Every now and then, I experience a perfect (as I understand it) moment with God. When this happens, a part of me is never the same. I love that about Him, don't you? A couple of weeks ago, two friends and I started our way through the Breaking Free Bible study by Beth Moore. This is ... Read More about Freedom
It's a hot one here today. The online weather station says it's 98 with a "real feel" of 105. When I was a kid, the 4th of July was always hot, sticky, and fun. We'd play all day as hard as we could (this sometimes involved decorating our bikes and riding in the parade with playing ... Read More about Happy 4th of July!
Sometimes the thought of looking back and re-examining your life is intimidating. There are some memories that leave me feeling like I'm standing on the edge of a cliff and am about to be pushed off. That's when I have to ask myself: Joy, what are you afraid of? Usually, the first ... Read More about The Adventure That is Your Life
In the summer of 1960, I was three, and my younger brother was 1. Summer in MN can get hot, but we didn't seem to mind that much. I rode my tricycle while Mom pushed Jon in the stroller, and most days, I ran, skipped and played outside with the neighborhood kids - even in the sandbox although the ... Read More about We Had a Pool
Photos taken by and copyrighted by Joy DeKok Dragonflies fascinate me. I can sit by our pond and watch their air show without realizing an hour (or more) has gone by. They dart, hover, backup, and chase each other resting only for a moment here and there. The other day was a rough one for me, so ... Read More about Air Dancers