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

I am an empty nest mom, have been married to Brian for 34 years, and we live right outside of Washington D.C. I love coming alongside others, young and old, to help them find strength in God (1 Samuel 23:16), to proclaim God’s faithfulness (Psalms 89:1), to encourage one another (1 Thessalonians 5:11), to help each other persevere, one day at a time, and find biblical joy (Hebrews 12:2), and to learn from each other (1 Corinthians 11:1)!

I spend most of my time over at IG. I’d love for you to come hang out and share daily life with me at _ginalsmith_!


Everyday Prayers for Joy

Do you wake up feeling burdened by your life circumstances? Have you read the verses in the Bible that tell you to not be anxious and that you can find joy in Jesus, but you aren’t quite sure what the means or how to accomplish that.

If this describes you, know that you are not alone! I completely understand this daily battle to fight for joy!


When you subscribe, you’ll receive my free download, 15 Prayers of Lament.

In this free download you will find 15 Prayers of Lament that will give an example of how to  process your suffering and anxiety and lead you to a place of hope and Biblical joy.

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 cofounder, Million Praying Mom

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