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Joyce's Journey

  Not My Plan



The MAN in Manchester By the Sea

Posted on January 16, 2017 at 1:05 PM

The Movie Manchester By the Sea intrigued me. Hopefully, it would be an interesting “chick flick”. Since my husband was on a business trip, I went by myself.


The opening scene began with a group of adult men playing pool, swearing and drunk. Disappointed again.  Why can’t a movie be told without fowl language? Do...

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My Devoted Sister

Posted on April 20, 2016 at 4:00 PM

My Devoted Sister


In November, Mother rested a soft pink bundle on my lap as I sat on the sofa next to my older brother. At the top of the blanket appeared two little eyes crowned with curly dark hair. My baby sister didn’t look like me. After two photographs, mother informed us our sister’s name is Yvonne Rena. It seemed like a lo...

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Lessons from the Chicken Coupe

Posted on March 19, 2016 at 9:55 AM

Lessons from the Chicken Coupe

Collecting eggs with grandma was my favorite chore. She h...

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Is Life Confusing?

Posted on March 8, 2016 at 4:20 PM

Is Life Confusing?

Are you trying to figure out the meaning of life? Can you remember the last time you felt the presence of God? If you are feeling overwhelmed, you may feel you are too busy to have a genuine sense of God’s closeness. My neighbor has b...

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Speaking vs. Silence

Posted on March 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM

                                                                   Speaking vs. Silence

When d...

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Still Tender Hearted

Posted on February 24, 2016 at 3:30 PM


When my husband Dave and I first dated, he was very polite. We held hands, rubbed each other backs and cuddled while watching a television movie. He cooked most all the meals for us while we were dating. I hated cooking. He made me feel like a queen. His jokes were silly...

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Five Time Management TIPS

Posted on February 2, 2016 at 6:10 PM


      Five Time Management Tips

By : Lolly Daskal 

For most of us, it seems there's never enough time in the day. We all have the same 24 hours, so why is it that some...

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Planting New Habits

Posted on February 2, 2016 at 3:25 PM
Planting New Habits

  A New Year needs new habits. How can I be a better person?  Most people hate to set goals for fear of breaking them.  Yet, if we don't know our destination, how will we get there.  I don'...
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Living with dad

Posted on January 24, 2016 at 2:10 PM

Living With Dad

Standing six feet one with dark hair and a muscular physique, I considered my dad quite handsome. To me, he looked like young James Garner with the baritone voice of John Wayne. His kindness and compassion was his greatest asset along with his smile. He looked rugged in ...

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A Broken Heart

Posted on January 14, 2016 at 6:35 PM
The Broken Heart

At one day old, our baby daughter suffered severe brain damage. As the doctor spoke, I stood frozen in place. Tears filled with eyes and rolled down each cheek. He clarified by stating, "She will be deaf, blind, physically challenged and mentally disable. I shook my head, “No, you mean she won’t h...

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