A Good Read, A Hot Drink and Quiet Time

Quiet moments are becoming more rare and valuable in an ever-growing noisier-by-the-minute world where news is blaring, playlists are pumping, IG stories are baton-passing, gadgets are always going, and phones pinging in stereo.  Being comfortable in purposeful moments of quiet can overflow graciously into areas of life where others may lean more towards restlessness. Proactivity […]

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Stationery, Doodling, Handwriting & Your Blog

Every writer has a soft spot for stationery, and many creatively-inclined people have a habit of doodling. We’re made that way on purpose. I’ve been known to venture into bookshops, stationaries and art supply stores for ‘no particular reason’ only to come out with a couple new pens, a journal, paints, brushes and even – […]

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7 Steps To Being Refreshed After Enduring A Tough SeASON | ENCOURAGEMENT

Hi sis, how are you today? The answer isn’t really my business but i still care. By the way, guys who are subscribed to this blog and reading now, y’all are always welcome here. No offense intended when you see ‘sis’ ok? All of us have been through something – a challenge, encounter or storm […]

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Learning To Love Yourself For Yourself by Author, Korena Darnelle (Guest Post)

Today’s topic is love, and our featured guest is no stranger to Joywithin blog. The self-love wave has officially hit the shores of many parts of the western world, and though i’m not a fan of the ‘me-first’ or ‘me-most’ movements, we are all the fruit of LOVE and its true essence that springs from […]

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GENTLE AND QUIET | A Grandmother’s Love

See that beautiful woman? Well, that was my grandmother, whom everyone affectionately called “mum.” An indigenous Kalinago woman who helped raise me til she passed when i was 10. i’ve missed her so much since then but am so thankful to have had her in my life. At secondary school, we were told rough things […]

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Encouragement | A Right Now Word For the teary-eyed sister

So, sometime ago i shaved off one side of my hair. i thought i’d give this ‘artist-look’ to kick it up a notch…and so, i shaved half of my hair (then in locs) off. But check it – years and care after, without any conscious effort, both sides of my curls are even. Sweet sis, […]

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THINKING OUT LOUD | QUIET TIME MOMENT

i want to be sooo like Him that when sitting or standing next to somebody who looks, dresses, speaks, acts, perceives and believes different from me, they can see, know and feel nothin’ but pure love. we might think differently but that doesn’t mean i can’t love you the same as someone who’s similar to […]

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The Man In The Broken Chair | Encouragement

He was sitting on a broken chair in the middle of a roundabout on the outskirts of town. i walked over, handed him something and said, “God loves you” before crossing over to head to pay a bill. He looked at me surprised as said – kinda harsh in a way, “I KNOW!” Instead of […]

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SOME EARTHLY INTERRUPTIONS Are heaven-sent Invitations | Encouragement

She was standing there at the crossroads by a traffic light in town a few years ago – looking beautiful and all dolled-up. Waved, smiled and was gonna pass by since my mingling-days have been left behind (lovin’ it.) Then recognized something like sadness in her perfectly-lined eyes.S topped to speak for a bit. She […]

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