POSITIVELY JOY

POSITIVELY JOY

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! Text PJOY to 22828, and be the first to receive updates!

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January 25, 2022 45 min

Season 3, Ep. 44: Listen to this replay of the "House of Joy on Clubhouse," where we talk about John 3:16 and the whole of chapter 3. Thanks to Coach Qiana Nicole, podcaster Ngozi Robinson, and coach Chuck Taylor for a great discussion!

"The House of Joy" is a room on the Clubhouse social audio app. We're part of Christian Podcasters Connect and Positively Joy. Join us for great live conversations every Frida...

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Season 3, Ep. 43: Jenny Toh was a lawyer. An admirable accomplishment! But God had plans for her to help people in a different way. As a life coach, Jenny is using her God-given talents to inspire and encourage others.

Jenny is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Associate Certified Coach (ACC) who runs her own coaching practice, River Life Coaching Pte. Ltd. She is also a lawyer in the U.K., Singapore, and Malaysia with ...

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Season 3, Ep. 42: Hannah Keeley, a mother of 7, coaches other moms needing help. She’s the author of the book "Mom Fog," and the founder of Mom Mastery University. Today she talks about using her faith and trust in God to revolutionize her way of thinking and revitalize her family. She uses 8 steps to help women use vision and focus and push through the fog.

Her book is available for free or very low cost, along with ...

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Season 3, Ep. 41: Welcome to The House of Joy, a room on the Clubhouse app that I will share with you on Mondays here on Positively Joy. My co-moderator is Nii Tsakle Akofio-sowah of the new and upcoming podcast "Unleashed." We are starting a new yearlong series on prayer and scripture, and we start with Proverbs chapter 5. Let us know if you like this, and join us Fridays at 6 p.m. on the Clubhouse audio app to participa...

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Season 3, Ep. 40: The author of hundreds of icebreakers, hospitality ideas and recipes, Sue Donaldson turns a simple plate of cookies or a coffee cake into an invitation for faith and fellowship. You can find all sorts of ideas and resources at her website, WelcomeHeart.com, and she has a special resource for listeners: "Prayer for a Hospitality Heart" and "10 Mentoring Worksheets."

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Season 3, Ep. 39: It’s the beginning of a new year, and like most of you, I’m thinking about my place in 2022 and what God has for me. I took Dayspring’s Word of the Year quiz, where you answer a series of questions to get a word that you will commit to living by for the next 365 days. What word did I get? Where is God leading me in 2022? How about you?

 

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Other than our perennial favorite, the Financial Diva Victoria Woods, our top-ranked interview was with Melissa Moore of the Faith Hope and Love podcast and community. Moore discusses holding on to her faith despite crushing grief in her life from her Bipolar II disorder, miscarriage, and the suicide of her mother. 

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Welcome to 5-minute  Mondays. Where  I share some encouragement, motivation and honesty in just five minutes! Today I want to talk about self-improvement through reading.

As I listened to God in 2020 command me to begin this ministry, I didn’t know what it would look like or what I would do. I never doubted his command or his Word, but like Moses, I did worry that I would not have the words to do it. I am not a Bible scholar or...

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I'm pleased to present this special Christmas episode, a compilation of podcasters from the Spark Media Network --  including yours truly. It features a special song I co-wrote with Rick Amburgey and Alyssa Newton, "Wonder." Alyssa beautifully sings the vocals. I hope all the messages fill you with the wonder of Christmas.

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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 him with compassion, grace, and love. In today's episode. Watson, a husband and dad, drops some wisdom on Joseph, the earthly fat...

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It's a Replay! In Season 3, Episode 13, Lori Morrison is a private investigator and a woman of faith. Her podcast, “The Unlovely Truth,” is the intersection of both of these passions. On her show, she reviews true crime books with guests who can discuss crime and faith.

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December 7, 2021 4 min

Recently I was talking with a friend about the fear and doubt that many Christian women experience. The “I could never do” the thing God asked us to do. The “I’m not worthy” of His trust. The “I’m not good enough” to share His message. That’s fear. But then, you decide to take a step. You do the thing. You obey. But there is something that is holding you back from fulfilling your holy mission. That thing is doubt. Listen today to...

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Season 3, Ep. 35: Dr. Marina McLean is a keynote speaker, recording artist, songwriter, and  author. London born of Jamaican descent, her angelic voice captivates crowds and ushers in the true presence of God. She talks about her work supporting women entrepreneurs in the faith community, and the Mega Women project. Her spirit will draw you in!

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Season 3, Ep. 34: Author, speaker, and podcaster, Jodi Howe joins me on the podcast today representing Joy. Throughout crippling anxieties and the journey to discover what was happening to her, she was introduced to God in a deeper and richer way. Now she sees the joy in life with Jesus.

(The conversation took place in July in Dallas, after the NRB/Spark Media Conference.)

Her podcast, The Air That I Breathe: https://www.jodiho...

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Season 3, Ep. 33: Author and speaker Carenda Deonne once questioned Christianity and turned to other religions, but she recognized that the failures in her life here opportunities to teach others. Now, she challenges people not to make lemonade when life gives you lemons, but instead throw those lemons back by changing your thought process, taking risks, and delivering a new you.  After going through two failed marriages and fail...

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Season 3, Ep. 32: Welcome to 5-minute  Mondays. Where I share some encouragement, motivation, and honesty in just five minutes! Today, I want to talk to you about gratitude. I am so grateful to all of you who are listening to me right now. You have any number of podcasts to listen to and the fact that you pick this one is not lost on me. I’m also grateful for the opportunity to produce a book of devotions that pay honor and glory...

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Season 3, Ep. 31: Dr. Jessica Houston has overcome it all. She has overcome poverty, depression, low self-esteem, and domestic abuse. Through her strong belief in God and herself, she is passionate about sharing how others can live an abundant and satisfying life, full of joy, despite any obstacles they may encounter. 

Her website: Expectingvictory.com

Download: THE ULTIMATE BREAKTHROUGH STRATEGY on her website.

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Today I read an excerpt from my new book of devotions, "Whispering in His Ear."  I'm reading from Chapter Two: Understanding Your Purpose -- Joy Robber." It's about the real reason we should serve our church and our community. The devotional, in multiple scripture translations and with multimedia links and QR codes, is available at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09K5SCJF9?ref_=pe_3052080_276849420.

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Doris Swift has long felt a calling from God. Even when life was hard, she knew He was there -- From an unplanned teen pregnancy to difficult life choices to people trying to discourage her. Even when detractors told her no, she knew her message would be called Fierce Calling, which turned into a podcast. Doris tells women how to forgive themselves of past mistakes. 

Her podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fierce-call...

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Season 3, Episode 28: When the death of a child triggers painful memories of another one years earlier, how do you cope? Author and coach Peggy Green has overcome the odds, and shares her personal story of life after losing two of her four children, one to suicide. We talk about her philosophies for surviving suicide loss and leaning on God in the middle of the mess.

 

 

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