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Stephanie Bryant is the co-founder of @incourage and a podcaster at the #JesusLedAdventurePodcast. She owns a Marketing & Business Coaching company. She is passionate about guiding you to your promised land and personal brand therapy. She enjoys spending her days with her husband and their miracle daughter, Gabrielle, on #BryantFamilyFarm....

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  1. What a great idea! We love worship CDs at our house, but I would love something that’s “not annoying”.
    Right now…the 14 inches of snow is bringing my boys bucket loads of joy!

  2. Our kids love when we have a family night – everyone is home, we eat dinner together, play a game and/or watch a movie! These CDs look great!

  3. What brings me joy is hearing my children singing praise and worship songs… and they enjoy it too! At 3 & 4 they name praise songs when asked their favorites. I’d love to add to our repertoire! Can’t wait to check it out. Thank you…

  4. It brings me joy to hear the questions and comments from our three year old little girl- tell me about Jesus and the disciples mommy… “you never run from God, you always run to Him” 🙂 and recently at “random” times this advent season, hearing her by herself playing and speaking words of life, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End”. This makes me heart so happy!

  5. We love to enjoy nature together – the silence, the different climates all year round (we all love rain ! :o),… and coming home after a long day outside in the cold to read some books and enjoy some hot chocolate.

  6. Right now what brings me joy is that I purposely said NO to many things this December in order to say YES to my God and my family. I have completely loved every minute of our advent devotions each night with candlelight and christmas carols. This Advent has been very special for me, even though we haven’t done all the million activities that we usually do. 🙂 I have heard about these CD’s before and would LOVE to win a copy!!

  7. We always eat meals together at the table- no matter if it’s early before a sports practice or late after bible study. Each night we play a game called “High and Low”. Every person goes around the table and tells one “high” that happened as well as a low. This really opens up conversation and with 3 boys sometimes that is hard. Even our youngest (3) loves this tradition and it really does bring us so much JOY!

  8. We were just saying how much we enjoy this time of year, when the house is decorated, and we eat by the light of the Advent wreath candles. Fires in the fireplace, and Christmas books to curl up with and read.

  9. My girls get a lot of joy from playing with animals, especially dogs. Our dog died this fall and so we are borrowing joy from our neighbor’s dog. There is nothing like an enthusiastic puppy and giggling girls!

  10. I’m finding joy in organizing our adopt a family for Christmas program. It’s a gift to be in charge knowing that we’re giving these families gifts they wouldn’t have without us.

  11. Piling all our grandkids in the van and taking them to look at all the Christmas lights, while cranking up Christmas music to sing along with,,,,especially fun in CA as we can leave the car windows down and spread the joy.

  12. Our family finds joy in tickle fights, long dog walks, living room dance-offs and big bowls of ice cream. 🙂

  13. Lots of things bring joy to our family, but the best moment of the day is probably when Daddy walks in the door! We also find pure joy in music and laughing together.

  14. I would have to say the youth group brings me great joy. I feel like I have about 30 kids on Wednesday nights and it’s just wonderful. I love it when I just walk in the door and I hear I need to talk to you. They are my Joy I love them all. I thank God for them always.

  15. For us joy comes in being together – even if it is just watching a movie in our jammies! And you should see the boys when daddy gets home – chasing, tackling, laughing! So much joy in being a family!

  16. Our girls are grown, the oldest married just over a year and living in London. They and we enjoy every opportunity to get together. Special times often center around our shared memories of evenings playing games, watching favorite videos and reciting the lines with the actors, bell choir trips, and favorite CDs. I would love to be able to share these CDs with my grandchildren and watch their new family make loving, joyful memories, too.

  17. Joy is watching my nephews grow in men after God’s heart. It’s such a blessing to watch them and I would love to bless them with these cd’s!

  18. Love, Love Love it! Music is a huge part of our lives I have 4 kids under 6 and are just starring the adoption process and we live our lifes through music. It ‘s healing and it makes you feel so good. We dance dailyto Christian rock for at least 1-2 hours. Great exercise too. It’s so delightful when your in church and your kids are bowing their heads and praying with the pastor when they are this little. God is so good! thanks for sharing this!

  19. Having a fire in the fireplace and roasting hotdogs and marshmallows always brings excitement and joy to my kidlets!

  20. Family Friday brings much joy to our family. We spend the day as a family working & playing together.

  21. Joy comes from being together. Laying on the bed and playing silly words, making up songs, singing worship songs together.

  22. eating family meals and having family movie night together brings this family of 5 great joy! we also indulge in a little popcorn with m&ms mixed in for a special treat! yum!

  23. Just a few moments one on one with mom or dad brings my kids great joy! It’s fun to know that a smile is never far away!

  24. we find joy in time together… reading… walks… baking cookies.. teaching our kids what the bible says and watching them figure it out.

  25. We have one of the Seeds CD’s and really love it! Joy for us is found in contentment… whether with the jobs God has given us at church or in time together as a family watching Christmas movies and eating popcorn with hot chocolate!

  26. Being together brings us joy! In the midst of our crazy schedule, being silly together in the evenings is a delight for us. And we love to sing! Those cd’s sound great!!

  27. What brings my little one joy is listening to music and just hanging out with mom and dad. She gets really bored with her toys but could listen to music for hours.
    We do have Seeds CD and love it – it’s truly not annoying like so many other little kid CDs.

  28. love music that sings praises to God and really teaches kids God’s word as well! would love to have the seeds worship set! 😀

  29. I don’t have my own family yet, but one thing that brought joy to my family when I was young during this time of year was visiting a refugee family in need in a community about 30 minutes from ours. We brought them gifts and celebrated with them. I’ll never forget that very special moment!

