Why Give Thanks?

©Joy Dunlap  https://joydunlap.com Thankful. Grateful. Blessed. That’s the message my lightweight, midnight blue, long-sleeved shirt carries, but the meaning isn’t lightweight at all! When we are truly thankful for the grace we’ve been given and the mercy we’ve...

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...

Flag Day, Fascinating Facts, and Freedom

©Joy Dunlap  https://joydunlap.com Flag Day falls on June 14 between Memorial Day and Independence Day.  Being sandwiched in between two prominent holidays, the celebration of the flag’s birthday doesn’t get much attention, but some towns hold parades, and people are...

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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