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Welcome, Friend!

I’m Joy McLaughlin. 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 read.

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For those in the struggle…

I don’t know about you, but I have friends and family who have “stuff” going on… Not just little stuff, but BIG stuff.   Ya know what I mean? Different seasons of life bring sometimes unexpected blessings, but also other times we feel sucker punched by our circumstances. If you are  

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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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On the day you were born

  So… I had a birthday yesterday, and it was a BIG one… I turned 5-0!  Fifty!  Half a century! Haha!  That last one sounds really old!  But, you know what!  I’m so excited about it!  I wear those 50 years like a badge of honor.  Indeed the days are long and the years are…

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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!