  30. Being together as a family, going to church together, singing in the car (we have the Seeds sample CD and LOVE it!), reading books together, and having family movie night all bring happiness to our family. To quote my husband in a recent sermon, though, “Happiness comes from happenings. Joy comes from the Only One who can give it.” So, our favorite family activities bring us happiness, but the fact that we are a Christian family, serving our wonderful Savior brings us true Joy!

  31. Our Joy comes from our Savior, Jesus Christ. We share our joy with our friends, neighbors and family by sharing the story of Jesus’ birth. We celebrate the love that God has for us through Christmas gatherings and gift giving. Our gratitude overflows knowing that God sent His Son to be among us and ultimately giving His life for our sins.

  32. I would love to win! I haven’t ever heard of them, but we listen to music all the time, and I’m ready for something new!
    What brings me joy is hearing the laughter of my children, or the sound of them singing praises!

  33. Marriage is bringing my husband and I joy these days…we celebrate our 5 month anniversary on December 18th! 🙂 We have 2 of the Seeds cds and LOVE them. We play them while cooking, cleaning, just hanging out, and in the car…then we find ourselves singing them even when they’re not playing! It’s an awesome way to memorize Scripture.

  34. When I see our oldest lift her hands to Jesus and the youngest noticing to do the same…
    I love Seeds music… it is inspired from the Lord! Thanks for this chance!

  35. Playing with my girls, reading them a book, or telling them a story brings them a lot of joy… Joy is contagious… Lets all be joyful. Joyful in the Lord.

  36. After a move, our family has finally settled into a church that we’re not only excited about but that honestly brings us JOY!

  37. Since a friend introduced me to SEEDS earlier this year, my 10 yr. old and I have joyfully devoured the Seeds of Faith! When I’m listening often, I’ve woken up in the middle of the night with these “living & active” songs fresh in my dreams…these are not just great songs about God, but God’s very word…POWERFUL! I would love the whole series…but if we don’t get chosen, we’ll add them to our music library soon!

  38. What brings joy to our kids is the simple things of life and of the season. Baking cookies together, playing together on the floor, driving around looking at Christmas lights…. Just togetherness!

  39. Thank you for sharing this wonderful resource! Music is an integral part of our family, and is definitely something that brings us joy. We are all currently prepping for various roles in our Christmas performances this weekend, and though exhausting it’s so special that we’re all involved in it together. I would love to begin using this type of material for our family to use at home, too.

  40. What brings joy to our kids and our family? Lots of things! Snow, a special trip, reading a good book aloud together, time with friends, baptism of a new believer in Christ, a homemade snack, sharing happy memories, love words written or spoken, … the list goes on. Most of all, we have joy in experiencing God’s unconditional love new each day.

  41. My kids and my husband and I get great joy out of nearly any adventure we do as a family. Whether hiking or simply driving around looking at Christmas lights, I’m so glad to say we enjoy being together!

  42. We find joy in spending time together, telling silly stories, and playing pretend. Each day is a gift from God!

  43. Ahhhh, we find joy in simple things, piling on daddy, silly supper discussions, and music. We enjoy everything from classical, silly, to worshipful. We love Seeds and just yesterday, after a tough day on Wednesday, I popped a cd on and we worshipped going to yet another event.

  44. any time we do something together as a WHOLE family – whether it’s wrestling in the den floor or Christmas Caroling or having family movie night – they LOVE it and it brings me such joy!!

  45. My children are small, and what brings them joy right now are the candles we light with dinner. We started last year with an Advent wreath, and the kids enjoyed it so much that we continued lighting a single candle with our evening meals (“Because Jesus is the light of the world!”). We have come full circle this year with our Advent wreath once more, and the kids really connect with lighting our special candles.

  46. Joy to us is opening the numbered boxes daily with our two boys, (3.5 & 21 mths) on our nativity advent calendar as we eagerly await Jesus’ birth.
    We also have the wise men traveling from the East, (upstairs part of our house) to bring gifts to Jesus.
    It’s true joy to see and experience the excitement the boys have and talk through the account in Luke 2 with them as we teach them about celebrating the birth of Christ.

  47. Music! Music brings my kids joy – whether they are making it, singing along with it, or listening. Thanks for the giveaway!

  48. Worship truly brings joy into our home. Our 5 year old and 3 year old love to listen to music as they play. A Seeds set would be awesome to include and they would be hiding God’s Word in their heart.

  49. My children adore their Grandma and love spending time with her. When they see her car pull up, their faces are just filled with joy. The best part is, mine is too

  50. Being together as a family and enjoying each other’s distinct personalities.
    Listening to music blaring from the iTunes collection on our computer as we clean the house.
    Anticipating the arrival of a new little grandbaby in June.
    All this and more brings my family joy!

  51. We find joy in giving to others. Whether it be offering Christmas cookies to neighbors, making gifts for family members, or secretly adopting a needy family for Christmas, we are blessed by giving.

  52. This is kind of silly but we live in Oregon where it rains and rains and rains and the other morning it was one of those beautiful blue skies, sun shining (cold) but gorgeous days and my 3 year old came out into the toy room where we have these huge windows looking out into this field of tall pine trees and he just stopped and his face lit up and he said Mom the sun is shining and it is a beautiful day! His whole face was in awe of the beauty out of our window and I just had to laugh and I told him yes it was a beautiful day and I thanked the Lord for that day, that morning, that moment, amd my son. That was joy for me that I stored in my heart to remember on these long rainy dreary dark days.

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