Lock, Joyce C.
122 Articles at Lifeissues.net


There is a better way than abortion;

I have been lied about, spat upon, battered, abused, cheated and cheated upon, robbed, starved, abandoned, and left to die; to name a few.

Date posted: 2016-02-06

Women Have the Right to Know

Did you know... Planned Parenthood has a racist 'population control' agenda? Margaret Sanger, the founder of the abortion provider Planned Parenthood, said, "We want to exterminate the Negro population." She also said, "Eugenic sterilization is an urgent need... we must prevent multiplication of this bad stock," and said, "Birth control must ultimately lead to a cleaner race."

Date posted: 2014-01-01

The Night Before Christmas

T'was the night before Christmas / When I changed all my plans, / To let the Christ-Child in / And place my heart in His hands.

Date posted: 2008-11-24

Come Unto Me

Everything I have learned of my Father, I will teach you.

Date posted: 2008-11-24

If You Could Love Me

If you could love me enough to believe me / when I tell you that I AM for you / and stand in that faith ...

Date posted: 2008-05-02

The Abbreviated Christmas

If you are like me (one of the seemingly fewer who remain to never use the letter "X" to abbreviate the word "Christmas"), you may not care to†consider Wikipedia's explanation. But, if spelling "Christmas" as "xmas" is your preference, you might appreciate knowing how the "X" in "xmas" began.

Date posted: 2007-11-22

Securely Loved

If you have a biological child, that child is your literalblood lineage. They may become your pride and joy, or even your worst nightmare. But, they are still your child.

Date posted: 2007-11-22

Banners of Love

As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.

Date posted: 2007-10-07

Walk with Me

I am here, in this very room. When you sense my presence, and even when you don't, I am here.

Date posted: 2007-08-07

My Shepherd

When I make the Lord my Shepherd, / He leaves nothing more to want.

Date posted: 2007-08-06

I Am What I Am

I am a child of God. / Don't worry 'bout my fate. / He lives within my soul; / My ever present mate.

Date posted: 2007-08-05

Sometimes, We Forget

Sometimes, we forget that God loves our children even more than we do.

Date posted: 2007-03-06


Let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

Date posted: 2007-03-06

There Will Always Be ...

There will always be wars and rumours of war because ... there is no new thing under the sun (Ecclesiastics 1:9c). In the world ye shall have tribulation (John 16:33b),†and that's the way it is.

Date posted: 2007-03-06

Peace to All

I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land. The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

Date posted: 2007-02-07

Wise Men

Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.

Date posted: 2006-12-21

Who are You?

When standing before our Maker, it'll be just us and Him. So, just incase God asks, "Who are you?" you might want to have prepared your heart to answer.

Date posted: 2005-05-22

America Growing Cold

When God places a burden upon our heart, He is calling us; our part then being to report for duty.

Date posted: 2005-05-22

The Sheltered Life

It's your turn to be a shelter. Don't accept, receive, or give anything less than love - as love is God.

Date posted: 2005-05-22

The Storm

Once, as a child, we were dead center (or so it seemed) of a really severe electrical storm; with sounds so loud the affect was a bit more like explosions on our nerves. Though, thankfully, all the family was home; family couldn't even have kept us safe.

Date posted: 2005-04-30

Searching for the Lighthouse

I'm searching for the Lighthouse so that I might find my way.

Date posted: 2005-03-26

Seed Sowers Message

Outside, the temperatures are icy cold and rigid. Everything seems frozen, at a standstill, waiting for the warmth of the sun to thaw and restore.

Date posted: 2005-03-26

Finding the Knowledge of God

The learning process leads unto avenues of understanding, to the degree of our search for knowledge.

Date posted: 2005-03-26

Quiet Workings of the Holy Spirit

In the book of Colossians, we find great treasures that are hid in chapters one and two; the silent workings of the Holy Spirit.

Date posted: 2005-03-26

What About the Bird?

In the spring of the year, the father and mother birds gather materials, from all over, and make a nest.

Date posted: 2005-03-26

Which Way to Raise a Child

The world's philosophy of 'eat, drink, for tomorrow you may die' is of the concept that there is no God. So, therefore, I am God and I will do what I want.

Date posted: 2005-03-26

On a Lonely Hill

The rain came in torrents now, washing the bloodied body; making red rivulets cascade down the hill. When the lightning came, I felt closer to recognizing Him.

Date posted: 2005-03-26

Many Fears and Fearful

In life, we experience fear in many ways. However, few really understand that fear can be a blessing in disguise.

Date posted: 2005-03-26

Trust Is ...

