SPEAKING JOYFULLY

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...

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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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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...

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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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