19: I Choose Joy

Mary Jane and her weighted blanketsWe never get tired of hearing how God is at work in people’s lives. Each story is so unique and that’s definitely the case with Mary Jane and her weighted blankets.

We were clueless about this whole idea of a weighted blanket. But after hearing Mary Jane’s story, we’re pretty pumped about how God is using them. Not only has he provided for her needs with the business, but the therapeutic blankets are making a big difference in the lives of people struggling with things like anxiety, ADHD, stress and insomnia.

She starts off her story with this simple statement: “I chose joy.” It’s so simple you might miss the three words. But don’t. Those three words describe the beautiful combination of Mary Jane’s attitude and obedience along with God’s amazing way of providing something out of nothing.

Like most of us, her life has been full of ups and downs. There have been struggles, disappointments and loss. Not the least was the loss of her mother at a young age. Life isn’t always easy. But Mary Jane is quick to point out God is the one who has walked her through every challenge. And he’s helped her to choose joy even when joy makes no sense.

In this podcast, you’ll hear a select few stories from Mary Jane’s life. In some ways, they’re ordinary circumstances, but what stands out is the way God turns the ordinary into the extraordinary. And that’s what you’re going to want to tune in to hear.

If you pay close attention, you’ll get the picture of a sort of interactive dance Mary Jane has with God throughout the day. It’s this relationship that beautifully colors her perspective of life.

Learn more about weighted blankets at Restful Wraps.

Media Credits

Bumper Music: Sons of Avi
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