Finding Joy

Finding Joy with Lauren Gaskill is a podcast dedicated to bringing you encouragement and inspiration throughout all of life's moments — the good, bad and in-between. Lauren interviews top Christian speakers and authors as they share their stories of how they found joy amid life's mountain tops and valley lows. Jesus is our joy and his peace, hope and love overcome any pain, storm or trial we face in this life. He is always with us and will never leave us.
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May 24, 2017

Join Rachel Macy Stafford (AKA Hands Free Mama) and I as we talk about loving well, living in the present, how to break free from the chains of technology addiction and what it means to live hands free.

May 1, 2017

In our conversation, Kay and I talk about:

  • The true definition of joy.
  • How even in our darkness, God shows us that He is good by His faithfulness to us.
  • Her new book, Sacred Privilege, and the importance of building resilience in ministry.
  • How to keep an eternal perspective in the face of trials.

Kay encourages us to never stop looking for those treasures in the darkness. Even when hope seems impossible, God is our hope!

Apr 17, 2017

In our conversation, Melinda and I talk about:

  • How she found God in the aftermath of a painful health diagnosis.
  • Scripture cards and the importance of praying truth over our struggles.
  • What to do when our mourning doesn’t ever turn into morning.
  • Enjoying the sweetness of life’s journey and looking for joy in every moment.

Apr 3, 2017

In our conversation, Amanda and I talk about:

  • How to navigate difficult relationships and love others well.
  • How to be honest with God about how we are feeling.
  • Why it’s important to take our emotions to the Lord first, instead of going with a flesh reaction.
  • The gift of peace amid times of frustration.
Mar 20, 2017

Join author and speaker Kathi Lipp and I as we talk about how to restore sanity back into our schedules; the value of creating routines, and how those routines keep us grounded; how creating a personal manifesto can keep us from becoming completely overwhelmed; the power of sharing our stories and why we need community if we want to thrive in life.

Mar 6, 2017

Writer and speaker Rachel Dawn and I talk about:

  • The beauty of grace and how to show it to others.
  • Resources for those looking to grow in their faith.
  • Why reading the Bible is important — so much more than something to just check off our daily to-do list.
  • How to move on from a rock bottom experience.

Rachel encourages us to learn how to rest in God’s rhythms of grace and embrace the life He meant for us to live — a life full of truth and freedom. Listen to the podcast and enter to win a copy of her book below.

Feb 20, 2017

In our conversation, Kathleen and I talk about:

  • How to grieve the life you once knew after a chronic health diagnosis.
  • The gift of suffering and the beauty of slowing down.
  • The importance of living each day to the fullest and doing what you can with what you have.
  • Learning how to surrender to God.
  • Trusting that God has a purpose for every twist and turn of life’s journey.
Feb 8, 2017

Author Caroline Harries and I talk about her experience with infertility; listening and being faithful to God when things don't make sense; how God uses suffering to refine us and make us stronger in Him; and scriptures to encourage those in a season of waiting.

Jan 25, 2017

Speaker and author Cindy Bultema shares her journey in overcoming cocaine addiction. We also talk about the danger of labels and the power of self talk; How she found joy in the midst of losing her fiancé; the importance of feeling, dealing and healing during the grieving process; what it looks like to live free and walk in the fullness of Christ.

Jan 11, 2017

In this episode, Holley and I talk about:

  • Her new book You're Already Amazing.
  • She and her husband's experience with infertility and adult adoption.
  • What it means to be a woman and to be a mother.
  • How to combat discontentment with God's peace and provision.
  • How to find joy and beauty in whatever season God has you in.
  • Practical tips for parenting well.
Jan 4, 2017

Christmas is over, and while I'm still focused on the reason for the season (Christ has come!), I'm also looking forward to the new year.

This is our chance, friends. This is our chance to map out a new year — a new adventure full of beauty and opportunity.

We don’t have to let another year pass us by. We can be intentional with our lives. Together, I believe we can dream, grow and experience abundant life in Christ! And the first step we can take to make this happen is set some time aside to get inspired and motivated for the new year.

That’s why I’ve created the 2017 Positively Lovely Inspiration Book, just for you! Learn more today by listening to this podcast and at