Embracing My New Name

This week, I was reminded of something God spoke to me at my first youth retreat. I had completely forgotten about it. I guess I’m a bit stubborn, but I believe that God’s timing is perfect. And the time is now. During this youth retreat, the Lord gave me a new name – Joy. As […]

Time to Say Goodbye

This Friday our family said goodbye to our 8-year-old foster child. She was with us for a little over four months, but it seemed like we had known her for a long time. Saying goodbye can sometimes be difficult. Will we ever see her again? Will she be okay? Will she remember us? Did we […]

Why Is This Happening to Me?

Have you ever asked yourself this question before? I know I have… many times. Let me share something very personal with you. I’ve been married for 12 years now to a wonderful man of God. From the beginning, we both wanted children. Two years into our marriage we found out we were not able to […]

The Serving Cow

Are you finding yourself tired and weary? Has your complaining taken over your joyous song? Do you find yourself judging others for what they don’t do or how they do things? I myself, have been feeling frustrated about my leadership abilities for the past couple weeks. The Lord brought me back to a devotional I […]


Today is the last day of 2010 – Wow! It is during this time that we find ourselves reflecting on the outcomes for the year; the successes, the failures, our lost dreams and our future hopes… The problem is that we become discouraged with time. We lose focus and end up feeling worst about ourselves. […]