Do you believe in God but your heart is dead? Are you like the prodigal’s brother, who was faithful but joyless? Let me help you find that joy, and flourish in the light of Jesus. We invite you to listen, and we hope Positively Joy encourages you in your daily life! Positively Joy is ranked #5 of 100 Christian Women’s podcasts as ranked by FeedSpot for traffic, social media followers, domain authority & freshness.


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Author, podcaster, and speaker Jon Fugler has Fresh Faith 24/7. That’s his ministry. But he had to break from his habit of what he calls Performing for Christ and build a deeper relationship with the Lord.

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Melanie Redd has an essential message of Hope through Rest. I need that, don’t you? Her book "Just Rest" and her previous devotionals have this message running through them: God is all you need, even as we go through our most difficult trials. 

Her website: https://melanieredd.com/

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TODAY’s special episode gives me joy. It’s a new episode of my other podcast, Journalists Advancing Ministry, featuring my good friend, author and podcaster Cindy LaFavre Yorks. I started this at thejam.online because as a former journalist, I know I wrestled with my faith and my job. But I’m seeing more journalists turn to ministry, and I think that is a good thing. I still believe in the importance of journalism, but I know God ...

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God led to me set up a table in a grocery store to tell people about my Devotional series, "Whispering in His Ear" and "God's Voice and How to Listen." But along with sales, came evangelism, prayer, and an opportunity to remind people that God is faithful and is with us always!

Special shoutout to Danielle Bernock of the Victorious Souls podcast for telling me about the Authors in Grocery Store program!

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Merry Christmas! What's your favorite Christmas movie or show? There are many excellent Christmas shows and movies to see, but there’s one show that, for me and my sister, Karen, beats them all. It's the 1968 TV show “The Little Drummer Boy.” Not the animated cartoon, but the original stop-motion show by Rankin & Bass and narrated by the incredible Greer Garson.

Today on the podcast, let me share some of YOUR favorites...

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Here is part two of our Christmas special replays! Season 3, Ep. 37: On his bio page, Shea Watson says, “I’m just a man who loves Jesus.” True, and a lot more. That’s why he’s my go-to interview for this different kind of Christmas story: Joseph’s role in the telling of the Nativity. Joseph was a man of God who shouldered the task given to him with compassion, grace, and love. In today’s episode. Watson, a husband, and dad, drops ...

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In a special holiday replay of Positively Joy, host Yvette Walker and podcaster Angel McCoy have a stirring conversation about motherhood, women who are childless, and their connection to the Bible story of Mary, the Mother of God, and Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist. Two women, one younger, one older, both giving birth to purpose.

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Do you know Christmas in July? This week on the podcast, we are in Spring! What I mean is, I talked to author and speaker Phil Barth earlier this year, when my irises were blooming and I was grateful for it all! Phil knows a lot about gratitude! Listen as he shares his gratitude practice following a heart attack and the healing he received.

His website: PhilBarth.com

His Book: Great Things Happen Every Day: Finding joy with family...

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Author Jennifer Sienes didn’t grow up reading the Bible. An invitation from a friend to a Beth Moore Bible study changed her life and began her writing career. Jennifer’s next book in the Bedford County series is “These Simple Gifts.” Jennifer found God in that simple gift of invitation at a time she needed to be closer to Him. Listen as she reveals how she walks with God today. Here’s Jennifer.

Her website: https://www.jennifersi...

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"The Chosen," Season 3, launched last week in theaters worldwide. Audiences are able to see the first two episodes on the big screen. This is a fulfillment of director Dallas Jenkins’ dream to bring the life of Jesus to TV and movie watchers everywhere. I spoke to Dallas at a convention in 2021 and his honesty gives insight into where we are now with the series. I hope you enjoy this special replay episode.

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Listen sisters, and brothers, let me tell you about Tess Scott. She’s is a mother of 8 and grandmother of 9, who has been set free by the Lord and has learned to get through what she called the Freak Show of life with humor and grace. Her book and company of the same name, Listen sister, helps women come together for encouragement wrapped in laughter and grounded in Biblical truths. 

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Once a month you will hear an episode of my new multimedia podcast, Journalists Advancing Ministry, where I introduce you to journalists who have entered the ministry. Today, you’ll hear the story of Pulitzer Prize-winner Angelo Henderson told by his wife, Felecia. Angelo left this earth in 2014, much too soon, but in his short time here he accomplished so much, both in Journalism and in Ministry. I hope you enjoy today’s special e...

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Today is a special episode for all you word nerds out there! Author Janey Pitts decided to dive into the meanings of the words we use in our everyday faith. Words like JOY, grace, faith, and holiness. What do they really mean? Janie researched for her book “Deeply Defined,” and she will enlighten you and amaze you. 

Deeply Defined: https://www.janeypitts.com/book

Free Bible Study Guides (that go with the book): https://www.janeypi...

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Today on the show: What is the rosary? Is it mystical or just a way to pray? YouTuber Keith Nester has created a movement through a daily show that draws thousands of people together to pray this special string of beads and knots. The beads represent the Lord’s Prayer and the Hail Mary. Keith explains the history of the rosary, and why it’s for everyone, not only Catholics. Stay to the end to hear Keith and I actuallypray the rosa...

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Today on the show: Can coloring support our faith? Can writing keep us God-focused? Artist and author Wendy Fedan is a creative Christian who says yes. Wendy has found how to be attuned to the Holy Spirit through pens and paint, and how to heal her mental health through writing. 

See her website here. You can find her book there and more.

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Welcome to part 3, our final part in the series, "Finding your purpose in the workplace with faith." Today, we have a fitting end with Steven Mudd, a young man who trained in college to go into broadcast TV but found God guiding him to Ministry at Victory Family Church in Oklahoma, instead. Would he follow the way God was leading him? And how did he feel about his dreams of broadcast stardom slipping away? 

Steven mentione...

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Welcome to part two of finding your purpose in the workplace with faith. Last week, Ericka James talked about using her prophetic gifts to help business leaders. This week, Cassandra Crawley Mayo talks about corporate America. The daughter of a preacher’s kid, she’s grown up in the church but her career has taken her to boardrooms. Climbing the workplace ladder can be brutal, but when you have God behind you, she says, you will ma...

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This season is all about relying on God in your everyday life, and that includes the workplace. God has a purpose for us at home and at work, and today begins a multi-episode series on finding your God-given purpose at work.

Today, we talk to Ericka James, a TV show host and author, who helps viewers understand and implement their purpose to build something extraordinary that positively impacts the world. She loves helping everyon...

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Broadcast news anchor Storme Jones saw a vehicle zooming towards him, and before he knew it his truck was rolling. But what Storme later recalled was that he was in praise and worship moments in the car before the accident. He was listening to Christian music on the radio. And he believes that made all the difference. 

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Author Sarah Geringer has written many books, but “Hidden Manna on a Country Road” is beautiful, insightful, and moving. Manna is a food that God provided the Israelites, and Geringer is fed through inspiration from her beloved Missouri, but also from her extraordinary Christian relationship with God. Listen as she candidly reveals how she came to know Christ and how she dwells with God every day.

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