‘Afternoons With Joy’ Category Archive

Encouragement for Foster and Adoptive Parents

Jillana Goble has become a mother in every way possible. From having her own biological children, to foster, and adopting, she has graphed children into her family. Some have stayed for a season and others for a lifetime. She is now sharing her encouragement and lessons learned in her new book called “A Love Stretched Life.”  If you need a deep breath and some help taking some pressure off of yourself, this conversation will do… … Continue reading

The Perfect Summer Movie For Your Family From the Skit Guys

The hilarious duo “The Skit Guys” share about their first feature film called “Family Camp.” They keep us laughing as they share why this movie is what we need right now with the perfect blend of humor and heart. The Skit Guys share what was the most fun to film and why they relate to their characters and the lessons they learn. You can even play along as we reminisce about the best camp songs… … Continue reading

The 7 Kinds of Rest and How to Know Which One You Need

We think rest is as simple as taking a nap, but not knowing what KIND of rest you need may leave you feeling exhausted at the end of something intended to help you. Summer is when we typically try to find some time to rest. You may need more than one of these kinds of rest so see what sounds like what you need and make space for it. If you want more details, listen… … Continue reading

Learning to Take a Breath with Kirsten Watson

As a mom to 7 and a wife to a professional NFL player, Kirsten Watson has had her share of stressful moments. In her new book, “Sis, Take a Breath” she shares encouragement for the woman who is trying to live and love well, but secretly just wants to take a nap. Kirsten feels like the big sister we all need. She shares how to find time for your relationship with God, learning to say… … Continue reading

Katy Nichole on Her Breakout Song “In Jesus Name”

Katy Nicole sat down at a piano in her home and recorded herself singing a new song she wrote. She posted it on Tik Tok and came back a few hours later to over 1 million views. Her song is now a radio hit and has touched so many people! Katy shares about her own battle with chronic pain and scoliosis and why healing is such a powerful part of her story. … Continue reading

How to Break Up With Worry

“How am I going to do this?” The thought rang through my mind as I stood washing dishes alone late at night. My husband was out of town, my kid was super sick, and I had a full plate at work. I was overwhelmed and immediately my thoughts when to the “what ifs.” “What if my son gets super sick in the middle of the night?” “What if I can’t go to work tomorrow? I’m… … Continue reading

The Women of Skillet on Fighting Depression or Anxiety

As someone who struggle with anxiety and depression myself, I was so grateful when Jen Ledger from Skillet was honest about her own battle with anxiety. She said her fellow bandmate Kory was a huge help in teaching her how to fight so we sat down to hear what truly helped and how Jen is doing now. We cover how to view our problems in light of who God is, how to prepare for the… … Continue reading

For King and Country on Their Brand New Album

“What Are We Waiting For?” is a question that demands an answer according to Luke from “For King and Country” and it’s also the name of their latest album. Luke reveals: What song was suppose to be a Christmas song Why they dedicated a song to their mom Why their music video to “Broken Halos” was painful to film. Hear the song dedicated to their mom here: … Continue reading