Author Archives: lisssajoy

Rainbows in the midst of a Storm

I have neglected writing here for awhile. It’s not the first time I have said that! (check earlier posts) Here we all are in the midst of something that none of us could have imagined, even in our darkest moments. … Continue reading

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Marriage

As I reflect on marriage during the celebration of our 28th year of marriage, I am reminded of a song from The Greatest Showman movie called Tightrope {Songwriters: Benj Pasek / Justin Paul, Tightrope lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., … Continue reading

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White Chicken Chili

Our church hosted a Chili Cook-of this evening, and several people asked for my recipe. So here it is, with my changes listed in [brackets] Enjoy! Prep Time 5 minutes | Cook Time 8 hours | Servings 6 servings | … Continue reading

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Interrupted Lives

Interrupted Lives (written after the events of 9-11-2001) We move through our days Not looking much past the next hour and how it’s filled Flowers grow and wither without notice A bird’s song falls on deaf ears Seasons come and … Continue reading

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May you rest in peace, Ann Weems

Yesterday a woman named Ann Weems passed on from this earthly realm.  She was not someone I knew personally, however she has influenced the shaping of my thoughts about who God is, and how God loves each of us.  She … Continue reading

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Tribute

My dad, Pop as I called him, was a great man.  I realize many people believe this about their dad, and I do not doubt that to be true.  But we can also include Pop in that category of greatness. … Continue reading

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Just like riding a bike

My husband decided to take up bike riding a couple of years ago.  He rides a fancier multiple speed bike, and has worked his way up to going several miles when he’s out riding.  It’s nice that in our community … Continue reading

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Trying once more…

I have not logged on to write in quite a while.  I didn’t realize how long it had been until I logged in today.  And when I set up this blog, I chose generic nature scenes to rotate at the … Continue reading

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Advent, Relationships and Joel, the Lump of Coal

This morning my mom shared with me an unusual clip from the Jimmy Kimmel show last night. Jimmy was asked to be a part of a video of an original Christmas song written by the band The Killers.   For the … Continue reading

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Interrupted Lives

Interrupted Lives (written after the events of 9-11-2001) We move through our days Not looking much past the next hour and how it’s filled Flowers grow and wither without notice A bird’s song falls on deaf ears Seasons come and … Continue reading

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