Posts about Freedom

Living Fearlessly Living Fearlessly in Our True Identity

Posted by Dalene Reyburn on November 9, 2017 in Faith, Freedom, Happiness

Your worth is in what you wear, and what you weigh. As far back as I can remember, I believed this. I don’t remember where it came from – because I come from a family of fairly tiny women and people who know me will be rolling their eyes and going she’s so ridiculous because […]

The Power of Restoration The Power of Restoration

Posted by Connie Armerding on October 26, 2017 in Faith, Freedom, Happiness

After I graduated college and was moving into my first house with friends I didn’t own any furniture. Along with having no furniture, I also had no money. The upscale Chicago suburb I lived in had a once a year “trash day” where people put their used belongings on the side of the road to […]

The Power of Hope

Posted by Guest Blogger on October 5, 2017 in Faith, Freedom, Guest Blogger

Written by guest blogger, Jocelyn Stein Hope and I have a complicated relationship.   Hope, as an idea, has always sounded like a wonderful thing, a cure for the bleakest of circumstances. Hope, in practice, has more often than not let me down.  My life has been an ongoing exercise in the development of  “hope […]

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 […]

Friends Forgive Friends Forgive: Part 2

Posted by Guest Blogger on July 9, 2017 in Faith, Forgivness, Freedom

Just a few days ago, Julia Mayo with Verity Fellowship began a conversation with us on how, as Christians, we have been forgiven. Here, she picks up where we left off in the discussion on our need to forgive others. If you’re struggling to offer up forgiveness to someone who has hurt you, you’ll find […]