‘Afternoons With Joy’ Category Archive

The Little Girl That Will Make You Courageous

What moves you to act courageously? Its a tough question to answer, right? Don’t worry If you’re thinking & can’t come up with anything specific. A year ago, I’m not sure I could have answered myself. Ask me today & I’ll respond with one word. Maurine. (Maurine pictured above on the far left) Here we have a little girl in Africa that is living with 2 bow legs. CJ here and I was part of… … Continue reading

How Do You Talk to Your Kids About the Coronavirus?

No one prepared you for parenting in a global pandemic! Your kids are out of school and probably asking questions like, “Why am I not allowed to go play with my friends?” and “Why can I not go to school and see my teachers?” Your first instinct may be to simply tell your kids that everything is going to be ok, but that may not be the right move. Dr. Josh and Christi Straub are… … Continue reading

The Marriage Tip You Need During Quarantine

“Why does he not see things the way I do?” This question rang in my head as I walked up and down my street. Step after step did not take me further from the selfish anger that seemed to float around me like a thick cloud. Marriage is one of the sweetest things I’ve ever known and yet at the same time can test me the most in hard moments. One of the best pieces… … Continue reading

Sunday School With CJ

Young, impressionable minds need spiritual guidance & since your kids can’t go to Sunday School anytime soon, I’ve decided to take matters into my own hands! I’m no expert on religious teachings, but as a father of 2 little girls, I do speak fluent kid… So I’m taking a crack at something I’ve never done before… Teaching! Welcome to SUNDAY SCHOOL WITH CJ.   4-12-20 (EASTER SUNDAY) https://youtu.be/qQ5B3iXcIk0   … Continue reading

Big Daddy Weave on How to Find Peace in the Midst of a Pandemic

Anxiety seems to be what most people are feeling these days as the coronavirus is spreading, but experiencing peace is possible! Mike from Big Daddy Weave is staying home and quarantining himself just like the rest of us. He breaks down the verses that he needs right now in Philippians 4: 5-6 and how following them is the perfect recipe for peace during this time!   Hear more from Big Daddy Weave in their latest… … Continue reading

Working From Home is Hard, But These 5 Tips Can Make it Better

Joy here and during this crazy coronavirus season, I am working from home as a precaution since I am pregnant and baby is coming soon! You might suddenly find yourself working from home too. Some personalities handle being at home all day better than others. If it is tough for you like it is for me, here are the tips that are getting me through! Get physically ready for the day as if you were… … Continue reading