Welcome to our new blog!

We’re so glad you decided to stop by. Today is an exciting day as we launch into this new adventure for our women’s ministry. For those of you who aren’t familiar with this sort of website, a blog is simply a place to share thoughts, ideas, and encouragements. You’ll see new “posts” (i.e., new messages or updates to the blog) every couple of days. Our posts will vary from devotions and thoughts on what God is teaching us, to sharing an interesting article or another blog post that we enjoyed. We’ll also be sharing recipes and other fun things with you! Our hope is that this would be a place where you can come to find words of encouragement for your day, words that challenge you to press closer to Jesus, and words that inspire you to to live a life of joyful obedience to our King.

Why A Joyful Surrender?

In praying about a name for our women’s ministry blog, the overwhelming sense was that this was to be a place where women would be encouraged to live lives of absolute surrender and devotion to our God, and to embrace an attitude of joy throughout the process. From there, A Joyful Surrender was born!

We believe that as Christ-followers, we are called to yield everything we are and have to Jesus every moment of our lives. As we all know, this isn’t always easy to do, but God promises that we have available to us fullness of joy in Him at all times: “You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore” (Psalm 16:11). Even when it doesn’t feel good or comfortable to surrender, and even when the last word we’d use to describe our attitude is ‘joyful’, God assures us here that as we rest in His presence, we have available to us all the joy we could ever need! May we be women who believe Him for that, and whose lives reflect that truth!

In Joyful Surrender,

The Blog Team

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