I am JoyfullyAlive.

My journey has proven this statement true.

I am JoyfullyAlive.

In difficult times, God’s joy gets me through.

Joy that’s neither a happy laugh or an “I’m too blessed to be stressed” feigned smile.

Joy that says, “I’M NOT GOING OUT LIKE THIS! God will see me through even THIS HERE trials!”

Health trials, discouragement, mistakes and loss.

I am JoyfullyAlive.

My life has paid joy’s cost.

I pray that as you’ve seen my journey, you have been encouraged to make God’s joy your strength.

You are JoyfullyAlive because your trust in Him won’t stay dim nor faint.

I am JoyfullyAlive.

A joyride is what I call my life with Him.

He’s been with me, Shepherd of my soul…lifter of my downcast chin.

I couldn’t get through the darkness if not for leaning on His grace.

I am JoyfullyAlive because He has not hidden His face.

“Look up, My child,” He’s spoken repeatedly to my soul. “In this world you will have trouble, but to give you My joy is still the goal.”

“I have told you these things so that you will be filled with My joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!” John 15:11

Sure at times I wavered as life’s waves lapped at my feet, but I was close enough for Him to hold. (Matthew 14:31) His hold says, “Don’t retreat.”

How would I have a testimony if not for the tests. No, I haven’t arrived at joy perfection, but I thrive because He leads me best. (Psalm 23)

I am JoyfullyAlive.

Like a branch on a thriving tree, it’s time that I bear joyful fruit through IAMP and company.

This is the last post for JoyfullyAlive.

I’m transitioning into my life work.

We thrive so others can thrive…showing destiny can be realized even through the hurts.

Intentional Active Mentoring and Parenting…it’s about Amplifying identity–who God says they are.

Then speaking life into their destiny, so they can shine like His bright stars. (Philippians 2:15)

Join me on our IAMP journey. Email me to tell me so. (

JoyfullyAlive is maturing into IAMP. I hope you’ll be a part of our growth.

As a mentor, teacher, coach or parent, IAMP is for you. Together we will amplify identity in young adults and our younger people too.

It’s about reproduction.

We teach what we know and we reproduce who we are. May our IAMP team amplify identity to help others reach their destined star.✨

#JoyfullyAlive because #WeWereMadeToThrive and help others to thrive too.

Amplifying identity and speak life into destiny is what IAMP will do.


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I am a passionate Jesus disciple, wife, mother, teacher, friend who's life mission is to "Reveal Christ to the lost, spur on the saints, and serve as a beckon of freedom through the edifying images I paint." My pen is my paintbrush, and words are my artistry. I plan to use them both to inspire us to live JoyfullyAlive, because WE WERE MADE TO THRIVE! "These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full." ~ Jesus (John 15:11)

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