Lent Reading Plan

Lent is a season of preparation. Here at Joy99, we are carving out time to prepare our hearts for Easter and we’d love you to join us! Here is a link to a reading plan that you and your family may use to draw closer to God and each other in the 40 days...
Casserole Conundrum

Casserole Conundrum

Its what I call the “casserole conundrum”. In Hebrews 10:24-25 it says, “Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.  And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the...
More in 2024

More in 2024

Are you ready for more in 2024? Thats kind of my theme for the upcoming year. Hannah Brencher said it best: More rhythms, less resolutions. More presence, less scrolling. More social, less media. More celebration, less comparison. More prayer, less worrying. More...

Wonderful Joy Ahead

              1 Peter 1:6 is scribbled on a lime green sticky note in my office and is something I clung onto in 2023: So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead. Even though you must encounter trials of many kinds for a little...
Attitude of Gratitude

Attitude of Gratitude

Our focus this November, as it is every November, is “Thanksliving”. The idea being that gratitude should be a lifestyle, not just something we talk about once a year over the Thanksgiving table. There are lots of ways to cultivate an attitude of gratitude, like...
God’s Timing

God’s Timing

I was one of those college students who never gave much, if any, thought to what I wanted to be when I grew up. At Hope College, I took a lot of classes in psychology and religion but after graduating I was a bit stuck as to what I was going to actually do with that...