About

Welcome, friend!

Thanks for stopping by. I’m so glad you’re here.

I’m Joy — an old-fashioned 23 year old, barista, avid bookworm, super thrift store shopper, college student, kinda-sorta photographer, enneagram 2w1, and a small town Midwestern girl who never, ever tires of the sight of cornfields. I love country music and deep conversations, and I’m a strange combination of sarcasm & wearing my heart on my sleeve. I’ll probably roast you and then feel bad and apologize later.

But most importantly, I’m a Christian, saved by grace through faith. My life is not my own, I’ve been bought with a price. Though far from perfect, I’m now living life for Jesus and His glory, and learning to love Him more day by day.

I started this blog in 2018 as a way to document my year living in Jinja, Uganda working as a Project Coordinator at a children’s home. Though it was one of the most challenging things I’ve ever done, I loved every second of it. I’m so thankful for all of the experiences and growth that came out of that season.

My life looks a lot different now. But my hope is that this little blog can still be a place of encouragement. Writing has always helped me process what I am learning and going through.

Though as believers we unite on the same road and have the same destination, our journeys are one-of-a-kind, scripted specifically for us by the loving Author. I pray that you would choose to find the joy in the unique journey He has for you.

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“It is God to whom and with whom we travel, and while He is the end of our journey, He is also at every stopping place. “
Elisabeth Elliot