‘Joy’ Category Archive

Get Fit with Jonny and Joy

Joy wants to get in shape, but does not know where to start! One of our artists, Jonny Diaz, owns his own gym so he helped Joy learn some simple workout moves that she can do ANYWHERE! Joy said she is the least athletic person ever so if she can do these moves, then so can you! She wanted to share all that she learned with you!                 … Continue reading

The 10 Women that Christian Men SHOULD Marry!

“I never knew that I could get angry so quickly!” That was my friend’s response to reading an article called, “10 Women that Christian Men SHOULD NOT Marry.” Clearly a man wrote this article because it basically picks out every flaw a woman could ever have and says this makes her not fit to marry. No woman is perfect, but I believe the guidelines in that article take things too far. There are almost no… … Continue reading

The One Question About God That I Cannot Answer

She started to tear up as she said, “He was murdered.” We were gathered in the front of Catalina’s small home surrounding by an old fence with barbed wire on the top. Just one more example of the dangerous community that Catalina and her family live in. Catalina is a grandmother who solely cares for her four grandchildren. Their mother left them when they were young and Catalina’s was sharing that her son was murdered… … Continue reading

What Compassion Looks Like

Why are we doing this? Why are we REALLY doing this? What difference could we possibly make? Those are just some of the questions I had going into this week here in Honduras. I gotta admit answers didn’t come as quickly as I would have liked either. We landed on Monday, had lunch with the local Compassion International team members here in Honduras, got shuttled to our hotel and called it a day. As I… … Continue reading

The Day that Joy Will Never Forget

“This is Sury!” Those words would be the beginning of a day that I will never forget. I looked down to see a tiny girl with a sweet face staring up at me holding a sign that said my name! I just started to sponsor Sury a few weeks ago through Compassion International. I’ve never had a child of my own, but I imagine it feels a bit like I felt as soon as I… … Continue reading

Honduras or bust!

All next week Joy and I will be in Honduras working with Compassion International. While I am super excited about the chance to go overseas and seeing first hand the work that Compassion does…I am feeling super unprepared for my missions trip. So I figured who better to ask than the guy who goes on yearly missions trips, WALLY! I spoke with Wally today about what he is taking with him and he gave me… … Continue reading

Stop Waiting to Live Your Life

I will really start living when __________ .   What would you put in that blank? – When I get my dream job – When I have kids -When I get out of debt I have been filling that blank with “When I get married.” Since I was five years old and taking care of my baby dolls, I have wanted to get married and have a family! However, God’s timing has been much different… … Continue reading

Carlos’ Birthday Surprise

Carlos has always hated his birthday so Joy decided to try to make this his best birthday yet! She has been working for months with his fiance so that she could fly into town and surprise Carlos! Joy’s goal was to make Carlos happy cry and it almost happened! … Continue reading

What a year…

Welp…another birthday is here and another year of life has been had and instead of my normal “just let the day go by” kind of attitude, I’ve decided to look back on what I learned this year instead. Two major lessons stand out. 1. What LOVE is… I used to look at love as what it GAVE ME, instead of what love DOES THROUGH ME. Love is meant to be an action acted out in… … Continue reading