Joy’s Writings

Joy is a regular contributor to where she reflects on nature, life on the farm, and the many provoking moments these present. You can view her writings in various issues of these publications by clicking the links below:

Fourth of July – time to reflect
Cats conquer even manly men
Yes, dear, I’ll mow the yard!

Look for silver lining in animal woes
What today’s brides don’t know

Long-johns keep winter at bay
Dad proves that he’s as tough as toenails
Choice of a song can define the evening
Take another look at true necessities
Falling in love with a voice named Jack
Memory of Christmas errand lingers on
A dad’s boots are hard to fill
Third-grade class could teach politicians about economics
My Christmas wish list for baby
Forgetful state knows no limits
Time to learn true 4-H lessons
Put the 4-H spotlight on your kids
You can’t paint without a brush

Bridal gown evokes precious memories
A swing and sweet memories

It’s time to start new lunch-time tradition

Perception is reality

Below are various writings by Joy McClain.


Waiting for His Heart; Lessons from a Wife Who Chose to Stay

Posted by on Apr 17, 2012 in Books, From Joy | 33 comments

Waiting for His Heart; Lessons from a Wife Who Chose to Stay

God tells us to love our enemy’s but how difficult is it to love your spouse when their addictions are destroying your family? Waiting for His Heart is a testimony of mercy, grace, redemption and God’s faithfulness as Joy’s family walked through more than twenty years of addictions and an unhealthy marriage. Full of lessons learned during the enduring trial, it speaks to women who are struggling with a spouse who struggles. Each family member writes a section, detailing how God was the mender of hearts and how Him being...

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On Adoption

Posted by on Apr 16, 2012 in Books, From Joy | 0 comments

Releasing, Redeeming and Restoring the Fatherless; Hope for Families on the Journey of Adoption A 30 Day Devotional for Adoptive Families Distributed by Katelyn’s Fund Orphan Ministry this devotional was written by Joy during her family’s pursuit of adopting a little boy from Ukraine. Stretched and reminded of how adoption is meant to resemble our adoption into God’s Kingdom, the messages are written with transparency regarding the struggles in pre and post adoption, while weaving the truth of scripture – there is...

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May 2010

Posted by on May 1, 2010 in Farm Progress, From Joy | 0 comments

May 2010

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May friendship, encouragement and grace abound!