An Open Letter to My Next Husband


To My Next Husband, I feel like I’ve been on a journey of 1000 miles and, finally, here we are.  I know what the world says about love.  I know what the world says about second marriages.  It will never work.  They fail 67% of the time.  Blended families are death on a relationship.   Here is what I want you to know: My divorce was hard on me. You know that saying, “Just when the caterpillar thought its life was over, it became a butterfly”?  Well, that was me.  I thought … [Continue reading...]

What time is it anyway?

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In the last few months, there have been two times that I have literally lost time.   Both were very spiritual experiences. Both times I (and the person with me) would have sworn only about 10 minutes passed when, in fact, it was hours. So, God got me to thinking about time and this is what I heard: Joy, don’t you realize time means nothing to me. I am the beginning and the end, the Alpha and the Omega. You like to think this is linear, like there is a beginning and an end and a … [Continue reading...]

Don’t we know that God could turn this country around in a minute if His people lived with the faith of Daniel?

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Today I sat with the story of Daniel in the Lion’s Den found in Daniel 6. Daniel was very successful in the culture of his world.  Verse two tells us that he was in line to be in charge of the entire empire.  His contemporaries, the rulers of the other provinces, plotted to set him […]

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Step Out of the Boat

Photo credit via Daniel Weber

Sometimes we find ourselves in the middle of an ocean of hurt.  The winds of uncertainty are howling around us.  Fear strikes us like lightening to the trees, lighting up the sky to show the monsters lingering in the dark. We hold on so tightly to that which makes us feel safe.  We cling tightly […]

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