Are you searching for the light in a dark world? Here, you’ll find God in the everyday … through everyday blessings, everyday happiness and everyday sorrow. On the podcast and on the blog, we look for God in the commonplace, and we find joy in the details. We invite you to listen, and we hope Positively Joy encourages you in your daily life! www.positivelyjoy.com
Throwback Thursday: Misty Phillip sparks a conference and a call to people to speak for God
Kingdom-builder Misty Phillip knows how to throw a party where all God’s people can come and be inspired. With the Spark Christian Podcasting Conference, she builds up, inspires and connects people. Listen to hear about Spark, and to hear how Misty finds God in the every day! The IN-PERSON conference takes place in June in Grapevine, Texas. Get tickets at sparkmedia.ventures.
S.2 Ep.42 The future looked bleak. But faith warrior Coni Knepper believed in God's promises.
Coni Knepper is a children’s books author whose passion is to write about the children living in Tanzania, East Africa, where she and her husband founded Hope of the Nations not-for-profit. Her story of believing when everything went wrong is a reminder to us to always believe that God has a bigger and better plan. Coni says, "Rest in Jesus He has a plan. It may not look like yours so be patient and REST in Him. He does amazing things!"
S.2 Ep.41 A very special inspired episode: Driving back from Easter service
This is a pretty unusual episode. Don't look for perfection. It's just me driving from one Easter service to another. I'm on the highway listening to Christian music and feeling inspired to talk to you.
As I mention in the service, here is Keith Green's Easter song. His music deepened my relationship with God and saved me during a very difficult summer while alone and on an internship in New York in 1982. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG8Tko3BzHk
Here is his Grace By Which I Stand.
Here are the Bible verses read in the episode: Isaiah 52:13-53:12 and 1 Corinthians 15: 1-11 (I mispeak in the audio, It's not Isaiah 54)
Throwback Thursday: Mary Jo Pierce worships in her kitchen by baking bread
It's fitting that for this Throwback Thursday I showcase the first show of Season 2: Mary Jo Pierce! Mary Jo Pierce calls her kitchen her second prayer room, because she observes the traditional Jewish Sabbath by baking Challah and worshipping on Friday nights. With others around her table, they eat and celebrate Jesus. The act is a form of worship and Biblical, she says, because the Lord is present in the form of the bread.
As Jews and Christians alike this week celebrate our God (through Passover and Easter) the act of Sabbath connects us. Let Mary Jo inspire you through her passion of prayer and bread.
S.2 Ep.40 Dear Lil Nas X: Come out, sure, but why to a Satanic drama?
Hip hop artist Lil Nas X this week released a new song and music video, “Montero,” in which the Grammy Award winner for “Old Town Road” appears in the Garden of Eden, falls from Heaven to Hell to give a lap dance to Satan, and then snaps the devil’s neck, puts on his horns and appears to assume the new title of the Evil One. Is this a slap in the face to the Body of Christ? Both the images and the lyrics are intense. The song paints a dark picture of drug use, fornication, and envy.
S.2 Ep.39 As we count down to Holy Week, film buffs dish on 'Last Temptation of Christ,' 'Jesus Christ Superstar,' and other depictions of Christ
We love Jesus, and we love movies! The Rev. Dr. Leah Schade and Ph.D. student Ben Hollenbach join the show today to talk about how film depicts Jesus Christ and other Biblical figures ... sometimes right, sometimes wrong, but we three movie nerds have fun talking about it. Leah and Ben share a lot of knowledge and history on these films. Plus, a BIG announcement at the end of the show. So listen, and stick around till the end!
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Positievely Joy is a must listen too for believers and those seeking answers. Each session is full of encouragement, joy and lessons learned touching all who listen. Feels like I'm sitting in Yvette's living room with a cup of coffee and friends. Thank you, Yvette
Thank you for sharing such inspirational stories and messages. Very uplifting and encouraging!