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Run to the Mountains

While I love to read, once I’ve finished a book, I usually don’t want to read it again. Except for one book–God’s Holy and Living Word. This morning in Genesis 19, I discovered something new about Abraham’s brother Lot. When commanded to flee Sodom (an openly wicked city), he was told to take his family and run to the mountains.“After they brought them out of the city, one of the men said, ‘Run for your lives! Don’t look back or stop anywhere in the valley. Run to the mountains, or you will be…See More
Jan 9, 2012
Joyce Long's blog post was featured

Discovering New Insight - 2012

Call me old-fashioned but I still make New Year’s Resolutions. Do I keep them? Not always! Yet I’m old enough to know if expectations and goals aren’t set, they’re not reached. So here’s my list for this year:Read through the Bible in its entirety.Read more books. (Currently my Kindle is used primarily for the Every Word game. What a waste!)Become a better finisher. (My mom continues to teach me this.)Cultivate discipline as a writer by designating specific times.Keep a cleaner, less cluttered…See More
Jan 3, 2012
Joyce Long posted a blog post

Discovering New Insight - 2012

Call me old-fashioned but I still make New Year’s Resolutions. Do I keep them? Not always! Yet I’m old enough to know if expectations and goals aren’t set, they’re not reached. So here’s my list for this year:Read through the Bible in its entirety.Read more books. (Currently my Kindle is used primarily for the Every Word game. What a waste!)Become a better finisher. (My mom continues to teach me this.)Cultivate discipline as a writer by designating specific times.Keep a cleaner, less cluttered…See More
Jan 3, 2012
Joyce Long posted a blog post

4-Way Stops

    Yesterday I listened, as did anyone in a two block radius of the bank, to a customer's explosive rant proclaiming they wouldn't let him cash a check. On my way home from work, two cars log-jammed in the middle of a 4-way stop with both drivers gesturing their frustration while jabbing their horns. Whew! Rage in action!     Why are people so angry? I wish I knew the answer. My best guess is that most of us think we deserve to be first. Our unalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit…See More
Aug 26, 2011
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Aug 3, 2011
Joyce Long posted a blog post

Finishing Strong!

Last week I helped edit a friend's novel, and the story kept me in suspense all the way through 300+ pages. But the ending wobbled. He avoided the "everyone-lives-happily-ever" ending, which often seems fake. Yet, I wanted more than what he gave me. As we all do, he's struggling with the finale. Closure in relationships, in stories, and in life often generates angst. Because this is a Christian-based novel, my friend's ending must be sensitive to the Holy Spirit's leading, neither too vanilla…See More
Mar 30, 2011
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Mar 30, 2011
Joyce Long commented on Joyce Long's blog post You've Got Mail!
"Thanks, Ann, for the encouragement! I think my kids now are getting accustomed to having real mail. Perhaps I've created a monster:) We still use texting and phone calls, but I felt the need for something they could hang on to if they so chose."
Mar 29, 2011
Ann H. LeFevre commented on Joyce Long's blog post You've Got Mail!
"Well said Joyce.  I have a dear friend who is an avid letter writer.  She gets quite upset when friends (not me) tell her she's out-dated and should be sending emails.  Electronic writing to her is impersonal and rude.  I…"
Mar 29, 2011
Joyce Long left a comment for Jenni Biegler
"Hi Jenni, Thanks for your kind comments about my recent blog post. I enjoyed reading your Feb. 11 post about church abuse because I can so relate. A few months ago my job of ten years was terminated at my church. There I worked in communications. It…"
Mar 18, 2011
Joyce Long and Jenni Biegler are now friends
Mar 18, 2011
Jenni Biegler commented on Joyce Long's blog post You've Got Mail!
"Joyce,   I must first say, what a gifted writer you are!  I love this!  I could relate to the content, and you made me laugh. What I wouldn't give to have even one letter from either parent or grandparent.   I have a…"
Mar 18, 2011
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Mar 17, 2011
Joyce Long commented on Joyce Long's blog post You've Got Mail!
"Thanks, Margie, for your affirmation! Nothing is so permanent as the written word. God knew that when He gave us His Holy Word. And I can throw in some of their mail that still comes addressed to their childhood home. 88 cents a week for two…"
Mar 17, 2011
Margie Williamson commented on Joyce Long's blog post You've Got Mail!
"You are so right. Our children are missing out on a word from us that can be permanent. I taught with a professor, Dr. Argile Smith, who used the example of Esau and Jacob's blessing to emphasize how important it was to pass our parental…"
Mar 17, 2011
Joyce Long's blog post was featured

You've Got Mail!

