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Finding Joy

Author : Charlotte Davis Kasl
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Tells how to include playfulness, creativity, honesty, and self-acceptance in our day-to-day lives, and includes advice on releasing fear and self-criticism

Finding Joy

Author : Ellen Payne
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The book tells of the problems Joy has with feelings of sorrow, anger, shame and frustration that are stirred by media reports of sexual abuse of children in Institutions. She knows that many more survivors, who were abused as adults and outside of institutions, are still unacknowledged. She is one of them. Her abuse began in her home. The story is about Joy’s attempts to make sense of her life, get things into perspective and how she has thrived and been able to help others in their struggle.

Finding Joy

Author : Joy Melton
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Joy Melton knows what the feeling of abandonment does to a child. She was among the millions of fatherless children in this world. A lifetime without the love of a father caused so much pain in her life. The pain lead to fearfulness and she would often doubt herself. She struggled daily with feelings of worthlessness. The scars of rejection in her heart began to turn into resentment and eventually hate toward the dad who had left her. She began the journey to find herself that God laid on her heart. Joy shares the story of her childhood without a daddy, finding the love of her life, and eventually finding her joy. This was not the joy she initially sought after, but it was the joy God wanted her to find. Through her faithfulness to God and following His call for her life, she learned to forget what scarred her past and live with Christ in the present. She learned to forgive the men that walked out of her life, and, in doing so, God granted her peace that flowed abundantly. She let go of what she wanted for herself and saw that what God has for her is so much better. Joy found that God is the one who determines her worth and defines her—not circumstances of the past or struggles of this life. She started out looking for herself and what she found was joy.

Finding Joy

Author : Sharon Conway
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Finding, caring, and loving this kitten was a wonderful experience in my life. As her name implies, it has brought much joy to me to tell her story. I hope you enjoy reading this book.

Finding Joy

Author : Erin Troup
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Finding Joy is a book of poems from a first-time author. A journey of finding one's way out of the darkness and into the light. Written as a journal in poems, this simple book reflects the grace of a loving God who grants us second chances. The author hopes to inspire the message that there is a place for all of us. These poems are the quiet story of one woman's redemption. A reminder there is healing in writing words and hope in speaking aloud what once trapped her in silence. May you find hope, follow the light, and find your joy in the morning just as she has. This is her prayer. Be inspired, dear friend. Be brave enough to write your truth as the Spirit of our loving God holds your hand. Be healed and be loved, for you always were.

Finding Joy

Author : J.C. Lafler
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Elisabeth Davis is determined to leave a lasting legacy of joy with those she loves, including her grandson, Max, who is learning that silver linings are sometimes hard to find.

Finding Joy Within

Author : David Corby
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FINDING JOY WITHIN shows us the steps to finding true joy again. It is about potential, the potential for all of us to live the life we most want to live, a life where we express our values in all that we do. The aim is to learn to let go of all the things that hold us back from expressing who we truly are in our lives. Joy is not happiness'. Joy is something deeper. It is closer to a state of peace than it is to happiness. FINDING JOY WITHIN will take us there.

FINDING JOY WHEN LIFE IS OUT OF FOCUS

Author : Angela Donadio
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We all walk through seasons when joy plays an unwelcome game of hide and seek. Disappointment, worry, and adversity blur our lens on life, sabotaging our ability to develop the meaningful relationships we long for and realize our worth in Christ. This in-depth, verse by verse study, will help you choose contentment regardless of circumstance, transform faulty thought patterns through the truth of God’s Word, and persevere when life is unravelling. Filled with personal testimony and encouragement, this would be a perfect companion for groups or personal study.

Finding Joy in Loneliness

Author : Brittani Krebbs
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Finding Joy in Loneliness - a phrase I thought was absolutely impossible! But this was the phrase the Lord spoke to me in 2016. I was alone while my husband was deployed and I had no idea how to live without him. He was my person. When God gave me this phrase I thought He wanted to bring me joy in the midst of deployment. I was so wrong. As I began digging deeper into what he had for me, I found that I had been dealing with loneliness my entire life. I unraveled the hurt and pain that I had been carrying with me everywhere. I felt alone during deployment, but actually, I did in life. As I unravel my life with you, my prayer is that you too will find joy in your loneliness - whatever that looks like for you. The enemy wants to steal our joy, but God is REDEEMER.

Finding Joy in Adversity

Author : Carl Bock
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A different look at Alzheimer's care giving. One man's 16- year experience with love, patience, spirituality, faith, and caring that uncovered JOY in the face of adversity.

