Bev's Blog - Return to Joy

Helping You Find Healing in the Arms of Your Savior

Waiting

Waiting is hard. I hate surprises and want to know what’s coming next…Will my husband's cancer come back? How long will I have him with me? What will I do if he dies prematurely? I want the answers now...but oftentimes life doesn’t work that way. I was recently...

God’s Waiting Room

Who would think that waiting for a phone call could be so hard? As I wait for the report from my precious husband’s MRI, I’m deeply aware that the results will have a great impact on many more lives than my own…lives like Gary’s dad (who recently lost his beloved wife...

Unexpected Triggers

Have you ever felt like crying over something trivial? I’m not talking about happy tears, but the kind that come when you least expect them and for no apparent reason.   This happened to me recently when a dear friend, Zsa Zsa, gifted me with a personal facial....

Are You Trusting Your Father’s Heart?

I recently heard a true story about a young family that lived in Dallas several years ago. The parents married at an early age and quickly filled their nest with five active children. Although the father worked long hours for the postal service to provide for the...

When Something Sweet Turns Sour

Chocolate...yum. I love everything about it. The mouth-watering flavor, smooth creamy touch and delightful scent is pleasing to my senses. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that my favorite expresso drink is mocha. In fact, 4:00 mocha time is my favorite little...

Sweet Brokenness

Being broken is sweet? You’ve got to be kidding me!! Like most people I grew up believing that I needed to be strong and independent. After all, we live in a very broken world and it is human nature to protect our hearts from anything that hurts...which includes a...

What Forgiveness Is Not

Berkley, a sweet teenage girl, slowly began to distance herself from her close-knit, loving Christian family. Wearing gothic clothes and makeup, she began skipping school frequently and hanging out with questionable friends. After months of counseling, she finally...

What Steals Your Joy?

Think for a minute and honestly answer this question. “What steals your joy?” Does your answer include one of the following: marriage problems, painful relationships, disobedient children, health concerns or financial struggles? Although the responses are unique to...

Where Can I Find Joy?

After traveling a long and winding road to Gisenyi, which is a small Rwandan town on the Congo border, my husband and I were stunned to see pastors and their wives singing and dancing with joy upon our arrival. It had only been a few years since the horrifying tribal...

What God is showing me as I worship

What would you think if someone said you could enter into the presence of God? Scripture says that "Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God's presence" (Ephesians 3:12), but how does this happen? Worship is the bridge...

What is Keeping You from Trusting?

 “What will it take for you to trust me?“ I questioned the beautiful red finch in my backyard. Try as I may, she was making it impossible for me to snap her picture as she munched on the sunflower seeds I’d put out. “You see me filling your feeder every morning...

Worship Helps You Return to Joy

I was awestruck when my daughter, Sarah, who was two years old at the time, found comfort in my arms after her arm was badly scraped from an accident in the playground. In just a matter of minutes her sobbing subsided and her gloomy expression was replaced with a...

6 “Big Little Lies” We Believe

Have you ever wrestled with haunting thoughts like “I’m not worthy of God’s love”? Have you been puzzled by the fact that you are a Christian but succumb to destructive thoughts? You know that you’ve been bought with the blood of Christ and yet you continue to...

Baggage on the Healing Journey

Ever had to repack your suitcase at the airport because it was over the weight limit? I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve had to rearrange things between my suitcase and carry-on and even throw things away at the ticket counter more times than I’d like to admit. In the...

What is worship?

Have you ever longed to go deeper in your spiritual walk but felt stuck? Have you been confused about verses like “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you” (James 4:8)? The Bible teaches that God dwells in creation and that His Spirit is present in every...

God created us to seek not hide.

God didn't create us to hide, but to seek. One of my favorite childhood memories is playing the game Hide and Seek. I remember being perched high in the branches of the Magnolia tree in our front yard, hearing my brother shout, “Ready or not, here I come!” I felt like...

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Bev DeSalvo

Bev DeSalvo

Author | Speaker

Bev DeSalvo describes herself as a worshiping woman who has been on an amazing spiritual journey. Raised in an abusive home that created a deep fear of intimacy, God has used her pain as a magnet to draw her to His heart. Now she takes this message of hope to hurting women all over the world and has a book, Return to Joy, that will be released in July, 2016 by NavPress.

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