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Find Joy No Matter What

Join me, Jill Baughan, this season for a podcast full of stories that will show you how to find JOY in the middle of hard places.

Your life may be far from perfect.

Your joy may seem like it’s gone underground.

If so, it’s high time for a resurrection.

For a few minutes each week, I’ll tell you a story–one that just might inspire a way to uncover some joy you might be looking for. Then, together, we’ll consider how it might speak to your own life. And finally, I’ll offer a benediction to send you into your day…or into your night.

So… if you’re up for doing a few joy shots with a friend, my friend…Come and join us!

EPISODES

Podcast Episode 190: Take a Flying Leap

Podcast Episode 190: Take a Flying Leap

Ever feel the pull, the nudge, the tug from God to do something that was on the outside of your safe space? Maybe it was the idea to tell your story or write something or teach or start a business or ministry or make friends with someone very different from you or any...

Podcast Episode 189: Just Say No

Podcast Episode 189: Just Say No

Have you ever had trouble saying “no”? Maybe you didn’t want to hurt someone’s feelings, maybe you wanted someone to like you, maybe you just didn’t have the right words. If so, you may consider today’s episode your permission slip to proclaim the great big ol’ NUH UH...

Podcast Episode 188: Take a Break

Podcast Episode 188: Take a Break

What if you had an invitation to spend 24 hours a week doing whatever would fill your soul with deep joy—whatever would make you “spontaneously combust with wonder, awe, gratitude and praise”? Who could resist, right? Well, here’s the good news! You’ve already...

Podcast Episode 187: Consider Being Shallow

Podcast Episode 187: Consider Being Shallow

You don’t want to be called “shallow,” right?  But maybe you should.  Because, as my sister-in-law, Marge once said, “Shallow is a depth too.”  When I asked what she meant by that, she said, “I’d have to give that some thought...being a shallow person.”  Most people...

Podcast Episode 186: Own Your Envy

Podcast Episode 186: Own Your Envy

Envy brings out the ugly in us...and it can start when we’re very young. Did you envy anyone when you were a child? I envied other little girls who were dainty, and didn’t take up the whole frame of the school photo with a big head and shoulders. In my yearbook,...

Podcast Episode 185: This Christmas: Celebrate

Podcast Episode 185: This Christmas: Celebrate

This week I have something special for you. If you’re listening to this episode when it drops, it’s Christmas Day—a day that is so very loaded with activity and emotions. And sometimes it’s easy to focus on the busyness and the feelings that there’s no room to be...

Podcast Episode 184: This Christmas: Delight in the Dumb Stuff

Podcast Episode 184: This Christmas: Delight in the Dumb Stuff

You may be familiar with the ever-popular children’s books about the Berenstain Bears, having read them as a child, or to a child or grandchild at one time. For the uninitiated, the Bear family lives down a sunny dirt road deep in Bear country. Mama Bear is the...

Podcast Episode 183: This Christmas: Receive the Gifts of Grief

Podcast Episode 183: This Christmas: Receive the Gifts of Grief

There’s a lot of pressure to be joyful during this season. And sometimes, when you are grieving, joy is difficult to rustle up on demand. Grief, of course, usually comes as a result of loss. It could be that someone dear has died, or a relationship has ended, leaving...

Podcast Episode 182: This Christmas: Try Something New

Podcast Episode 182: This Christmas: Try Something New

Sometimes we need a little novelty to bring us up out of the pit of sentimentality. Maybe someone you love is gone, and Christmas brings out all the feelings of grief and longing; maybe your formerly cuddly little child whose eyes lit up with the magic and wonder of...

Podcast Episode 181: Search for Truth

Podcast Episode 181: Search for Truth

The quest for truth starts very young. Kids (probably you as a kid, along with the rest of us) will believe close to anything if it’s put to them in an authoritative way. For instance, what did you believe as a kid that was totally untrue?  Maybe you were convinced...

Podcast Episode 180: Build An Intergenerational Friendship

Podcast Episode 180: Build An Intergenerational Friendship

In a casual conversation, while they were walking in a state park, Brad Ryan’s 85-year-old grandmother, Joy, told him she regretted never seeing a mountain in her life. He said that he started thinking about what it would be like, to only know the view from your front...

Podcast Episode 179: Partner Up

Podcast Episode 179: Partner Up

You, like me, may not be a “gotta have somebody to do everything with” person. Some things I actually enjoy doing alone. But then, whether you’re an introvert, extrovert or ambivert, there are times when we all need a little company, when we all need the benefit of...

Podcast Episode 178: Encourage The “Intern”

Podcast Episode 178: Encourage The “Intern”

Two years ago, an HBO Max intern accidentally sent a blank test email to part of its subscriber list. The subject line read “Integration Test Email #1,” and the message read, “This template is used by integration tests only.” Naturally, this left subscribers confused...

Podcast Episode 177 (133): Stick A Little Umbrella In It

Podcast Episode 177 (133): Stick A Little Umbrella In It

"Hey!" I said to myself one day last summer. "Let's kick off a fun July 4th weekend with a colonoscopy!" Well, okay, it didn’t exactly happen like that. I was due for this treat, we were going to be in town and I wanted to get it over with.  I promise this isn’t the...

Podcast Episode 176 (85): Make Joy the Whole Game

Podcast Episode 176 (85): Make Joy the Whole Game

Last January, I was pretending to be interested in watching the Super Bowl, when one of the ads made me literally sit up, take notice and thank the Lord for beer commercials. It was an advertisement for Michelob, and the only moment during the whole evening I actually...

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