‘Afternoons With Joy’ Category Archive

Struggling to Sleep? 5 Habits to Get You Dreaming

My alarm clock glared 1:30am again. Ugh! Why could I not sleep through the night like my husband? As a recovering insomniac, I’ve tried it all. Sleep and I have not been friends for years. With the stress of the last few years weighing on us, many people are now struggling with sleeping through the night for the first time. I can fully relate! These 5 things are not full proof, but they are what… … Continue reading

Micah Tyler Shows Joy How to Walk Free

Micah Tyler has a powerful new song called “Walking Free” with a moving music video. If you have not seen it, it’s a must watch! I decided to have a little fun with Micah by trying to “walk free” from some of our favorite movies. We have no idea what movie is playing behind us on the green screen and we have run/walk from it until we can guess it correctly!   … Continue reading

The Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift Based On Your Love Language

Loving your significant other well is as easy as learning what fills their emotional cup up the most and focusing on that. We all have a primary and secondary love languages. If you want to discover what yours is then take the free quiz. Words of Affirmation 1. Write a letter telling them just how much they mean to you. This is actually what I am choosing to do for my husband this year since words… … Continue reading

This Prayer Will Change How You Start Your Day

I did it again. I turned my alarm off after snoozing it multiple times, only to end up scrolling through social media. I never feel better after I’ve scrolled for a few minutes, only worse. I want…no, I NEED to start my day differently this year. That’s when it hits me. A memory with Joni Eareckson Tada. If you don’t know who Joni is, you are missing out! She is one of the most incredible… … Continue reading

5 Ways to Handle Anxiety in 2022

62% of Americans feel more anxious now than they did a year ago. If you clicked on this, I’m guessing you fit into that percentage. Something about the craziness of pandemic and all the other emotional things that we’ve faced stir up uncertainty and anxiety. I can feel it building in the pit of my stomach. When my palms get sweaty and my chest gets tight, I know I am about to have an anxiety… … Continue reading

Reconnecting in Your Marriage with Dr. Greg Smalley

There are so many reasons for a disconnect in your marriage. For me, we are new parents and struggling to find time and energy for each other. Once you start to feel like roommates, it’s hard to know where to start to get that deep connection back. Dr. Greg Smalley from Focus on the Family is a marriage expert. He is sharing in his new book “Reconnected: Moving from Roommates to Soulmates in Your Marriage”… … Continue reading

Finding Rest From Anxiety with Jon Seidl

If you are ready to find some rest from your anxiety, this conversation is for you! Jon Seidl is a professional storyteller who decided it was time to share his own story after being diagnosed with anxiety and OCD. Jon has worked with Kirk Cameron, Glen Beck, and even Chip Gaines. Jon’s #1 bestselling book, “Finding Rest: A Survivor’s Guide to Navigating the Valleys of Anxiety, Faith, and Life” shares the hope in a diagnosis… … Continue reading

7 Theme Songs for Your 2022 That Will Inspire Anyone

New Years resolutions come and go, but choosing a song for your year creates an anthem. Each one of these songs can be a prayer directly from you to God. See which one fits your current situation and dedicate it as your 2022 song of the year!   CeCe Winans “Believe For It” This is my personal theme song for 2022! If you want your trust in God to be strengthened, this is the song… … Continue reading

This Elderly Man’s Reaction to a Christmas Surprise Will Give You All the Christmas Feels

No one should spend Christmas alone, but Terrance has for the last 20 years! When he admitted this during a TV interview the community rallied to give him a Christmas he will not soon forget! My heart cannot take it that some people have no one to spend Christmas with and are not celebrated while I have so much family. The footage from this video alone inspired me to text my husband and ask him… … Continue reading