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POSITIVELY JOY

POSITIVELY JOY

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

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Episodes

  • Moms, are you in a fog? Get help from Hannah Keeley Moms, are you in a fog? Get help from Hannah Keeley Play in Edifi Player

    Moms, are you in a fog? Get help from Hannah Keeley

    Season 3 Replay: Hannah Keeley, a mother of 7, coaches other moms needing help. She’s the author of the book “Mom Fog,” and the founder of Mom Mastery University. Today she talks about using her faith and trust in God to revolutionize her way of thinking and revitalize her family. She uses 8 steps to help women use vision and focus and push through the fog. Her book is available for free or very low cost, along with other resources at hannahkeeley.com.

  • Prophetess was her moniker, but Jeanne Wilkerson really was a prayer warrior Prophetess was her moniker, but Jeanne Wilkerson really was a prayer warrior Play in Edifi Player

    Prophetess was her moniker, but Jeanne Wilkerson really was a prayer warrior

    Season 3, Ep. 60: In the final episode of Season 3 of Positively Joy, Attorney Brent Olsson is the grandson of Jeanne Wilkerson (pictured here),  the author of "Contact with God." Brent edited this collection of her sermons, which speak to intercessory prayer and the mighty visions of Wilkerson, who went to be with the Lord in 1987. Brent believes her message is still relevant today, and even speaks of her intercessory prayer in Communist Russia before the fall of the Berlin Wall. I spoke to …

  • ’Handmaid’s Tale’ part two: Is Serena Joy misunderstood or evil? ’Handmaid’s Tale’ part two: Is Serena Joy misunderstood or evil? Play in Edifi Player

    ’Handmaid’s Tale’ part two: Is Serena Joy misunderstood or evil?

    Season 3, Ep. 59: Spoilers! This is the second part of our conversation about the TV series "The Handmaid's Tale" (which will release a new season this year). It's in our occasional series on pop culture and faith, and in this episode, the Rev. Dr. Leah Schade returns to explore the fictional theocratic society Gilead. We unpack the show and its religious underpinnings, and ask the question is Gilead really Christian? Rev. Schade and I talk about serious and disturbing subjects, including …

  • Mother’s Day duo: Mom and daughter authors find miracles on the doorstep Mother’s Day duo: Mom and daughter authors find miracles on the doorstep Play in Edifi Player

    Mother’s Day duo: Mom and daughter authors find miracles on the doorstep

    Season 3, Ep. 58: In honor of Mother's Day, the first mother-daughter duo appear on the Positively Joy podcast! Lorraine (mom) and Linda (daughter) wrote "Miracles on My Doorstep," an autobiography of Lorraine's life and all the opportunities God sent to her. Despite raising nine children, losing a child, and going blind later in life, her faith never waivered. Lorraine is a first-generation child of immigrant parents, and her daily walk with God is a testament to her belief and love-filled …

  • ”Handmaid’s Tale’s” religious society: Is it based on Christianity? ”Handmaid’s Tale’s” religious society: Is it based on Christianity? Play in Edifi Player

    ”Handmaid’s Tale’s” religious society: Is it based on Christianity?

    Season 3, Ep. 57: In part three of our occasional series on pop culture and faith, the Rev. Dr. Leah Schade and I explore the fictional and theocratic society Gilead, in the series "The Handmaid’s Tale." We unpack the show and its religious underpinnings, and ask the question is Gilead really Christian? Rev. Schade and I talk about serious and disturbing subjects, including rape, slavery, and using religion to propagate dangerous beliefs. Be advised.

  • How to parent when you feel  you are not equipped How to parent when you feel you are not equipped Play in Edifi Player

    How to parent when you feel you are not equipped

    Season 3, Ep. 56: Wyvonne Williams has an unusual and beautiful name, and she also has an unusual and beautiful son who has severe special needs. While challenging and sometimes frustrating, she sees the joy in her son JJ. Her book, “Parenting Interesting Children,” explores how to parent when you believe you are not equipped. Her book: "Parenting Interesting Children" Her website: https://wyvonnewilliams.com/

  • Holy Week replay! Dallas Jenkins on why he created ”The Chosen” Holy Week replay! Dallas Jenkins on why he created ”The Chosen” Play in Edifi Player

    Holy Week replay! Dallas Jenkins on why he created ”The Chosen”

    This Holy Week, "The Chosen" marathon is showing a livestream of seasons 1 and 2 of this TV show about the life of Christ. I spoke to creator and director Dallas Jenkins last year at the National Religious Broadcasters convention about this show. He was candid and revealing about himself and aspects of "The Chosen." Listen to this episode to get to know Dallas, and watch the marathon on YouTube. Catch it anytime on "The Chosen" app.

