Posts about Community

Joy-Laced Mourning Honoring God with Joy-Laced Mourning

Posted by Guest Blogger on May 24, 2018 in Community, Faith, Guest Blogger, Hope, Wisdom

In November 2015, I went back to Mississippi to bury my father. Surrounding me were familiar reminders of my southern roots – smells of fried shrimp and collard greens wafting about through the sticky, hot air clinging to my skin. But, this visit was not like at times past. His chair sat empty. And, the […]

Rumors Run Wild What to Do When Rumors Run Wild

Posted by Dalene Reyburn on June 15, 2017 in Community, Faith, Freedom

If you’ve spent even five minutes in the last 24 hours wondering (= mildly obsessing over) what a particular someone thought about what you said or did or wrote – this is for you. Paul says we shouldn’t let any unwholesome talk come out of our mouths – only what’s helpful for building others up. […]

Watch My Words

Posted by Guest Blogger on June 9, 2017 in Community, Faith, Love

Written by Guest Blogger, Jill King Remember our parents saying “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all” throughout our childhood? Or my personal favorite, “Make good choices!” At the time I’m certain I rolled my eyes so far back in my head. I was the third child and such […]

We are family We Are Family

Posted by Joy Roberts on May 4, 2017 in Community, Faith, Family

What does “family” mean to you?   I have my immediate family – the three loves of my life. Then of course my extended family which reaches from here all the way to Missouri. And I have my community family – my Joy of It team, my friends are my sisters, my fellow speakers, my running […]