I’VE MOVED TO A NEW SITE. FIND JOY AT http://joypedrow.com/
My name is Joy and welcome to my blog!
I was born and raised in Monroeville a town outside of Pittsburgh, PA, but I moved to Tampa, FL to go to college at the University of South Florida. I will graduate this December, on 12-13-14 to be exact. Awesome date, right?! I will have a degree in communications focusing on relational communications with a minor in business.
I’m an only child, who has the most loving parents around. As a three person family, we have a lot of fun together! If it is summer, we’ll be out in the pool. We also love to travel and visit our family in Ohio and South Carolina. Below is a collage of some of my family.
Since high school, I’ve had a passion for ministry. Specifically, I feel called to help women understand the love of God and help them grow in their spiritual journeys. In college, Jesus softened my heart so I could surrender my life to him (Click here to read the story.) Jesus has changed my life, and I want other women to experience the love of our Savior. In college my passion deepened as Jesus connected me with Cru, a college ministry, and my church. I went on a 10 week mission trip to Miami the summer of 2013 with Cru. In Miami, Jesus showed me how powerful our stories are. I feel called to use my story to help other women find hope and love in Jesus and experience healing. Below is a collage of some of the wonderful women who have helped me in my walk with God.
In September 2013, I started this blog for my honors senior thesis project. My goal was to market and brand myself as a Christian writer and speaker, because that was my ideal career. Creating and using this blog was part of that process. The project has become more than an assignment. I believe that God is preparing me for a future in women’s ministry. For years, I looked up to women like Beth Moore and Lysa Terkeurst. Their ministries inspire me because of the impact that they have had to me and other women. I hope that one day my blog and ministry will be able to bring life change to women as well.
Want to get to know me better?
Here’s a quick list of some of my favorites!
- TV Shows: Gilmore Girls, Parenthood, and Dancing with the Stars.
- Music: Christian and Spanish are my two genres! Basically, any artist from either!
- Food: Mangos!
- Sport: To watch- basketball. To play- flag football, softball, or golf with Dad.
- Travel destination: Aruba!
- Books: Made to Crave, Do you think I’m beautiful?, God Girl, The Divine Dance, Passion & Purity, and One Thousand Gifts
- Celebrities: Candace Cameron Bure and Lauren Graham
First time here? Check out some of my favorite posts!
- The Power of Your Story (Part 2)
- Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable
- Tired of giving up on goals?
- 3 Ways to Grow During Summer Vacation
- In the Middle, You find Jesus
If you have a question or comment e-mail me at joypedrow.usf.edu or leave a comment on the blog. I will get back to you as soon as I can! Subscribe below to keep up with me and say hello! You can also subscribe via e-mail or wordpress on the right side of the blog page.