February 2015 archive

Joy’s Birthday GIVEAWAY Celebration!

Birthday Giveaway! Tomorrow, February 27, is my 22nd birthday! To celebrate, I’m partnering with an Etsy shop – blursbyaiShop – to give away 10 beautiful art printables! Each printable is unique, beautiful, and would look great in each of your homes.

Below you will find the giveaway and a Pinterest image revealing a few of my favorites. The 10 giveaway winners will be able to choose and download whichever print they want from her shop! (Not including customized prints).

Thank you for celebrating my 22nd birthday with me!

Love, Joy (more…)

Creating a Social Media Mission Statement

Addicted to social media? This past week I spent an average of 7 hours and 48 minutes a day on my phone. 19% of that time I was on social media – which is about 1 hour and thirty minutes a day. (Below I’ll share how you can calculate this number for yourself.)

I need social media for my ministry and to stay connected with friends and family. But I do not need to spend over an hour every day on social media, and honestly, that number seems low. I bet I spend closer to 2 hours a day on social media because I also check it multiple times a day on my computer.

In order to live a life of purpose, I want to create a social media mission statement.

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Physical Boundaries FAQs – Biblical Dating Series (Part 3)

 

How far is too far? Today I’m answering questions that are often asked anonymously. These questions are about physical boundaries. I’ll discuss how far is too far, setting boundaries, cuddling, forgiveness, and sex.

If you have any other questions about Biblical dating that were not discussed, ask them below in the comment section. I will try my best to answer them.

I hope you are enjoying this series and learning a lot about dating. I’m praying for you friends!

xoxo Joy (more…)

Do you think a boyfriend will complete you?

When You Think a Boyfriend Will Complete You

Hello friends! Recently, I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to become a regular monthly contributor on TripleBraidedLife.com. You may remember this ministry from when I was interviewed in October as a part of the 31 Days of Interviews with Single Women. (Read interview here.)

TripleBraidedLife mentors single women and speaks truth into their lives in order to encourage them to surrender their lives to Jesus. Brenda and I have similar hearts to reach women for Jesus, and because of this I’m so excited to begin this ministry partnership!

You can check out my first post on her blog, “When You Believe a Boyfriend Will Complete You.”

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Biblical Dating FAQs (Part 2)

Biblical Dating FAQs Did you have the chance to read Pre-Dating FAQs – Biblical Dating Series (Part 1)? If not, here are the questions that were answered. Click the question to read the answer:

Today we will answer more questions about dating! If you have any questions that you would like answered, comment below.


How do I make sure Jesus stays my #1 priority in a relationship?

It so very important that Jesus stays your #1 priority in every walk of life, but especially in relationships. When you take your eyes off of Jesus, your standards drop. You let your boundaries drop. And then you end up ignoring red flags.

To keep Jesus as priority, you have to spend time with him. The only way to get to know someone is to spend time with them. Thus, when you get to know Jesus, you will know what he desires and how to obey him. (more…)

Pre-Dating FAQs – Biblical Dating Series (Part 1)

 

Dating FAQs Today we are kicking off the Biblical Dating 4 Part Series! You know those questions you have always wanted answered? Now you can find them here. This series will include questions about the pre-dating friendship, dating, and physical, emotional and spiritual boundaries.

If you have any other questions about Biblical dating that are not discussed, ask them below in the comment section. I will try my best to answer them.

I am praying that this Q&A helps you all. God has taught me a lot about guys, dating, and purity the last few years and I’m glad my pain is now being used for good. God is using my painful past to glorify himself – his plan all along. (I just never knew it until today!) God is so cool. Anyways, enjoy the Q&A!


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Your Shameful Past Does NOT Define You – A Woman’s Perspective

You Are NOT Defined by Your Past Yesterday on the blog Sam Eaton discussed how we are not defined by our past from a man’s perspective. Today I will talk about the same topic on his blog, Recklesslyalive.com, only from a women’s perspective. If you want to first read his perspective, click here. Then you can read my perspective on his site. (Click here).

I’m so excited to discuss how God forgave us for our past, and thus so will a godly man. You are NOT defined by your past. Jesus has made you white as snow, and thus when a Godly man looks at you he should see a pure daughter of God. Click the photo below to read more!

Not Defined By Your Past

 

 

You Are NOT Defined by Your Past – From a Man’s Perspective

NOT DEFINED BY PAST

Today is an exciting day for Joy Pedrow Ministries. We have our first male guest blogger! Sam Eaton writes at Recklesslyalive.com. Sam’s heart for Jesus is contagious. He’s a music teacher by day, and a youth ministry and worship musician by night and weekend. You can friend him on twitter @eatonbythemusic.

Sam and I both desire to help people know that God can redeem them from their past. Because of this passion, Sam and I will conquer the topic from the different perspectives of men and women. He will share his perspective on my blog and I will share mine on his. (Click here to read my post).

So drum roll please…….. Here is “You Are NOT Defined by Your Past – From a Man’s Perspective” by Sam Eaton. (more…)

5 Ways to Come Near to God

Come Near to God Do you want to be closer to God? Do you want to experience the glory of his goodness and presence? It is possible to be close to God on an intimate and personal level. God created us so we can be in a relationship with him.

To discover how to come near to God, we will look at a passage from James and then break apart the passage into 5 key parts. (more…)