Joyce Williams Graves

Daughter, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Friend, Woman of Faith,
Entrepreneur, Writer, Author, Artist, Poet, Playwright, Sculptor, and Numismatist

My 3rd Book
My 2nd Book
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Glen, my husband

Behind every successful book is a supportive husband who believes in your dreams and champions your journey to publication.

About the Books

JESUS I Don’t Understand

Many times, children can become confused by a scripture in a Bible that they don’t understand. Jesus, I Don’t Understand offers answers by Christ Jesus to three questions posed by a young woman, Rachel McDonald. Rachel knows that God loves her, but she still is unclear why bad things have happened to her, to her sister, and to her best friend. Jesus, I Don’t Understand shares God’s love and compassion for Rachel and everyone through the inspired Word of His Son, Christ Jesus. Jesus, I Don’t Understand is an easy-to-understand scriptural based book for young and older adults who have questions about death, sickness, and eternity. Author Joyce Williams Graves shares biblical truths using God’s Sacred Word regarding death, sickness, pain, and heaven.

Book Description

Young adults are easily influenced today. They have hard questions about death, sickness, and eternity. So we need to be very careful when sharing God’s Word. I believe that scripture (God’s inspired Word) is the best way to explain their questions. Jesus, I Don’t Understand takes Rachel McDonald on a spiritual journey as Christ Jesus addresses three questions that she has uncertainty about. God has asked us to “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:5–6 KJV). We need to simply trust that He knows best and has our best interest at heart. God gives us the Lord’s Prayer, the way to pray when we feel we need to speak with Him (Matthew 6:9–13 KJV).

Book Signing Pictures

Venue for the book signing

  • West waldrof Library
  • Waldrof Elks Lounge

Book interviews

  • Interviewed with Angela Jenkins, Station Manager of
    1480 KBMS AM Radio Station Broadcast – Vancouver, Washington on June 21, 2015 (02:00pm est) by telephone.
  • Interview on Jesus I Don’t Understand
    July 24, 2017

Donations of my book,
Jesus I Don’t Understand to Various Organizations

The Center for Abused
Persons (CAPS)

Donated: 2 books

Forest Heights Baptist
Church Library

Donated: 1 book

John J. Wright
Consolidated School

Donated: 1 book

Speaking Engagements

Cheltenham Youth Facility’s Career (Maryland Public Schools Organization)
Career Exploration Day
11001 Frank Tippett Road
Cheltenham, Md
April 22th, 2015

sessions: Spoke to over 50 young men and provided empowering information about succeeding in life. They were told God will give them a second change.

Brite Radio ( Life Happens) (Spoke about my book)
Host: Angela Bryant-Brown
April 5th, 2016 – NOON

Fort Foote Baptist Church (Spoke about my book)
Fort Foote Road
Fort Washington, Md 20744
April 11th, 2016 – (6:30 pm)

National Poetry Month (Recited my poems)
Poetry with an Attitude
Read four of my poems
April 21, 2016

Literary Explorations – Harmony Hall (spoke about my book)
May 19, 2016
Harmony Hall Regional Center
Fort Washington, Md 20744

WBGR Network Entertainment Studio – October 11, 2019
5900 Garden Parkway #640
Lanham, Md 20706
Rev. Jeannette Pollard – Host

You can purchase my book here

Type: ISBN 978-1-4917-2996-0 for Soft Copy ($11.95)

Type: ISBN 978-1-4917-2995-3 for E-Book ($3.99)

Be a Blessing to Someone Today: For Tomorrow May Be Your Blessing

Be a Blessing to Someone Today is an uplifting and inspiring book. It suggests ways to be kind to and bless others. It also encourages blessing others as God has richly blessed you. For example, sharing a warm smile with someone or paying for a person’s meal who is in the line behind you at a lunch counter are ways to bless recipients. Follow Jesus’s example and be kind to someone with whom you would normally disagree with or ignore.

Kindness can be a catalyst for changing the hearts, minds, and souls of people. Moreover, when you embrace those who are different from you with genuine kindness and love, you are mirroring Jesus’s universal love. The writer has made it her mission and invites others to be kind and, therefore, be a blessing to as many people as possible! She follows the tenets of both simpler and brotherly love and the loftier agape love.