The more we come to know and experience God, the greater our trust - because He is always faithful.

Date posted: 2005-01-17

Changing Your Scars from Sand to Stars

If you haven't personally felt the waves roaring, your foundation shaking, the earth around you quaking - you may have already been there, done that, and found the Living God and His Kingdom.

Date posted: 2005-01-10

Look Up!

As long as we keep our vision focused upward, heavenward (our eyes on the Lord), He will, at the proper time, cause our eyes to be opened; to see the one He's chosen for us.

Date posted: 2004-12-05

Rest, And Be Ye Not Weary

Studies show that, when we are deprived of sleep, we shut down.

Date posted: 2004-12-05

The Basis of Religion is Love

The basis of religion is love. Love one another and treat them properly.

Date posted: 2004-12-05

A Real Miracle

It was New Year's Day, about nine months after I learned to listen and obey the voice of God.

Date posted: 2004-12-05

A Cross to Bear

Being misunderstood can feel like a cross to bear. When wounded, people have found art, poetry, and music as avenues of statement.

Date posted: 2004-11-22

Think About It

My mother has the gift of teaching and, when growing up, that included us girls. We could be doing almost anything and, suddenly, she would present a hypothetical question.

Date posted: 2004-10-02


Grief is a gut wrenchingly deep emotion that stops life, dead in its tracks. Grief is a singular experience and no two people grieve alike.

Date posted: 2004-10-02

Our Own Promised Land

When we accept full responsibility for ourselves and our actions, then we shall truly meet God.

Date posted: 2004-10-02

Christian Thoughts About Chronic Pain

Have you ever woke up, morning after morning, in severe pain? Only a chronic pain sufferer can identify with the agony and oppression of pain, each new day.

Date posted: 2004-10-02

Spiritual Gifts

I'm not sure if I was listening to a Christian radio broadcast or not, or what else would have even prompted this thinking. But, this verse came to mind ... love one another, as I have loved you.

Date posted: 2004-08-13

Make no Mistake

However you came to be, in this world, You are not "a Mistake"

Date posted: 2004-06-29

Inner Healing

All people have experienced childhood hurts, albeit some more than others.

Date posted: 2004-06-06

Winners vs. Losers

Is gambling for winners or for losers? Well, the answer to that question just might depend upon where you place your stakes.

Date posted: 2004-06-06

Imagine Amazing Grace

Imagine being perfectly pure,like the loveliness of a white blossom, radiating only beauty.

Date posted: 2004-06-06

Mercy, Not Sacrifice

If you didn't die on the cross, you don't have the right to condemn anyone.

Date posted: 2004-06-06

And We Know ...

If nothing is too hard for God, then why do we believe our problem is?

Date posted: 2004-05-09

Which Cistern and What Is In It?

We need to learn not to listen to Satan and his demons but, instead, listen only to God. Thus, we can become a perfected cistern.

Date posted: 2004-05-02

Gray Clouds

Just a little thought about gray clouds and stress that each is enduring.

Date posted: 2004-05-02

The Sign of the Cross

In the days of Jesus, when one committed a crime and was crucified; there was a sign nailed over the head of the condemned man, on their cross, stating their crime; which was a warning to the people.

Date posted: 2004-04-11

What's the Point?

Once we acknowledge that our need to control is a result of fear for our children's future, perhaps, then, we can trust God to protect them from irreversible harm and know He will be there to pick up the pieces for our children, too.

Date posted: 2004-04-04

An Old Spiritual engraved on the pages of my heart

Today, even today, I continue to weep when I remember ALL He has done for me and ALL that I owe (but can NEVER repay) to HIM!

Date posted: 2004-04-04

Tender Mercies

Do you feel darkness or clouds of gloom around you? Is your soul weary or dismayed?

Date posted: 2004-04-04

Tender Mercies for Tough Times

We all will walk through dark days, sometime in our lives, as we walk on, by faith, in our Christian journey with the Lord. There is an old saying which says, "Into every life a little rain must fall."

Date posted: 2004-04-04

All Are Precious in His Sight

There is just something about playing in mud, dirt, and water that fascinates every child.

Date posted: 2004-04-04


What a difficult subject to address! From the moment we open our eyes, in the mornings, until we lay our heads on our pillows, at night, we judge.

Date posted: 2004-04-04

Heavenly Son Light

One day we will look back to remember where we came from and be amazed at how much we have grown.

Date posted: 2004-02-14


There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.

Date posted: 2004-02-14

False Prophets

Being warned of false prophets, little is taught about what a false prophet is.

Date posted: 2004-02-14

Just Think ...

