Entries by Vanessa Joy

Your Words Matter

Your words matter.  Every one of the negative words you say can be changed to a positive word instead. Your mouth has power. What you speak out of your mouth is very important. There is power in your tongue. Journaling your thoughts will also help you too. “Death and life are in the power of […]

Have You Faced A Storm Lately?

Have you faced a storm lately? Remember as you face the storms in your life, you are not alone. God knows what you are going through. You can rise above anything that comes your way. The storms that come your way are actually carrying you to a whole new place in life. Positive declarations are a game […]

How do you overcome a setback?

How do you overcome a setback? Have you been pursuing your dreams and encountered a challenge along the way? How do you overcome a setback?  Did you know you can use your setbacks to push yourself forward? Let me explain. Eagles soar above most other birds, but the reason they are able to do that so […]

If you’re about to give up…read this!

If you’re about to give up… read this.   Have you ever thought about giving up before? Have you gone through something that seems to be taking forever, or it didn’t happen the way you expected things would go, or that God isn’t answering your prayer?   If you’re going through something right now I […]

Vague Goals Produce Vague Results

How many times have you written goals that were vague and they went into a drawer never to be looked at again? Have you ever come across a list of goals you wrote down only to discover later that none of them were ever really accomplished?  That is discouraging isn’t it? You see, I know exactly what […]

10 Steps To Achieve Your Goals

It’s a new year!  Isn’t it a special time knowing we have a brand new year to set out and accomplish our goals and dreams? I’m the first to admit, no matter where I am in life there is always room to get better. To become more, have more and do more we need to develop good […]

What’s your New Year’s Resolution?

Happy January!  This is a wonderful season! You have a NEW YEAR to look forward to and an old one to celebrate. This is the time when almost everyone sets goals.  Do you set new years resolutions? Do you want to be successful at reaching your dreams this year? Would you like some extra help?  Set up your goals to succeed. Unless we have a […]

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What’s your favorite Christmas Carol?

What is your favorite Christmas Carol? It is so hard to chose ONE favorite. Click to watch the music video “Oh Holy Night”  This has got to be my all time favorite Christmas Carol to sing. I’ve always loved it. The first time I heard it I got goose bumps during the chorus, “Fall…. on your knees, O hear […]

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6 Ways to Reduce Holiday Stress

  Here are 6 simple ways to reduce holiday stress right now! It’s CHRISTMAS week! Can you believe it? It’s already almost here. Christmas time is such a fun time, but it can also be a very stressful time. There are pressures like, financial, family, and being overcommitted to things!  Whatever is stressing you out […]

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Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree

Are you rockin’ around the Christmas tree with music during this month of December?  Who has their hand raised up high? I do!!  Honestly though, it’s just a short 30 days of listening to Christmas music and then it’s over for the rest of the year. (Oh my!) If I don’t put Christmas music on while I’m decorating my […]

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How do you get in the Christmas Spirit?

Some days it seems as if everything we do goes wrong. No matter how hard we try to prepare ahead of time we are interrupted with troubles.  It is a learning process to keep the devil from stealing away your peace. Don’t let him win! He’s here to steal, kill and destroy you. Tell him […]

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A Christmas Video For You!

It’s a new day! And it’s almost DECEMBER!!!!!!!! Here is a video for you “In The Bleak Midwinter” I hope you enjoy it! “But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout (and SING) for joy, because thou defends them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in […]

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For The Beauty Of The Earth

Happy Thanksgiving! Do you want great things to be attracted to you? I sure do! Here’s a new video for you. I love the hymn, “For The Beauty Of The Earth”. It is an entire hymn of gratefulness.  Plato said, “A grateful mind is a great mind which eventually attracts to itself great things.” People don’t realize […]

A Gratitude Experiment

Do you believe your thankfulness matters? I want to show you that within just 30 days of having gratitude you will see miracles from God. You will be astonished to see what God does for you when you tell him two simple words! “Thank you!” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 says “In everything give thanks: for this […]

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The Thankful Practice

Do you ever wonder why things keep taking so long or why something didn’t go as you had hoped it would? Or do you sometimes wonder if God is hearing your prayer? I want you to know, whatever you’re going through is not unknown to God. He is aware of you. He knows what you’re going […]

Do Hymns Help You In Your Prayer Time?

Do hymns help you in your prayer time? All I know is I recently read this, “Hi dear friend. Your Sunday Songs are delightful. Love them. And you Vanessa.” – Connie O. David Schwartz said in the book, “The magic of Thinking Big” that “Successful people in any field take time out to confer with themselves.” […]

A Life Worth Living Is A Life Worth Recording

Hi again! I hope you’ve been enjoying the hymns and using them in your prayer time. I hope it is bringing you success. Why do successful people spend alone time with God? All I know is… Dan Cathy, the Chick-fil-A CEO spends half of his day every two weeks and one entire day monthly completely […]

Jesus Sang The Hymns

It has been wonderful to hear how you are using the hymns in your life. Thank you for sharing your stories with me. You can start listening daily in your prayer time by going here to listen for free. (I’d love it if you sing along with me too!) Did you know Jesus sang the hymns? “And when they had […]

Seek First The Kingdom Of God

When you put God first you will be blessed. “Seek first the Kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33 Do you listen to the free hymns and use them in your prayer time? Have you used, “My Daily Journal” yet? All I know is… Pam Winters seeks first […]

With God All Things Are Possible

Did you know listening and using hymns in your prayer time can help you have success in your life? Have you listened regularly to the hymns you downloaded for free here?  All I know is… Gigi Butler of Gigi’s Cupcakes gets up every morning and starts her day with thanksgiving and prayer. For more than 12 years […]

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“My Daily Journal”

Hi there! Thank you so much for all the feedback about the music videos I have been sending out. I truly appreciate all of you for taking the time to watch them and  taking the extra step to write me about your experiences. It means so much to me. It’s almost like receiving applause… although, I’m not sure I crave applause or anything, […]

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Abide With Me

Happy Sunday! Click here to watch “Abide With Me” music video. This Christian hymn is most often sung to the tune “Eventide”. It was written by Henry Francis Lyte. It is believed that this hymn was started by Lyte while he was visiting an old friend who was dying. His friend William, kept repeating the phrase, “abide with me” as he […]