Among Women 153: Joy!

December 14, 2012

This week’s episode:

This is a special edition of Among Women, where we depart from our normal format and take time to consider a subject more in depth, with input from our listening audience. In this episode I spend some time sharing on the subject of joy, and how J.O.Y. is an acronym for a Christian life that puts Jesus first, others second, and yourself last. I also share from Psalm 37 and spend a little bit of time unpacking what that psalm means to me.

I’m grateful that several listeners and former guests of Among Women phoned in and wrote to me about the subject of joy, and its a pleasure to add their voices to the podcast.

This is the last podcast for 2012, and I plan to return the week of January 7, 2013 with a new show.

A blessed Advent and a Merry Christmas to you!

Links for this episode:

Other shows of related interest:

Our three most popular episodes in 2012:

1. AW 151 : “The Midlife Madres” with Elizabeth Foss

2. AW 147: A Special Edition, “Welcome to the Year of Faith” with Pat Gohn

3. AW 140: “Saintly Perspectives on Healing Sexual Wounds” with Dawn Eden

My recent pilgrimage podcasts:

AW 137: “Back From Wherever I’ve Been” on my pilgrimage to Lourdes, France

AW 138: “The Two Hearts” on the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal in Paris, France

AW 148: “Coming Home” while on Pilgrimage with Joanne McPortland

 Psalm 37: 3-9

[3] Trust in the LORD, and do good;
so you will dwell in the land, and enjoy security.
[4] Take delight in the LORD,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
[5] Commit your way to the LORD;
trust in him, and he will act.
[6] He will bring forth your vindication as the light,
and your right as the noonday.
[7] Be still before the LORD, and wait patiently for him;
fret not yourself over him who prospers in his way,
over the man who carries out evil devices!
[8] Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath!
Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.
[9] For the wicked shall be cut off;
but those who wait for the LORD shall possess the land.

 The Imitation of Christ, Thomas a Kempis


We have a free drawing this week for free books: Wrapped Up, by Teresa Tomeo and Cheryl Dickow, and for Elizabeth, a novel by Cheryl Dickow. Send your name to enter our drawings to Pat Gohn at, or to the Among Women podcast facebook page. The drawing will be held at 12 noon EST on Dec, 21, 2012.

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