Just think of all the good we could accomplish were we to quit letting Satan tell us that we can't. Why, we could change the world ... if we would just think.

Date posted: 2004-01-30

Things to Think About

Our prayer life is a reflection of our life! Well, what is our prayer life like?

Date posted: 2003-12-28

100% Return

One Hundred Percent Return On Your Investment - Guaranteed!!!

Date posted: 2003-10-27


Growing up, I recall discussions about how it was impossible for animals to go to heaven, being that they don't have a spirit.

Date posted: 2003-02-23

The Church Choir

The choir has many parts, but the many parts make up only one choir when they are all put together.

Date posted: 2003-02-23

Where to Start ...

God isn't dead. He'll walk with you and talk with you, and be the best counselor you ever had.

Date posted: 2003-02-23

You May Never Know What You're Missing

When God speaks to you, try taking spiritual risks. Otherwise you may never know what you are missing.

Date posted: 2003-02-23

You Can Only Save Yourself

Our outside appearance doesn't mean anything until it's a by-product of what's on the inside.

Date posted: 2003-02-23

Why Does it Always Have to be Me?

When we have a really bad day, we may notice God reminding that we neglected to spend quality time with Him.

Date posted: 2003-02-23

Things Not to Believe

We do things to our children that God doesn't even do to us.

Date posted: 2003-02-23

When Doors Don't Open

Facing closed doors, again and again, is a frustrating time in one's life.

Date posted: 2003-02-23

Welcome the Lessons

Only when we go through the fires and floods can we begin to walk as the great men of old ... for it's when we are weak that we learn of His strength.

Date posted: 2003-02-23

We Have Different Rules

Believing God is a choice that requires action. In recognizing its' benefits, it becomes our way of life. Satan can't defeat it.

Date posted: 2003-02-23

Truth, Justice, and The American Way

But lest we be too hard on the system, perhaps it would be just as good to admit that we don't do such a great job of judging ourselves ... that we're just as tempted to condemn anyone we think suspicious, difficult, different, or wrong.

Date posted: 2003-02-23

To Be Thankful

To not make judgement by what is seen or heard, neither by word or deed, but by the Spirit of God, who looks upon the heart ... as the Spirit cannot lie.

Date posted: 2003-02-23

'Tis More Blessed to (For) Give

Forgiveness is even more necessary for our survival than theirs, not always because they deserve it but because we do.

Date posted: 2003-02-23

The Plight of Pew Warmers

When we attempt to name another's sin, things are rarely what they seem.

Date posted: 2003-02-23

Stand Up for Jesus

We can make a difference once we decide to be the difference, then do it all for the glory of God. It begins within "OUR" heart.

Date posted: 2003-02-23


It would help us all to consider that anytime we are not listening for the Spirit, walking in the Spirit, following the Spirit, we are sitting on God's throne.

Date posted: 2003-02-23


The question is, "Do we have a choice in our salvation and every decision in our life, or are we puppets completing a play God has predestined us to fulfill?"

Date posted: 2003-02-23

Prayer in Schools

With God excommunicated from schools, what about children who'll otherwise never hear about Him?

Date posted: 2003-02-23

People Do the Oddest Things

We prefer to exhaust ourselves with endless deeds than to slow down, spend time with God, and ask Him what He wants us to do.

Date posted: 2003-02-23

Peace Makers

Some of the most beautiful people in the world are known as "peace makers". They're often labeled as lazy because they don't match the energy an drive of a doer. Instead, they're more likely to rise to the occasion out of care, compassion, and concern.

Date posted: 2003-02-23

Only Two Paths

In every "either or" situation, there are only two paths. One of them leads to destruction.

Date posted: 2003-01-02

One of Satan's Tricks

St. Nicholas was a common man with an uncommon heart, who allowed himself to be used by God in both his church and community.

Date posted: 2003-01-02

One Day At A Time

The life of a true servant can only be lived "One Day At A Time."

Date posted: 2003-01-02

Messengers of Love

When you have in mind a shopping spree except you see another without shoes, consider their need first.

Date posted: 2003-01-02

Love Never Fails

How many times do you suppose we've hurt people and not realized it?

Date posted: 2003-01-02

Listen for the Voices

When standing before God, He won't be asking what we believe, how much we know, or even where we studied.

Date posted: 2003-01-02

Land of the Free

Instead of asking God to Bless America, maybe we should be asking why He would.

Date posted: 2003-01-02

Knowing Them By Their Fruit ...

Prophets guide people through their wilderness. You'll know them by their fruit, as God reserves spiritual gifts for those who have the heart for it.

Date posted: 2003-01-02

Is it love?

