Pursuing Joy

Pursuing Joy

Welcome to Pursuing Joy! I'm your host, Samantha McCoy! I'm a Believer, Military Wife, Nurse, and Mama. Pursuing Joy is a podcast where I share stories of my life, encourage you to pursue Jesus, and explore what it looks like to live in genuine JOY. I’m passionate about helping others find & share joy in their everyday lives. Each episode is filled with faith, laughter, and a few life lessons along the way. Join me every other Monday on the journey of Pursuing Joy!


April 25, 2023 30 mins

I am so excited about our special guest for this episode- Lonnie McFadden. If you live in Kansas City – you SHOULD know his name! Lonnie is a Kansas City Jazz Legend & trumpeter. He is one of the most joy-filled people I have ever met so of course I needed him to join the show to infuse that joy into us all as well. He is so talented, has an expansive knowledge of the history behind Kansas City jazz, and is a man of God. In thi...

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Welcome to Pursuing Joy! In this episode, I am discussing Purpose vs. Calling and how you can boldly and courageously step into what God is calling you to. I share some of my personal testimony and reflect on moments when I felt God calling me into things and what held me back at those times. I also share how I stepped into what God was calling me to even when I felt fearful, unqualified, stressed out - you name it! Stop waiting fo...

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Welcome to Pursuing Joy! In this episode, a special guest is joining us - Dr. Kim Kimberling! Dr. Kim has been a professional counselor for 40 years, he and his wife Nancy have been married for 53 years and he is a Dad and Grandpa. He’s an Author, Podcaster, Dr. Kim is the President and co-founder of Awesome Marriage - which is his Nonprofit Christian Marriage Ministry. Whether you're single, engaged, or married - there is so m...

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Welcome to Pursuing Joy! In this episode we have a very special guest joining us - Clarissa Moll. She is an author, podcaster, mom to 4 kiddos and the young widow of author Rob Moll. She joins us for this episode to discuss her journey with grief and graces us with insight on how to love those who are grieving better. Tune in as Clarissa answers questions about how to support children grieve, what’s appropriate to say at a funeral/...

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Welcome to Pursuing Joy! In this episode, we are talking about CELEBRATING others!! Join me for a perspective shift as we discuss reasons to celebrate others along with unique and fun ways to do so! Celebrating others blesses that person and you receive so much joy as well! Use your unique gifts to love others well by celebrating them! Whether they have an event coming up or not - celebrate and love them for what they mean to you! ...

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Welcome to Pursuing Joy! In this episode, we are discussing relationships & a common role that some of us try to take on ourselves or place expectations on others to take on. We discuss how we attempt to fill a role that was never intended for us to fill. It is a position fulfilled by God only. If you are putting all of your trust, hope, and healing in yourself or another human only, you’re eventually going to be disappointed. ...

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Welcome to Pursuing Joy! In this episode, we are going to talk about the power of our words and how necessary it is for us to control what comes out of our mouths! We’ll look at scripture so that we can begin to see what God’s word says about our words, we’ll see how the Bible relates our words with what’s going on in our heart & look at 4 practical ways we can turn our words of hurt into words of life and love. We must compreh...

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Welcome to Pursuing Joy! In this episode, I am joined by my wonderful, faith-filled, Helicopter-Fying Husband of mine! We spent our first year of marriage traveling & serving in various states/countries and it’s a decision we have never regretted. Join us as we reflect on our first year of marriage and look at how choosing to set our foundation in loving God and serving others has impacted our lives. We hope you feel motivated ...

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January 16, 2023 21 mins

Welcome to Pursuing Joy! In this episode, we are diving into how we can triumphantly pursue joy through opposition. As Christians, we all face opposition in our lives, especially when we are moving in the direction of God’s purpose for our life. To face opposition means we have to acknowledge that we have an opponent. Thankfully we have an ever-gracious God who has equipped us with resources to defend ourselves so that we are capab...

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Welcome to Pursuing Joy! In this episode, we have a special guest – Anna Alessi. Anna is a faith-filled believer, an encourager of life, a business owner, a wife & mom! Are you struggling with finding joy in your everyday life? Is there something that has been on your heart for a while that is calling you out of your comfort zone? Do you wrestle with fear or feel unqualified? Then you do not want to miss this message of encoura...

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January 2, 2023 26 mins

Welcome to Pursuing Joy! I am so glad you're here!  In this episode, we are looking at how Jesus was sent to be the PERFECT example of God's love. We look at HOW Jesus loved during his earthly ministry, WHO we are called to love, and how spiritual gifts given to us help us carry out God's love.  Your time and your presence hold value and your purpose is not circumstantial. Be encouraged with this message to boldly step ou...

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December 26, 2022 20 mins

Welcome to Pursuing Joy! I am so glad you're here!  In this episode, we are diving deep into the word, LOVE. To do so, we need to start with the author and creator of love, God. We'll take a look at what the Bible says about love and how it differs from our worldly view of love. After listening you should be filled with joy knowing that God's love is life-changing, unlike anything we can imagine and that it is not meant to be ...

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December 25, 2022 5 mins
Welcome to Pursuing Joy! I am so excited and honored to spend time with you. Hear my WHY for starting this podcast as well as a brief background of who I am. I am so looking forward to this adventure and pray you'll be inspired through this podcast to recognize & share your God-given gifts to express love to others and for God.  Lean into these messages and leave encouraged knowing you were created ON purpose, FOR a purpose! God ha...
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