Tuesday, October 22, 2013


I've really struggled with this blog, obviously.  I post infrequently.  I ramble.  I skip out on y'all for months at a time.  Nothing is coherent.  It's just been a struggle.  I have seriously considered deleting it and just walking away...but then I get a little nudge from someone higher than I...and I don't.

The title here is "Anna Joy's Journey"...mainly because I couldn't come up with something better.  I'm not creative at all...  But it dawned on me recently that I'm on MANY journeys right now.  I'm on a weight loss journey, a journey in marriage, a journey in learning what it means to be a submissive wife, a journey of motherhood, a homeschool journey, and most importantly- a journey to draw nearer to God.

I look to others for advice and encouragement when I'm going through something--and somewhere I turn frequently is to blogs written by Christian women.  Someone out there has dealt with whatever it is I'm dealing with.  As one of my sweet friends has taught me- "God uses your junk to help other people through their junk".  It's very true.

I'm participating in a weekly Bible study now, going through the book of Ephesians.  The purpose of this study is to find our identity in Christ.  I always thought that sounded silly, but the more I learn, the more I see how important it is to seek God's purpose for my life.  Part of getting there is finding and utilizing your spiritual gifts.  (Another thing I thought was silly until recently.)  It has been shown to me that I have a gift for children's ministry, and I believe I also have a gift for encouragement.

I doubt there are many children reading this blog, so....

I have prayerfully considered, and now feel led to use this blog as a vehicle for encouraging others in their daily walk.  Whether that be their marriage, motherhood, health, or faith...I feel God will use this blog to bring others closer to Him.

Now don't expect me to start getting all high and mighty.  I'm no Pharisee.  I struggle daily, and that's the point.  We all struggle, and we need to know how to get through the day-to-day grind of life.

I pray The Lord will give me the words to encourage your spirits.  Talk to you soon!

Be blessed!
Anna Joy

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Anna! Blogging is a great way to share your life!!! Looking forward to reading your blogs girl!! You do have an awesome testimony!! The cool thing about our testimony is it constantly evolves as we change, grow older, and hopefully closer to the Lord!! Blessings on your blogging!!!
    Love you!