The Joyce Kramer Ministries logo depicts a dogwood tree planted across the entrance to the church that Rev. Kramer founded in Virginia Beach. Transplanted from her brother’s property in Charlottesville, for eighteen months the tree seemed nothing more than a lifeless stick in the ground. Finally, on a Wednesday afternoon, the decision was made to dig it up, but the lawn maintenance man did not have a shovel with him. The next week, he said, he would come back and discard the dead tree. But that Sunday when Rev. Kramer arrived at church, she noticed a single leaf had appeared on the otherwise barren stick. They left the tree in place, and it grew into one of the most beautiful on the property. This flowering dogwood represents the message of Joyce Kramer Ministries: Growth is always possible; never give up.
From the Bible
In those days, a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled. And all went to be enrolled, each to his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.
And while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered, and she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid in him a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.