  • TV host Reina Rose, part two: on prayer and sin TV host Reina Rose, part two: on prayer and sin Play in Edifi Player

    TV host Reina Rose, part two: on prayer and sin

    Season 3. Ep. 55: Does sin really taste good? Find out in the provocative conclusion of my conversation with author and TV host Reina Rose. Reina is passionate about helping people live out the kind of faith that nourishes the soul. She talks about this in her book, “Sin Tastes Good,” and her talk show “Soul Nutrition.” We had so much to cover in last week’s conversation about temptation and the soul that it spilled over into this week’s episode. Her website: https://reina-rose.com/ book: …

  • How to grow wings of boldness in your faith How to grow wings of boldness in your faith Play in Edifi Player

    How to grow wings of boldness in your faith

    Season 3. Ep. 54: A friend once prayed that God would give me “Wings of Boldness.” I love that phrase. And as I thought about it, I realize that is a prayer I should have been praying over myself all my life. Because while spiritual fire can grow, it also can be extinguished and our coals grow cold. Listen to my testimony and learn how to keep your fire bright. Next up: Part two of our interview with Reina Rose! Read more at positivelyjoy.com Find my devotional, "Whispering in His Ear" at: …

  • Sin may taste good, but a nourished soul is better Sin may taste good, but a nourished soul is better Play in Edifi Player

    Sin may taste good, but a nourished soul is better

    Reina Rose wants everyone to nourish their soul, not just their bodies. She talks about this in her book, “Sin Tastes Good,” and her talk show “Soul Nutrition.” Raised in Malaysia and having lived on 4 continents, Reina considers herself a citizen of heaven with a residency card on earth. Reina believes that as we learn to live a life full of Fruits of The Spirit, we enjoy life more abundantly with satisfaction, trust, and unending joy.

  • For podcaster Liz Bullard, a writing prompt became a prompting from God For podcaster Liz Bullard, a writing prompt became a prompting from God Play in Edifi Player

    For podcaster Liz Bullard, a writing prompt became a prompting from God

    Season 3 Ep. 52: It's a special edition of Monday Motivation! Liz Bullard is the host of the Coffee and Convos podcast, but she's also a writer. Listen to hear what happened when one morning she opened herself to the prompting of God and wrote a piece of powerful poetry that touched me in a very special way. She shares the poem widely for the first time today. Also, listen to her podcast, Coffee and Convos.

  • Trauma abuse coach teaches God is the breakthrough Trauma abuse coach teaches God is the breakthrough Play in Edifi Player

    Trauma abuse coach teaches God is the breakthrough

    Season 3, Ep. 51:  Drawing on her 18 years in recovery coupled with her years of teaching, trauma coach Gina Rolkowski helps abuse survivors discover hope and joy by teaching them how to nurture a relationship with God and themselves.  Gina is passionate about serving others and the power of God's unconditional love. Her website: https://ginarolkowski.com/ Free resources: 5 Keys to Overcome Abuse and Discover Joy

  • Gaining confidence: Gloria Guadron found it in God, not man Gaining confidence: Gloria Guadron found it in God, not man Play in Edifi Player

    Gaining confidence: Gloria Guadron found it in God, not man

    Season 3, Ep. 50: Gloria Guadron's journey took her from people-pleasing and anxiety to helping women struggling with overwhelming feelings of inadequacy walk into their own confidence and the life that God meant for them. She recently revealed to me that there have been some major changes in her life, and I’ll let her tell you about it herself. After that, I will share our conversation from 2021 because her life lessons as a Certified Life and Health Coach, a homeschooling mom of six, and a …

  • How to feel again after being numb to my faith How to feel again after being numb to my faith Play in Edifi Player

    How to feel again after being numb to my faith

    Throwback Thursday: Classic Rock group Pink Floyd called the feeling “comfortably numb,” in their song that talked about being anesthetized to get through life. The funny thing is, you don’t know when you are numb to God. You don’t realize how your feelings, once so sharp and bright, like a burning flame, become cooled and dulled to the senses. It’s so easy to slip out of the light into numbness as we stop listening to his still, small voice, and tuning out the world. Go to PositivelyJoy.com …