Author: Maria Joy

Maria Joy  |  June 12, 2018
My father is the sixth, of the eight children, born into a family of adversity and overwhelming tradition. Over the years, he showed courage enough to change what life and...
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Maria Joy  |  May 8, 2018
To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you...
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Maria Joy  |  November 29, 2017
Everything starts with a dream. We were created with the gift to dream, imagine, and create. And unless we dream, we seldom imagine -- and without both, it’s impossible to...
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Maria Joy  |  May 31, 2017
An incredible thing about words is that they have the power to make us, just as much as they can break us. Another incredible thing is that they live on....
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Maria Joy  |  February 13, 2017
There once was a ballerina who lived in a home that I was volunteering with. Only thirteen, she was beautiful with brown skin and curly hair. Of all that we did, we...
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Maria Joy  |  October 24, 2016
Last month I bought a bedside lamp for myself. I picked out a lovely one made of wood and recycled paper with bamboos painted on it that glow with the...
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Maria Joy  |  March 28, 2016
Last evening, I went to a photo studio and got some photos taken for some paperwork. With the pressure that a passport photo is at all times, I carefully lined...
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Maria Joy  |  November 30, 2015
Love Notes in the Sky Sitting on my bed I let out a sigh, Pulled down by my worries, and tired, I cried, How do I get past this, where...
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Maria Joy  |  September 2, 2015
"Though the cherry trees don’t blossom and the strawberries don’t ripen, though the apples are worm-eaten and the wheat fields stunted, though the sheep pens are sheep-less and the cattle...
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