I had been studying joy for a year. Putting the finishing touches on book about joy—just two weeks from turning it into the publisher—when I received the diagnosis. I had been pursuing and activating joy in my life in the relatively good times, now I had to do it in the midst of darkness, depression, and torturous pain.
Through the process, I’ve discovered that breadth, depth, and power of joy—that despite hundreds of sermons and many decades in the church—no one had told me of before.
For the last year, I've been working on a 6-session DVD Bible study with LifeWay that captures what I've been discovering about God and the Scripture through the toughest battle of my life. Everyone who has faced a challenge, or who knows someone in the midst, needs a to know that suffering doesn’t win. Joy wins.
My prayer is that this book and Bible study will be beacon for anyone searching for HOW to fight darkness.
My prayer is that this book and Bible study will be a beacon for anyone ABOUT to face a battle.
My prayer is that this book and Bible study will be a beacon for anyone IN the fight of their lives.
My prayer is that this book and Bible study will be a beacon for anyone who has crawled THROUGH the trenches.
Sooner or later, we all find ourselves on the battlefield. But we can fight back with joy and help others do the same.
When other people say “impossible,” you hear a personal challenge.
When others dare use the word, “can’t,” you manage to find a way
When others are ready to give up, you’ve just begun.
You turn a mountain into a molehill and the overwhelming into manageable.
It’s one of the many things I adore about you.
Now let’s be clear. I know you’re not perfect. You’re the first to admit that. But even after all your self-deprecation, many of us still suspect you have super human strength running through your veins.
Yet even for you, the strong woman, the leader, life is hard sometimes. This world is mixed up and messed up. Continue Reading...
Margaret Feinberg is a popular Bible teacher and speaker at churches and leading conferences such as Catalyst, Thrive and Extraordinary Women. Her books and Bible studies have sold over 600,000 copies and received critical acclaim and extensive national media coverage. Click the image to learn more.
Margaret, Leif, and Hershey are traveling all across the country this year. Check out the speaking schedule to see when they visit a city near you.