I Heart Modesty

Joy here and I love modesty as much as the next girl, but sometimes it’s frustrating. We had a listener call WAY-FM today and say that all the girls here dress too immodestly at events. He said we shouldn’t wear makeup or style our hair so much. He said men don’t want to lust, but when girls come around dressed provocatively that they can’t help it. I don’t think a phone call has ever infuriated… … Continue reading

What is the definition of true friendship to you? Joy here, and these girls are my true friends. We met in college and even though life has separated us all over the country we remain close. They have shown me that real friendship = unconditional love. I have always defined true friendship as a relationship with someone you care about, someone who you had things in common with, someone you enjoyed sharing life with. However,… … Continue reading

Who do you let speak into your life? Joy here and it’s true, I love people! I may love people a little too much because my inner circle is a bit bigger than it should be. I love to ask advice from lots of people, but last night at Bible Study the topic was choosing careful those that you let speak into your life. God clearly calls us to love everyone. It is completely fine to… … Continue reading

Sometimes you have to get out of your comfort zone! Joy here, and tonight I’m going to a new small group for the first time. I can’t even tell you how nervous I am! Small groups are important and I am so ready to be in one that will give great community and help me grow in my faith. However, most small groups are in people’s homes and going to a strangers house is just… … Continue reading

Joy here and yes…that is me at my high school graduation. It was years and years ago, but it was still an amazing day!Remember that feeling that you were suddenly entering the “real” world? Graduation day is really the first day of the rest of your life. I thought I knew it all, but I knew very little. My best friend works with high school seniors and asked me to write down advice that I… … Continue reading

God showed up in some pink earrings today…Joy here and I’ve need to get a blood test for almost 6 years now and I’ve been putting it off! I hate needles. Ok.That’s an understatement. If anyone even speaks of needles I get a little nauseous. I know, I know. I’m a big baby!So I finally decided it was time to go get my blood checked out and suck it up like an adult.  You know… … Continue reading

My Personal Prayer Warrior!Have you ever had someone who prayed for you deeply, but what they were praying ABOUT concerned you? Joy here, and my sweet grandma is one of the most faithful prayer warriors that I know! Now that she is a widow she believes God has left her on this earth to pray for her family! This is all wonderful! I am truly blessed to have a prayer warrior on my side who… … Continue reading

Heaven is For Real!So many people are getting frustrated with the new spiritual movies that are  hitting theaters, saying that they miss the mark Biblically. I have not seen them all so I can’t speak for them, but I did just see the new movie “Heaven is For Real.” It is based on the true story of a little boy named Colton who claims that he visited heaven during a near death experience. The movie… … Continue reading

Secular Music in Church Joy here and I have always separated secular and spiritual things in my mind. I’ve never thought there could be something that could be both. My church has been mixing in some secular songs lately and it has started to frustrating me. I voiced this to some close friends and we started processing how God can still use secular music to speak to us. My friend Jeff even shared how God… … Continue reading

Why is it so hard to take our own advice? Joy here and this hit me last night when I was sharing advice with my younger brother. He is 17 and desperately wants to get his drivers license! He said, “Joy, if I can’t get my license I’ll just die!” He has failed the test twice already! In his mind he will never pass the test and his life is over! I tried to share… … Continue reading