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Everyday Joys Devotional

40 Days of Reflecting on the Intersection of Ordinary and Divine

Tama Fortner

About Everyday Joys Devotional

This inspiring devotional invites you to discover the divine joys of the “ordinary” moments of each day, offering a powerful way to maintain your spiritual rhythms in between daily responsibilities and to-do lists.

Do you ever feel like the moments of life are passing by in a blur of ordinary as one day fades into another? Do you ever catch yourself wondering, Have I really lived this day? Or have I missed what matters most?

Everyday Joys Devotional is an invitation to seek God and recognize His divine presence in even the most “ordinary” moments. Whether folding clothes, tackling the day’s to-do list, or wondering how fingerprints got on the ceiling, you can join bestselling author Tama Fortner in seeing and experiencing joys on the holy ground right where you are.

With forty short, sometimes humorous and always real and thought-provoking devotions, this interactive devotional invites you to ponder the possibilities of a life lived fully in the presence of God. Each devotion offers a prayer, a point to ponder, and prompts for journaling and reflection, along with a practical yet poignant takeaway to encourage you to draw nearer to the heart of God. The peaceful, foliage-inspired artwork throughout the devotional promotes a mindset of rest even in the busiest lifestyles. Because the entries are numbered but not dated, you can follow this journey during Lent, Advent, or at any other time of year.

Rather than adding yet another item to already overloaded to-do lists and schedules, this joy-filled devotional invites you to view every moment as a moment to be lived on holy ground—because God's divine presence is always with you, waiting to be discovered at the intersection of ordinary and divine.

About Tama Fortner

Tama Fortner is a bestselling writer with more than thirty-five titles to her credit, including Simply Christmas: A Busy Mom's Guide to Reclaiming the Peace of the Holidays. As a ghostwriter, she has collaborated with some of the biggest names in Christian publishing to create inspirational books for children, teens, and adults. But her greatest accomplishments happen in a happy little home on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee, where she lives with her family and an incredibly lazy dog who doubles as a footwarmer.

Product Details

176 pages | Published by Ink & Willow

On Sale Date: Jan 30, 2024

Trim Size: 6 x 8

Carton Quantity: 24

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Discover the divine joys of "ordinary" moments with Tama Fortner's thought-provoking new devotional, Everyday Joys.

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Everyday Joys Devotional
40 Days of Reflecting on the Intersection of Ordinary and Divine by Tama Fortner
An Ink & Willow Devotional | January 30, 2024

Writer of ECPA Christian Book Award Finalist, Simply Christmas, Releasing Second Product with Ink & Willow: A Devotional for Finding Joy in the Everyday

—WaterBrook’s Ink & Willow continues to expand its creative line with Everyday Joys Devotional: 40 Days of Reflecting on the Intersection of Ordinary and Divine. The devotional is the latest work of Tama Fortner, an award-winning writer with more than sixty titles to her credit, including the ECPA Christian Book Award Finalist, Simply Christmas, Roar Like a Lion with Levi Lusko, and How Great Is Our God with Louie Giglio.
Throughout the forty installations in the Everyday Joys Devotional, Tama’s skilled writing style works together with thoughtfully placed Bible verses, ultimately taking readers on a journey of intentionality. The devotional directly speaks to our culture’s persistent desire to be present in today’s world, intricately exploring the question of: How can we do actually do that?
For creative Christians who feel their days blending into one seemingly insignificant blur, the Everyday Joys Devotional is a practical guide to noticing and appreciating the blessings God places right before our eyes. Tama illustrates how every single day – whether we’re wrapping cold fingers around a mug of hot tea or tackling the next item on the never-ending to-do list – God is with us and wants us to feel His joy! With beautiful titles, such as “Reverie in the Repetition” and “A Ministry of Moments,” each devotion elaborates on ways we can experience God’s joy.
Richly detailed stories from Tama accompany soothing foliage-inspired illustrations, creating a thoughtful product that will be an evergreen gift for years to come. Due to its undated format, readers can use this devotional during Lent, Advent, or any other time of the year. Peace-filled prayers, points to ponder, prompts for journaling, and practical takeaways are sure to encourage anyone – no matter what stage of life they may be in – that God’s presence is always there.
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Tama Fortner
is an experienced writer with more than sixty titles to her credit, including the Everyday Joys Devotional (Ink & Willow; 1/30/24). Throughout her extensive career as a ghostwriter, she has collaborated with well-known authors including Max Lucado and Sadie Robertson Huff. Her greatest accomplishments, however, happen in a happy little home on the outskirts of Nashville, where she lives with her family and a feisty pup who’s convinced he is people too.
Follow Tama on Instagram @tamafortnerbooks and Facebook @tamafortnerbooks.

Habits to find joy.
Tama can list and expand upon ways people can experience joy on an everyday basis, from beginning each day with God to getting outside to practicing gratitude. She believes that when we seek God, He will be found. And when we do so, we will find joy.

Starting with Amen.
In the devotional, Tama touches upon why Amen doesn’t have to be “the end” of our prayers, but can be the beginning. In a conversation, she can share experiences that have led her to have this positive outlook and how it impacts her everyday thoughts.

Personal joys behind the Everyday Joys Devotional.
An appreciation for the small things in life is at the core of this devotional, so Tama can share the little joys that inspired her to write it. Whether it be her special affection for honey, fascination with intricate spiderwebs, or the bottle of bubbles that sits atop her kitchen sink, Tama can explain why these seemingly mundane things bring her delight — and can attest to why it's important to stop and notice them.
1. What is the Everyday Joys Devotional and how can people use it?
2. Can you describe a moment when you glimpsed the presence of God? What did that feel like?

3. Do you believe our lives can change for the better with an ongoing awareness of His presence? In what ways do you intentionally seek joy in your day-to-day routine?

4. What advice would you give to someone who wants to feel God’s presence, but isn’t quite sure how to do so on a regular basis?
5. You write about holy ground. Can you describe what this means in a scriptural context and why it relates to the core message of the devotional?

6. You cleverly compare faith and God to Legos, saying life “comes down to connections.” Can you please elaborate on that analogy?
7. Do you have a favorite Bible verse that correlates with the message of the devotional, which is to see His joy all around us?
8. As someone who has written more than sixty titles for children and adults, what is a piece of advice you have for someone who wants to start writing?

9. What was your favorite part about writing the Everyday Joys Devotional? What about the most challenging?

10. What do you hope people take away from this devotional?

Tama Fortner
An Ink & Willow Devotional | On Sale 1/30/24
ISBN: 9780593581070 | eBook ISBN: 9780593796313

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