Joi Copeland

About Joi Copeland

Joi Copeland is married to a wonderful man, Chris, and has three amazing boys, Garrison, Gage, and Gavin. She lives in Denver, Colorado, but within the year, hopes to be living in Galway, Ireland. Find her on her blog or her Facebook page.

To Live Is Christ

To Live Is Christ

I gave my life to Christ on March 18, 1990. My life changed dramatically. I was no longer the girl who wanted to live in a black painted bedroom, introverted, withdrawn. Christ changed my life. I did a complete 180! My mom, who is not a believer, bought me a Bible. It was King James. But […]

Led to a Stable

Led to a Stable

I love the Christmas Season. I can’t help it. As a child, I believed in Santa with all of my heart. When I found out he didn’t exist, my heart broke and Christmas lost its magic. Then, I became a Christ-follower. And Christmas took on a whole new meaning. I recently read a devotion by […]

Living Out Loud

Living Out Loud

I’m sure you know some amazing believers, right? Those people who just live Jesus in their every day lives. I have quite a few of those people in my life. And today, I wanted to highlight a few who are giving up their lives of comfort here in America. Because let’s face it, we do […]

Red Light, Green Light

Red Light, Green Light

Stop lights. More often than not, they make me nutty. I can’t help it. I have somewhere to go, and those cotton-pickin’ lights slow down my process. One Saturday, I was driving to pick up my  husband from an appointment he was at, and I hit EVERY SINGLE LIGHT. I sat at the light (pick […]

Choosing Joy

Choosing Joy

It’s dark. Clouds are gathering overhead. There’s a storm brewing, and not just a natural one. No, there’s a war about to take place. The men of Rohan, elves, one dwarf, and Aragorn stand for battle.  Below them, Uruk-hai, ten thousand strong, have forged together to destroy the race of man. “Your friends are with […]

Surrender, not for the weak of Heart

Surrender, not for the weak of Heart

My family and I are called overseas to serve the Lord. We received our calling in 2013 and were appointed with our sending agency in April of 2014. Our goal was to raise 100% of our support by this August. January 2016 hit, and I began to feel the stress of raising 70% in less […]

Covered in Dust

Covered in Dust

Back in  Jesus’ day, a rabbi and his students were very close. When a rabbi took a disciple, that disciple gave up the life he had formerly known. That student was linked to this rabbi for the rest of his life. For years, he would live with the rabbi, eat when the rabbi ate, sleep […]

I Am Beautiful

I Am Beautiful

I am beautiful. I’m overweight. My eyes are small and get smaller when I laugh. My teeth are crooked. And I have cheeks (my face, not my booty….although I have those, too). But I am beautiful. My beauty does not depend on the numbers on the scale. My beauty does not depend on if I […]

When Christians Discourage

We’ve all had discouragement come our way. People who have good intentions, and some who don’t. When I think of being discouraged, I expect it to come from people who don’t know me, who don’t love me, who are only out to cause me harm. David in the book of Psalms said if only the […]

I’m a Mess

I’m a Mess

I admit it. I’m a mess. I’m an imperfect human. I lose my temper, let my tongue loose, lose my mind, and at time, lose my heart to unworthy things. I’m a mess. I don’t shower every day, wash my hair every day, and, prepare yourselves, I don’t always have my Bible and prayer time […]

When God Says No

When God Says No

I’m an eternal optimist. It’s the way God made me. I will normally believe the best in people until proven wrong. When I pray for the impossible, I believe God will do it because I believe He can. I’m not naïve. I’ve lived 40 years on this planet, and I know bad things happen. I […]

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Ah, the written word. I love, and at times, hate the written word. It is a blessing and a curse. When we read something, we can hear it a few different ways. How do we hear what we read? I’ve written encouraging notes before, and more often than not, they are taken quite well. I […]

Gift of Lasts

Gift of Lasts

My family and I have been called to help the church planting movement in Ireland. Our goal, God willing, is to be in Ireland by the beginning of September, 2016. Because of our calling and our projected date to be in Ireland, I have been given the gift of lasts. It’s a fantastic gift, this […]

Throwing in the Towel

Throwing in the Towel

I’m not a person who loves adventure. It’s not in my nature. I am someone who likes convenient things: drive thru Starbucks (especially when I don’t want people to see what I’m wearing), drive thru ATM’s, waiting in the car to pick up my boys, etc. I like picking up things that are easy to […]