Find Peace during Christmas in July

©Joy Dunlap

As 2020 with all its challenges and changes comes to a close, a new year is ready to unfold with its own trials and triumphs. Hopefully in the midst of this past year, you’ve been able to draw strength and hope from God’s presence and promises. Thankfully that’s something we can take with us from day to day, year to year.

Throughout this unusual year, Speaking Joyfully has sought to provide you and others with encouragement, ideas and thought-provoking messages, along with God’s Word.

Let’s take a quick look back at some of Speaking Joyfully’s most highly read posts of 2020:

My Friend Faced Fear and Cancer with Faith and Bravery

30 Ways to Enjoy Home Hibernation

Two Things We Can Control

22 Ways to Shake Off Sameness

Spreading Contagion – the Good Kind

Trick or Treat of the Mind

Five Ways to Hold on to Peace in Challenging Times

Stuck in Between?

Five Ways to Choose to Impact Change

When Wearing Green Isn’t Good

Passages that Lead to Hope and Encouragement

Where is Peace?

  • Did you miss any of these?  They’re still available to read.  Just click on the title link. 
  • What did you struggle with the most in 2020?
  • Which one of these topics most speaks to you?
  • What unexpected blessing did you discover in 2020?
  • Which of these messages do you think could potentially help someone you care about?  Send him or her that link today.

The recent Great Things Come to Those Who Believe reminds us of what awaits us in the future!  

As we head into 2021, let’s thank God for the good we found in 2020. And, thank you for choosing to read Speaking Joyfully.  I’m grateful you’re joining me on this journey.    

My hope and prayer for 2021 are that the joy experienced through Jesus will continue to grow and glow in your life and mine! 

Happy New Year to You! 

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?

As it is written:

“For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 8: 35-39 NIV


Life is Better When It’s Full – Joy-full, Thank-full, Purpose-full and Friend-full! ™

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