Giving thanks in all circumstances. It seems easier when things are going well and worry seems far. But as I’ve thought about thankfulness more deeply recently, I’ve pondered how we can make sense of this command when life is crashing around us.
About Stacy Joy
Stacy Joy (B.A. in Counseling, Moody Bible Institute, attaining M.A. in Counseling, GRTS) is a pastor's wife in the USA and has three adorable children. She cherishes the opportunities to speak to women regarding purity, parenting and theology. In her free time, you can find her going on dates with her husband, running, writing, wrapping up in big fluffy blankets, and drinking coffee (at any time of the day). Her passion is to encourage others to look biblically at their lives and thus glorify God by radical obedience. You can read her blog at joyfullywed.com
Entries by Stacy Joy
I grew up reading theology and for a long time I hated every moment of it. I didn’t understand why my parents would torture me with reading assignments each summer.
I am as guilty as anyone of cramming way too much into my schedule. It’s not that I have a problem saying “no”—I do that regularly—it’s that I just enjoy living a full life.
No matter how many or how few years anyone has been married, the word “refresh” always sounds appealing.
After graduating from Bible college and seminary, my husband Andrew and I stayed in touch with many of our friends—people with whom we dreamed of and prepared for ministry.
Within a matter of years, however, many of our friends had left ministry indefinitely.
Social media can be a great tool for building and sustaining relationships. It’s pretty incredible that we’re able to connect with friends and family who live all over the world right from our phones!
I have come to realize, both through personal pain and the pain of others, that while many of us joyfully celebrate being a mom each year, there are also many women who will be hurting deeply come Mother’s Day.
I was 12 when my parents pulled a packet of bright yellow papers out of a drawer and placed them in front of me. My young eyes fell onto the pages filled with verses, and fill in the blanks as Mom and Dad slowly and lovingly led me through a study about what communion is all about.
I recently found myself grumpy and tired after a day of taking care of sick kids, cleaning the house, and doing laundry.
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