Heart Full of Brokenness

©Joy Dunlap  https://joydunlap.com The heart-shaped mass caused me to abruptly stop my brisk beach walk.  Earlier, God and I had been having a chat. Well, I was talking and confessing and asking for forgiveness for the way I’d handled a situation even though I’d felt...

Stop Stumble from Turning Tumble

©Joy Dunlap  https://joydunlap.com When we’re unsteady, stumble or slide, what we reach for matters. A recent trip to the salon reminded me of that. Normally I choose to get a relaxing pedicure on one day and the painful torture of leg waxing on another. However,...

Finding Treasure Amidst Chaos

©Joy Dunlap  https://joydunlap.com Ever discovered treasure amidst chaos?  We stroll into a thrift store or yard sale with crowded shelves and tables just to look around and then we spot a “made-for-us” item. As newlyweds, my husband and I wandered into a...

Moon Walk of God’s Wonder

©Joy Dunlap  https://joydunlap.com Minutes before midnight on a cold January evening, I drove alone to a nearby parking lot to experience an unobstructed view of the blood moon.  My eyes lifted upward.  Above, the orangish-red-colored moon seemed stamped in the sky’s...

The Fight Against Freedom

©Joy Dunlap  https://joydunlap.com “I’m trying to help you,” I shouted.  “Get out of here.” Over and over again, the insect fluttered its wings on the windowsill trying to get to where it wanted to go.  Holding the broom high above my head, I pushed at the four-winged...

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