About Me


My name is Joy.  I love life, family, friends, my quirky British bulldog (named Charlie) and humor.  My faith in God is my compass.  I’m a deep thinker who sees lessons in the everyday circumstances of life.  It’s my passion to share the things I’ve experienced, and the lessons I’ve learned, to help make a difference in people’s lives.  I hope you’ll join me on the journey!


25 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi, I’d like to nominate your blog for the Liebster award. The Liebster award recognizes up and coming blogs (generally those with less than 200 followers), and hopefully drives more traffic your way when I provide a link for my readers/followers. I’m planning a post later this week, Thursday or Friday, which outlines the recognition. Would you accept? If you accept, please either comment on this post or send me an e-mail at herbirthmarks@gmail.com and I’ll provide you with more details. Thanks!

    1. Hi! Thanks so much for your note. Your blog is a testimony that God is using to encourage others, including me. I’m so glad to have ‘stumbled’ on it! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much for your very kind comments, and also for the Beautiful Blogger Award! You’ve made my day. Thank you!

    1. Hi Sherri, thanks so much for the nomination for The Sunshine Award! It’s the second award I’ve been nominated for this week – and my first awards since starting to blog last July. So it’s been very humbling and encouraging. Congratulations on your own recent awards, and thanks again for bring some ‘sunshine’ my way! 🙂

      1. You are most welcome, it seems to be quite a week for awards! Thank you for visiting my blog and for your ‘like’. Enjoy the ‘sunshine’ 🙂

  2. Joy you seem to be a joyous person…(no pun, really!) I’d like the chance to explore your site as I can. Thank you for following the Redo You project, as well!

    Continued success.

    1. Hi Jeff,

      Thanks so much for your kind comments (I hope I truly am joyous!) and for following my blog! The Redo You Project really interests me. I’ve been on a redo me project for a long time now, and the journey continues :). I think your blog hold lots of inspiration, and the world needs as much of that as it can get.

      Again, thanks so much for your interest in my blog! Explore away!!


      1. Thank you, Joy…I intend to visit your site. I too am going on a bit of a “tune up” on myself, (practice what I preach), as we all have room for improvement and growth.

        Feel free to share any of your story you’d like in comment to the posts we have her at Redo. It’s always great to make new friends here, and we’ll swap info. as we go along!

        Take care,

  3. Hello Joy! I look forward to really diving into your blog. Also, thank you for following my blog at Faith1st Ministries. I hope it has and will continue to be a major blessing in your life. May God richly bless you as you continue to write and blog. Please continue with us on this journey and remember to have Faith 1st because the “just shall live by his faith.” — Sebastian

    1. You’re welcome, Karina! I’m always happy to find another blog that inspires me to think and challenges me to grow!!

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