Vision & Voice 2019

Another great Vision & Voice, this one our ninth annual, was April 14, 2019.  Animals were featured in quite a few pieces, many fun conversations and settings. Some powerful gut-wrenching sharing was evoked by Joyful Jewel artist pieces.  As always, a variety of media spoke to writers, and the book we produced is excellent!  Here […]

St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church Women, Prayer Beads

Prayer Beads are a relatively new form of prayer, blending the Orthodox Jesus Prayer Rope and the Roman Catholic Rosary.  The thirty-three bead design was created by the Rev. Lynn Bauman in the mid-1980s, through the prayerful exploration and discovery of a contemplative prayer group.  The use of prayer beads helps to bring us into […]

Vision and Voice 2018 pictures

What a wonderful event at the Joyful Jewel April 28, 2018.  This year, the 8th Annual Vision & Voice, was timely (lots of ME TOO empowerment moments), meaningful (spiritually, personally, community-center), wise, and fun!  Here are the pictures which the incomparable, Mary Barnard took during the event. From A (Al Capehart) to V (Virginia Hudson)!  […]

William Sommers new book “Foreign Vistas”

  Although I haven’t read every book the the Joyful Jewel carries, I really like this one that I have started reading, our newest one, a book by the fascinating William Sommers.  In “Foreign Vistas” he relates some of his experiences through many years of work in the foreign service in Thailand, Vietnam, The Phillippines, […]

Marilyn Shannon Reading at the Joyful Jewel

Marilyn Shannon is coming to share from her book. Don’t we all want to know what men think/feel? https://www.joyfuljewel.com/artists/marilyn-shannon-writer/ She will be here Sunday Aug. 6, 3 – 4pm at the Joyful Jewel.  

Children and Baby items at the Joyful Jewel

  We have lots of wonderful things for adults, but did you know that there is a very nice selection of things for children and babies too?  Check out our Gift Guide:  https://www.joyfuljewel.com/gift-gallery/childrens-toys-books-clothing/

Poetry for Summer

Do you remember the “lazy days of Summer?” Who even has a hammock, yet everyone probably has a shade tree. On of the best things about this time when we want to rest from the heat is a tall glass of something cold and a good book of poetry. We have at least one you’ll […]

New books by Mattimoe, Hogan and Stanton

  The Joyful Jewel has an enticing selection of locally authored books. Here are the newest ones. They are by Judith Stanton, Judy Hogan and Tim Mattimoe. These particular books are all poetry, and we do have a lot of poetry, but there are also mysteries, biographies, novels and cookbooks.

Vision & Voice 2017

This year’s Vision & Voice, April 30, 2017 was so poignant, meaningful and fun!  Here are the photos that Mary L. Barnard took.  The event featured writers who wrote about pieces of art from the Joyful presenting their poems or stories alongside the artists who inspired them.