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My Nest Is Empty

My nest is empty! How can that be? For the past 30 years, there has been a child or teen in our home. There has always been a bookbag by the front door, heap of towels in the bathroom and an array of cars in the driveway. As we approached this new season, I would put up a good front and brag how excited I was to become the proverbial "empty nester". I relished in the future of ...

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Breakdown to 5K – An Idol In The Breaking 

An idol can be a costly thing. It can cost you financially, personally, emotionally and spiritually. What is an idol? I found the following definition on the internet: an image or representation of a god used as an object of worship. A person or thing that is greatly admired, loved, or revered. Here is my definition: Anything that separates Joy from God! Anything that gives Joy what she...

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From Breakdown to 5K – The Race Is On 

One of my favorite stories in the Bible is found in 1 Samuel. The story involves a battle that was won and a monument built as a reminder. I don’t know about you but I often need reminders of God’s faithfulness. I tend to forget the many times God brought me through dark times and places. I forget how He is true to His Word when He says He will never forsake us. Let me take a m...

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