MEET JOAN BORTON

Journeying through Marriage, Disability and Faith

Joan has a truly authentic faith that is not afraid to look honestly at some of the murkier parts of life. She approaches life’s difficulties with humor, wit, and unshakeable trust in God. Her writing is a true reflection of who she is.

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I Did Not, and Neither Did You

I Did Not, and Neither Did You

“When the Lord your God brings you into the land he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to give you—a land with large, flourishing cities, you did not build, houses filled with all kinds of things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and...

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I Am The IRS

I Am The IRS

The telltale envelope was easy to spot as I sorted through the mail. It contained a letter from the IRS. There was no check; it wasn’t thick enough. Just a one-page form letter in black and white with a QR code in the upper right corner. It started out exciting: the...

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What’d You Get Me?

What’d You Get Me?

My husband and I play a game around birthdays, Christmas, or any other gift-giving occasion. It goes like this, “So, what’d you get me?” Sometimes the phrase is said once in passing, and sometimes repeated in rapid succession to wear the giver down to reveal a clue....

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Christmas Trees and the Cross

Christmas Trees and the Cross

I love Christmas decorations, especially seeing the ones other people put up outside their homes. Every year, Mom and I would drive around neighborhoods to see the lights. Some were simple and striking. Others are seemingly over the top (at least in our minds) and...

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The Driving Lesson

The Driving Lesson

We were on the way to an appointment, driving on a heavily used two-lane road with safety crosshatches separating each direction. Looking ahead, I saw an elderly person in a manual wheelchair moving backward across the middle of the thoroughfare. They were using their...

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My Go To Encouragement

My Go To Encouragement

Someone once asked me to choose five verses that give me encouragement as a caregiver. That is nearly an impossible task with so many to pick from. Given the season of life I am in, they may be different today than last year. But today, here, and now, these are my top...

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Prepare for Action!

Prepare for Action!

A few weeks ago, I noticed multitasking reentered my life. It slyly slipped in when I was playing a game on my phone even though I was talking to someone while the tv filled in background noise. Another time I was reading a book while watching (not) television. “What...

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Rooting for Change; In My Yard and My Heart!

Rooting for Change; In My Yard and My Heart!

An oak tree stood tall in our front yard, planted by the builder nearly three years ago. This was the standard tree most of our community received. As the neighborhood grew, so did concern about how invasive and troublesome the oak tree roots would become.   One of...

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What’s Your Secret?

What’s Your Secret?

On a recent trip to another city, I checked in to the hotel while Jerry was unloading from our van. Miss V, the front desk clerk, recognized my name from an earlier phone call and greeted me warmly. I asked if I could see the room before completing the paperwork. Even...

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