Joy in the Journey Through the Year

Author: Michael Card
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830832955
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A one-year guide through the writings of award-winning singer-songwriter Michael Card, this collection includes lyrics that encourage the faith and stretch the imagination of contemporary Christians. Each day features a Scripture passage and a brief quote that reflects on the joy of Christ.

Through a Season of Grief

Author: Bill Dunn
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418578266
Format: PDF, Mobi
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If you've lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you've discovered that few people understand the deep hurt you feel. Where do you turn for daily comfort and help? Where do you find the tools to move forward? Through a Season of Grief is the first 365-day devotional designed to support and uplift you in the first, most difficult year of bereavement. These devotions offer biblical comfort and practical teaching that will enable you to take steps forward each day toward healing. You will better understand the grieving process and will receive needed encouragement along the way. More than thirty respected Christian professionals – including Kay Arthur, Jack Hayford, Elisabeth Elliot, Norman Wright, Barbara Johnson, and Luis Palau – share their insights on how to walk through the devastation of grief toward wholeness and hope. You will also hear from people like you who have lost a loved one and have found God's healing presence in the midst of despair. This unique devotional is based on GriefShare®, a national grief recovery support group program that has helped more than 100,000 families.

Choosing Joy

Author: Angela Thomas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451628870
Format: PDF, Docs
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National speaker and bestselling author Angela Thomas now offers a beautiful, 52-week devotional on joy. Joy often seems illusive and impossible to maintain, but this inspirational devotional combines practical steps to finding joy as well as solid biblical teaching and a deep connection with the heart of women. This 52-week devotional helps readers discover the ever-illusive quality of joy. Bestselling author Angela Thomas draws from her vast experience in teaching and speaking to women all over the country. In this four-page per devotion format, Angela shares an inspirational message, including personal antecdotes; biblical teachings; questions to guide reader into self exploration, with blank lines for personal answers; encouraging quotes; and Bible scriptures for meditation. This book is the perfect choice for the many readers who work through a devotional book each year.

Trust Without Borders

Author: Arabah Joy
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781499638806
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Trust Without Borders is a vulnerable and compelling 40 day devotional intended to deepen, strengthen, and stretch the reader's trust in God. This unique devotional is story- driven, taking the reader on a magnificent journey from leafy suburban America to the chaotic streets of Asia. Part memoir and part spiritual guide, Trust Without Borders gently weaves biblical truth with life's everyday situations, from the daily mundane of dishes and laundry to helping a needy stranger on a crowded subway. The result is an invitation for you too to see every aspect of your life as an opportunity to trust God, an invitation to trust without borders.

Choosing Gratitude

Author: Nancy Leigh DeMoss
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9781575673684
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Gratitude is a choice. If we fail to chose it, by default we choose ingratitude. And once allowed into the heart, ingratitude does not come by itself but with a lot of other seedy companions that only succeed in stealing joy. To not choose gratitude - daily and deliberately - is more costly than we usually realize. And when we do choose a lifestyle of heartfelt, humble gratitude, we are mindful of the benefits received from our gracious Savior and those He has placed around us. By intentionally thanking God and others, bitterness and entitlement are replaced with joy and the humble realization of just how undeserving we really are. Derived from a popular Revive Our Hearts radio series, Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy challenges and equips the reader to live a life of intention. A life based on thankfulness - for the freedom Christ has provided and for the blessings of others. As a bonus, a 30-day plan of journaling, prayer and activities to help the reader on her path to joy is included.

Choose Joy Devotional

Author: Kay Warren
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 1441248501
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Kay Warren's Choose Joy helps readers discover how to live with joy despite their circumstances. The Choose Joy Devotional helps put those joy-filled principles into focus each day. Each of the thirty entries begins with an encouraging Scripture, followed by Kay's wise words on how to live with joy even when life is challenging, our plans are shattered, our health fails, or it feels like we are walking through life alone. Each devotion ends with a short prayer to help bring the reader closer to the true source of all joy--their loving God. Perfect for anyone who wants to experience joy in daily life, the Choose Joy Devotional also makes a thoughtful gift.

From Grouchy to Great

Author: Ruth Schwenk
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781542320184
Format: PDF
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As moms, we can all struggle to keep it together sometimes. In a moment, anger or frustration can spill out. The battle for Jesus to reign in our hearts and through our emotions is a fight we all face-- every single day. The good news is that we don't have to face this battle alone. Joy can be yours in the journey of motherhood!

Journey to Joy

Author: Josh Moody
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 1433535009
Format: PDF, ePub
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Embedded in the Bible is an underused handbook for moving step by step through real life with real joy. This is a guide to that journey. It will take you through each of the 15 steps from disappointment to rejoicing. Along the way you will discover how to follow God in family life, in church, at work, when people hurt you, when you need help, when you need a laugh, and more. The Psalms of Ascent were designed to make us happy pilgrims through the test of life without faking it and without failing it. Read this book and embark on a journey to joy.

Jesus Every Day

Author: Mary E. DeMuth
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736971017
Format: PDF, ePub
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Share Your Heart with the One Who Keeps It Trying to juggle all your worries and burdens alone? As the challenges of everyday life threaten to continually distract you, your conversations with God can start to feel threadbare—too rushed to touch on the real issues that crowd your heart. Rediscover your compassionate Savior with this collection of daily heart-provoking prayers and accompanying Scriptures from author and speaker Mary DeMuth. Each reading will awaken your tired soul, prompt new ways to encounter Jesus, and inaugurate the kind of authentic conversation you've always yearned to have with Him. Allow these daily prayers to release your hopes, worries, desires, and uncertainties to your Savior and find needed restoration and peace in His relentless grace. As you approach Jesus with a humble and honest spirit, you will discover how His mercy can absolutely change your life—today and every day.

Joy in the Journey

Author: Steve Hayner
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830899669
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Hearts & Minds Bookstore's Best Books of 2015, Memoir Steve Hayner was serving as president of Columbia Seminary and was healthy and fit when he found out he had terminal pancreatic cancer. He and his wife, Sharol, embarked on a journey together with their children that soon included tens of thousands of visits from friends and acquaintances via the CaringBridge website. The overwhelming response to their posts on this website attested to the surprising and engaging way that they chose to live in the face of death. As a result they uncovered the remarkable truth that God, our good Shepherd, provides a feast for us when we are in the valley of the shadow of death as well as in the green pastures. Steve was always known for signing letters and emails, "joyfully." These pages, including reflections from some of those closest to Steve and Sharol, offer us a hope-filled glimpse into what it means to walk with God in honesty, with joy, even through great pain.