Step Back from the Kingdom?

©Joy Dunlap  https://joydunlap.com People have been taking a “step back” from the original royal family since Adam and Eve did so in the garden.  All the world’s abuzz with chatter about Meghan and Harry, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who, as you surely know,...

Confrontation in the Checkout Line

©Joy Dunlap  https://joydunlap.com In the self-checkout line at Target, I began to get antsy and frustrated at the woman in line ahead of me digging through her gigantic purse trying to find who knows what. One of the many checkout kiosks seemed to be open.  Couldn’t...

What Masks Do We Wear?

©Joy Dunlap  https://joydunlap.com Adults wear masks too, and not just as Halloween costumes. When children trick-or-treat at my house, I enjoy seeing what costumes they’re wearing. What persona are they taking on? An action hero? A cuddly animal?  A popular TV or...

Life’s Obstacle Course Lesson

©Joy Dunlap  https://joydunlap.com In a recent episode of the reality show “Survivor,” contestants had to navigate an obstacle course while blindfolded. A caller who sat up high could see the entire course that participants had to get through in order to guide them to...

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...

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