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July 24, 2023

In search of a smile

Do you find yourself in search of a smile in the middle of struggle? Are there problems that need to be solved standing between a sad face and a happy face for you? Maybe there is a situation that needs to be resolved. Maybe a career is in trouble or a relationship is in jeopardy. What’s on your mind trying to keep you from having a Happy Monday?

Here are 5 things you can do today to actively move from fear to faith, from sad to happy, and from _______(fill in the blank) to at peace:

  1. Grab a pen and paper and write down 3 things that are bugging you or problems to be solved.
  2. Ask God to show you a verse to stand on for each and for wisdom for a simple “next step” you can take to walk by faith to the other side in your situation.
  3. Determine to not come off of your cry to God about this until you get the answer and get a note of victory in your heart. Old-timers called it “praying through”. Shout til the walls come down.
  4. Decide to rest in faith as if you already have your answer even before it manifests trusting that even though you may not see your way through yet, that He does. Ask Him to open the eyes of your understanding to see the HOPE he has called you to in this area of your life. Part of this understanding is that the walls fall in the spirit realm before you see them come down in this realm we live in.
  5. Contact a faith-friend, not just any friend, but one who will go to battle with you, encourage you and stand with you. One will put a thousand to flight but two, ten-thousand, Scripture says. Rid your circle of nay-sayers. Gather yay-sayers! Get you friends who you can “have church” with over the phone. Get you a text group who inspire you and help you overcome and not just wallow with you in their defeat or yours.

Before long, in-fact let me prophesy to you if I may…so be it according to your faith! And I’d love to invite you to believe for results to begin to manifest NOW. Faith is NOW the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not YET seen. But oh, they will be seen! Faint not, dear, Sister! You are part of a happy sisterhood! Attach your mountain moving faith to my mountain moving faith and let’s believe God together for this mountain in your life to become a plain. Flattened! No more! Now speak to those 3 problems or situations you wrote down and command them in the name of Jesus to cease. Now speak words of life regarding those situations calling those things that be not as though they were. And don’t move off of this glad confession. I’m praying for you right now, looking over your names in my email list. I appreciate you as my readers and I believe God called us to be part of each other’s lives.

Remember, the definition of happy that changed it all for me is : enjoying, being marked by, and showing satisfaction, contentment, and joy!

In His presence is fullness of joy and He has given us all things richly to enjoy. So don’t be robbed of happiness by those who say it’s only from outside circumstances and talk as if happiness doesn’t matter. It matters because all of humanity desires it and God gives us the desires of our hearts. Ps. 40:4 tells us that happy are those who trust in God. But here’s the thing…truly happy people are not in search of a smile but realize we can smile by faith, ANYWAY! True happiness comes by getting better at (not so much getting better at but more accurately becoming more used to) yielding to joy, contentment, and satisfaction in the middle of suffering. It’s all about trusting in the love of God, knowing He’s got you. He’s got a way through and not necessarily always out. It’s not escapism. It’s FAITHism. It’s about getting our strength from the joy inside of us to go through, over, or around whatever it is we are up against.

This is how we can enjoy the “feast” He has prepared for us in the middle of the battle ground with our enemies on all sides all around us. I cannot wait for Happy Girl 23 this September!!!! Go to and register today because the enemy got closer this year to talking me out of this one as he tries every year!!!! It’s going to be the best one yet!!! You don’t want to miss out. We are going no-fluff, all-the-stuff that really matters this year! So if you are in search of a smile, you’ll find lots of them this year at HG23!

This Happy Sisterhood exists to provide you with :

1- books, blogs, and resources to find your happy,

2- events to strengthen you in order to keep your happy through old-fashioned fun with our happy sisterhood and times in His presence, and

3- purpose to help spread the happy literally around the world through Embassy of Hope!

Happy Monday!


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