When you're the picture of health, yet you park in the handicapped zone ... (Is It Love?)

Date posted: 2003-01-02

In Ways You Never Dreamed

No one can help us until we're ready to help ourselves.

Date posted: 2003-01-02

If I were Called

Leadership often find themselves between a rock and a hard place as, even for the most devoted of servants, there aren't enough hours in a day.

Date posted: 2003-01-02

Healing Promised

Many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

Date posted: 2002-12-19

Hang On!

God is love and He dwells within you. When you truly love, it is God loving through you. Therefore, it is never wrong to love.

Date posted: 2002-12-19

Grace for Grace

God's unmerited favor, unconditional love, when we get what we don't deserve.

Date posted: 2002-12-19

God Loves Us All

If you look carefully at scripture, you'll find that those God chooses are humans with flaws, fears, and weaknesses.

Date posted: 2002-12-19

God is Not Mocked

How many times have we had the urge to Lord it over someone fallen?

Date posted: 2002-12-19

God First

God 1st, Others 2nd, Self last... Most Christians believe that's how it should be, whether they practice it or not.

Date posted: 2002-12-19

Giving Thanks

For the Christian family is a tradition of giving thanks, whether it be in a service, to each other, in testimony, song, offering, in a family circle, or in prayer

Date posted: 2002-12-19

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

Those who've become the difference have learned a very special secret to their success: give credit where credit is due.

Date posted: 2002-12-19

Given Much

Paying very special attention to Jesus' words, you may notice He didn't say God would beat you.

Date posted: 2002-12-19

From Orphans to Royalty

Without God, spiritually, we're like orphans left on a doorstep.

Date posted: 2002-12-14

Dare to be Different

If God calls you out to be different, follow Him every step of the way and his purpose will be revealed.

Date posted: 2002-12-14

Counting Them Happy

It is often thought we're to patiently endure whatever horrible things that come our way, to be victims of our circumstance.

Date posted: 2002-12-14

Counterfeit Love

Some form of the word "love" exists in scripture 543 times and is conceivably one of the most abused, excused, and misused words in modern lingo today.

Date posted: 2002-12-14


There's an unspoken law of consequences between the forces of good and evil, a result of being born into a sinful world.

Date posted: 2002-12-14

Come Home

Imagining a proud father holding a newborn in the palm of his hand, I envision love beaming from God's eyes.

Date posted: 2002-12-14

Come As You Are

You don't have to do anything special to qualify... just come as you are.

Date posted: 2002-12-14

"Christians" the Minority

We limit God when we tell Him what He believes before we hear it from Him.

Date posted: 2002-12-14

Christmas Gift Ideas

Invite those who's families are away, for a get-together on Christmas evening; to hear goodies, sing carols, and just visit (giving some a sense of family and something to look forward to).

Date posted: 2002-12-14

Can You Walk the Walk?

Can You Walk The Walk, Talk The Talk, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is?

Date posted: 2002-12-14

Black and White

Some see Black. Some see White.

Date posted: 2002-12-14

Battles of the Mind

Whatever we hope to accomplish, by carrying weights and burdens, are yokes God never intended us to carry.

Date posted: 2002-12-14

"A Special Place"

With all the reasons we find wherein people are not good enough to serve, just maybe we could look to our heart and find a reason why they could.

Date posted: 2002-12-14

An Opportunity to Turn Tragedy into Triumph

Tragedy reminds us of the important things in life, draws us to unity that would otherwise never be, causes us to get on our knees and look up. The center of our earth shook. The land quaked ... this time, in a way that no one could ignore.

Date posted: 2002-12-14

A Way to Escape

Have you ever found yourself in a position where, if you just keep your mouth shut, you'll receive the credit? (or) Have you ever been tempted when a store clerk doesn't notice the extra item in your cart?

Date posted: 2002-12-14

A Time for Every Season

If our desires don't match God's will, we're not in our right mind.

Date posted: 2002-12-14

A Motivating Factor

It's a motivating factor to make sure one's children have every opportunity possible to learn about God.

Date posted: 2002-12-14

A Man of His Word

Don't make promises you may not be able to keep.

Date posted: 2002-12-14

A Little Bit of Something

In reality, "a little bit of something" has very little truth.Though we still believe in its merit, it really means to settle for second best.

Date posted: 2002-12-14

A Cross to Bear

Sometimes, as we seek comfort in others, God allows them to fail because He wants to be that special person in our lives.

Date posted: 2002-12-14

One Hundred Percent Return On Your Investment

When you give God 100 percent, you get 100 percent, guaranteed! It's that simple.

Date posted: 2002-12-14