The Caring Heart

with Dr. Joyce

Table of Contents


heart-53 Spiritual Companionship With Animals
heart-53 Purpose of The Caring Heart

Recent Publications

heart-53 We've Been Incubating Violence!!
heart-53 A Species Requiring Loving Connection
heart-53 The Bee is Gone!!!
heart-53 Train 'Em the Same: The Best of the Best for Both Horses and Humans
heart-53 The Animals Will Teach Us
heart-53 Unintended Consequences
heart-53 For Powerful Peacemaking, Focus on the Individual

Article Series

Friendship With All Life Series
Planet Earth

Keys to the Kingdom Series
Making Progress

Get Connected and Stay Connected
Part 1 – The Need and The Necessity
Part 2 – Helpful Guideline To Get Started With
Part 3 – Beyond The Superficial – The Sweet Mystery
Part 4 – Relationship “No-Nos”
Part 5 – Cautions and Risk Factors

The Dance of Life
The Dance of Life
Let's "Join Up" for Joy and Harmony
What’s your family’s psychosocial health scorecard?
Checklist for family caring hearts
Interactional Synchrony, A Priceless Treasure
Operating From Our Center
Connect With Good Manners
Connectedness Is Crucial
The Call To Be Someone To Somebody

Way of Love Series
The Supreme Importance of Love
Compassion – An Indispensable Component of Love
Empathy – A Vital Component of Love
The Awesome Power of Affirmation
Living A Life of Well-Being
Good Loving is Good Caregiving
Ideal Christian Fellowship
What Happened to Christ’s Second Commandment

Animal True Tales
The Tragic Tale of Gertrude, Olouse, and the Kids
Heart-51 Ode To Mr. Smokey Sweet
Heart-47 Snazzy's First Ordeal
Heart-49 Snazzy's Second Ordeal
Don’t Be Too Quick To Blame The Horse!! Or How I Broke My Neck
heart-43 Dog Savvy On Parade

Poems and Inspiration
Something So Special
Sometimes A Treasure You’ll Find
Pep Talk

Other Articles

heart-46 Beware of the Sneaky Trust Buster!!
Christians! We’re Supposed To Be Holy!
Churches Wake Up! Encourage Love Big Time!
Equality On The Creature Level
Fashioning Atmospheres of Light
For Powerful Peacemaking, Focus on the Individual
Forgive, But Don’t Be A Target For Abuse!!
Join-Up for Survival
Leave No Broken Hearts
Let’s Tell It Like It Is!
Listen to Others’ Point of View
Heart-51 Ode To Mr. Smokey Sweet
On The Job For God
Heart-50 Rainbow Bridge
Heart-43 Skimpy, Partial Love Doesn’T “CUT IT”
heart-53 The Animals Will Teach Us
Heart-50 The Caring Heart
heart-53 The Land Where Only Humans Really Count
heart-53 The Mysterious Case of the Mute Christians
heart-49 The Unending American Holocaust
Heart-45 The Way of Love or The Way of the Barbarian
heart-53 Unintended Consequences
Heart-52 Who Will Hear My Grief?

The Caring Heart

Introduction to The Caring Heart

Joyce and Buddy
Joyce on Buddy

“The Caring Heart” refers to the thoughts, feelings, motivations, and actions of those who care about other entities in life enough to actively work for their, or its, wellbeing.  That is, caring hearts love like Jesus wants us to love.  The word “love” can mean many things.  Oftentimes humans can feel that they love someone because that person, or animal, meets certain needs in them.  Caring heart love goes further.  The caring heart puts the needs of the other first, and actively works to fill them, if possible. 
We all have caring hearts in some capacity.  We all care about someone or something, most likely many things and fellow beings.  But, we all need to keep growing.  Our world is groaning with unmet needs and sufferings that need to be tended to by someone.  So, what we all can do, and need to do, is to continue to EXPAND OUR CARING HEARTS  as part of our lifestyle. 
“The Caring Heart” articles elaborate on core facets of what I believe is Jesus’ message for what we are to be like if we actively follow Him.  The articles expound on “how to do it and why.”  I’ve divided the areas of need into four basic areas – the planet earth, all the animals, birds, and fish, one another, and our own selves.  All of these areas need much more care!! 
It is my earnest hope and prayer that more and more “caring hearts” will be bustling around the earth making things better and better.  We need to make a much bigger difference!!  I also hope that, someday and somehow, caring hearts could network into a viable support group. 

I hope you will read my articles very thoughtfully, and carefully consider what more you can do.

THE AUTHOR – Dr. Joyce

I am a follower of Jesus and an animal advocate, who lives with my two horses, one dog, two cats, one duck, seven hens, and one of my sons on three acres in the city of Spokane, Washington.

I’ve been a “health nut” for years, continually revising our diets.  I practice animal advocacy as much as I can in my circumstances, and we try to give all our own animals quality lives.  I help support animal rescues and animal welfare legislation. 

I have three degrees – B.A., M.S., and Ph.D.  My Ph.D. is in the area of education with an emphasis on counseling psychology. 

I worked at various jobs in my life, most noteworthy, railroad telegrapher, psychologist for the developmentally disabled, and case resource manager for the developmentally disabled. 

I raised three boys and one girl, and have 6 beautiful grandchildren.  I write the articles because it is a way that I can, hopefully, help my world.  In writing, I’m expanding my caring heart!!

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