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Welcome, Friend!

I’m Joy. I’m glad you stopped by. Among these pages and posts, you’ll find a little bit about what inspires me, keeps me busy, and just makes me smile.  It is my hope you’ll take some time to look around and be encouraged by what you see.

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In the Quiet Knowing

We sit across the table from each other.  He calls out the heaviness in my heart, and it is only then that I realize its full weight. It’s been a season of change, of loss, of new places, and of growth. The corners of his mouth rise in a gentle smile.  The kindness in his…

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Go Get It

  One day I found this letter board on clearance.  I knew I wanted to put it in my breakfast nook where I often have my quiet time with the Lord. I asked God what I should put on it, and immediately this verse came to mind.  I had to look it up because I wasn’t…

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Yet I Will Praise You

Growing up, my sister Jeni and I sang duets in church.  After we were both married, we didn’t do it as often, but on occasion.  One particular time we had chosen to sing the song “When Praise Demands a Sacrifice.” Our families shared a house at the time, and we were practicing in the living…

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So Long for Now…

Dear Dad, I wasn’t really expecting to write you this kind of a letter so soon, but here we are anyway. It’s hard to know where to start, but “thank you” seems most appropriate.  Thank you for your love and support through the great times and the difficult ones.  Thank you for loving the high-pitched,…

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Intention

We live in such a crazy, fast-paced world.  The very things that were created to help us slow down and enjoy life have, in fact, complicated and compounded our busy-ness.  While thankful for technology and the conveniences of the time we’re living in, I sometimes long for the unplugged version. It’s so easy to be…

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Joy.... To The World Podcast

Everybody is on a journey, and while our paths may look very different, woven throughout all of our stories is a gold thread of God’s guidance and faithfulness. Joy … to the World Podcast was created as a space to share each other’s journeys and celebrate the I-spy-God moments we all experience.

If you have a story you would like to share, I’d love to hear it!