10 Ways to Dethrone Debbie (or Donald) Downer

Here are some verses you probably already have memorized:

“Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NLT.

I believe joy is a mindset.

And I believe I’ve missed it many times.

The apostle Paul encourages us ALWAYS to be joyful, to constantly pray, to exude thankfulness even in the darkest of times. If you want to know God’s will, these difficult (but joyful sounding) mandates have God’s continual stamp of approval.

Joy comes from Jesus, a constant, fixed-yet-dynamic Savior. The more…

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How did I get published? Find out…


http://traffic.libsyn.com/uncagedpodcast/51.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download This week I’m sharing my publication journey (it’s a long one, certainly not overnight!) I also wrote about that journey here. I pray that my path inspires you to follow your dreams, even when obstacles push against you.

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Far from Jesus?


This week I wrote about my anger with God. It’s pretty darn honest. And I continue to work through my frustration. I certainly haven’t arrived at a pretty conclusion yet, but I do know this truth: God is good. Whether I feel He is or not. Whether my circumstances dictate otherwise (in my mind). Which […]

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