Posted by Joy Waters Martin

Waiting for the Arrival …

Waiting for the Arrival …

It’s December 3rd and the season of waiting has begun. I’m not waiting for Christmas to arrive or Santa in his sleigh with 8 reindeer and a red nose leading the way.  I’m not waiting for presents under the tree …3 French hens, 2 turtle doves or even a partridge in a pear tree. Truth … Continue reading

Giving ~ Thanks

Giving ~ Thanks

Psalm 100 A Psalm of thanksgiving. 1 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth! 2     Serve the Lord with gladness;     come before His presence with singing. 3 Know that the Lord, He is God;     it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;     we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. 4 Enter into His gates … Continue reading

Led Into the Wilderness…

Led Into the Wilderness…

“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil. 2 For forty days and forty nights he fasted and became very hungry.” (from Matthew 4 NLT) “Led by the Spirit into the wilderness…”  Why on earth would the Holy Spirit lead Jesus into the wilderness to be tempted by … Continue reading

Unwanted

Unwanted

Unwanted.  Set aside.  Abandoned.   Words no one ever wants to hear or experience.  Agonizing.  Painful. Maybe you’ve listened to a friend as she shared these heart-wrenching words about a spouse, “He didn’t want me anymore.”  Maybe you’ve  been a shoulder to cry on as you comforted someone whose long-time friend abandoned the relationship.  Maybe this … Continue reading

A Dance of Love and a Diamond Ring

A Dance of Love and a Diamond Ring

This is a glimpse into a love story that began before time itself.  A love so deep and so wide that I think it will take the rest of my life to tell it all. Today’s story begins with a dance of love from reflections one morning on Damon Pond in Massachusetts,  August 16, 2017 … Continue reading

On Damon Pond

On Damon Pond

On the dock …by the water …listening to the songs the birds are singing …the wind blowing gently through the trees and across the water. “It’s coming!”  That’s what the wind seems to be saying …coming …anticipation …new mercies. “All is calm.  All is bright.” Sunlight is dancing along the ripples of water created by … Continue reading

Walking with Grit

Walking with Grit

I’m walking a new path this week  while on vacation with our little family in New England…finding my way down a dirt road …the grit of fine gravel kicking up into my shoes with every step. It’s beautiful here.  Quiet.  Peaceful.  Slow-paced and relaxing. Breathing in fresh air. Conversations with those I love. Knowing and … Continue reading