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Are you searching for the light in a dark world? Here, you’ll find God in the everyday … through everyday blessings, everyday happiness and everyday sorrow. We invite you to listen, and we hope Positively Joy encourages you in your daily life! Text PJOY to 22828, and be first to receive updates!
 
The Life Her Podcast takes listeners on a journey from trial to testimony to uplift & inspire women to be themselves and understand that they are not the only ones that have been through life hurt and moments meant to break her. We want Her to know that Her love, Her Strength, Her Courage, Her Spirit, Her Life has so much meaning to what is reflective in the mirror.
 
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Coni Knepper is a children’s books author whose passion is to write about the children living in Tanzania, East Africa, where she and her husband founded Hope of the Nations not-for-profit. Her story of believing when everything went wrong is a reminder to us to always believe that God has a bigger and better plan. Coni says, "Rest in Jesus He has …
 
This is a pretty unusual episode. Don't look for perfection. It's just me driving from one Easter service to another. I'm on the highway listening to Christian music and feeling inspired to talk to you. As I mention in the service, here is Keith Green's Easter song. His music deepened my relationship with God and saved me during a very difficult su…
 
It's fitting that for this Throwback Thursday I showcase the first show of Season 2: Mary Jo Pierce! Mary Jo Pierce calls her kitchen her second prayer room, because she observes the traditional Jewish Sabbath by baking Challah and worshipping on Friday nights. With others around her table, they eat and celebrate Jesus. The act is a form of worship…
 
Hip hop artist Lil Nas X this week released a new song and music video, “Montero,” in which the Grammy Award winner for “Old Town Road” appears in the Garden of Eden, falls from Heaven to Hell to give a lap dance to Satan, and then snaps the devil’s neck, puts on his horns and appears to assume the new title of the Evil One. Is this a slap in the f…
 
We love Jesus, and we love movies! The Rev. Dr. Leah Schade and Ph.D. student Ben Hollenbach join the show today to talk about how film depicts Jesus Christ and other Biblical figures ... sometimes right, sometimes wrong, but we three movie nerds have fun talking about it. Leah and Ben share a lot of knowledge and history on these films. Plus, a BI…
 
Laura Warfel is more than a widow. She is a widow who is living beyond the label and encouraging other widows to do the same. A follower of Jesus, she wants to make sure that no widow ever has to walk alone on this journey. More Than A Widow is her outreach ministry for helping widows to go on with their lives. And she is also an author and communi…
 
Author Josh Kelley penned his book "Radically Normal" after struggling with the question of how much he had to do to believe he was a real Christian. He learned that you can be a devoted follower of Christ by not comparing yourself with others. After writing "Normal" and another one on bartending, he now helps others write their own testimonies. Li…
 
It's Throwback Thursday! In one of our most popular episodes, Victoria Woods of FinancialDiva.com and CEO and Chief Investment Advisor at Chappell Wood Financial Services says Christians don’t need to feel weird about money. Smart financial practices begin with giving, and staying the course.By Yvette Walker
 
Welcome to Bible Trivia, where we ask a question, give you the answer with a little context, and read the entire Bible verse that is related to the question and answer. This week’s Question: Of what, specifically, was man not allowed to eat in the Garden of Eden? Listen to hear the answer! It's not as easy as you think!…
 
This is our LONGEST interview yet! Supersuit designer Laura Jean Shannon gave us a full HOUR AND A HALF of her time, talking about the amazing Supersuits not just on Stargirl, but also her work on The Boys, Doom Patrol, Titans and much more! Remember you can follow Stargirl Aftershow on Instagram and Twitter: @StargirlPod Stargirl Aftershow is avai…
 
Father Bill Miller and his beloved dog, Nawiliwili Nelson (Wili for short), went on a journey to celebrate the end of Wili's life. They raised money for local animal shelters, shared stories of Wili's greatness, and had fun along the way. Father Bill believes when you are in communion with a dog, you see a glint of God's love. Like Bill says, God, …
 
This week, as we prepare for Season 2 of Stargirl, we bring you our extended interview with Mark Ashworth AKA Janitor Justin AKA The Shining Knight! That's a lot of AKAs! Mark is a real inspiration, an incredibly hard-working actor, and a really great guy. You won't regret giving this extended interview a listen... please remember, though, all our …
 
Podcaster and community-builder Melissa Moore lost her mother to suicide, had three miscarriages before safely delivering her "miracle boys," and works to maximize her own mental health. Through it all, she is God's servant and a cheerleader for women suffering through grief. Her podcast and Facebook community group Faith Hope Love brings together …
 
We're back from our hiatus and picking up with our extended interviews, starting with Jake Austin Walker, AKA Henry King, Jr. AKA Brainwave Jr! Jake is such a fantastic guy, with a real deep love for comics, which we delve into a bit more in this extended interview. Remember you can follow Stargirl Aftershow on Instagram and Twitter: @StargirlPod S…
 
Today, two Christian podcasters join me to talk about a TV ad that raised a lot of controversy: Jeep’s Super Bowl ad with musician Bruce Springsteen that talked about unity and featured a little church in the middle of the USA. What did you think about the ad? Was it Christian? Patriotic? Offensive? Or just right? Tim Winders of Seek Go Create and …
 
Roselly Genao is the host of the Good News podcast and also a counselor for Jesus Saves, a service that helps victims of domestic abuse. When she was nearly killed by her boyfriend one night, there was no one available to come to the hospital to help her through it. She is making sure other women don't have to go through that experience.…
 
Debra Boyette and Brooke Powers of Your Centerpeace mentor couples and families to find joy together, even during the pandemic. Kids at home? Parents working from the next room? No worries! There are many references in the Bible on family and forgiveness: "Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every eff…
 
