father Bill Miller writes a howling good book about a special dog, Wili Nelson”

S.2 Ep.33 From tragedy to new life: Melissa Moore tells how she grew through grief

Podcaster and community-builder Melissa Moore lost her mother to suicide, had three miscarriages before safely delivering her “miracle boys,” and works to maximize her own mental health. Through it all, she is God’s servant and a cheerleader for women suffering through grief. Her podcast and Facebook community group Faith Hope Love brings together women toContinue reading “S.2 Ep.33 From tragedy to new life: Melissa Moore tells how she grew through grief”

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