Somewhere in our attic there's a box. You're thinking, "Whoopee! Tell me something fresh, something I don't know about attics." Actually in our over-the-garage, folding-stepladder-entry attic, boxes rule--all sizes including boxes inside of boxes, boxes with legos, boxes of Golden Books ready to rot, boxes of school papers, and boxes of homemade blocks that my dad made for the kids. But this box is different. It's full of letters my husband and I wrote to each other during the dinosaur era of…See More
Mar 17, 2011

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How do you participate in discipleship?
Interested in growing personally (no specific role), Lead small groups or classes, Work in a parachurch ministry
To help you connect with others who have similar interests, what are the primary areas in which you’re interested in growing personally?
Understanding - studying - and memorizing the Bible, Serving the poor, Mentoring others, Loving others, Living out God's individual design for me
For those you disciple, what areas would you most like to see them grow?
Resolving relationship conflicts, Doing daily life in the company of God, Receiving God's healing from past wounds, Living out God's individual design for me
If you disciple others, in what areas would you like to share ideas, ask questions, and learn from other network members?
How to help a disciplee with personal issues, How to disciple other when I feel inadequate
What book or resource (other than the Bible!) has impacted your Christian life the most?
My Utmost for His Highest - Oswald Chambers

Joyce Long's Blog

Run to the Mountains

While I love to read, once I’ve finished a book, I usually don’t want to read it again. Except for one book–God’s Holy and Living Word. This morning in Genesis 19, I discovered something new about Abraham’s brother Lot. When commanded to flee Sodom (an openly wicked city), he was told to take his family and run to the mountains.

“After they brought them out of the city, one of the men said, ‘Run for your lives! Don’t look back or stop anywhere in the valley. Run to the mountains, or…

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Posted on January 9, 2012 at 8:52am

Discovering New Insight - 2012

Call me old-fashioned but I still make New Year’s Resolutions. Do I keep them? Not always! Yet I’m old enough to know if expectations and goals aren’t set, they’re not reached. So here’s my list for this year:

  1. Read through the Bible in its entirety.
  2. Read more books. (Currently my Kindle is used primarily for the Every Word game. What a waste!)
  3. Become a better finisher. (My mom continues to teach me this.)
  4. Cultivate discipline as a writer by designating…
Continue

Posted on January 3, 2012 at 8:18am

4-Way Stops

    Yesterday I listened, as did anyone in a two block radius of the bank, to a customer's explosive rant proclaiming they wouldn't let him cash a check. On my way home from work, two cars log-jammed in the middle of a 4-way stop with both drivers gesturing their frustration while jabbing their horns. Whew! Rage in action!

     Why are people so angry? I wish I knew the answer. My best guess is that most of us think we deserve to be first. Our unalienable right to life, liberty, and…

Continue

Posted on August 26, 2011 at 8:02am

Finishing Strong!

Last week I helped edit a friend's novel, and the story kept me in suspense all the way through 300+ pages. But the ending wobbled. He avoided the "everyone-lives-happily-ever" ending, which often seems fake. Yet, I wanted more than what he gave me. As we all do, he's struggling with the finale. Closure in relationships, in stories, and in life often generates angst. Because this is a Christian-based novel, my friend's ending must be…

Continue

Posted on March 30, 2011 at 1:17pm

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At 9:10pm on January 16, 2011, Patti Ensley said…

Welcome, Joyce, to Discipleship Network.  I remember seeing a copy of Discipleship Journal in your office several years ago.  

Patti

 
 
 

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