Wrap Yourself in Joy Podcast


Join award winning speaker, teacher and author, Karen Dwyer as we search for joy together. We will explore how to find true JOY, how to awaken JOY, how to defeat JOY Busters and how to create a JOY-filled prayer life – from a Christian perspective, a Biblical Perspective, a Catholic perspective. We will especially focus on God‘s love and God‘s truth, and what we can do to be filled with more JOY.

Do you need more joy in your life? Who doesn’t?  It seems everyone is seeking more joy, yet it is often elusive. Every day we face challenges to our joy, but they can be overcome. WRAP Yourself in JOY will help you live a life filled with abundant joy and tackle the challenges we all face in a changing world.

Join our journey and discover how to:

* Receive a greater capacity to accept the joy and the love of God.
*Awaken to joy from our joy-filled God who wants to share His joy with you.
*Develop a plan to resist the joy busters of fear, worry, anxiety, discouragement, anger, busyness and more.
*Stand strong in adversity.

In your quest for true joy, you will not be disappointed!

Karen’s Website: https://wrapyourselfinjoy.com/

Get a copy of Karen’s Books here

About Karen:

Karen Dwyer is an inspirational speaker and has been an award-winning college teacher, specializing in helping students and adults of all ages conquer their public speaking anxiety.

Karen is the author of 10 books including WRAP Yourself in JOY: Find the JOY & Fight the Fear, WRAP Yourself in Scripture,  Esther for Such a Time as This: Prayer, Reversals & Joy, Nehemiah—Rebuilding Hope & Joy in Your Life, The Joy of Advent—Journey with the People, Events &, Prayers at the First Coming of Jesus Christ, and iConquer Speech Anxiety.

Karen has been a guest on EWTN’s The Choices We Face and on several Catholic radio programs, including programs on Spirit Catholic Radio. She is the Coordinator for Magnificat-Omaha, founder of the Heart of Jesus Prayer Groups, a Council Member of USA Pentecost Today and has served on the Board of Directors for KVSS Spirit Catholic Radio and the national Mission Advisory Council for the Institute of Priestly Formation (IPF).

Karen says, “The Lord Jesus Christ wants to share His joy with you (John 15: 11).  He is the One who sustained me through great tragedy and gave me His JOY.  Our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, our Savior, and the Holy Spirit want to give YOU more JOY. “

Karen and her husband Larry are active members of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, Omaha, NE.

Wrap Yourself in Joy Podcast Episodes

ADVENT JOY # 7 – Seeking Consolation and JOY? Join Anna & Simeon at the Presentation

Are you seeking consolation or more JOY? Join us today at the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord where Anna and Simeon show how. They offer us 10 ways the Holy Spirit can help.

ADVENT JOY # 6 – Join the Chorus of Angels & Shepherds!

Do you need a message that brings MORE JOY and Peace? Join us today for the birth of our Savior and meet the Angels and the Shepherds who have a lot to share. In fact, uniting your heart with the Angel’s Gloria and the Shepherd’s praises will help you know more JOY and peace.

Advent JOY #5 – Perplexed? Exchange Your Plans for God’s Plans!

Are you perplexed or bewildered over changes that have come into your life? Mary and Joseph had to change their plans often. Why not ask God to help you lean into these changes? God can give you the best results ever when you willingly exchange your plans for God’s plans!

Advent JOY #4 – Needing Calm? Seek Stillness with God!

Are you needing calm in your life? Today, we are dropping in on a very special celebration of John the Baptist’s birth. You might hold the baby, newly named John, or share with all the neighbors your astonishment at the miracle birth.  You will hear Zechariah speak for the first time in 9 months. When he does, he teaches us the value of stillness with God. His silent retreat results in the joyous Benedictus blessings. Stillness with God will do the same for you, giving you more joy and peace!

Advent JOY #3 – The Blessed Visit & the JOY of Fellowship

Today, we travel with Mary down the 90-mile road from Nazareth to the Hill Country of Judea, near Jerusalem. We will drop in on the visit that Mary makes to her old cousin Elizabeth. Both women are with child, both are rejoicing over the births to come, and both are thrilled to see each other. You can’t miss the JOY!

ADVENT JOY # 2 -The Great Annunciation and Message: “For Nothing Will Be Impossible with the Lord”

If you are unsure about God’s power to accomplish miracles or significant changes in your own life, consider this: If God can supernaturally beget the Son of God in a virgin and give an old woman Elizabeth, past her time of conceiving  a child, God can fix the barrenness in your life too. If you feel unproductive or barren, ask the Holy Spirit to come upon you in new ways and to open new doors where least expected. He will give you a breakthrough! “For nothing is impossible with God!”

Advent JOY #1: Don’t Give Up Hope – God Hears & God Answers

Don’t Give Up Hope – God hears & God answers prayer. Join us today as Zechariah, Elizabeth and Gabriel teach us this lesson.

JOY Series #9 –Stop the Worry & Grab the Plunger

Do you have your JOY plunger handy? What does a plunger have to do with finding the joy and stopping the worry? We all need plungers for messy situations – for the sudden, unexpected events, joy busters or “stuff” that can ruin our day, take our time or energy, and steal our JOY. Today you will be reminded of all the JOY maintenance tools that we have covered in our Find the JOY podcast Series. You can stop the worry and grab the plunger.

JOY Series #8: Arresting the Big JOY Thief – WORRY

How are you at arresting the Big JOY thief -WORRY? Worry is not just a JOY Buster. It’s a big JOY thief and it brings on fretting. In only a few dances with fretting, you will be exhausted and any JOY you once had will be greatly challenged. Join us today and discover how to arrest the big JOY thief Worry, stop the fretting and  rest in God’s love.

JOY Series #7 – Begin Again and Defeat JOY Busters

Begin Again and Defeat Joy Busters. Join us today as we continue our focus on how to defeat JOY-sapping experiences and leave the past behind. 

JOY Series #6 – Defeating JOY Busters

Defeating JOY Busters – Join us today and discover the actions you must take to defeat JOY Buster’s and their effect on your life.

JOY Series #5 – Praising and Thanking for JOY

Praising and Thanking for JOY will help expand your prayer life from “petition addict” to one of praising JOY so that you can enjoy God too.

JOY Series #4 – WRAP-ing JOY

Today we are WRAP-ing JOY. How would you like to feel wrapped in JOY? Have you ever wanted to hear God speak to YOU? You can! We will discuss the JOY you can experience from a two-way conversation with your Heavenly Father. You will learn the WRAP method for interactive prayer, how to avoid being a talkaholic in prayer, the four-stages for prayer, and the best way to REST in God’s Love and receive His JOY.God Yearns for a Relationship with You. Enjoy this new podcast!

JOY Series #3 – Awakening JOY & Telling Yourself the Truth

Are you awakening to more JOY in your life? Join the podcast to awaken more joy in your life and find out what God is singing over YOU.

JOY Series #2 – Defining JOY & 4 Tips for Increasing JOY

Have ever wondered if lasting Joy is attainable?  Today we will discuss a definition for true and lasting JOY plus 4 Tips for increasing JOY in your life.

JOY Series #1 – Searching for JOY

Join us today as we search for how to be filled with true and lasting JOY every day. 

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