Are you reproducing past hurts? Are you trying to fix your past by repeating the mistakes your family made? I did assessments on each lady that came to the battered woman’s shelter. In doing a family history, (Genogram) I discovered that they were reproducing the pain of their childhoods in their present relationships. I could […]
Day 3 – Slaying Giants that Stand in the Way of Your Joy
Slaying your giants can help you enjoy life more. Who are these “giants”? Past hurts can seem like giants stomping around in your mind and preventing you from having joy. Past hurts are the biggest obstacles to being free to have joy. The juvenile court believed in using a form of treatment described in the […]
Day 2 – Who Has Joy ?
Have You Ever Wondered Who Has Joy in Life and Why? For 13 years, I worked with youth in a juvenile court facility. One spring day, I took a group of girls to a beautiful lake. For the first time in their lives, they experienced camping, fishing, campfires, great food, miniature golf, swimming, and boating. […]
What is Joy? Joy in Troubled Times Challenge – Day 1
Have you ever wondered what joy is? Joy is deeper than happiness. Joy comes from deep within our soul. It is a gift from God. Joy is knowing that no matter what is going on around us, we can trust God to make everything work for good. By contrast, happiness depends on what happens […]