Finding Joy

Last year, a friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her name is Pam. You need to know this part for the rest of the story.

I was in Dollar Tree and I saw these little faux stones with different encouraging words engraved on them: mercy, faith, truth… Now, my favorite word is “JOY”. Not everyone has a favorite word, but I definitely do!

I was searching for a stone with the word Joy on it and I must admit to getting a little frustrated. Then I found a stone with the word Courage, the only one in the box with that word. In my head, I heard, “Get that for Pam.”

So I did. As I was walking into church that Sunday morning, who else was walking in at the exact same time? Of course, it was Pam! As I gave her the stone and told her the story, she looked straight into my eyes and said, “You know my middle name is Joy, right?” Um, no I didn’t.

God helped me find Joy without a doubt.


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