Kay Smith is the mother of four, and the wife of Chuck Smith Pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa Ca. In the 1970s Kay started and led the Joyful Life women's ministry for years. Kay is also an author.

I first met Kay in 1974 when I accepted Jesus as my Savior, Kay did not know the tremendous effect she had on my life. Her gentle and loving spirit was so apparent to me, I felt I could sit for hours listening to Kay talk about her love for Jesus. My special times with her were spent in Lake Arrowhead at the women's retreats. Kay patiently listened to my personal experiences then shared what word the Lord had given her on what issues I had told her about. Now you can listen to these teachings from Kay and be as blessed as I was and still am.
Sharon McVey Rude

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Reflecting God

Who do you look like?
As we look at Christian women today, we see many who know nothing about the abundant life Jesus came to bring them. And because of this, life is less satisfying, less fulfilling, less joyful, and less God-honoring than it should be.

Kay Smith encourages you to further the journey that began in her book, Pleasing God, as she teaches you the godly attributes necessary to reflect the very image of God.

Discover how the woman who reflects God is a woman who:

  • Knows she is loved, and in turn loves others
  • Realizes who she belongs to, and attracts others to Jesus
  • Is aware of a raging battle, and intercedes for those entrusted to her
  • Understands her position in this dark world, and holds out a light to the lost.
As Kay Smith shows you God’s attributes, you will begin to have the mind of Christ. And as this starts to happen within you—outwardly, you become a reflection of God to a world that desperately needs Him.

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A Right Relationship
Help! Lord Change Me
Team Strategy
For as Much as Ye Know
Eternal Perspective
​Gospel of John
2 Corinthians
1 Peter
1 John
Topical Studies


Philippians - Paperback Bible Study Book

Are you filled with joy? If not—if this less-than-perfect world has robbed you of joy and filled you instead with fear and worry—you must learn the secrets found in the book of Philippians. - 159 pages

12-week Bible study Workbook
Discussion-group Helps
Personal Applications
Background Information

Follow Kay as she takes you on a verse-by-verse discovery of the truths that enabled Paul to worship in shackles, rejoice in persecution, and walk joyfully through life’s darkest places.

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The Privilege

The Bedouin woman in Bethlehem reached down and picked up a handful of rocks. A shepherdess will sometimes throw a pebble gently when a sheep starts to wander away from the fold. This calls them back to safety. But this woman didn’t throw gently. She wore an angry scowl and threw those rocks with a vengeance. She didn’t want to be in that field tending those sheep. She wanted to be anyplace else in the world.

At times, we find ourselves standing in a field we didn’t choose for ourselves, tending to a task we never wanted. But when the call to that field—and the sheep it contains—comes from God Himself, then you’ve just been given a privilege.

The Privilege is a loving conversation between friends. Kay Smith has a special place in her heart for pastors’ wives and women in leadership—to any woman who has been asked to nurture and feed others. If you are a pastor’s wife, mother, Sunday school teacher or ministry leader, let Kay’s unique blend of encouragement and exhortation inspire you to take a second look at the opportunity you’ve been given.

Whether you’ve been called to nurture sheep or nurture children, the lessons Kay has gleaned over 62 years of ministry will refresh your heart and inspire you to love the ones God has entrusted to you all the more fervently.

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