journal for joy Downloads

Writing around Scripture for Stability, Joy and Healing

Devotions written during our 2020 "shelter in place" experience. 



Fruit of a different sort (pdf)


Wounded Hearts Devotional Download


Wounded Hearts - 24 Days of Encouragement

Wounded Hearts_Ebook_2020 (pdf)


Reading Suggestions



 Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest

By Ed Welch

 A wonderful read when battling fear and anxiety. 

Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World

By Max Lucado

Philippians 4 offers real help for anxiet


A Praying Life : Connecting with God in a Distracting World

by Paul Miller  

Wonderful book on prayer!

Waiting On God by Andrew Murray. 

A 31 day devotional.

Bible Studies

Seamless: Understand the Bible as One Complete Story

Byy Angie Smith

This 7-week overview of the Bible reveals the beautiful tapestry of God's love story to you!

Finding I Am: How Jesus Fully Satisfies the Cry of your Heart

 by Lysa TerKeurst

Discover Jesus in the gospel of John.

Living a Praying Life

By Jennifer Kennedy Dean

Changed my life 20 years ago! Lynn

A Personal Note

Books and group studies are an important part of Abundant Joy CWM's ministry. Just a few are listed to offer encouragement during our current "shelter in place" experience. This strange and wild time offers a wonderful opportunity to practice stillness with God and discover a deeper trust and peace, even in the face of illness and grief. 

If you would like suggestions on other topics, please let us know.