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“A TWO-FOLD POST”

THE FIRST REASON FOR THIS POST As you can see by the title, it is not the normal My/Our Story BEFORE The Story post.It is with a heavy heart I am writing to inform you, I'll be suspending my blog for the foreseeable future. Having blogged since 2009, it is tough to think journeystojoy.net will… Continue reading “A TWO-FOLD POST”

The Story BEFORE The Story

My Story Before the Story ~ Irelynn Brady ~ Love Under Construction

Hello, my name is Irelynn Brady. Joy asked me to tell you a bit about my backstory and a memory that became a turning point for me. I guess I would have to say it was the time my mom lost her job at the factory, because the entire incident taught me a lot about… Continue reading My Story Before the Story ~ Irelynn Brady ~ Love Under Construction

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My Story BEFORE the Story ~ Annie McPherson ~ in ~ Protecting Annie ~ by ~ Jodie Wolfe

Greetings! My name is Annie McPherson. I’m a newcomer to Burrton Springs, Kansas. Before living here, I resided back East. While I’ve never officially been a schoolteacher before now, I have had some limited experience with teaching in the past. I used to be a tutor for a wealthy family. The girls I taught were… Continue reading My Story BEFORE the Story ~ Annie McPherson ~ in ~ Protecting Annie ~ by ~ Jodie Wolfe

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My Story BEFORE the story ~ Melanie Hutton ~in~ Buried Cold Case Secrets ~by~ Sami A. Abrams

Hi everyone! My name is Melanie Hutton, and I’m a forensic anthropologist. I grew up in the small town of Valley Springs, Indiana. My parents weren’t exactly what you’d call loving. They cared more about money and reputation than their own child. In elementary school, I started hanging out with my neighbor Allison Cooper. She… Continue reading My Story BEFORE the story ~ Melanie Hutton ~in~ Buried Cold Case Secrets ~by~ Sami A. Abrams

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My Story BEFORE The Story ~Grayson Roberts ~in~ No Place LIKE HOME ~by~ Amy R. Anguish

I don’t talk about my past. It’s not that I’m ashamed of it, per se. I just don’t see the need. Sure, it shaped who I am today. If not for going what I went through, I might not be so hesitant to pursue something more with my new temporary coworker, Adrian. But when I… Continue reading My Story BEFORE The Story ~Grayson Roberts ~in~ No Place LIKE HOME ~by~ Amy R. Anguish

Special Day Posts

Just In Time For Veteran’s Day ~ A WIN

How much can one wounded soul take? Victoria (Tori) Archer has the heart of a soldier. Taken down by an IED during her fourth deployment, she’s permanently separated from her military career and left with physical scars as well as PTSD. Moving back to her hometown of Three Rivers, Michigan, she’s forced by circumstances to live with an irascible and unsympathetic aunt. Tori’s battle with pain, horrific memories, and loss of independence creates a deep yearning for peace. Will God grant her even a small measure of it? Retired Military Dog Handler Griffin (Griff) McKay turns to training dogs at his farm for wounded warrior therapy, desiring to bring former military men and women emotional and mental healing. Implementing his plan proves to be more difficult than visualized with the arrival of one stubborn soldier. Why has God placed that particular warrior in his path?

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My Story BEFORE The Story ~Maggie Kerr ~in~ Maggie’s Strength ~by~ Pegg Thomas

Hello, I’m Maggie Kerr. Joy asked me to tell you a little bit about myself, about what she calls my backstory. ’Tis not a pretty story. My earliest memories, once I unlocked them, are of Da. He was a braw Scotsman come to the colonies of America to better his future. Da loved adventure. He… Continue reading My Story BEFORE The Story ~Maggie Kerr ~in~ Maggie’s Strength ~by~ Pegg Thomas

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My Story BEFORE The Story ~ Ginnie Wade ~in~ The Gettysburg Letter ~by~ Patrick E. Craig

Ginnie Wade I’m not sure where I am. I feel faded, transparent, thin and stretched, dried up and brittle—like a fallen leaf with every vein visible through translucent skin or a dry piece of toast with too little butter spread on it. I’m caught in a loop that tries to take me out and away… Continue reading My Story BEFORE The Story ~ Ginnie Wade ~in~ The Gettysburg Letter ~by~ Patrick E. Craig

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My Story BEFORE The Story ~ Undercover ICE agent Madi Reynolds ~in~ The Way We Are ~by~ Tanya Eavenson

Greetings, everyone! My name is Madi Reynolds. It’s wonderful being here with you today. Thank you to my friend, Joy, for allowing me to visit with you. I never like to visit someone’s home without a gift, so today I brought a print copy of my story for a giveaway. Just leave a comment below… Continue reading My Story BEFORE The Story ~ Undercover ICE agent Madi Reynolds ~in~ The Way We Are ~by~ Tanya Eavenson

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My Story Before the Story ~ Charlie Hill ~ Mistletoe Make-believe

“Find a mom for Hailey,” they said. “What’s taking you so long?” As if my family has any idea how hard it is to put myself out there and risk everything again. Not after Jennifer decimated my heart eight years ago. I’m Charlie Hill, and I’m a single dad dealing with a well-meaning family. A… Continue reading My Story Before the Story ~ Charlie Hill ~ Mistletoe Make-believe