Book Description

Joyce is a true believer in Christ Jesus’s Word and His endless blessings to all believers. She attends Forest Heights Baptist Church in Fort Washington, Maryland. Joyce has a bachelor’s degree in computer management and master’s degree in information management technology. She resides in Fort Washington, Maryland, with her husband and best friend, Glen Graves. She has one son, a daughter-in-law, and six beautiful grandchildren. Joyce retired from the federal government in 2012 and now has time to pursue many bucket-list activities in her life. Writing this book of her collection of poems was one of those undertaking and finally a finish accomplishment in her life. This is her first published book of poems. Joyce completed her first book, Jesus, I Don’t Understand published in May 2014. She is a playwright for her first play, Cotton Field to Concert Hall, performed in February 2017. Joyce is an artist, painter, writer, poet, sculptor, and numismatist. She loves playing the piano and chess. She is a Sunday school teacher at her church of fourth to sixth graders. She has a weekly blog called “Motivational Monday” where she sends inspiring messages to her followers. Joyce has been a US notary public for over thirty years.

You can purchase my book here

Softcopy – $20.95
Hardcopy – $29.95

Divine Blessings

from a Sovereign God

Do What You Can
And Watch God Do What You Can’t?

Our Father God loves you and me so much, sand wants us to be abundantly happy and healthy.  I truly believe
those words with all my heart, soul and mind.  Hence today, why aren’t people happier or they are failing at what
they attempt to do in their lives.
Let me share my personal opinion why I believe some people aren’t happy today.

Stay tuned


Only what you do for God will last!!

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 1 Peter 5:17

You can purchase my book here

Hardcover – $13.95
Paperback – $10.95
E-Books – $9.95

Need a U.S. Notary Public

Call me – Joyce Williams Graves
301-567-4952 or 202-330-3610


And thou shall love the Lord
thy God with all thy heart,
and with thy soul, and with thy
mind, and with thy strength:
this is the first commandment.
Mark 12:30.

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Hebrews 13:16

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Philippians 4:23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience,
kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. John 15:12

50 Ways to bless someone

  • Offer to babysit for free for a friend, family member, or coworker.
  • Pay for someone’s coffee or meal behind you in the drive-through.
  • Send a note or letter of encouragement to someone.
  • Give another driver your parking spot.
  • Give a treat to the postman, policeman, or delivery person.
  • Leave a generous tip for a waiter or waitress.
  • Take time to pray for someone who is in need.
  • Invite your neighbor or coworker to your next backyard barbecue.
  • Pay for the movie ticket for who is behind you in line.
  • Slip $20 to someone who you know is struggling financially. (Be discreet.)
  • Call a senior friend and see if his/her day is going OK.
  • Pay for someone’s meal or dessert at a restaurant.
  • Take two lunches to the next business meeting.
  • Bake some goodies and take them to the homeless facility, shelter, police or fire station, or hospital.
  • Take a box of donuts to a senior center, school, office, etc.
  • Pray for your neighborhood, school, or local business.
  • Spend an afternoon helping at a homeless shelter.
  • Take two cups of latte to work for your coworker or boss.
  • Ask a stranger if they need anything they would like you to pray for.
  • Be nice when you speak to the person performing their customer service duties on the phone.
  • Buy a little gift for the person who is working the grocery check-out counter.
  • Pay the toll cost for the person in the car behind you.
  • Host a sleep over or movie night for children to give the parent a needed time alone.
  • Volunteer at a senior citizen’s home or center one day a month.
  • Have lunch with someone at a senior citizen center.
  • Offer a ride or give a ride to someone having issues with their car.
  • Give money to your neighbor for a week for their son or daughter’s lunch.
  • Mow your neighbor’s yard or shovel their snow.
  • Call a soup kitchen and volunteer your time for a few hours.
  • Shop for people in a nursing home or senior citizen building once a month.
  • Have lunch with your husband or your children at school.
  • Wash your neighbor’s car when you wash yours.
  • Offer to cut a friend or neighbor’s grass.
  • Bring your neighbor’s trash cans back to their original place in their yard.
  • Spend some time with an older relative who doesn’t have children.
  • Leave a box or basket of nonperishable foods on the porch or doorstep of someone down on their luck.
  • Take additional time to listen to someone who is going through a rough time.
  • When someone is sick, take them a pot of homemade chicken noodle soup.
  • Sign up to an online subscription to give back to a purposeful

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