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I am the author of Everyday Prayers for Joy: A 30-Day Devotional & Reflective Journal for Women

Several years ago, God gave me the word “joy” and set me on a journey of learning what His definition of the word is. He had ushered me into a very difficult season of unknowns and loss and I was desperate to find relief. That relief came in a very different way than I envisioned. It’s been a long, quiet, difficult few years of learning how to experience biblical joy, but He has been right by my side and He has faithfully been showing me Himself and helping me to understand what it means to fight for biblical joy…

What is joy? We can receive fleeting moments of it when we watch sunlight break through the clouds, or see a little child laugh as he blows apart the fluff of a spent dandelion. But there is only one source of true, lasting joy—and that’s our Savior, Jesus.

During a season of unknowns, God opened His Word to author Gina L. Smith and taught her His definition of joy so that she could experience it deep in her heart. He helped her realize that she had been finding joy in His blessings, rather than in Him, the source of those blessings. And she learned how to “count it all joy” (James 1:2) come what may.

Everyday Prayers for Joy is a thirty-day journey through God’s Word that will help you discover the joy that God wants to share with you. Download the first day’s devotion and prayer guide when you enter your information below!

Gina consistently helps me look at the world, and think through the situations I encounter, through the lens of the gospel. I listen to her because I know this commitment of hers to the Word of God is hard-worn. Her guidance comes from her own experience of refusing to let go of Jesus no matter what He allows in her life. With Gina, you’ll find that kind of attitude, along with a friend who truly desires to serve you.”

~ Brooke McGlothlin – Author and Founder, Million Praying Moms

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Can Biblical Joy and Depression Coexist?
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Can Biblical Joy and Depression Coexist?

I wrote a book about biblical joy, entitled Everyday Prayers for Joy. I’ve also battled depression. Am I a hypocrite? Well, I’m sure there have been times when I have not “practiced what I preach,” but I do believe that depression and biblical joy can coexist. There are seasons when I find myself feeling exhausted…

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Yesterday I turned 59. How is that possible? 1 year away from 60. (Excuse me while I sit with my head between my knees and hyperventilate into a paper bag!) My dear friend Kelly told me, “You either get older or you die!” So, I’m another year older. I feel incredibly blessed! I feel incredibly…

In Honor of My Dad
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In Honor of My Dad

If I were to describe my relationship with my dad, the word I would use would be “complicated”. I’ve never known life without him and I can’t imagine him not being here. He lived his life with his own set of rules and way of doing things. I guess most of us do the same….

What Keeps You Coming Back to Church?
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What Keeps You Coming Back to Church?

Recently I was asked this question: “What keeps you coming back to church?” My mind immediately began to sift through all the things that drew us to the church we have been attending for about 3 months.   After going through some difficult church situations we were tired, discouraged, confused, disillusioned…you name it! We felt it! We needed time…