Joyce's Story

My Entire Life
My Jobs (1968-1996)
  My Storyteller Stories
My Pets

Featured Story

It Has Been A Rough Year

I am adding this additional chapter to my introduction, because after I initially wrote the introduction, it was very difficult to come back to it and try to make sense of all that I have experienced through the various stages of my life and the trials that I have endured or overcome.  I wish ...


The Birth of Charles Leonard Wiggins

The story has already been written for awhile on my blog "From the heart of Praise, Prayer and Perseverance. 0; Here is a link to that posting, Below are the pictures of the blessed event.   http://fromthehea rt-dotwigg.blogsp other-2-prayer-re ml


Browse for more stories


Joyce Macias

near Valley Forge PA

View Stories View Vault Visit Family
Written by: Joyce Macias

    I often remark that, in my "retirement," I'm so busy I wonder how I ever found time to work. Days fly by, crammed full of freelance writing, volunteer work and oh, yes, an occasional "date" with my ever-patient husband, Rafael.
    We met in 1999, both having lost our beloved spouses years earlier. Rafael had temporarily returned to his native Mexico City but, in what I consider a "God thing," he came back to PA at about the same time I moved there from Cape Cod. He rented a unit in my apartment complex,directly upstairs from me. I met him and one of his two adult sons the day he moved in, and a year later we got married!
    We're both active in our church, involved in the leadership of its seniors ministry and on the missions task force. We're also "gym rats," frequenting our local YMCA four or five days a week. Rafael is a talented artist and loves to sit at his desk and sketch. I share Bible-based messages and glimpses into my past - the inspiring moments -as part of monthly services at a nearby nursing home.
    I thoroughly enjoy telling "people" stories. It was my favorite part of the work I used to do as a newspaper reporter. I'd love to write the story of your life too, so please feel free to contact me at

Joyce Macias

Story of My Life ID

Story URL

City of Birth
Bridgeport Connecticut

Home Town


City (most recent)
near Valley Forge PA

freelance writer

Marital Status

Christopher, Karen, June Ellen

Additional Facts
I've been writing since childhood through poems, musings and eventually inspirational stories. As a Christian, my goal is to share my faith and inspire others through speaking and writing.

Everyone has an interesting Story to tell. Our writers feature special people who have led amazing lives, done exciting things,or simply have a good Story to tell.
Learn more