Author Archives: Jamie Truwe

Dwell – April 2024

This has to be one of my favorite “dwell” passages because it shows me how much I am loved, how God pursues me and how the assurance of eternity in heaven is mine. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life. We are being pursued; God is not idly sitting around waiting on us. He is not expecting perfection from us before he acts, He is not wondering when we will be worthy of His goodness and mercy. No, he is pursuing us, chasing after us, following us.

Dwell – March 2024

Have you ever been so struck by the beauty around you that you just stop and stare, gaze, dwell. The mountains, the ocean, a sunset or sunrise. The beauty we get to behold on earth won’t even compare to the beauty of the Lord. We will get to gaze on the beauty of the Lord forever. The beauty of his nature and his presence. There is nothing greater to do with our time than to fill our minds and hearts with the beauty and goodness of God.

DWELL – January 2024

I chose Psalm 4 verse 8 for January for a couple of reasons. In the winter our bodies are moving a little slower, we are resting more, sleeping more, and covered in peace. I also thought it would be a great verse to start the year with. When we look at the verse and let the words dwell in our hearts, we find that we can rest in the confidence of the safety that the Lord provides.

DWELL: A Word for 2024

A couple of years ago the word dwell kept coming up in the passages of scripture that I was reading. It struck me as a great word and one that I would mull over and come back to time and time again. The dictionary defines dwell as, to live in or at a specific place. In the Old Testament the word “dwell” is a translation of 9 words with the most frequently used translation being “to sit down” and sometimes is translated as “abide”, “inhabit” and “remain”. These words suggest pictures of peace. They show us sitting in and abiding in Christ, His Word, His church.

Welcome to the NEW Pure Joy Creative!

I am so glad you are here! When we first built this site in 2019 I wasn’t entirely sure what the future would hold. It was an exciting time, and I can’t thank you enough for your support these past several years! Heading into 2024 it was time to spruce things up a bit. The goal was to simplify this website, while also allowing for growth in new directions!