Not a Puppet

©Joy Dunlap  https://joydunlap.com Giant heads surrounded me.  The faces of a wide-eyed child, a bearded old man and a mocha-skinned woman wearing sunflowers tucked behind her ears, plus a lion, an owl, a rooster, a ram and more characters stared at me from the walls...

Can Building Block Our View?

©Joy Dunlap  https://joydunlap.comA construction vehicle thwarted my plan to wow my visiting friend with an impressive view of Duke’s majestic chapel on campus.  Likewise, our view of the splendor, wisdom and power of God can be obstructed by our worldly endeavors –...

Trapped by Fear

I couldn’t get out of my car. The heat index was 102 and climbing. In my garage, it felt even hotter. Sweat gathered on my face and ran down my chest. As I opened the door to step out of my old, but still functional, 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix, I looked down to the left...

New Beginnings

New beginnings. A blank screen on a computer. The crisp lined pages of a notebook. The day you welcome a newborn with trusting eyes fixed on you. The first day of school. The first day you say “See you this afternoon” to your children heading to school. The first day...

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