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Joyfully Known

Joyfully Known

Before joining the team at Joy99, I was a pastor in the local church. One of the things that I learned very quickly about pastoral care was the importance of trying not to “fix” a congregant’s pain. It is human nature, isn’t it? We see someone struggling and we want...

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Forgive Us Our Debts, as We Forgive Our Debtors

Forgive Us Our Debts, as We Forgive Our Debtors

Depending on your faith tradition, you're probably familiar with the phrase above as it comes from the Lord's prayer. Perhaps you learned it, Forgive us our tresspasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Or maybe, forgive us our sins, as we...

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Psalm 91

Psalm 91

There is just something about being cozy, isn’t there? No matter the temperature outside, I love a moderate temperature inside so I can nestle under a warm, cozy blanket. This is one of my absolute favorites! Psalm 91:4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under...

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Summer in Psalms

Summer in Psalms

The summer of 2016 was the most difficult summer of my life. I had been dealing with chronic pain for 3 years with no relief or end in sight. In conversation and prayer with my husband, we decided it was best for me to resign from my job in order that I focus entirely...

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