Christian living post, fitness

When you want to give up…

My feet pound the track and my breathing echoes in my ears. Only 200 meters left. I hear my coach telling me to open up my stride as my teammates cheer my name. What people don’t see, though, is the battle happening in my mind. I’m debating with myself - trying to figure out if… Continue reading When you want to give up…

Christian living post

Who’s the Focus of Your Resolutions?

Almost everyone I know was excited to start 2021. People like the opportunity the New Year offers: a chance to start afresh. New goals, new hobbies, and a new year. While making goals for the new year, I read something that shed some light on my goals. Lydia Brownback, in her book Flourish, asks a… Continue reading Who’s the Focus of Your Resolutions?

Christian living post

What Does “Making a Difference” Really Mean? (TheReb)

True worth is in being, not seeming,— In doing, each day that goes by, Some little good—not in dreamingOf great things to do by and by. For whatever men say in their blindness,And spite of the fancies of youth,  There's nothing so kingly as kindness,And nothing so royal as truth. -Alice Cary “I just want to make a… Continue reading What Does “Making a Difference” Really Mean? (TheReb)

Blogging Updates, Events, Goals, and Surveys, Life Experiences

Outstanding Blogger Award

Hello, lovely readers! I have some fun stuff in store for you today! I'm doing another blogger award and answering some amazing questions. This is s the kind of post you’ll want to read in your favorite spot with a glass of lemonade in your hand. It’s like a sort-of-random conversation between sisters. 😜 AND… Continue reading Outstanding Blogger Award

Crafts, Life Experiences

August BUJO Spread

You enjoyed my bullet journal post back in January, so I thought you might like to take a look at my BUJO spread for August as well! I’m kind of proud of my August BUJO spread, and I’m excited to share it with you! XC is off to a good start, and school is going… Continue reading August BUJO Spread

Blogging Updates, Events, Goals, and Surveys

Change is in the Air!

I've been super quiet on my blog lately, but now I'm back!  And I am also changing up my blog a bit!  JoyfulCreations Blog has already gone through a couple changes, and you can expect some more.  I'll be doing some testing with themes and posts, and I will be working to write entertaining and helpful posts… Continue reading Change is in the Air!

Life Experiences, School

Challenge Accepted!!!⏰

Beep-beep-beep...  It's 5:30 and time to wake up!  I roll over, wishing I could sleep for another 2 or 3 hours and wishing I had not decided to wake up at this time.  I have made a goal to wake up earlier on the weekdays.  But you've got to understand, I am naturally a late-sleeper,… Continue reading Challenge Accepted!!!⏰

Prayer Requests, Thoughts

Prayer Request Central

My pastor taught us about prayer this Sunday and one of the category's of prayer he talked about was planned praying.  He told the congregation that if you have extra time, use it to pray for individuals.  I would like to do just that.  If you have a prayer request and you are comfortable with… Continue reading Prayer Request Central