First of all, I’m honored you stopped by. THANK YOU! I truly believe you’re here for a reason. My prayer for you is that you’ll fight for true, God-given joy in your life. Here’s my story and how The Joyful Story came to be…
I came to know the Lord at an early age, but it wasn’t until my teen years that I truly learned what it meant to rely on God in every area of my life. Like most young girls, I struggled with defining my worth in material items, friendships, relationships, athletic ability, talent, and jobs. My joy was in earthly treasures. I was only happy when things were going well and complaining when life wasn’t going my way.
Adulthood brings a new set of challenges and social media amplifies it. The pressure to “keep up,” the struggle to “have it all together,” a rising career, a high income, and perfect family.
God continued to reveal to me that He has too much planned for my life for me to seek joy in temporary things. I can make more of a difference in the name of Jesus when I radiate JOY IN HIM. While I don’t always succeed at following my own advice, it is one of my goals in life to show young women the worth they have in the God of the universe and how they can too find that eternal joy. Now enter, The Joyful Story.
Why “The Joyful Story?”
Why am I dedicating a whole blog to “joy” and who’s story are we talking about? I truly believe that society has robbed us of true joy and we’ve let them. Whether it’s feeling ashamed of our pasts, unhappy with our current season, or completely uncertain of the future, we’ve lost the joy God designed for us to have. The Joyful Story is a community designed to help women find JOY in their stories (past, present, future, good, bad, and ugly) because God designed each of our stories intricately and beautifully. We will fight to be content with God’s blessings an have a steady joy the good, bad, and ugly. The Joyful Story is about GETTING REAL. Will you come on this journey with me? Let’s find joy together in our everyday lives, our past mistakes that led to growth, and an incredible future ahead.
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