We lived near the city of Rochester, MN - home of the Mayo Clinic. From time to time, we'd get a call from my out-of-state pastor/brother-in-law letting us know someone from their area needed a visit. This time, a missionary couple his church supported needed a place to stay. They'd be flying in ... Read More about An Illustrator
In the midnight blue before the dawn – I ask. In the first glisten of day break – I ask. As the birds break open the morning in song – I ask. As the coffee brews strong and black – I ask. When morning turns to the heat of noon – I ask. Listening to the tweets and peeps of the birds – I ask. As ... Read More about I Ask ~ Writing Life Poem
The words are hiding today. Except for these. No Words Today The words just aren’t coming today I’ve tried this and that and still – no way! I wanted them to find their way to the page, But, they have decided to stay in their cage. I don’t care if they aren’t ... Read More about No Words Today ~ A Writing Life Poem
I had the privilege of being interviewed recently and wanted to invite you to listen. http://www.fascinatingauthors.com/interviews/joy-dekok-rain-dance/ Here's a sample of the audio book! Until Next Time, Joy ... Read More about Rain Dance Interview and Audio Book!
I love walking in the rain under an umbrella. I especially like my umbrella of many colors. It is large enough that if a child I love wants to join me, there’s room. Or, if I feel a twirl coming on and need to stretch out one arm – there’s room. Under its generous space, I have a place to ... Read More about A Walk in the Rain