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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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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It Doesn’t All Fit. . .Or Does It?

It Doesn’t All Fit. . .Or Does It?

After experiencing his own disability, a friend commented, “Disability alone is a part-time job.”           I've done time studies in the past, with little success. Because my word for 2021 is focus I knew this was...

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Puzzling Lessons

Puzzling Lessons

My cousin visited last week and brought a 1000-piece puzzle for us to do. It’s a picture of a village in Italy sitting on a rocky coastline. We spent most of the day chatting as we sorted out the edge pieces and organized the remaining pieces. Convinced we had all the...

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