Hi, I’m Stephanie. Welcome to JoyReel, the brighter side of broken! If you’re looking for a perfect blog, written by a perfect woman, about how to live a perfect life — you are in the wrong place! This is about a life journey that has been anything but textbook. There have been a lot of unexpected turns, some gigantic potholes, and a whole lot of joy along the way. I can’t imagine a life without Jesus. Together, God and I take it one day at a time and find inexpressible joy in some of the most unexpected places.
And speaking of unexpected joy… God sent me Dave! We get a second chance at love and an opportunity to do life “broken together”. All in, we have five grown children who are (thankfully) all “off the payroll”. We’re grateful every day for our full and simple lives. Our favorite things to do include sipping coffee in our backyard, long walks, golf, cycling and traveling.
Why did I start JoyReel? As you can see from my shameless selfie, I’m a communicator at heart. What do I want to communicate? I want to communicate to a fallen world that life isn’t perfect. We’re just passing through. With the right perspective, no matter what our circumstances may be, there is great joy in the journey when you’re vitally connected to Jesus. I want women to fall in love all over again with God and his word.
What do I believe? I believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God. I believe in one God, the Creator; eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I believe that all who by faith receive Jesus as Lord are born again of the Holy Spirit and become children of God. And, I believe that God has a good plan for you and me. I believe there’s nothing we can do to make him love us more and there’s nothing we can do to make Him love us less. He’s got us. He’s got this. He’s never letting go!