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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

  • ’The Chosen’ director Dallas Jenkins reveals his heart for Jesus ’The Chosen’ director Dallas Jenkins reveals his heart for Jesus Play in Edifi Player

    ’The Chosen’ director Dallas Jenkins reveals his heart for Jesus

    "The Chosen," Season 3, launched last week in theaters worldwide. Audiences are able to see the first two episodes on the big screen. This is a fulfillment of director Dallas Jenkins’ dream to bring the life of Jesus to TV and movie watchers everywhere. I spoke to Dallas at a convention in 2021 and his honesty gives insight into where we are now with the series. I hope you enjoy this special replay episode. As season 3 begins, Jesus gives the famous Sermon on the Mount, revealing the …

  • Listen Sister, Tess Scott can help you live the ”freak show” of life Listen Sister, Tess Scott can help you live the ”freak show” of life Play in Edifi Player

    Listen Sister, Tess Scott can help you live the ”freak show” of life

    Listen sisters, and brothers, let me tell you about Tess Scott. She’s is a mother of 8 and grandmother of 9, who has been set free by the Lord and has learned to get through what she called the Freak Show of life with humor and grace. Her book and company of the same name, Listen sister, helps women come together for encouragement wrapped in laughter and grounded in Biblical truths.

  • Special episode: Pulitzer-winning journalist left the job for Jesus Special episode: Pulitzer-winning journalist left the job for Jesus Play in Edifi Player

    Special episode: Pulitzer-winning journalist left the job for Jesus

    Once a month you will hear an episode of my new multimedia podcast, Journalists Advancing Ministry, where I introduce you to journalists who have entered the ministry. Today, you’ll hear the story of Pulitzer Prize-winner Angelo Henderson told by his wife, Felecia. Angelo left this earth in 2014, much too soon, but in his short time here he accomplished so much, both in Journalism and in Ministry. I hope you enjoy today’s special episode, and be sure to visit the webpage at thejam.online to …

  • Holy words explained: Author Janey Pitts defined words of faith Holy words explained: Author Janey Pitts defined words of faith Play in Edifi Player

    Holy words explained: Author Janey Pitts defined words of faith

    Today is a special episode for all you word nerds out there! Author Janey Pitts decided to dive into the meanings of the words we use in our everyday faith. Words like JOY, grace, faith, and holiness. What do they really mean? Janie researched for her book “Deeply Defined,” and she will enlighten you and amaze you. Deeply Defined: https://www.janeypitts.com/book Free Bible Study Guides (that go with the book): https://www.janeypitts.com /free-stuff

  • Can praying the rosary help us, and is it for every religion? Can praying the rosary help us, and is it for every religion? Play in Edifi Player

    Can praying the rosary help us, and is it for every religion?

    Today on the show: What is the rosary? Is it mystical or just a way to pray? YouTuber Keith Nester has created a movement through a daily show that draws thousands of people together to pray this special string of beads and knots. The beads represent the Lord’s Prayer and the Hail Mary. Keith explains the history of the rosary, and why it’s for everyone, not only Catholics. Stay to the end to hear Keith and I actuallypray the rosary. Keith's YouTube channels: The Rosary Crew: …

  • How writing and creativity can help your mental health How writing and creativity can help your mental health Play in Edifi Player

    How writing and creativity can help your mental health

    Today on the show: Can coloring support our faith? Can writing keep us God- focused? Artist and author Wendy Fedan is a creative Christian who says yes. Wendy has found how to be attuned to the Holy Spirit through pens and paint, and how to heal her mental health through writing. See her website here. You can find her book there and more.

