Meet Elsie Bee!
Elsie Bee is thrilled to be the newest addition to the Joy family! Elsie comes to us after serving 2 decades in church (and non-profit) ministry. She is married to the love of her life, Burton, and they have 3 boys—Corbin, Caden, and Cohen. Elsie loves to sing, especially worship music, and also enjoys live theater and dance. She likes spending time with family at Lake Michigan, and quiet walks with Jesus along the lakeshore. Elsie is a graduate of Anderson University and The Church of God Theological Seminary. She is an ordained minister of Word and Sacrament in the Reformed Church in America.
From the Heart of Elsie
Being Nice vs. Being Kind
It's May and here at Joy99 we are focusing on KINDNESS! Have you ever thought about the difference between being nice and being kind? Perhaps you use those words interchangeably. They are actually very different. We are never asked to be nice in scripture. However, we...
God is so Good!
"God is so good!" How many times have you heard that declared in response to an answered prayer? So often, right? Yes, God is so good. Of course! But what if God didn't choose to answer our prayer in the manner which we had hoped? Does that make him any less...
God is a Consuming Fire
Holiness is an essential part of God’s nature. God’s holiness and purity are part of God’s goodness and beauty. Holiness is God’s essence. Holiness is a divine attribute. God is pure. There is no sin, evil or darkness in God. The Bible proclaims the holiness of God...
Funny Face Kissing Game
My husband and I have a friend, John, who is going through a difficult time. My husband asked me, “Is it ok if I invite John over? I don’t know if he’ll want to talk about it, but we can be there for him.” I said, “Absolutely.” John came over and we sat together for...