Welcome to Grace to Joy

Goodbye 2018, and as the Christmas season passes, I am once more alert to the fact that God is with us.  He never leaves nor forsakes us.  

When the news of our daughter's cancer came at the beginning of the year, we immediately had to apply the knowledge God has given in His word of Who He is, and what He's up to in our lives.  Relying on His Spirit to provide the fruit of His  joy, peace, patience, etc... during that time proved to be easier than I would have thought.  All it took was my trust in what He said to be true, and it was. 

All it took was... Trust. 

I've learned that perspective shifts when He is our focus. So often our troubles seem so large that they can block out our vision of God, but He's still there. Even when all we see is the problem before us, He's still there. He hasn't moved away.  So, it's important to realign our vision to see Him all around the situation. In the situation.  

When our perspective is one based on trust of Who He is, and that He's doing  something in our lives, trust comes easier.  

How do we trust what we cannot see?  We study His word, and we get to know Him better. We learn all we can about what He's doing in the situation.  And from first hand experience, we become aware of little blessings He puts all along the way.  Each one of those small glimpses of His presence and love become the sustenance to get us through what are some really hard days.  As well as, sensing strength and power from His Spirit to face the day.  

In 2019, I pray that each of us will learn to trust Him more as we know Him more. 

Welcome to Grace to Joy, where the more we know of His grace, the more joy we experience in our day to day.  God bless you as you step into 2019.

Philippians Bible Study

This 290 pg. workbook provides an in-depth Bible study of the book of Philippians.  Consisting of personal study time, five days a week for ten weeks, the workbook makes it possible to work at your own pace, or grab a girlfriend or two to work through it together.  Perhaps your church's ladies ministry would even choose to use this study, and meet weekly for discussion time. 

In the letter, we find the Apostle Paul saying, "Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say rejoice!"  This study will show how it's possible to have joy even when we don't understand the what, when, why, or how of a situation (and isn't life always full of situations?)  See how the Apostle Paul unlocks the secret of living in contentment and joy.  It's our prayer that it won't be long before you, too, are Finding His Joy.  

Workbook study is available through Amazon. $17.99     

Kindle Edition  Amazon Kindle $10.99

Or, add the Kindle addition for only $2.99 when you purchase the  workbook from Amazon.


One of the greatest blessings we've been given is God's word, but like  many things that are "good for us" we find ourselves not making the time to read it.  I hope these short devotionals will keep you inspired to be in the Word, and to live wholeheartedly for God.   

Spiritual Gifts

This course is  available by the generosity of Dr. Troy Welch, Sr. of Spheres of Grace Ministries.  It is our hope that by sharing this  that you will be able to learn what your spiritual gift(s) is that you were given at the moment of salvation so that you may serve God and the body of Christ.  Ephesians 4:11-16, 1 Corinthians 12, Romans 12

Grace to Joy

Encouraging women to know the grace of God and experience His joy!