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Joyce Webster loves to help widows move forward and transition from sadness to joy. She also encourages widows to grow beyond their self-focus and reach out and help others. She likes to share practical tips rather than philosophy, and helps missionaries with their projects.

Clutter-Toss It!

I picked up some notebooks with a stack of papers on top and when I set them on the floor beside my desk, they slid and made a mess. I re-sorted them with these thoughts in mind: Will I miss it if I toss it and will I use it if I keep it? Two, […]

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A Right Mind Set

“Take off your Pirate hat and put it back in your room,” Tim’s Mom said. “Then come here and I’ll tell you why.” He grumbled but did as he was told. “Why can’t I wear it in the car while we ride to church?” “Because it sets your mind on having fun and pretending that […]

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Disappointment Transformed to Joy

  Recently, I was disappointed when I asked someone to do something that would have made me extremely happy, but they bluntly said, “No! That won’t happen.” I thanked them for their honesty, and we dropped the subject. A couple of days later, I received a text asking me to forgive the uncaring way they […]

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The Blessing Jar

I empty my Blessing Jar at the end of each year and read the slips of paper. Somethings they bring a second blessing because I remember the way the Lord answered my prayer or even fulfilled it before I asked. Isaiah 65:24 tells us, “Before you call, I will answer; and while you are yet […]

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But God . . .

As I think back on this year, I remember that I have been blessed in so many ways. One was all four of my children came to see me. A wonderful way to end the year is found in Psalm 135:3, “Praise the LORD; for the LORD is good: sing praises unto his name; for […]

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Christmas This Year

None of my family lives near me, so this year I will celebrate Christmas alone for the first time since my husband and my Mom passed. Saying that I will celebrate alone only means in the physical sense because I know the Lord is always with me. I love Him, and He calms my fears. […]

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Gratuity and Wisdom

Usually, I don’t go around telling someone my mistakes, but I believe the Lord wants me to share this with you. I hope it helps you in some small way. I grew up without some amenities that other girls in my school might have had. So, I was a bit unprepared when I arrived at […]

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Life is Fragile

Lately, I have given some thought to pain, living alone, and the consequences that can result if I fall and no one is around to help me up. When I attended an out-of-town conference, it was brought home to me in a big way. I stepped out of the car at a large hotel, and […]

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Gifted

I scurried to pack everything I needed to attend a lady’s conference before my ride came, including personal items, widow’s information for my display table, and some craft products to sell. My mind was unprepared for a message telling me that someone was giving me some money for the event. Although I responded that it […]

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I Am Thankful

I tend to take things for granted. Things that the Lord has blessed me with, and that I should be grateful for each day. Recently I asked myself, what are you thankful for since you are widowed and live by yourself? These are some things that I came up with. My schedule frees me to […]

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