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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By Joy McLaughlin | February 20, 2019
We sit together just enjoying the stillness. We refer to the place we’re in now as the sweet spot. Peace lives here, and this moment is not lost on us. It wasn’t always this way in our marriage. We’ve come full circle, and the sum of the journey would not be complete without each part….
By Joy McLaughlin | February 1, 2019
I find mosaics intriguing. Beauty created from broken. Perhaps you’ve seen table tops made from broken pieces of china or art work made from sea glass formed out of fragments of discarded bottles. Stained glass windows which adorn cathedrals and churches would not be possible without the individual and many times oddly shaped pieces of…
By Joy McLaughlin | November 20, 2018
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…
By Joy McLaughlin | October 24, 2018
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…
By Joy McLaughlin | May 10, 2018
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…
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!