NEW WEBSITE: JOYPEDROW.COM

A NEW BLOG! YAY!

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The new blog is up and running! Yippeeeeee!! Make sure to subscribe to the new blog because I will no longer be posting on this one! I’m so excited for you to join me in this new adventure.

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Why I Dislike the Term: “Good” Christian Girl

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Hey Friends!

This Wednesday my new blog JOYPEDROW.COM will be officially launching! Since you have been loyal followers, I wanted to let you see the blog before everyone else! Here is a link to one of my newest posts on my new website:

Why I dislike the term “Good” Christian Girls

Make sure you subscribe to the new blog and check social media to find out about the giveaways during launch week! I can’t wait for you to see everything we have been working on!

Love you friends!

xoxo Joy

Exciting News + Every Bitter Thing is Sweet Book Review

Hey Friends!

I wanted to share some behind the scenes news that has been happening!!! Designer Ashlee Proffitt has been building me a new website! The launch will be coming up next week. Your e-mail subscriptions and WordPress subscriptions will not transfer, so make sure you subscribe to my new blog when in launches.

You can also sign up for the monthly newsletter! Sign up here!

I’m so excited for the launch week! There will be giveaways, new posts, and more.

Most importantly, thank you for all of your support. I would not have been able to do this without my loyal readers.

xoxo

Joy


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Now for the book review! I love being able to read books, and share with you all how this book could help your walk with God. I get to do the work for you, and you simply decide if the book fits with your needs.

Every Bitter Thing is Sweet by Sara Hagerty moved me to tears. Sara wrote stories about struggling to know and understand God’s love in a real and vulnerable way. Each page was so beautifully written. As I read her words, I pictured myself there in Sara’s shoes. Her descriptions were perfect.

In this book, we get to go on Sara’s journey to really finding God during the bitter times of her life.

This book is great for anyone who: Continue reading

Take Off Your Crown – Jesus is King

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We like to think that we are in charge of our life. I have a friend that is exploring her faith and she told me, “The biggest thing that is holding me back from making the decision to follow Jesus is that I still want control.” My friend wants to be king over her life. She understands that if she follows Jesus, she has to give up control.

Giving up control scares us, because the uncertainty freaks us out. But when we give up control, we gain freedom.

We want to be king. In our eyes, being king equates to having control of our lives and fulfilling the desires of our hearts. But there can only be one king. You or Jesus.

Taking off your crown and giving it to Jesus is not a one time decision, but a daily decision.

The word “crown” is mentioned 57 times in the  ESV Bible. Here are a few of those verses and the importance of a crown.

  • “And he took the crown of their king from his head.” – 2 Samuel 12:30.  David took off the crown and placed it on his head. What does this mean? There can only be one king.
  • “The king loved Esther more than all the women, and she won grace and favor in his sight more than all the virgins, so that he set the royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.” – Ester 2:17. Their can only be one queen.
  • He has stripped from me my glory and taken the crown from my head.” – Job 19:9. If we don’t remove our crown from our own head, Jesus will.
  • “You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.” – Isaiah 62:3. When you give Jesus your crown, you become a crown of beauty in his eyes.
  • “and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on his head and put a reed in his right hand. And kneeling before him, they mocked him, saying, ‘Hail, King of the Jews!’ ” – Matthew 27:29. Jesus wore a crown of thorns. If we continue to make ourselves kings, we are mocking Jesus. Jesus wore the crown of thorns for us. He took on our sins for us. And what do we do? Take the crown off his head and place it on ours.

There can not be 2 kings.
We need to pray for strength to take off our own crowns and give them to Jesus.

“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.” – James 4:10. Humble yourself by taking off your prideful crown, giving it to Jesus, and then you will experience the true prize – being exalted by Jesus the one and only King.

What area of your life is it hardest to take off your crown and give Jesus control?

Bonus: Here are more verses about crowns you can read: Rev 2:10, 3:11, 6:2, 12:1, 14:14. 1 Peter 5:4, Jas 1:12


Hey friends!

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xoxo

Joy