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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

    Episode 200 – Make Somebody Feel Seen

    Episode 200 – Make Somebody Feel Seen

    Will Guidara's life changed one day when he spontaneously decided to make a few diners in his restaurant feel “seen.” If you made that decision one day, your life—and someone else’s --might change too. He tells it like this: For nearly a decade I owned and operated a...

    Episode 199: Be an Observer of Joy

    Episode 199: Be an Observer of Joy

    Hi friend, Sometimes, just watching someone else’s joy can bring iton home to you. Many years ago we were visiting our good friends in Baltimore where crabs are king. When dinnertime rolled around, they suggested, “Hey let’s go get some crabs.” I’ll be honest, I was a...

    Episode 198 – Beat The Blahs

    Episode 198 – Beat The Blahs

    Ever been bored? Tired? Aimless? Joyless? Unmotivated? All the above?  All at once? You may be a victim of “the blahs”: that wah-wah-wah-wah feeling that makes you want to sit down and do nothing, and then feel bad because you’re doing nothing, because you have so...

    Episode 197 – Be Like Jello

    Episode 197 – Be Like Jello

    In the days following my breast cancer diagnosis, I wrote in my journal, And then there comes a time when you get stinkin’ sick of thinking about mammograms and tumors  and treatment options and hormones and radiation and percentages of chances this will come back and...

    Episode 196 – Keep Something Special

    Episode 196 – Keep Something Special

    ​In 1991, my friend Iris went to the movies at a Regal cinema, and bought a drink to go with her popcorn. The cup was red and white with a mean looking figure on the front, and –in honor of Arnold Schwarzenegger and the \Terminator 2 movie that had been recently...

    Podcast Episode 195-Make Friends with Not Knowing

    Podcast Episode 195-Make Friends with Not Knowing

    Not knowing is hard sometimes, right? I want to know stuff, don’t you?  I want to know about people’s checkered pasts.  I want juicy details about people’s stories, and reasons why some people can’t do right, and explanations for why they do what they do. And being...

    Podcast Episode 194: Make An 8-Minute Phone Call

    Podcast Episode 194: Make An 8-Minute Phone Call

    Ever hesitate to call someone you’d love to talk to because you just didn’t have time?  Guilty. I know how it is. When I want to “catch up” with a friend, I want a good hour, anyway. But with this mindset, I end up not calling at all, and so I’ve missed many, many...

    Podcast Episode 193: Get by with a Little Help from Your Friends

    Podcast Episode 193: Get by with a Little Help from Your Friends

    If you’re anything like me, you hate being needy. Maybe your first inclination in difficulty, like mine, is to announce, “I’m FINE!” to the general public, even if you’re not.  Fall down a flight of stairs? You’re FINE!  All manner of mayhem swirling around you? There...

    Podcast Episode 192: Stop Overthinking For A While

    Podcast Episode 192: Stop Overthinking For A While

    Anybody ever told you that you’re “overthinking” a set of circumstances? Even if you’ve never been openly accused of it, the truth is, everyone overthinks situations sometimes.  Maybe you, like me, have found your own mind spiraling into worst case scenarios, engaging...

    Podcast Episode 191: Be Funner

    Podcast Episode 191: Be Funner

    Hey, are you having enough fun these days? If your answer is “No!” (or even “Yes,” because, let’s be honest, who can possibly have too much fun?) this week’s podcast is for you. Catherine Price, in her book, The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again (a most fetching...

    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,...

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