About me

For more about my writing journey and why I write what I write, see “The evolution of this blog.”


I won an award for a book, but that was a really, really long time ago.

I love to speak in public about subjects I feel passionate about, but I feel awkward and shy in a group.

I cry a lot when I’m praying.  I pray a lot for God to increase my capacity and increase my faith—if you’ve gotten a glimpse into the world I’m talking about, you . . . well, you’ll know what I’m talking about.

All those demerits for a messy room in college didn’t make me into Holly Housekeeper. I  still scramble to clean up when company is coming, still close the bedroom door when they arrive, and still almost always have scraps of food in the little food strainer thingie in the bottom of my kitchen sink.

In January of 2015 I graduated from 24 years of homeschooling my four amazing  children, who are now superlative adults. (I have less housework, but the place is still dusty, I’m afraid.)

I love seeing the awesome ways Jesus shows up in people’s lives, like He promised to do in John 14:21 and 23, often through the Immanuel prayer ministry that I’m trained in. Even in unspeakable darkness, I and the person I’m praying with are privileged to see His Light still shining and His Spirit still working.

I love God. I love others. I love to laugh (and need to do it more). I love coffee with chocolate in it. When I have guests, I put the sugar in one of my Thai mugs, and hot cocoa mix in the other. Make your own mocha. 🙂   I enjoy getting to offer you your choice of the Joy, Hope, and Peace mugs. (No special powers there, but it’s just fun!)

In all the messes of life, I want to walk in the Spirit, in the resurrection power of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

I invite you to come with me.

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A professional bio for those who are interested in such things

Rebecca Davis saw her first book published in 1987, With Daring Faith: A Biography of Amy Carmichael, which won the CS Lewis Award for Outstanding Christian Juvenile Fiction. She has gone on to write many more published books, including the Hidden Heroes series of true missionary stories, the Potter’s Wheel series of biographies of great Christians, and two devotional books for middle schoolers.

Since 2015, Rebecca has written or co-written several books on abuse: Tear Down This Wall of Silence: Dealing with Sexual Abuse in Our Churches (with Dale Ingraham), Unholy Charade: Unmasking the Domestic Abuser in the Church (with Jeff Crippen), and Untwisting Scriptures that were used to tie you up, gag you, and tangle your mind.

Her full-time ministry includes acting as a compassionate witness to people’s stories, helping women who are in or coming out of abuse, untwisting Scriptures that have been used to keep people in abusive situations, and offering hope through Jesus Christ. Rebecca writes about these things on her blog, www.heresthejoy.com, drawing from her 40 years of study of the Scriptures.

Rebecca has been married to Tim for over 30 years. For 24 of those years she homeschooled their four children, who are now all grown (three of them married, two grandchildren). She enjoys playing non-competitive games with family and friends.