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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 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...

    Podcast Episode 175 (61): Wake Up

    Podcast Episode 175 (61): Wake Up

    Ever been a sleepwalker? I think we all have—especially during this last pandemic year. According to experts, sleepwalking can be the result of a variety of causes, such as stress, fatigue, anxiety or lack of sleep. Whatever the clinical definition is, I can tell you...

    Podcast Episode 174 (59): Mine Your Magic Moments

    Podcast Episode 174 (59): Mine Your Magic Moments

    Magic moments are short, unplanned times of great delight. That'll be our definition here, anyway. You don't engineer them; they take you by surprise and fill you with joy--like accidentally finding an extraordinary treasure in the middle of an ordinary day (sometimes...

    Podcast Episode 173 (3): Unplug

    Podcast Episode 173 (3): Unplug

    I know; you're busy. But in this episode I beg you to sit down and be quiet for just a little while. And I know; that's tough to do. But I learned that it's worth it to take even a minute to "sit in the creek" when my husband and I hiked the Grand Canyon...and my...

    Podcast Episode 172 (39): Live a Kindness Adventure

    Podcast Episode 172 (39): Live a Kindness Adventure

    So. The holidays are comin’ like a freight train. And also like a freight train, they are loaded. With hope. Or hopelessness. With peace. Or stress. Maybe you have too much to do. Or not enough to do. Maybe you have family drama. Or not enough family to create drama....

    Podcast Episode 171 (113): Leave a Sticky Note

    Podcast Episode 171 (113): Leave a Sticky Note

    One day, I came home to find a sticky note on the counter. It said, “Aphrodesiacs in the freezer.” My husband was at it again. He’d been to the grocery store, and as I peeked inside the freezer, I found the four containers of Breyer’s chocolate/peanut butter ice cream...

    Podcast Episode 170 (1): Give it Away

    Podcast Episode 170 (1): Give it Away

    Are you in a tough place right now? Here’s a little counterintuitive advice for finding some joy, even in the middle of your hard place: Do something thoughtful for someone else. You may not exactly feel like it, but that’s okay. Granted, in this episode, I do that in...

    Podcast Episode 169 (18): Help Somebody Hurt

    Podcast Episode 169 (18): Help Somebody Hurt

    Pain = no fun ever. And it doesn’t make a lot of sense to go back to the place of your pain after you’ve healed. Or does it? What if your revisitation could help someone else mend? I won’t lie; holding a hurting person’s hand could possibly involve a few tears or some...

    Podcast Episode 168 (152): When Your Body Betrays You

    Podcast Episode 168 (152): When Your Body Betrays You

    Like you, probably, I have had to deal with a few bouts of body betrayal—times when the body does not cooperate with the desires of the soul--when your body is not behaving in a manner acceptable to you, and you are over it. It may be a serious illness. Then again, it...

    Podcast Episode 167 (124): Enjoy The Age You Are

    Podcast Episode 167 (124): Enjoy The Age You Are

    The challenges of moving from one stage of life to another start early…and the transitions don’t get any easier as time goes on.  Maybe you’re at an age at which you find yourself doing a fair amount of reflecting on your life--looking back at your past, taking stock...

    Podcast Episode 166 (9): Get Over Yourself

    Podcast Episode 166 (9): Get Over Yourself

    Have you ever passed up an opportunity for joy because you were self-conscious about the way others perceive you? Maybe you wanted to dance at a celebration, but were so concerned about what people would think of your moves, you sat instead. Maybe you wanted to try...

    Podcast Episode 165 (30): Turn Your Body Blues into Joy

    Podcast Episode 165 (30): Turn Your Body Blues into Joy

    Can we talk about what you look like? My guess is, you're already cringing, which is sad because sometimes our perception of our own looks can keep us from a life of joy, and, may I just say, "Ain't nobody got time for that." If you're a regular person, there's...

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