This week on my blog, I am highlighting the book, “JoyKeeper” by my friend and author, Suzanne Eller. This book has come at an essential time for me, but also for others. We are in a season where joy has been hard to keep, and there are circumstances all around us to distract us and bring us down.
People are overwhelmed by fear and anxiety. Isolation brings depression. The unknowns can overtake us and leave us feeling hopeless. There are joy stealers all around us and Suzie talks about some of those joy stealers in her book, and she brings truth to those joy stealers, so we can become joy keepers.
Many of us, especially as women struggle with keeping joy in the midst of our emotions and circumstances. Joy feels as though it comes and goes. Suzie understands this and God has brought her through some hard and hurting places where He has taught her about the truth that, “Joy is more than a feeling. It’s a knowing.”
In the book, there are pause points where you can take time to answer questions and write down what God is showing you personally. There is also a section with a 30 day devotional to help you move towards living out this “Joykeeper” life.
It would be a great book to use in a small group as well and with many small groups being on-line these days, it is a real easy book to do together on-line.
In the midst of the trials, circumstances, and atmosphere of our times, God is still moving and working in and through us. I want to be a bright light in the midst of the darkness and I know that being a “JoyKeeper” will help us shine in a world where people are feeling depressed, anxious, and hopeless.