Monday Mention: Joy Cottage and Curating Thoughts

I want to thank Jacquie of Joy Cottage, and Pallavi of Curating Thoughts, for recommending me for another Sunshine Blogger Award! I sincerely appreciating your thinking of me.

As I recently participated in one of these, I wanted to do things a bit differently today, and simply give a special shout-out to Jacquie and Pallavi.

Joy Cottage

The second you encounter Jacquie, you will immediately recognize her as one of the sweetest human beings on the planet. She sincerely shares faith and encouragement in several avenues, writes beautiful works of art, and especially loves to minister to children. Some of my favorite posts of Jacquie’s include:

Curating Thoughts

Pallavi is also a new acquaintance, and has proven to be a blessing in my life already. She writes thoughtful, beautiful poetry that provides food for thought, and allows glimpses into her faith, life, and family. Some of my favorite posts of Pallavi’s include:

Please give them both some well-deserved love if these topics resonate with you.

Feel free to stick around for my answers to their questions if you want, otherwise, here’s to cultivating new friendships with all of you!

❀ Jenny


Jacquie’s Questions:

What is at the heart of why you blog?

I went through a difficult stage after my son was born. Coming out of that, I realized that the answer to finding confidence and joy again in my life was in knowing who I am― a daughter of God.

I wanted to share this journey, because I know I’m not the only one trying to answer that question. I cherish community, and I want to share His love with others when they feel lost, too.

Do you have a favorite aspect of autumn?

The colors!

What refreshes your soul?

Chocolate, my family, and my faith.

Where do you like to write?

In bed 😊.

Who or what brings you joy?

Developing a relationship with Jesus, getting out in nature, and spending time with my family:

Pallavi’s Questions:

What/who inspires you on a daily basis?

My spouse, and the word of God.

Did blogging seek you or you sought this art?

I’m not sure. Maybe a little of both.

Which is that one post of yours which you loved the most? you can share the link!

My post about Postpartum Depression, because it was difficult for me to share, and I think there is power in that.

What is the best advice you have received and from whom?

From my husband: The secret to not worrying about what others think of you is to know who you are.

Whats your comfort food?

Any food my mom used to make, because it reminds me of childhood: pot roast and mashed potatoes, shepherd’s pie, etc…

If you could time travel, which year would you visit? and why?

Any year where traveling to the moon is commonplace, because I’d love to see it up close. And I watch a lot of Star Trek πŸ˜….

Which is your favorite book and why?

The scriptures, because I am regularly astounded by how well God knows the details of my life, and when I need comfort or direction, that is how He sends it.

Has anyone pleasantly surprised you in the recent past and how?

My husband folded the laundry just a few days ago before he left for work. He knows I hate it πŸ˜‚.

What’s one thing you can’t stand?

Being sick. I have a cold πŸ˜”.

What do you think of our world today?

Positivity is powerful. I think unity and kindness exist, and can absolutely make a comeback. I believe God has a plan, and He provided a Savior for us for a reason.

If you had a superpower (you might already have one), what would it be?

Teleportation, because I hate the car πŸ˜‚.

26 thoughts on “Monday Mention: Joy Cottage and Curating Thoughts

  1. Thank you Jenny. This was a beautiful testimony. You absolutely are a blessing for me in this blog world too. I especially cherish your thoughtful posts and your work in building relations. ❀️

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