Joy Wilson
About Joy Wilson
Joy Wilson is the author of Uncensored Prayer: The Spiritual Practice of Wrestling With God and a contributor to Not Alone (both Civitas Press, 2011). She and her husband, Bud, are two life-long hippies. They live in Bartlett, TN, with six cats, two dogs, and no TV. She is part of an eclectic group of Jesus-followers called Outlaw Preachers and has a passion for prison ministry. Also, Joy is an advocate for middle-aged and senior women, and anyone who suffers from depression. Joy’s website is joyleewilson.org and you can contact her at joyleewilson@gmail.com.
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  • 24 Apr 2013
    No Matter What
    Sometimes I perform the popular, seek to satisfy the status quo because it’s socially easier to pretend to be like “them”. Sometimes I crave acceptance, even though it costs my soul.   I was created custom-made by God, with ideas unique to me, perceptions that fit no one else that...
    Archived in Poetry
  • 24 Aug 2012
    For Every Single One of Us
    Being single is not alone. Whether by choice, or force, or no other option, times of solitude aren’t isolated. We all have – in fact, need – times in our lives where solo is “what is” – chances to reinvent, or reverse what’s wrong, re-fill our “giving well”.   But...
    Archived in Poetry
  • 23 Aug 2012
    Uncensored Prayer: The Spiritual Practice of Wrestling With God Workshop
    Uncensored Prayer: The Spiritual Practice of Wrestling With God Workshop will be offered online September 10 – October 12, 2012.  This course is about the spiritual practice of discussing everything with God, risking honesty to gain intimacy through loving, trusting conversations.  It’s wrestling through anger, faith, pain, hope about every...
    Archived in Events Featured
  • 27 Jun 2012
    Uncensored Prayer: The Spiritual Practice of Wrestling With God Workshop
    Uncensored Prayer: The Spiritual Practice of Wrestling With God Workshop will be offered online July 23 – August 24, 2012.  This course is about the spiritual practice of discussing everything with God, risking honesty to gain intimacy through loving, trusting conversations.  It’s wrestling through anger, faith, pain, hope about every...
    Archived in Events Featured
  • 08 May 2012
    Uncensored Prayer Online Workshop
    Uncensored Prayer: The Spiritual Practice of Wrestling With God Workshop will be offered online June 4 – July 6, 2012.  This course is about the spiritual practice of discussing everything with God, risking honesty to gain intimacy through loving, trusting conversations.  It’s wrestling through anger, faith, pain, hope about every...
    Archived in Events
  • 02 May 2012
    The Gospel According to Jesus’ Mom
    Most Christians focus on every word and incident in Jesus’ life as recorded in the four Gospels.  But I’m also drawn to the people involved.  How did they relate to Jesus?  What was their story? Being the mother of three children, there is an event in the Bible I totally...
    Archived in Featured Humanity
  • 01 Apr 2012
    Uncensored Prayer Online Workshop
    Uncensored Prayer: The Spiritual Practice of Wrestling With God Workshop will be offered online April 16 – May 18, 2012.  This course is about the spiritual practice of discussing everything with God, risking honesty to gain intimacy through loving, trusting conversations.  It’s wrestling through anger, faith, pain, hope about every...
    Archived in Events
  • 03 Mar 2012
    Road Trip
    In Matthew 4:19, Jesus said, “Follow Me.”  “Follow” means to pursue the one in front of you.  But later in John 15:26, Jesus said he would send us the Helper, the Spirit of Truth once he ascended to the Father.  The name “Helper” is translated from the Greek word “Paracletos”...
    Archived in Poetry
  • 20 Feb 2012
    Uncensored Prayer Online Worshop
    Uncensored Prayer: The Spiritual Practice of Wrestling With God Workshop will be offered online February 27 – March 30, 2012.  This course is about the spiritual practice of discussing everything with God, risking honesty to gain intimacy through loving, trusting conversations.  It’s wrestling through anger, faith, pain, hope about every...
    Archived in Events
  • 07 Feb 2012
    The One For The One
    I was friends with a young man who went by the name “Big Mike”.  He died about a year ago, due to multiple physical problems related to severe obesity.  After attending my church for several months, he said, “This is the first place I’ve ever been a part of where...
    Archived in Relationships
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