Finding Joy in Ecuador

Author : Lollie Hoxie
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They needed an escape plan! After losing their business, facing bankruptcy and foreclosure, then being frightened by a vision of their future, in a ratty trailer park watching Little House On The Prairie reruns, Lollie Hoxie hatches an idea—but she doesn’t share it with her husband right away. In this, her first memoir, Hoxie explains with honest humor what happens next when they take an exploratory vacation to Ecuador, return home to sell everything they own, rent their house, and go back to permanently relocate in the little city of Gualaceo. Her resulting adventure involves the trials and tribulations of living with people who speak no English, negotiating precarious bus rides in the country, and traveling through a strange little town with dirt roads and a drunken immigration official, to name a few. There are side trips to Peru lasting longer than planned with terrific consequences and delicious calamities along the way. Finding Joy in Ecuador is filled with Hoxie’s sarcastic humor, contrasted with moments of self-reflection that, at times, take her confidence to the woodshed and threaten to end her marriage. Finding Joy in Ecuador lovingly describes an adventure that taught this couple about themselves and their love for each other. It also revealed to them an aspect of their American culture: the game of accumulating stuff. And, then, how remarkably fun it was for them to live without it! This memoir is a rollercoaster ride into retirement overseas; a fun and exhilarating, sometimes scary adventure of the way it really is. For people who want to get a true glimpse of daily life in this foreign country, it’s a rare find!

Finding Joy in Joyce

Author : John P. Anderson
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This is a detailed reader's guide to James Joyce's masterwork Ulysses, voted the most important novel of the 20th century. The guide provides episode by episode an in depth explanation of the action and symbolism, including a description of the related books of Homer's Odyssey and the correspondences. This guide is designed to give the user the keys to the kingdom of one of the wonders of Western civilization. The non-academic author, a retired lawyer and life long Joyce reader, brings new approaches to find the deep meaning of each of Joyce's episodes and the novel as a whole. The scope of this effort, the complete Joyce, is unique in an area monopolized by more narrowly focused academics. The analysis elucidates Joyce's technique to mimic patterns in history and nature in his architecture of coherence. His medicine for the diseased spirit of our age is a custom blend of Jesus and Buddha, not as they are marketed by institutional religions, but as they lived their lives as humans. Joyce's god is more possibilities in life and art, and this guide will do that for you.

Finding Joy in the Journey

Author : Anne Joy
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Live life to the fullest and really experience finding the joy in the journey of life. Just as everyone has a unique set of fingerprints, everyone has a unique journey through life. Experiences in every day of the journey through life and how you react to and handle those experiences are unique to each individual. Make the most of opportunities and coincidences that come your way to navigate through the twists and turns on the path of your lifes journey.

Finding Joy on the Mountain Climb

Author : Lori Arnold-Grine, PhD
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Living with chronic illness can make life seem like a steep mountain climb. How do you find the strength to climb on and face each day with pain and suffering? Finding Joy on the Mountain Climb is a story of encouragement and hope, enriched with scripture and prayer. Written during a chronic illness battle, Arnold-Grine shares how a deep personal relationship with God helped her take One Step at a Time. She also includes 40 days of inspirational devotions from her health blog to help find purpose, peace and comfort in the battle. Discover how God will carry you through a struggle and equip you for the climb in her testimony: Every day with chronic illness I must take up my cross and follow where God leads me up this mountain. My hand is in His - the only way I want to travel this difficult journey. It has brought me to a deeper relationship with God, and through it I wish to share my story of hope and offer encouragement to others. The focus is not on the mountain climb, but on the Lord getting me to the "summit" to praise Him and finding joy in the journey by leaning heavily on Him. Inspired by Psalm 46:10 "Be still and know that I am God," I take one step at a time with Him. It is within the battle that we find ourselves committed to what matters most. As I lean not on my own understanding, God offers peace and light to pave my pathway. He gives strength for the journey and carries me. Give me Jesus for the journey, and as I walk closely with Him, may He bless others through me. It is my prayer that this story encourages others to praise God on the mountain climb.

Finding Joy in My Messy Life How I m Surviving My Husband s Struggles With Anxiety Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

Author : Carole Leathem
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When Carole Leathem’s husband, Bill, first began the battle with anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts, little did she know her years of rejection and identity issues would come to a head. After all, when you’re the wife of a senior pastor, there are certain expectations that come with it, and imperfection and mental illness are not among them. The pain, uncertainty, and rejection were nearly unbearable at times, but whenever Carole surrendered to God, he showed up time and time again. Through beautiful storytelling and raw transparency, Carole chronicles her journey of overcoming abuse, addiction, and chaos that had plagued her family for generations, along with the new adventure of caring for a spouse who struggles with mental illness. Full of heartache, hope, and new beginnings, Finding Joy in My Messy Life shows how to experience joy no matter your circumstances. Carole’s story testifies that God is a personal God, who loves our imperfect selves perfectly and without conditions and sees our trials as gifts. Life may be messy, but as Carole reveals, the joy of Christ can still reign.

