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Tag: discouragement

For when you are not okay

For when you are not okay

Summer awakens my senses. After a cold New England winter, the warmth of the softened ground gives way to growth and I love everything about it. The smell of freshly cut grass, the sounds of Katydids and frogs in the pond on summer nights, the […]

Straight Talk About Renewing Your Mind

Straight Talk About Renewing Your Mind

Maybe you assume that because my blog is named Joy-Filled Days, that I am naturally a half-glass full, Pollyanna type who always sees the good in everyone and everything. That is not true. You know from reading here that choosing joy is a choice I […]

For When You’re Burnt Out.

For When You’re Burnt Out.

Burnout, auto-pilot, going through the motions, grit-your-teeth-and-take-the- next-step-by-sheer-willpower. These are all “states” that we can get into in our Christian walk. To be honest, it is easier to keep going in this miserable state than to stop and self evaluate. It is always easier to […]