Unwrapping the Gifts

©Joy Dunlap  https://joydunlap.com Isn’t it a delight when someone gives us a great gift? In order to realize just how good it is though, we have to open the gift to discover what’s inside. “I’ve been wanting this” or “This is just what I needed,” we exclaim when we...

My Father’s World and Words

©Joy Dunlap  https://joydunlap.com “This is My Father’s World” plays in my mind especially around Father’s Day. As a youth, I remember joining my voice with others in our church congregation as the organist and pianist played the familiar tune found in our hymnals. To...

Joy in the Brokenness

©Joy Dunlap  https://joydunlap.com The crashing noise caused me to rush out of the laundry room into the breakfast nook. My husband had already picked up the pieces and put them on the table. The heart-shaped, pottery “Joy” ornament lay broken into shards with a tiny...

22 Two-rrific Verses to Celebrate 2-22-22

©Joy Dunlap  https://joydunlap.com Two-riffic Tuesday is here!  2-22-22 It’s not a pandemic nor a prophecy; but it is a palindrome which is a word or number that’s the same backward or forward. And, since 2-22-22 falls on a Tuesday and it’s a Twos-day that makes it...

The Music Died – or Did It?

©Joy Dunlap  https://joydunlap.com Has the music died in our lives?  Or is it that we’re listening to the wrong soundtrack or station? Remember the song “American Pie?”  Perhaps right now some of the lyrics are starting to swirl in your brain. On January 15,...

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