Over the last number of months I have had the opportunity to read the biblical and helpful blogposts of our sister, Holly Sands, through the ministry of United in Christ Jesus. Joy brought my attention to the content, particularly, of an email that Holly had sent out to a few of the ladies involved in the UCJ ministry this past Monday. Both Joy and I were encouraged and ex...Keep Reading
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After the cruel, yet glorious, realities of the cross took place on Friday Jesus was taken off the cross and placed in a tomb. Incredulity. Silence, blank stares, sadness, anger, anxiety, despair, along with a myriad of other emotions must have been experienced by the followers of Jesus. Dreams crushed, hopes destroyed. We, knowing that the resurrection is just hours away, aren't crushed but rather expectant and hope-filled! This was not the experience of Jesus' followers that day so many years ago. ...
George Mueller, famous for his faith in God to provide for the many orphans he cared for, is said to have stayed in his time with the Lord each morning until his soul was happy in Jesus. And the scriptures remind us that God's mercies are new every morning because of His faithfulness so we have been given a recurring gift from God to start each day with joy in the morning....Keep Reading
My name is Joy. It's actually my middle name; my first name is Elizabeth. There's a long story about how I came to be called Joy instead but suffice it to say I've been called Joy since the second grade. Joy is as fine a name as any other but there's something about it which I have found somewhat difficult to live with. Most names are just names, but my name carries with i...Keep Reading
I recently awoke with a cloud hanging over my head. Ever had one of those days? You know, nothing is really different in your life and circumstances than the day before but your outlook today is dismal. That's how I felt as I awoke and all the little nagging concerns over a myriad of issues began to grow and threatened to blow my faith to bits....Keep Reading