Is the Gift Card Still Valid?

©Joy Dunlap  https://joydunlap.com The pain jabbing in my leg muscle and hip kept waking me up at night.  When I walked, the pain radiated.  Trying not to limp proved difficult in my own strength, despite my best efforts to try to focus one foot in front of the other....

Chopped Trees and Calvary

©Joy Dunlap  https://joydunlap.com My heart sank. I’d been expecting it because of the signs I had seen, but nothing prepared me for what I saw. Hundreds of tall trees had been chopped down a few blocks from me. What will rise up is difficult to envision, and it’s...

The Beep Goes On

©Joy Dunlap  https://joydunlap.com Beep.Beep.Beep.Beep. The sound seemed to be coming from me, but I checked my phone and that wasn’t it. Beep.Beep.Beep.Beep.  People in the hospital waiting room turned to look at me. Beep.Beep.Beep.Beep. What was that? Could that...

Winnie the Pooh Thoughts and Word Treasures

©Joy Dunlap  https://joydunlap.com What pops in your mind when you think of Winnie the Pooh?  A childhood book? An animated film? A Disney ride? For almost a century, Winnie the Pooh has been climbing into the hearts and minds of children (and adults) spreading...

Decorating the Tree

©Joy Dunlap  https://joydunlap.com Strewn about on the floor near the brightly lit tree lay a variety of Christmas ornaments. Each one carrying the memory of a place, a person, or experience. The bird in the tree painted as a childhood project with my mom. The...

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