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Flashback Friday: The Adventures of College Life V

When I posted this back in September of 2007, I got in some trouble with mom.  Apparently, I decided to write about the near-death experience that I had just had before calling mom...so she found out about the whole ordeal through my writing.  As is customary, I didn't provide the details she needed to know ...

Community Crafting

In my last post, I mentioned the newfound love of playing music in small community.  I'd like to present another facet of community: CRAFTING!  I found so much joy in being allowed a whole day to simply be artsy. Just in case you are wondering, I purposely used the word "allowed," because I know that ...

Pizza and a Jam

Last Friday night, I embarked on a "first."  I hosted a jam session. You may say, "But Joy, you're a musician!  Surely you have had jam sessions before!" Well, yes...but always in the awkward in-between moments at rehearsals for services.  That's different.  We are talking about a stripped-down, no-plan, just-us-and-a-few-guitars type of jam session. Before ...

Oh the Joy of Improv…

Last week, I was chatting with my friend Kelly about college. A great memory came up from sophomore year, while I was in Survey of Old Testament class. Please join me for today's edition of Early Morning Reminiscence - complete with fantastic cliches. It is around lunchtime on the Oral Roberts University campus, the hero ...

212 Degrees

A few weeks ago, Bo Boshears came and spoke at Student Impact Huntley. His topic: Living at 212 degrees. This played perfectly into our recent series about daring to changing our world. In his talk, Bo spoke with passion about 212 - the Fahrenheit temperature at which water boils. He related this to our spiritual ...

Alternate Endings

One thing I absolutely love to do is change the endings of stories. This usually happens in an improv fashion while I am calling my mom, sister, or grandma. I dial their numbers, they answer, and I immediately dive into a one-of-a-kind version of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears." It goes something like this: "...and ...