When Darkness Reigned {Good Friday}


Earlier today, a friend shared the following video, Sunday's coming... This video was very moving to me. The day when darkness reigned, both literally and figuratively. As a kid I used to think we'd gotten it wrong. The day when evil triumphed shouldn't be called Good Friday. But the truth … [Read more...]

Bless the Lord, Oh my soul

Bless the Lord | Serving Joyfully

I love that song, "10,000 Reasons". It's one of those songs that makes me lose myself and focus on Him instead. The first verse starts with these lines: The sun comes up, it's a new day dawning. It's time to sing your song again... I could go on and on about the whole song, but I just want to … [Read more...]

What if I’m unworthy of God?


There is this neat little feature on my blog that shows me a general list of search terms that lead people to my site. Sometimes it can be beneficial for me to see what things are bringing people to my site, and sometimes it can be a little silly (like How to Ruin a Perfect Marriage). But sometimes, … [Read more...]

We all have baggage.

We all have baggage | Serving Joyfully

This is one of those things that I just can't quite seem to adequately express with words, but I'm going to try my best. ************************************ I have this problem. I see all my flaws and I look around at all the "better" women around me, and I just know that they have things all … [Read more...]

Is that really a sin?

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I've had something on my heart for a while now. I see so much debate among Christians about whether or not xyz is a sin, or if it's allowed, and if so, how much... Is it really a sin to watch an unwholesome TV show? Is it a sin to read unsavory books (such as 50 shades of gray) In dating … [Read more...]

No Christmas This Year

Christmas in your heart from Serving Joyfully

Christmas can be such a stressful time. I know a lot of you might be stressed about parties, to-do lists, having the perfect decorations, etc. And I know that there will be many bloggers addressing those things to help you have a "better" Christmas. This post isn't about that. Because I know many … [Read more...]