Findings: My Journey To Joy                            

This is the true story of a church in America's Bible Belt, the First Christian Church in Florissant, Missouri--a church with a meager beginning and record of steady growth for forty-nine years until the weight of sexual abuse charges against a youth minister left it, and its congregation, broken. This is a case history and analysis of those events.  

This is for the victims.—Joy S. Taylor, Author

Today is a beautiful day, because He teaches us what is best for us and directs us us in the way we should go. (Isaiah 48:17) #joyinverse #blessedthisdayandeveryday

Today is a beautiful day, because God is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; and I am of His household. (Exodus 3:6) ‪#‎joyinverse‬ #‎blessedthisdayandeveryday‬

Today is a beautiful day, because “they will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because He is Lord of lords and King of kings–and with Him will be His called, chosen and faithful followers.” (Revelation 17:14) #joyinverse #blessedthisdayandeveryday


Today is a beautiful day, because God’s voice leads us to walk in His way whether in affliction or adversity. (Isaiah 30:20-21) #joyinverse #blessedthisdayandeveryday

Today is a beautiful day, because truth has no equal; and Jesus said, “He who speaks on his own does so to gain honor himself, but he who works for the honor of the one who sent him is a man of truth with nothing false about him.” (John 7:19) #joyinverse #blessedthisdayandeveryday

Today is a beautiful day, because God has an earnest desire for everyone to come to a full knowledge of the truth that Jesus gave himself as a ransom for all. (from 1 Timothy 2:4-6) #joyinverse #blessedthisdayandeveryday

Real Men

I’ve been dying to ask this since the book first came out several years ago. Do real men really not eat quiche? Okay, I don’t know anything about all that. I’ve struggled with some of the men in my life, so I have to be balanced here and not biased. Do you know any real…

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Today is a beautiful day, because “blessed is the man who trusts in you.” (Psalm 84:12) #joyinverse #blessedthisdayandeveryday

I Am But A Shadow