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Can You Answer This Biblical Holiday Riddle?

I have a holiday Bible riddle for you. 

Which do you think was the hardest: to be the Father in Waiting, the Prodigal Son, or the Older Brother?

Reflecting on Luke 15:11-32, I’m stumped by which was the most brutal. Maybe you can help. 

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What Are You Waiting For? (No, Really!)

Advent is upon on us, and it’s a time of waiting with holy expectation. 

Sometimes it feels like so much of our lives are spent waiting. Waiting to graduate. Waiting to land another job. Waiting to meet the one. Waiting to become pregnant. Waiting for an empty nest (so that bedroom can become your personal room). Waiting for retirement. Waiting for different circumstances. Waiting for this ridiculous pandemic to end.  

We drum our fingers. Twiddle our thumbs. Play with our hair. Pace. Or if you’re like me, make that loud exhaling sound. Hummmhhhh.

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Why Things Feel Foggy, Blurry, Forgetful-ish, + How to Break Through

Truth be told—everything feels a little foggy. I catch myself saying, “Last August—or was it February? Or was it the year before?”

I simply can’t recall. It’s so blurry.

I visited a doctor who assured me I didn’t have a brain tumor, and says she’s seeing this grey forgetfulness among many of her patients.

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How to Discover the Beauty of Today Guest Post by Emily Lex

Emily Lex, author of Freely and Lightly, shared her heart on a recent episode of The Joycast. Now..here's a little more love from her..... “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24 NIV She got off the bus, sparkly...

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How to Live Freely and Lightly | Emily Lex

Subscribe on iTunes Listen on Spotify Ever noticed how we can look cute on the outside but be collapsing on the inside? Emily Lex is a gifted watercolor artist with a thriving business, supportive husband, great kids, and yes, even a manicured lawn, she looked like...

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Revelation: Extravagant Hope Bible Study by Margaret Feinberg

Hi friends! I’ve been teaching the Bible for more than 20 years, and if there’s one book that has both scared and intrigued me, it’s the book of Revelation. Maybe you’ve felt that way, too. With its Four Horses of the Apocalypse, weird imagery, and mentions of dragons...

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Slaying the Debt Dragon | Cherie Lowe

Slaying the Debt Dragon | Cherie Lowe

Subscribe on iTunes Listen on Spotify Learn to reduce debt and fight back financial fear with these practical, hopeful strategies. {You can listen to the show HERE, and make sure you never miss The Joycast – subscribe using your favorite podcast app (iTunes, Spotify,...

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The Powerful Purpose of Introverts | Holley Gerth

The Powerful Purpose of Introverts | Holley Gerth

Subscribe on iTunes Listen on Spotify What if being an introvert is a secret superpower? Learn to love yourself and others more in the unique ways God wires people. {You can listen to the show HERE, and make sure you never miss The Joycast – subscribe using your...

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How to Let People into Our Home + Lives | Myquillyn Smith

Subscribe on iTunes Listen on Spotify Perfect for the changing seasons, Myquillyn Smith invites us to break free from the lies that keep people from truly knowing us, and invites us to walk in greater vulnerability and embrace our imperfections. {You can listen to the...

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