The Power of We The Power of We

Posted by Joy Roberts on September 22, 2017 in Faith, Family, Friendship, Joy Roberts

I recently experienced the overwhelming joy and heartache of dropping my first-born son off at college. Google tells me the University of Denver is 1,263 miles away.  Just thinking about this spirals me into an emotional flip-flop. On one hand, I’m super proud of my son Sterling. I want him to go off to college. […]

The Power of Positive Thinking The Power of Positive Thinking

Posted by Guest Blogger on September 15, 2017 in Faith, Forgivness, Guest Blogger, Happiness

As the seasons begin to change, we think it’s a good time to shift our minds as well. Out with the old and in with the new! This is not always an easy task and it doesn’t occur overnight; it requires work and dedication. But when we surrender to God and the work He is stirring […]

Why Am I Here? The Power of Purpose

Posted by Kendra Vollstedt on September 7, 2017 in Faith

Why am I here? That was the default whenever anything in my world wasn’t going as planned. As a little kid, I linked purpose with performance. I am pretty sure it happened when we were learning about Peter walking on the water. The moral of that story is to keep your eyes on Jesus; but apparently […]

The Power of Abiding The Power in Abiding

Posted by Connie Armerding on August 31, 2017 in Faith

A few months back I accompanied my twin daughters along with the rest of their third grade class on a field trip to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. I had plans to explore and engage in hands on experiences, so when we were immediately ushered in to the auditorium to watch a 3D […]

The Power of Freedom Restoration and Wholeness The Power of Freedom, Restoration and Wholeness

Posted by Dalene Reyburn on August 25, 2017 in Faith, Freedom

Here at Joy of It, we talk a lot about friendships, particularly among women. We encourage women to raise each other up and support one another. Today our guest blogger Dalene Reyburn shines some light on the role women play in another relationship: marriage. This is another union that should never be about competition. And […]