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Challenge #2! And it’s an epic one ^^ Reading this reminded me of Secret #26 in @paulangone 101 Secrets for your Twenties, ‘Our imperfections, doubts and questions about faith don’t make us unfaithful freaks- they make us human.’ Stand out quote from the secret? ‘Why waste time with church if we all share a collective perfection?’ In true Paul Angone style, he also added the fact that it honestly felt like a problem-free parallel universe where everyone was so hyped up… [on coffee, donuts, light shows and Jesus] where there wasn’t a cloud, drop of rain or speck of pollution in the sky!’ Haha. In all seriousness though, he has a point. If church can’t be a place where we don’t have to act like we have it all together, where else can we go? After all, we all have issues, problems and questions- so maybe instead of hiding them, we should be intentional in sharing them 😉 And that’s what I decided to do ever since last year ^^. Sure it can be scary to be vulnerable. But people are not mind readers, if you don’t tell them you are struggling, they cannot help you 🙃 so I made the leap and couldn’t have moved out without my Youth Pastor and partners help! And now? As a church leader, I’m super intentional in sharing my struggles cause that builds a sense of trust, relability and authenticity. That I’m just like my group members, still learning and growing and looking for answers. There’s nothing like authenticity and transparency that gets even the most introverted members to share their struggles as they realise they’re not alone in this.😉 So be intentional in sharing your struggles, it builds relationships. It’s time to ditch the facade of perfection. 😎
Hey JJ readers!
Just swinging by to say hi & updating you what’s happening for JJ this year 😉
❤ Podcasts: I’ve decided and realised I should be more realistic rather than super ambitious – a podcast a month on JJ radio 😉 Given it’s time consuming to write, record and edit 😉 Who knows? Maybe one day there’ll be a JJ radio!
❤ Book reviews: will come as I read those awesome books from What’s in JJ’s bookshelf!
❤ Guest posts: would ❤ to collaborate with you awesome writers/bloggers!
Stayed tuned for the 1st JJ podcast of 2018! 😉 Faith in the woods, inspired by my late night adventure in December =)
No matter where you’ve been, whatever has happened, love always prevails.
Before the technology revolution took off 7 years ago, reading an actual book from a library or a bookstore was the norm. And being an avid reader/bookworm, there was nothing I liked more than escaping to my reading sanctuary.
It’s been a quiet few months on Joy Journalist, so thought I’ll say hi!
In short 😉
There’s a reason for this season, even though it doesn’t make sense right now 😉 Continue reading
I am a feminist and am so proud of it 😉 But with so many negative connotations around it- what does it really mean? And as Christians are we even allowed to be feminists? Continue reading
Top 3 songs of my season right now. I think the songs speak for themselves 😉
#1. Just breathe.
#2. You are loved.
#3. Loved by you. ❤
#4. Walking like giants.
More new posts to come soon! 😉