  • God blocked a job, but opened a way to faith God blocked a job, but opened a way to faith Play in Edifi Player

    God blocked a job, but opened a way to faith

    Welcome to part 3, our final part in the series, "Finding your purpose in the workplace with faith." Today, we have a fitting end with Steven Mudd, a young man who trained in college to go into broadcast TV but found God guiding him to Ministry at Victory Family Church in Oklahoma, instead. Would he follow the way God was leading him? And how did he feel about his dreams of broadcast stardom slipping away? Steven mentioned this prayer in the episode: Christ be with me, Christ within me, …

  • Coach and mentor gives practical work advice from the spirit Coach and mentor gives practical work advice from the spirit Play in Edifi Player

    Coach and mentor gives practical work advice from the spirit

    Welcome to part two of finding your purpose in the workplace with faith. Last week, Ericka James talked about using her prophetic gifts to help business leaders. This week, Cassandra Crawley Mayo talks about corporate America. The daughter of a preacher’s kid, she’s grown up in the church but her career has taken her to boardrooms. Climbing the workplace ladder can be brutal, but when you have God behind you, she says, you will make it. Cassandra gives spiritual advice with practical tips. …

  • How to find your God-give purpose, even at work How to find your God-give purpose, even at work Play in Edifi Player

    How to find your God-give purpose, even at work

    This season is all about relying on God in your everyday life, and that includes the workplace. God has a purpose for us at home and at work, and today begins a multi-episode series on finding your God-given purpose at work. Today, we talk to Ericka James, a TV show host and author, who helps viewers understand and implement their purpose to build something extraordinary that positively impacts the world. She loves helping everyone, but her passion for connecting shines through her love of …

  • TV journalist had faith in the middle of a car accident TV journalist had faith in the middle of a car accident Play in Edifi Player

    TV journalist had faith in the middle of a car accident

    Broadcast news anchor Storme Jones saw a vehicle zooming towards him, and before he knew it his truck was rolling. But what Storme later recalled was that he was in praise and worship moments in the car before the accident. He was listening to Christian music on the radio. And he believes that made all the difference.

  • Missouri writer finds ’Hidden Manna’ from a faithful God Missouri writer finds ’Hidden Manna’ from a faithful God Play in Edifi Player

    Missouri writer finds ’Hidden Manna’ from a faithful God

    Author Sarah Geringer has written many books, but “Hidden Manna on a Country Road” is beautiful, insightful, and moving. Manna is a food that God provided the Israelites, and Geringer is fed through inspiration from her beloved Missouri, but also from her extraordinary Christian relationship with God. Listen as she candidly reveals how she came to know Christ and how she dwells with God every day. Go to Finding Peace in God's Word Her new book, "Hidden Manna on a Country Road" (the book was …

  • Mother adopts and finds joy in her kids with special needs Mother adopts and finds joy in her kids with special needs Play in Edifi Player

    Mother adopts and finds joy in her kids with special needs

    Trisha K. Campbell was called to adopt five special needs children and has experienced the awesome faithfulness of God as she walked this journey. In her book, "Eight was Enough," she talks about what happens when you think you are finished with God's work. For Trisha, there's always something more. Learn more about Trisha. Read her book.

  • News reporter leaves media for work in ministry News reporter leaves media for work in ministry Play in Edifi Player

    News reporter leaves media for work in ministry

    It's a special episode of Positively Joy. We present Journalists Advancing Ministry, a monthly podcast about journalists who have turned to Kingdom work. Our first episode is on Mashaun Simon, a news reporter who became a pastor and now works in pastoral care. Listen to Journalists Advancing Ministry on Apple podcasts and at thejam.online.

  • Oklahoma pastor offers hope as the church faces decline in Christianity Oklahoma pastor offers hope as the church faces decline in Christianity Play in Edifi Player

    Oklahoma pastor offers hope as the church faces decline in Christianity

    Adam Staring is the pastor of Victory Family Church, a fast-growing church with multiple campuses in central Oklahoma. Adam is worried about the growing percentage of people who no longer identify as Christian or have a religion at all. We sat down in his office in Norman, Oklahoma to discuss this troubling issue. Pew reports: Decline in Christianity Americans attend services less often Learn more about Victory Family Church