Today, Matt Tommey tackles the hard questions for Christian artists: how do I create AND align my business with God? The quick answer is to listen to God, but Matt has a lot more to say in this lively episode. TODAY, Matt begins his 5-Part Artist Rise Up Masterclass and Art Challenge to learn how to thrive spiritually, artistically and in business …
 
Alec Kassan is a Renaissance Man: author of "Planting your Purpose," host of the Digital Ministry Mastermind podcast, and the Current Christian, a YouTube channel dedicated to helping people succeed in their walk with Jesus Christ. Amazon.com calls him a "modern-day man after God's heart." In his book and on his channels, Alec looks for refreshing …
 
Happy New Year’s Eve! I wanted to take this time to wish you a happy, healthy, and wealthy 2021! And I saved a special conversation for you on the topic of Self-Care. Author and publisher Paula McDade talked about the importance of self-care as we go into the New Year, and why God says that’s a good thing. Her self-care challenge on Facebook and In…
 
It's here! Christmas week is here and I am so excited! Today we're talking about the Nativity, how in 2020 we're seeing a new kind of Christmas Star, and we take a look at how Angels get a starring role in the Christmas story. I'm geeking out over Christmas, and I encourage you to do so, too. Thanks to NASA and Denison Ministries for information fo…
 
Welcome to health week! This week, as we move into the holidays, let’s learn how to have a fun time in moderation. Today, Stephanie deVries of Beautifully Balanced Fitness will talk about fitness in Christian living. On Monday, Amy Connell of Graced Health told us about movement and food from a Christian perspective. You can find out more about Bea…
 
Welcome to health week! This week, as we move into the holidays, let's learn how to have a fun time in moderation. Today, Amy Connell of Graced Health talks to us about movement and food from a Christian perspective, and Thursday, Stephanie deVries of Beautifully Balanced Fitness will talk about fitness in Christian living. Today, Connell offers a …
 
Like clean comedy? Listen to this guy! In the comedy-rich city of Chicago, Dave Ebert makes people laugh and learn about God at the same time. His ministry and podcast, Gifts4Glory, shines a spotlight on people using their gifts, whatever they may be, to honor the Lord.By Yvette Walker
 
So, you think you know Mike McDonald of The Bible Project? But do you know his original faith? His favorite celebrity chef? Or his favorite story of the power of God and how He uses gifts? Nope? Be sure to listen all the way to the end. Mike shared a lot about his life and even dropped a nugget of a new episode for The Bible Project! This conversat…
 
Dr. Fayola Delica is an Apostolic and Prophetic Five-fold Ministry Leader, Apostle, Ordained Pastor, International Award-winning Healthcare Professional, Nurse for almost two decades, International Award-winning Serial Entrepreneur, International Award-winning Motivational Speaker, International Award-winning Beauty Queen, Multiple International Be…
 
(Extra: Don't forget to leave a message of gratitude at https://positivelyjoy.com/the-podcast/ and your voice may be on the Thanksgiving show!) On today's episode, Grace Evans lost her job in June because of cutbacks due to the pandemic. However, due to her unflappable trust in God, she never lost sight of a place for her somewhere in the future. A…
 
Would you like to be on the show? Tell us what you are thankful for by going to https://positivelyjoy.com/the-podcast/ and clicking the orange button! We'd love to have your recorded voice on the show, and I might even have you on for an interview! Leave a message by Sunday, Nov. 22!By Yvette Walker
 
Today, I stripped it all away. No music or production. Why? Well I’ve been getting messages about fear lately and about the fact that we need to have no fear because God is always in control. And one fear I have is going live. Well, I did it today! Sound quality is not that great, and what about that crazy time lag in the beginning? Oh well, now I …
 
Liz Bullard never thought she'd be a therapist or a podcaster. She wanted to go down a different path, but when that didn't work, she surrendered and trusted God's plan. Liz went to film school to be an actor, but that career didn't pan out. Today, she believes she's in the best place she could be, using her voice for her community and for social j…
 
Welcome friends! I began a three-part lesson on Jesus as a leader, beginning with the idea that like all leaders, Jesus knew how to speak to his followers, especially his inner circle, his apostles. Call it a “pep talk” if you will. In part one, we talked about the Sermon on the Mount, aka The Beatitudes. In part two, we looked at two of his parabl…
 
Robyn Graham is a brand marketing strategist, podcast host, and photographer, and she helps women entrepreneurs get to the next level. Today, we’ll talk about how to incorporate our faith and values into our brand and our day-to-day work life. She talks about learning hard lessons, taking wisdom from family, and trusting God in everything. The stud…
 
London Ward Makes History as the Madame CJ Walker of Nails Temple Hills, MD. In 2018 there were almost 395,600 nail technicians in the United States. However, London Ward is one technician that is changing the beauty industry one nail at a time. London Ward is a starpower, beauty educator pioneer who affectionately is known as the Madame CJ Walker …
 
Photo by Walter Gadea on Unsplash In a special episode of Positively Joy, host Yvette Walker and regular guest Angel McCoy have a stirring conversation about motherhood, women who are childless, and their connection to the Bible story of Mary, the Mother of God, and Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist. Two women, one younger, one older, both …
 
We end October, which is Infant Loss Month, with Elizabeth Meyers, who is a Christian author, blogger, and speaker. She is passionate about sharing truths in a way that people can understand. Her story and testimony is moving. Her son died several years ago, and she suffered from depression and anxiety, but found God’s strength in the midst of life…
 
Last week, we started a three-week journey on Jesus as a leader and speaker with the Beatitudes, also known as the Sermon on the Mount. This week in part two, I want to discuss with you Jesus’ leadership through his parables. Jesus’ parables describe the kingdom of God. Sometimes the parables are fairly straightforward, and sometimes more complicat…
 
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