The Healing Power of Light

I had a wonderful quiet time with Jesus this morning.  It wasn’t too quiet. Usually I try to be silent in the morning, but today was different.  With all the talk of COVID-19, economic disaster, and world hunger swirling in my head, I woke up afraid.  What is the antidote to fear?  Faith!  When I […]

40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 30

Here’s Tom Newberry’s challenge for Day 30 of his book, 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life: “Do not let others contaminate your mind with their pessimism and idle words. Your conversation must be full of the conditions you desire and the things God wants for you.” He advises you to escape conversations that involve cynicism, doubt, fear, […]

40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 14

“Are you a faithful steward of your mental life?”    This is the question asked by Tommy Newberry on Day 14 of 40 Days to a Joy-filled Life.  God has given each of us an immensely powerful mind and free will to choose our thoughts.  We can use this dominion to maximize our God-given potential, we can misuse […]

40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 13

On Day 13 of 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life, Tommy Newberry reminds us Christians that being full of joy, peaceful and unruffled by the world’s circumstances is the way to make non-believers sit up and take notice.  They will want what we’ve got.  This message is certainly a word for a time such as this.  The […]

40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 5

The journey to joy doesn’t always feel joyful. Some of the tasks suggested by Tommy Newberry in his book, 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life don’t inspire joy.  Some, like yesterday’s idea to give God the first 15 minutes of your day may have caused feelings of guilt as the you contemplated rolling out even […]

40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 4

Day 4 of the 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life offers a challenge to spend the first 15 minutes of your day connecting with God.  This suggestion is easy to resist. It might even illicit a scoff or two. Why, when it is so full of benefits?  Newberry asks the question, “If you had an […]

40 Day Journey to Joy – Day 3

Nothing is 100% perfect.  Even on the mountain top, you can soak up the beautiful view or fuss about the wind destroying your coif.  This is Tommy Newberry’s point on Day 3 of 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life  titled, “Hundreds of Problems, Millions of Blessings.” This title reflects the scripture upon which his book […]