Courage to Thrive Finding Joy and Hope in the Midst of Mental Health Struggles

Author : Bob Flanagan
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When battling mental illness, it takes courage to find victories in the small things of life—including, some days, getting out of bed. In his first-person spiritual journal Courage to Thrive, Rev. Dr. Bob Flanagan, who has battled mental health illness for two decades and managed to thrive, offers meditations that navigate the dark scenery of his mind and then the paths that lead to the Source of light. Whether dealing with mental health challenges or everyday stressors of life, readers are left with a quiet confidence that they can still thrive and enjoy the gifts God has given them. Each reflection concludes with a heartfelt prayer that revels in God’s healing mercies.

Happy

Author : Fearne Cotton
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'Wonderfully honest and relatable, and it's also extremely comforting and reassuring too' MIND, No.1 Mental Health charity 'I recommend this for anyone who's looking to find true consistent happiness' Craig David "This book is a way to release what's going on inside your head and to keep heading towards the good stuff. The simple stuff. The stuff that's going to really hit up that happiness on a deep and nourishing level. Whether you dip into these pages every now and then when you feel you need it, or use it daily as a positive exercise, I hope it brings you much relief, joy and calm. Amen to the pen." - Fearne Cotton For many of us, life can feel like it's moving too fast with pressure bearing down on us from all sides - whether that's from school or work, family or social media. As a result, we find ourselves frazzled, lost and - too often - feeling blue. It's a subject close to Fearne's heart. Drawing on her own experiences and including expert advice, HAPPY offers practical ways of finding joy each and every day. Happiness isn't a mountain to climb, it's just one foot in front of the other on the path of life, and here you'll find little steps that will help make the differences that count. With workbook elements to help you start and end the day well; get in touch with your creative side; and find peace through written exercises, simple practical ideas and visualisations, these are daily tricks and reminders to help you unlock that inner happiness.

Finding Joy

Author : Gary Andrews
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'Perhaps the sweetest and most poignant book of the year . . . It's often said that men don't talk about their feelings enough: this widowed father has doodled about them instead, and the result is more eloquent than any words' DAILY MAIL, BOOKS OF THE YEAR When his wife, Joy, died very suddenly, a daily drawing became the way Gary Andrews dealt with his grief. From learning how to juggle his kids' playdates and single-handedly organising Christmas, to getting used to the empty side of the bed, Gary's honest and often hilarious illustrations have touched the hearts of thousands on social media. Finding Joy is the story of how one family learned to live again after tragedy. An uplifting, funny and beautifully illustrated journey to hope, for fans of Charlie Mackesy's The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, and Raymond Briggs' Ethel & Ernest

Option B

Author : Sheryl Sandberg
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#1 New York Times Best Seller Named a Best Book of 2017 by Barnes & Noble and Amazon From Facebook’s COO and Wharton’s top-rated professor, the #1 New York Times best-selling authors of Lean In and Originals: a powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks. After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. “I was in ‘the void,’” she writes, “a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe.” Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build. Option B combines Sheryl’s personal insights with Adam’s eye-opening research on finding strength in the face of adversity. Beginning with the gut-wrenching moment when she finds her husband, Dave Goldberg, collapsed on a gym floor, Sheryl opens up her heart—and her journal—to describe the acute grief and isolation she felt in the wake of his death. But Option B goes beyond Sheryl’s loss to explore how a broad range of people have overcome hardships including illness, job loss, sexual assault, natural disasters, and the violence of war. Their stories reveal the capacity of the human spirit to persevere . . . and to rediscover joy. Resilience comes from deep within us and from support outside us. Even after the most devastating events, it is possible to grow by finding deeper meaning and gaining greater appreciation in our lives. Option B illuminates how to help others in crisis, develop compassion for ourselves, raise strong children, and create resilient families, communities, and workplaces. Many of these lessons can be applied to everyday struggles, allowing us to brave whatever lies ahead. Two weeks after losing her husband, Sheryl was preparing for a father-child activity. “I want Dave,” she cried. Her friend replied, “Option A is not available,” and then promised to help her make the most of Option B. We all live some form of Option B. This book will help us all make the most of it.

Deepening Community

Author : Paul Born
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Community shapes our identity, quenches our thirst for belonging, and bolsters our physical, mental, emotional, and economic health. But in the chaos of modern life, community ties have become unraveled, leaving many feeling afraid or alone in the crowd, grasping at shallow substitutes for true community. In this thoughtful and moving book, Paul Born describes the four pillars of deep community: sharing our stories, taking the time to enjoy one another, taking care of one another, and working together for a better world. To show the role each of these plays, he shares his own stories—as a child of refugees and as a longtime community activist. It’s up to us to create community. Born shows that the opportunity is right in front of us if we have the courage and conviction to pursue it.