Life is good but life is hard!

I want to help you fight for joy!

I am passionate about the topic of biblical joy because I believe that in order to be able to persevere in our faith, for a lifetime, we MUST know how to fight for it. Why do I say FIGHT for biblical joy? Because we are in a daily battle with the enemy of our souls, but God has given us what we need to be able to fight. I want to help you learn how to fight for joy so that you can persevere in your faith FOR A LIFETIME!

What is joy? Learn God’s definition of joy in this thirty-day journey through God’s Word.


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…



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

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….

When a parent finds a good gift, they always want to share it with their children. Joy is no exception to that rule, especially true, lasting, biblical joy. Our children will be tempted to find joy in earthly things (aren’t we?). It’s up to us as parents to show them that true joy is only found in Christ.

I am offering you this free download to help you intentionally teach your children so that they can experience biblical joy!

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Everyday Prayers for Joy on the YouVersion Bible App!

What is joy? We can receive fleeting moments of it from time to time, but there is only one source of true, lasting joy and that’s our Savior, Jesus. When everyday life fills us with uncertainties, we can learn to count it all joy by turning to God and His Word.

Over 5,000 people have completed this 5 day devotional reading plan on the YouVersion Bible App!

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“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 having to fight for biblical joy when the world presses in.”

Brooke McGlothlin
Author and cofounder, Million Praying Moms

“Gina Smith is a woman of God’s Word. She studies it, seeks it out, and works hard to apply it in her daily life. She has a heart
for prayer and mentoring women in their walk with Jesus. That combination means she is worth listening to!”
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Author, Podcaster

“Open your heart and get ready to receive our friend’s wisdom because it’s that of someone who has years of experience
not only mothering her own children and sharing a beautiful love with her husband, but also opening her doors and heart
to countless college students and young couples. Her constant yes to loving others is rare in this world,
and it speaks to her heart’ surrender at Jesus’ feet.”

Jordan and Kelsey Shimon
Pastor, NewSong Church, Vienna, VA

“While I served overseas as a missionary, Gina’s devotions hugged me from across the globe with her tangible, transparent
transcriptions of God’s Spirit working out His salvation and sanctification in her life. I want to grow ultimately like Christ,
but in this life, I’d add, like Gina, from glory to glory until we are before Him with unveiled face.”
Katie Rymer
Missionary, International Mission Board

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