Entries by Stacy Joy

A Call to All Women This Mother’s Day

I have come to realize, both through personal pain and the pain of others, that while many of us joyfully celebrate being a mom each year, there are also many women who will be hurting deeply come Mother’s Day.

Communion: Not just a ritual

I was 12 when my parents pulled a packet of bright yellow papers out of a drawer and placed them in front of me. My young eyes fell onto the pages filled with verses, and fill in the blanks as Mom and Dad slowly and lovingly led me through a study about what communion is all about.

It’s Not All About Us, Ladies

I recently found myself grumpy and tired after a day of taking care of sick kids, cleaning the house, and doing laundry.

Thank God I’ve Got Fingers and Toes

I will never forget pulling away from a leprosy colony in Southern India the summer of 2003. I was 13 then and had just helped my family conduct a worship service for a couple dozen Christians in the colony.