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Spreading the joy of Jesus through inspirational stories and devotionals

“Hi! I’m Kimberly  Joy

Proud mum of three amazing teenagers
and daycare mama to ten more little ones.
My days are busy, my arms are full,
and my heart rejoices in Jesus.

Read more about my vision for women here…

When success requires failure

Just when I thought I'd heard all my preacher-brother's sermon illustrations, he told a new one in church a couple weeks ago. "Why do you think God put Philippians 4:13 in the Bible?" Jim asked us. (Being the good congregation that we are, we sat there in silence...

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Lighthouses and shipwrecks

A couple weeks ago, I sat at our dining room table writing a devotional. As I tapped away on my laptop, I talked out loud to myself. "Don't forget that maybe you are the lighthouse in someone else's storm..." My oldest son chose that moment to walk past the table....

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Trusting in the dark

There's dark and then there's really, really dark. The first time I experienced complete, total darkness was inside Marvel Cave, a huge cave not too far from our little town. The cave is enormous (they've even flown an air balloon inside it!) and takes quite some time...

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You don’t have to be afraid

I know it's not real. I know it's just fake. But still, it startles me nearly every time I catch a glimpse of it in our basement. And I don't startle easily. (I run a daycare, after all!) 🙂 We "acquired" it when my boys and I traveled a few states away to spend...

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"For the joy of the Lord is your strength."

Nehemiah 8:10