JoJoisms

The Light Isn’t Only at the End of the Tunnel

You know that old saying. It’s supposed to make you feel better about the dark times you may go through.  There’s light at the end of the tunnel.  I don’t like that saying.  I don’t like it because it isn’t always helpful.  What if my tunnel is long?  What if it isn’t just a few […]

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I’ll trust you, Lord.

As many of my readers know, the past 18 months have been very difficult for my family and me.  We’ve dealt with catastrophic hardships like a car accident in which we flipped over; natural disasters such as the lightning strike, a flash flood, and a small house fire; health issues like gallbladder surgery which is aside from […]

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Devotional tells how to…Just Choose Joy

As I talked about last week, I am going through a 21 day devotional on depression in which I found some interesting tidbits.  As promised, I will share what she suggests and how it is working for me. Some of the things she suggests to do are things I’ve done in the past, but to […]

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Just Choose Joy?

Do you struggle with depression or anxiety or chronic illness? Do your friends and family tell you to just choose to be happy? Does that work for you? Me either. But here’s something I found. One of the criticisms I, and many chronic illness sufferers, have with the “Just Choose Joy” movement is that they […]

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Deliver Me

Two weeks ago, I shared the dark place I was in after my year of faith that never (always) was and my husband’s job loss. This week I want to share how God has begun to deliver me from that dark place into His light.  As is usually the case with God, it’s a series of small […]

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Wearing my smile like a mask and my joy like a costume

It’s been a very difficult three weeks since my dh lost his job, especially after the challenges we had all last year.  As I mentioned last week, I had not only lost my sense of humor, but I was overwhelmed by anger and sadness.  I found myself thinking dark thoughts. Here is something I wrote […]

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How to Praise God in the Storm

Continuing with my thanksgiving theme this month is an article I wrote a long while back for Examiner.com…Most Christians have heard many times how we are to praise God in the storm, but what has always frustrated me is that nobody has ever told us how to do that.  It’s hard to just begin feeling […]

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