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Join: link; connect; unite to form one entity or group; take part in

At some point in our lives, we’ve all joined something. Whether it was a club at school, a small group in church, the military, or something completely different — we all know what it’s like to join in.

When you become involved in something you like, it creates a renewed sense of excitement in you. It gives you a sense of community, of friendship, of fulfillment, of purpose. 

As human beings, we were created as social creatures. Even the most antisocial of us (read:me) was created for social interactions. 

We were all created to join in, to participate, in life. We were made to desire community and friendship, and to want fulfillment and a sense of purpose. Those are all normal traits. And joining in on something is an easy way to check off all these boxes.

As Christians, we are called to come together, to commune with one another, to join in.

So this week I encourage you to attend church; find a small group; get involved in that ministry, or start the ministry; work at that shelter; volunteer your time there. Jump in!

Get out there and join in. You won’t regret it!

Maddisen Sauls is the smile and voice behind the Everyday Joy blog as well as the author of the Word of the Week posts and the editor of by leaps and bounds. Throughout her life, Maddisen has worked as a reporter for small town newspapers, a School Age and Preschool teacher, and has acquired her ministerial license. 

An avid book reader and lover of the written word, Maddisen is passionate about using her favorite medium to reach the lost and the hurting, and to offer encouragement and hope to those struggling through life. 

Following her battle with depression, Maddisen has made it her mission to help other people through this journey and to bring joy to the lives of the people around her. 

You can find Maddisen on Instagram @maddisen.paige

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